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Bummed about Bonnaroo?

At least two music festivals have been organized for this weekend in an effort to take the place of the canceled Bonnaroo.

Bonnaroo organizers shocked greater North America on Tuesday afternoon when they announced on the doorstep of the four-day festival that this year’s event would not take place. Surrounding businesses, state officials, and the Coffee County Chamber of Commerce immediately sprung into action.

In Manchester, Prater’s BBQ, Common John Brewing Company, and Bites of Europe will be the three sites for food music and merchandise.

“Manchester needs us right now,” says a message on TheOtherFest.com. “We are looking to assist any vendors that were planning to be at Bonnaroo. Food trucks, artists and other vendors are encouraged to reach out. We will find you a spot.”

Right at 30 bands are scheduled to perform at the three businesses with shows starting Friday at 5:30 p.m. Concerts continue Saturday and will also be held Sunday.

Tickets are $20 and more information can be found at TheOtherFest.com.

Just outside of Murfreesboro, Hop Springs Beer Park has organized Hop-a-Roo this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The venue is located at 6790 John Bragg Highway just off the four-lane between Woodbury and Murfreesboro.

“We were all going to the Roo,” says a message on the Hop Springs website. “But now with the Roo’s cancellation, we’re going to host a Bonnaroo 2.0 with beer, food, camping and live music all weekend.”

Among the bands scheduled to perform during the three-day event are Soul Asylum and Local H on Saturday. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit HopSpringsTN.com.