Bonnaroo organizers have issued a letter to Coffee County government and state leaders in response to the recently passed entertainment fee. Bonnaroo says they are disappointed that the Coffee County Commission has chosen to single out the festival in this manner.
Starting in 2023, Bonnaroo patrons will be assessed a $5 per ticket Fee on all tickets sold.
Bonnaroo says by state law all funds collected by the county as a result of this fee must be “used for purposes related to the entertainment event.” Bonnaroo states they have always reimbursed the County for its costs incurred related to County police, fire, traffic, and emergency services. Moving forward, Bonnaroo expects this substantial sum derived from the Fee to be more than enough to cover the County’s costs “related to” Bonnaroo, including reimbursements in 2023 and beyond.
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