Write a short 250-word essay for the Arkansas Times, if you're picked you can win passes to Bonnaroo 2012! They have four pairs of passes to give away.
 
 
Comedy Central announced this week that they are partnering with Bonnaroo to film a one-hour comedy special. This is the first time a Bonnaroo comedy event will be captured on film and distributed on-air. The release is expected to be shortly after Bonnaroo 2012 - over the summer.

Want to know what comedians will be at Bonnaroo 2012? Check out the latest lineup of comedians in our previous blog post.
 
 
The two latest news items to enter the popular Bonnaroo buzz for the upcoming 2012 fest is one part funny and one part sad. 

The lineup of comedians to perform at Bonnaroo 2012 was released. Joining the returning Aziz Ansari will be: Marc Maron, Brian Posehn, Garfunkle & Oats, Amy Schumer, Pete Holmes, Rory Scovel, Mike O’Connell, Ali Wong, Kyle Kinane, Judah Freidlander, Reggie Watts, Rhys Darby, Colin Hay.

The sad news is that Earl Scruggs, the legendary bluegrass musician who has performed at past Bonnaroo Fests, died at the age of 88 in Nashville, Tennessee.

More fest news soon.
 
 
Yes, the Bonnaroo 2012 lineup was officially announced yesterday, Valentine's Day - lots to love about this lineup!

RADIOHEAD * RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS * PHISH * BEACH BOYS * BON IVER * AVETT BROTHERS * THE SHINS * DISPATCH * FEIST * BEN FOLDS FIVE * DAWES *
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Bonnaroo has been making the headlines this week for a variety of reasons. What's true, what's fake, what's really going on about the 2012 Roo? First, the charitable heart of Bonnaroo was the center of attention. After a decade-long success, the music festival has tallied up over $5 million in charitable giving. Not too shabby! According to Nooga.com, a news site covering Chattanooga, TN, the donations go to the East Tennessee Foundation. The foundation then finds organizations in need of funding. Good music and good times translates to doing good for others! Where else did Bonnaroo surface in the media? Well, the Road to Bonnaroo, the now annual band competition begins at the end of this month. Read about dates and places for the Road to Bonnaroo here. And lastly, the 2012 Bonnaroo Line-Up was faux-nounced this week. An imitation floated around the Internet. Someone just couldn't wait any longer. Well, any day now for the real line-up...
 
 
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The first photo book chronicling Bonnaroo's colorful history was released recently. According to Broken Mic, the Bonnaroo picture book captures a decade's worth of music performances and close-up shots of the musicians with 400 images. Press some patchouli between the pages and turn it into a scratch-and-sniff book!

 
 
Music-lover and blogger "Sarah on the Go" has the right idea: She's hoping to hit up the Jack Daniel's Distillery on her way to Bonnaroo 2012. Just a half hour from the festival site, the distillery is one of the spots outlined in How Do You Roo, along with more places to cool off and hang out with friends after the fest. Tired of too much sun? How about underground hiking?

Road trips are expensive when you factor in fuel costs--but we need to fuel ourselves too. What's the best food to bring to Bonnaroo if you're road tripping? Peanut butter was a top choice for Rooers who were interviewed for How Do You Roo. Take advantage of the heat though - learn about baking cookies on your dashboard:
 
 
Fictional Bonnaroo Clue Maestro Gary Chardonnay tweeted the first of many Roo lineup hints, sparking a series of rumors, guesses and speculation of who Roo has in store for us this year.

"Rooclue 1: Good or evil? Canton-bound. Ascension linked to versions of the Sabbath"
Many fans guessed Mogwai, Faith No More and Marilyn Manson.

Further reports from broken mic confirm: Artist Mogwai

Why?
In Cantonese Mogwai means “evil spirit." Mogwai's premier success on the singles charts was a cover of a Black Sabbath song. 

 
 
It's a big anniversary for the Beach Boys. Their 50th Anniversary Tour begins in the spring at the New Orleans Jazz Fest. No Country For New Nashville is posing the question, will the Beach Boys be at Bonnaroo 2012? Their recent post is pointing fingers at the Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters and No Doubt. 

No doubt the Beach Boys will be busy, maybe too busy for Bonnaroo? They will reunite with Brian Wilson and record a new album and their tour spans 50 cities. Hmmm, there are only 52 weeks in a year...