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Bonnaroo announces 'Bonnaroots Feast' to promote sustainability

Bonnaroo fans will get a chance to sample farm to table cuisine at the festival's first BonnaRoots Feasts.
Bonnaroo fans will get a chance to sample farm to table cuisine at the festival's first BonnaRoots Feasts.
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One thing the organizers of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival have always prided themselves on is sustainability. Whether that means partnering with Clean Vibes to divert over 48% of the festival's waste from landfills or their classes on organic gardening and sustainable living at PlanetRoo, they have always paid more than lip service to environmental issues. Today, Apr. 3, they once again brought sustainability to the forefront with the announcement of two community at Bonnaroo 2014 called "Bonnaroots."

The two four course dinners, being held on the Thursday and Saturday nights of the festival, promise southern heritage cuisine and mystery special guests. The dinner will feature farm-to-table cuisine, with some of the food coming from Bonnaroo's own Victory Garden inside Centeroo but all ingredients guaranteed to come from no more than 100 miles away.

Tickets to both days of the BonnaRoots Community Dinners are on sale now for $20 per person at Bonnaroo's website. All proceed from the BonnaRoots Community Dinners go to benefit two charities near and dear to Bonnaroo's heart, Oxfam America and Eat for Equity, both dedicated to fighting world hunger and inequality.

Bonnaroo 2014 will be held June 12-15 in Manchester, Tennessee. Marquee acts include Jack White, Elton John, Arctic Monkey, Lionel Richie, and Phoenix. You can see the full lineup here.

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