Bonnaroo, the outdoor music festival, is moving in. Sam McAllister, owner of the 500-plus acres where up to 90,000 music fans have camped each year since summer 2002, said he hopes to wrap up the deal as early as next week.
"Well, there’s a few little things that has got to take place before it happens," McAllister said when contacted by phone at his Manchester, Tenn., home this afternoon.
Officials had been expecting the land to change hands. Last month festival organizers asked the Coffee County Board of Zoning Appeals for a permanent conditional use permit for the property.
The action, which would signify a permanent home for Bonnaroo and other smaller musical events, was contingent on the sale of the property, according to Ronnie Branch, county zoning administrator.