Bonnaroo Music Festival

Expect Traffic and Route Changes During Bonnaroo and CMA Fest

by Staff Blogger | June 8th, 2015

It’s going to be a busy week around Middle Tennessee with Bonnaroo and CMA Fest—two of our state’s largest music festivals—taking place over the course of the same four days. With so many residents and out-of-towners attempting to get to their destinations, you can count on traffic patterns being altered. The Nashville car accident lawyers at Ponce Law would like to let you know about some of the changes you can expect.

Downtown Nashville will see lane and street closures stemming from CMA Fest. Law enforcement shut down Broadway from First to Second Avenue last night at midnight. The road will remain closed throughout the remainder of the week and officials have stated other roads will be closed in the area as the opening of the festival approaches.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol and Department of Transportation will be keeping traffic moving along I-24 as attendees for the annual Bonnaroo Music Festival begin to arrive in Manchester. WKRN 2 News has provided details about what attendees can expect as they begin to make their way closer to the farm.

At Ponce Law, we know the risks that traveling in high traffic volumes can pose. That’s why our Nashville personal injury lawyers are encouraging motorists to stay safe by buckling up, slowing down, and driving defensively during this weekend’s festivities.

4 Ways To Stay Safe On The Road To Bonnaroo Music Festival

by Staff Blogger | June 13th, 2014

The Bonnaroo Music Festival is taking place in Middle Tennessee this weekend, which means music lovers from across the nation will be descending on our great state. Unfortunately, this also means traffic may be heavy and the chances of being involved in a motor vehicle collision may significantly increase in the area surrounding the festival.

Just last year, a Tennessee truck accident that occurred along the highway when traffic slowed to enter the festival was responsible for claiming the lives of two concertgoers and injuring several others.

So what can you do to stay safe and avoid involvement in an accident if you are traveling to or around the festival this year? At Ponce Law, our team of Nashville personal injury lawyers has come up with a list of tips that could prove effective, including:

  • Be Patient– Wait times on roads around the festival may be extended, so stay calm and remember to be courteous to other motorists.
  • Be Vigilant– Many people will choose to travel by foot around the festival, which can mean countless pedestrians along the road to watch for. Also, other drivers may be traveling from out of state, meaning they may be unfamiliar with the roads and traffic patterns. This can lead to drivers making careless mistakes.
  • Buckle Up– Wearing your seat belt can significantly reduce the chances of death or injury if you happen to be involved in a crash.
  • Don’t Drive While Intoxicated– Many Bonnaroo attendees may choose to have a drink during their stay. If you choose to do so, please don’t try to drive anywhere.