Ani DiFranco appeared with her guitar, while Al Green brought roses to the stage and gave them to the concertgoers on the second day of this year's Bonnaroo Music Festival.
The second day of 2009 Bonnaroo Music Festival has been lightened up by live performances from established musicians, one of whom was Ani DiFranco. The Grammy Award-winning singer appeared at around 6:30 P.M. Sporting white tank top and dark-colored pants, she brought up her guitar during her set.
Concertgoers attending the music event on Friday, June 12 had to deal with muddy conditions due to heavy rain pouring the area on Thursday night. However, it was all paid off when the performers one by one took the mic and delivered their hit singles.
Among other singers taking the main stage were Al Green. He wore a three-piece suit with a bright red tie and delivered gospel songs like "Everything's Gonna Be Alright (He's Coming Back)" and "Amazing Grace" in addition to singles like "Let's Stay Together" and "Here I Am (Come and Take Me)".
During his performance, Al threw roses to audience, conveying peace message for all music fans. He shouted to the crowd, "Ain't nobody gonna hurt nobody. I want to come down there and dance with you."
Other musical guests at the event included Santogold, Girl Talk, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV on the Radio and Public Enemy. Vermont-based band Phish rocked the stage as well, and this band will follow their live appearance on Friday with another performance on Sunday, June 14.
Moreover, African acts were also seen entertaining music lovers at the event taking place in Nashville, Tennessee. Toubab Krewe, King Sunny Ade and Fela Kuti were some of them. "I want the United States of Africa to unite," Kuti said about the invasion of African music at the fest. "I need to see railroad lines going from north to south, east to west; highways, north to south, east to west; good health care system; free trade. I need to see the African people happy for once."
2009 Bonnaroo Music festival has been kicked off on June 11 with performances from the likes of Zac Brown Band, The Knux and MURS. It will be held for four days.