Soak up some pre-Bonnaroo vibes at Musictree Fest, a five-day event honoring local music, art and barbecue, in Manchester, Tenn. Following a two-year hiatus, the festival kicks off this year on Friday, June 2, at Manchester’s Downtown Square with more than 20 artists on two stages. The 2017 lineup features Nashville-based artists like CAPPA, Tayls, the Bumbs and PONCÉ, along with Murfreesboro rock group the Hollows and Mize and the Drive. On Saturday night, Musictree is hosting an electronic after-party at The Church at 117 featuring regional EDM acts such as Comatosik, LuKo and others. The festival will continue on Monday and Tuesday with afternoon shows at various downtown venues.
In addition to music, this year’s fest features the inaugural Musictree Festival BBQ Championship Competition, with the grand champion team receiving an opportunity to be a Bonnaroo vendor or caterer in 2018. Visit musictreefest.com or on Facebook at Musictree Fest for updates.