june 2017

The Edge’s guitar playing blew our brains out. Besides that, here’s a glimpse of who played what on the farm, including Red Hot Chili Peppers, Royal Blood, Kaleo, Umphrey’s McGee, and others in between.

More than 65,000 music enthusiasts grazed the Manchester, Tennessee, farm during the 16th installment of good vibes an hour south of Nashville. Bonnaroo is always fantastically entertaining with plenty of surprises around every corner. There’s the high-fives between strangers, twerking workouts with Big Freedia, the silent disco, and the fake snow falling 24/7 at the Christmas Barn stage. Hey, there was even a dance party around a toy unicorn, dubbed the Roonicorn, that went viral. For all this festival is, it leaves a music enthusiast absolutely invigorated, exhausted, inspired, and, well, awaiting next year. You can never see it all, and there’s a lot more than guitar, but here’s what we saw in the world of strings played through cranked amplifiers. And let’s be honest: The main event was seeing the Edge and hearing his magical trademark delay cascade into the universe for two hours. Simply, he’s a master. It was flawless and incredibly awesome. See for yourself in the clips below.

U2’s The Edge and producer Bob Ezrin, Co-Founders of Music Rising, (musicrising.com) have announced Guitar Icons: A Musical Instrument Auction to Benefit Music Rising to take place December 11th, 2021, starting at 10:00 a.m. PST. Hosted by Van Eaton Galleries (vegalleries.com) in Los Angeles, the live and online auction will offer a significant collection of guitars and other music memorabilia by some of the world’s most prominent musicians and friends of Music Rising. The auction will take the charity back to its roots and help support the musicians of the NOLA region after a long period being without income.

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A Wisconsin guitarist hit the jackpot when he met a talented lute builder who hand-cut this stunning neck inlay.

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