Bonnaroo Donates Money

The Bonnaroo Works Fund (BWF), the charitable arm of Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, acknowledged the good work of nine notable organizations across the state with donations totaling $82,000. In addition to the grants made this week, Bonnaroo officials have tallied this year’s fundraising totals and report that local organizations earned more than $200,000 in commissions while assisting with festival concession booths. According to Ashley Capps, owner of AC Entertainment and festival partner, Bonnaroo organizers created the Bonnaroo Works Fund to help make impactful contributions to the community they call home. Among the recipients this year are Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee; the Coffee County/Manchester Public Library which received $2,500; and the Land Trust for Tennessee, which will use the funds to protect and preserve the unique character of natural and historic landscapes in Manchester and Coffee County. The Manchester Arts Center will use its grant from the Bonnaroo Works Fund to initiate a project in honor of a long-time community leader. The Center will work to place art in public places throughout the community.