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The What Podcast is a weekly show by two veterans of the entertainment media universe with a passion for live music and music festivals. They came together over a love of Bonnaroo and found out pretty quickly that they are not alone. In fact, since launching in 2018, they found kindred spirits all over the world who also love the vibe found only at music festivals. Each week they share their own stories and opinions, but they also dig deeper and talk to the musicians and industry insiders who make the magic happen. The What Podcast is part of the Consequence Podcast Network.

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This week on The What Podcast, Barry, Lord Taco, and Bryan asks listeners who they should check out when it comes to the Bonnaroo 2024 lineup. Additionally, they hear ‘Roo tales from Olivia Ross, a newspaper photographer who has worked the festival the last two years. Listen to the episode above, or wherever you get your podcasts.First up, the guys react to fans recommending they check out the likes of The Mars Volta, Fred Again…, The Tesky Brothers, Half Moon Run, Whyte Fang, and more. But The What Crew still wants to hear from more of you! Send the gang your hidden gems on the Bonnaroo 2024 lineup, and you might just win a pair of GA+ tickets with a camping pass while you’re at it! To enter, call and leave us a voicemail with your recommendations at (423) 667-7877. We’ll feature your picks on an upcoming game of Bonnaroulette, and a winner will be chosen in a few weeks! Visit thewhat.co/win for details.As for the conversation with Ross, multi-year vet discusses how despite each year featuring different types of crowds with varying taste in music, she’s always had an enjoyable experience on the farm. Though her first year involved a good deal of confusion, she soon became a pro, and now works the fest as a concert photographer.Listen to the full chat above or watch it via YouTube. Do us a solid and also like, review, and subscribe to The What Podcast wherever you listen. You can also follow the Consequence Podcast Network for updates on all our shows, and snag our "Radiate Positivity" T-shirt on the Consequence Shop.For more festival and concert news, sign up for our weekly live music email digest.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-what-podcast/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
On this episode of The What Podcast, Barry, Lord Taco, and Bryan bring back one of their favorite games — Bonnaroulette!The three hosts gather to load up their wheel with a bunch of Bonnaroo acts they know nothing about… nothing about yet, that is. As the wheel spins, the gang goes on a journey of musical discovery, looking at bands like Half Moon Run, Cigarettes After Sex, Geese, Teezo Touchdown, Neal Francis, and, uh, Neil Frances. Follow along with Bryan Stone's Bonnaroo 2024 Spotify playlist.Next, it’s your turn to send The What crew recommendations for hidden gems on the Bonnaroo 2024 lineup, and you might just win a pair of GA+ tickets with a camping pass while you’re at it! To enter, call and leave us a voicemail with your recommendations at (423) 667-7877. We’ll feature your picks on an upcoming game of Bonnaroulette, and a winner will be chosen in a few weeks! Visit thewhat.co/win for details.Listen here, or watch the episode on YouTube. Do us a solid and also like, review, and subscribe to The What Podcast wherever you listen. You can also follow the Consequence Podcast Network for updates on all our shows, and snag our "Radiate Positivity" T-shirt on the Consequence Shop.For more festival and concert news, sign up for our weekly live music email digest.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-what-podcast/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
On this episode of The What Podcast, Barry, Lord Taco, and Bryan are joined by guests Trevin Bernarding and Chris Dossett to dive into the return of Bonnaroo day passes and discuss the attendee experience of the Bourbon and Beyond Festival, after we gushed over the lineup last week and talked to Dan, who attended the festival in 2022.The crew discusses Bourbon & Beyond’s consistently good lineups, but also explores the fest’s attempts to craft an immersive experience (with particular grievances when it comes to lines for water and restrooms). Having been there themselves, Bernardi and Dossett share their opinion on whom they think is the right type of audience for this festival.In other festival news, Bonnaroo has brought back one-day passes! The crew discusses their return, as well as the introduction of a two-day option. We've also got tickets to give away. More on that in the coming weeks, so make sure you're subscribed to The What Podcast and visit thewhat.co/win for more info.Listen to the full chat here or watch via YouTube. Do us a solid and also like, review, and subscribe to The What Podcast wherever you listen. You can also follow the Consequence Podcast Network for updates on all our shows, and snag our "Radiate Positivity" T-shirt on the Consequence Shop.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-what-podcast/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
This week, The What Podcast crew continues their conversation with Bryan Stone from last week’s episode as they discuss the incredible lineup for Bourbon & Beyond 2024.To get even deeper into Bourbon and Beyond, hosts Barry and Lord Taco connect with Bourbon & Beyond attendee Dan Raymer, a fan and fest-goer from Gallatin, Tennessee. The trio dive into the nitty gritty of the festival, from stage layouts to water availability to the vibe of Louisville. As for tickets, they’re on sale now, so grab yours while you can!In addition to Bourbon & Beyond talk, Barry and Lord Taco also make corrections and share insights about Moon River Festival’s pause.After you listen to the full chat here or watch it via YouTube, do us a solid and also like, review, and subscribe to The What Podcast wherever you listen. You can also follow the Consequence Podcast Network for updates on all our shows, and snag our "Radiate Positivity" T-shirt on the Consequence Shop.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-what-podcast/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
After five years in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the Moon River Festival is hitting the pause button for 2024. Chattanooga Mayor Tim Kelly joins hosts Barry, Lord Taco, and Bryan Stone on The What Podcast to discuss possible reasons why. Listen here, or wherever you get your podcasts.Despite three sell-out years in Chattanooga, Moon River won’t be returning for what Mayor Kelly admits are complicated reasons. He points to the general impact of inflation, as well as the economics of a festival in 2024.But while he hopes Moon River will return at some point in the future, he’s not waiting around for the stars to align. “I can tell you behind the scenes, we’re talking to some folks about trying to stand up something local,” Mayor Kelly says, noting the event would focus on “local and smaller artists.” “Because the consolidation of the festival business isn’t helpful to any of this either, because there aren’t enough entrants and competitors.”Listen to the full chat or watch it via YouTube. While you’re at it, go ahead and like, review, and subscribe to The What Podcast wherever you get your podcasts. You can also follow the Consequence Podcast Network for updates on all our shows, and snag our "Radiate Positivity T-shirt on the Consequence Shop.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-what-podcast/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
This week, The What Podcast is back with part two of last week’s peek behind the Bonnaroo 2024 curtain. Barry and Lord Taco are again joined by Brad Parker and Cory Smith from C3 Presents, the folks behind the fest, to discuss a variety of topics such as The Mars Volta, what makes Bonnaroo different from other festivals, and can’t-miss performances like TV Girl and Ethel Cain.The group discusses the biggest positive and negative reactions to last year’s changes, particularly those made to ticketing and early entry. They also speak on how community events like The Roo Bus and Beer Exchange get integrated, as well as Jamtrak and how it will be tweaked. But of all the changes, they agree that what the festival changes most is lives, from attitudes to careers and beyond.Listen to the full chat on The What Podcast and you can also watch it via YouTube. While you’re at it, go ahead and like, review, and subscribe to The What Podcast wherever you get your podcasts. You can also follow the Consequence Podcast Network for updates on all our shows, and snag our "Radiate Positivity" T-shirt on the Consequence Shop.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-what-podcast/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
With the announcement of the lineup for Bonnaroo 2024, Season 7 of The What Podcast is officially underway. Last time, the crew gave their first impressions of the bill, which features Red Hot Chili Peppers, Post Malone, and more. This week, they’re going even deeper, as Barry and Lord Taco sit down with Brad Parker and Cory Smith from C3 Presents, the folks behind the fest.The group talks all things Roo, discussing what makes the festival special and how it has evolved over the years. They had so much to say on these topics, in fact, that we had to split the episode in two! Check out part two of our conversation with Brad and Cory from C3 here!Listen to the full chat on The What Podcast here and you can also watch it on YouTube. While you’re at it, go ahead and like, review, and subscribe to The What Podcast wherever you get your podcasts. You can also follow the Consequence Podcast Network for updates on all our shows, and snag our “Radiate Positivity” T-shirt on the Consequence Shop.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-what-podcast/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Sound the alarms: Bonnaroo’s 2024 lineup is finally here! Barry and Lord Taco are, of course, fired up and ready to go deep into every detail of their most anticipated poster of the year.On this episode of The What Podcast, the two sit down and run through which bands will be joining them on The Farm this year. They give their knee-jerk reactions, talk about who they are most excited to see, and try to parse out what the vibes of Bonnaroo 2024 will ultimately be. From Red Hot Chili Peppers to Post Malone to an emo Superjam, there’s a ton to discuss, so stay tuned as they continue their conversation in the coming weeks!Listen to the full chat on The What Podcast here and you can also watch it on YouTube. While you’re at it, go ahead and like, review, and subscribe to The What Podcast wherever you get your podcasts. You can also follow the Consequence Podcast Network for updates on all our shows, and snag our “Radiate Positivity” T-shirt on the Consequence Shop.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-what-podcast/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
For now, the 2024 lineup for Bonnaroo remains a mystery. So, instead of participating in rampant speculation (as much as they’d like to), the crew of The What Podcast are biding their time by connecting with the flesh and blood of their favorite festival.This week, Barry and Lord Taco offer a unique perspective from the farm, that of Bonnaroo veteran and festival photographer Yvonne Gougelet. Gougelet recalls attending her first Bonnaroo on less than a dime, comedy lineups at Bonnaroo, hitchhiking, and how starting “Babes & Beards of Bonnaroo” led to her career as a festival photographer.Listen to the full chat on The What Podcast here or watch it via YouTube. For more Tales from The Farm, check out our conversation with longtime attendee Cassie; and for more about photographing the fest and live music in general, check out Barry and Lord Taco’s interview with Danny Clinch.Be sure to do us a favor and like, review, and subscribe to The What Podcast wherever you get your podcasts. You can also follow the Consequence Podcast Network for updates on all our shows, and snag our “Radiate Positivity” T-shirt on the Consequence Shop.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-what-podcast/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Fans still have a few weeks to go before Bonnaroo is expected to drop the 2024 lineup in all of its glory, so in the meantime, Barry and Lord Taco from The What Podcast decided to take a boots-on-the-ground view of their favorite festival. They invite friend of the show Cassie to discuss everything from how the event has changed over time to the experience of being on The Farm, and more.Having attended Bonnaroo for nearly a decade (frequently by herself), Cassie argues that the lineup is only a small part of what makes the event so special. As evidenced by her friendship with The What crew, it’s more about the people!Listen to The What Podcast here or watch it via YouTube. While you’re at it, go ahead and like, review, and subscribe to The What Podcast wherever you get your podcasts. You can also follow the Consequence Podcast Network for updates on all our shows, and snag our “Radiate Positivity” T-shirt on the Consequence Shop.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-what-podcast/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Danny Clinch’s photographs have appeared in hundreds of magazines and countless album covers over the years. He’s made a career documenting some of the best moments in rock, folk, hip-hop, and beyond. So of course, he’s crossed over with Bonnaroo on more than a few occasions.On this episode of The What Podcast, Clinch joins Barry and Lord Taco to chat about some of his best known work, including the iconic photos of Bruce Springsteen in the snow from his Letter to You album. He also tells his stories of shooting Taylor Swift for Time and how he’s directly influenced Bonnaroo history.“I had a hand in telling Radiohead how cool Bonnaroo was, and that it was the closest thing to a European that they would see,” he recalls. “They were not so sure about doing it, and when they ended up doing it, they absolutely loved it.”Regarding Springsteen’s own appearance on The Farm, Clinch noted: “I also had a lot to do with Springsteen sitting in with Phish that year. Bruce had come and done the festival and he stayed an extra day. He was watching Citizen Cope from the side-stage with one of his sons, and I wandered over to Bruce and I said, ‘Have you seen Phish before?’ He said, ‘No!’ I said, ‘Well they’re tonight; those boys can play anything…’ An hour later I ran into their tour manager and he said, ‘Hey Bruce just hit us up! I think he’s gonna come and sit in, come over and photograph while they’re rehearsing!'”Listen to The What Podcast chat with Danny Clinch here or watch it via YouTube. While you’re at it, go ahead and like, review, and subscribe to The What Podcast wherever you get your podcasts. You can also follow the Consequence Podcast Network for updates on all our shows, and snag our “Radiate Positivity” T-shirt on the Consequence Shop.This month, we’re on a mission to spread the word about all the great shows on the Consequence Podcast Network, and you’re our secret weapon. As a thank you for showing your support, we’re giving away bundles of exclusive Consequence merch. To enter, submit your info here, along with a screenshot of your review. We’ll be shouting out our winners in December, so please keep listening. Thank you for all your support and for listening to the Consequence Podcast Network!Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-what-podcast/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Brad, Barry, and Lord Taco of The What Podcast have long-known that Bonnaroo can change lives for the better — and they’re not alone. For many, the festival is about much more than big-name headliners and Spicy Pie. Case in point, Roo Bus’ new nonprofit venture TOTEM.This week, the program’s Daniel and Sharla Horton drop in to talk about the new initiative, the organization’s goals, and how they seek to bring people together. Through radiating positivity year-round, the two cultivate a strong community, life-long relationships, and the best vibes known to man. Find out more about TOTEM here.Listen to this episode of The What Podcast or watch it via YouTube. While you’re at it, go ahead and like, review, and subscribe to The What Podcast wherever you get your podcasts. You can also follow the Consequence Podcast Network for updates on all our shows, and snag our “Radiate Positivity” T-shirt on the Consequence Shop.This month, we’re on a mission to spread the word about all the great shows on the Consequence Podcast Network, and you’re our secret weapon. As a thank you for showing your support, we’re giving away bundles of exclusive Consequence merch. To enter, submit your info here, along with a screenshot of your review. We’ll be shouting out our winners in December, so please keep listening. Thank you for all your support and for listening to the Consequence Podcast Network!Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-what-podcast/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
It has been far too long since the gang got together to talk ‘roo. Luckily, Brad, Barry, and Lord Taco are back for another edition of The What Podcast, this time to discuss the future of Bonnaroo and predict what the 2024 edition of the festival might have in store.As well as discussing the latest Bonnaroo news, they extend congratulations to the guests they have had on the show who have been recently nominated for Grammy Awards, such as Noah Kahan, Larkin Poe, and The War & Treaty.Listen to this episode of The What Podcast or watch it via YouTube. While you’re at it, go ahead and like, review, and subscribe to The What Podcast wherever you get your podcasts. You can also follow the Consequence Podcast Network for updates on all our shows, and snag our “Radiate Positivity” T-shirt on the Consequence Shop.This month, we’re on a mission to spread the word about all the great shows on the Consequence Podcast Network, and you’re our secret weapon. As a thank you for showing your support, we’re giving away bundles of exclusive Consequence merch. To enter, submit your info here, along with a screenshot of your review. We’ll be shouting out our winners in December, so please keep listening. Thank you for all your support and for listening to the Consequence Podcast Network!Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-what-podcast/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Anyone who’s been to the festival will tell you that Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival is about much more than live music. Every attendee has a story, and over the decades, many of those stories intersect. To document the phenomenon, David Bruce launched the "I am Bonnaroo" photography project, which chronicles the many stories from The Farm.Bruce has been capturing the sights and tales of Bonnaroo for over a decade now, having started this record-keeping mission in 2011. He joins Barry and Lord Taco on this episode of The What Podcast to talk about his journey, as well as the Bonnaroo Yearbook project he kicked off last year.Listen to The What Podcast with David Bruce or watch it via YouTube. While you’re at it, go ahead and like, review, and subscribe to The What Podcast wherever you get your podcasts. You can also follow the Consequence Podcast Network for updates on all our shows, and snag our “Radiate Positivity” T-shirt on the Consequence Shop.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-what-podcast/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
On this jam-packed episode of The What Podcast, Brad, Barry, and Lord Taco chat about the various festivals they’ve recently attended and plan to hit soon. Plus, the crew catches up with flipturn while on-site at Moon River Music Festival.Brad talks about his time at Riot Fest in Chicago, while Lord Taco previews Tennessee’s second annual CaveFest. The trio then shares their conversation with the indie rock band flipturn, who talks about playing in Chattanooga, getting their song “The Fall” on Rock Band 4, and more.Listen to The What Podcast with flipturn or watch it via YouTube. While you’re at it, go ahead and like, review, and subscribe to The What Podcast wherever you get your podcasts. You can also follow the Consequence Podcast Network for updates on all our shows, and snag our “Radiate Positivity” T-shirt on the Consequence Shop.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-what-podcast/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
To say Noah Cyrus comes from a creative family would be an understatement. With sister Miley and father Billy Ray, the Cyrus gang clearly has a knack for artistry. On this episode of The What Podcast, Barry and Lord Taco sit down for a conversation with the singer/songwriter while on site at Moon River Music Festival.Cyrus chats about how getting to play in Chattanooga, Tennessee allowed her to see some of her Tennessee-based family members, growing up as her dad’s number one fan, and the origins of her interest in songwriting.With Moon River in the books, Cyrus will continue her jaunt on the road. Pick up tickets to her upcoming shows here.Listen to The What Podcast with Noah Cyrus or watch it via YouTube. While you’re at it, go ahead and like, review, and subscribe to The What Podcast wherever you get your podcasts. You can also follow the Consequence Podcast Network for updates on all our shows, and snag our “Radiate Positivity” T-shirt on the Consequence Shop.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-what-podcast/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Judah Akers from Judah & The Lion sat down for a conversation with the crew from The What Podcast while at Chattanooga, Tennessee’s Moon River Festival over the festival.Akers chats about the defining moment in 2018 when they covered “Mr. Brightside” with Drew Holcomb and got a crowd of 10,000 people moving, the importance of mental health when you’re in a band, and how discussing mental struggles has come to be more acceptable than in years past. Such growing acceptance was evident even at Moon River, as Saturday headliner Caamp canceled their performance citing mental health as a primary reason they’re stepping back from touring.As for Judah & The Lion, they’re out on the road throughout October and November, and you can get tickets to their upcoming shows here.Listen to The What Podcast with Judah Akers from Judah & The Lion or watch it via YouTube. While you’re at it, go ahead and like, review, and subscribe to The What Podcast wherever you get your podcasts. You can also follow the Consequence Podcast Network for updates on all our shows, and snag our “Radiate Positivity” T-shirt on the Consequence Shop.If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call 911, go to the nearest emergency room, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to reach a 24-hour crisis center, or text MHA to 741741 at the Crisis Text Line.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-what-podcast/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Jimmy Buffett was a last-minute edition to the Bonnaroo lineup in 2009 after he reportedly reached out to organizers asking to be added. For Brad and Barry, it was a perfect example of the festival being flexible and a great opportunity for them to see an act they would not have otherwise seen. On this episode of The What Podcast, the crew honor the iconic singer-songwriter, who passed away on September 2nd at 76.Elsewhere in the episode, we discuss which festivals we are going to this month. Barry and Lord Taco are headed back to Moon River in Chattanooga, and Brad will attend Riot Fest in Chicago for the first time. Also, we find out how Brad really feels about Buc-ee's.Listen to The What Podcast this week or watch it via YouTube. While you’re at it, go ahead and like, review, and subscribe to The What Podcast wherever you get your podcasts. You can also follow the Consequence Podcast Network for updates on all our shows, and snag our “Radiate Positivity” T-shirt on the Consequence Shop.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-what-podcast/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
On this episode of The What Podcast, Barry and Lord Taco sit down on The Farm with Maddie Bouton and Becca Castle of Angel Saint Queen to talk about their relationship with Bonnaroo, their music, and more.Bouton and Castle are long-time Roovians, boasting experience as both attendees and event staff. Now, in 2023, they can add “performer” to that list of titles, as this year saw the Bonnaroo debut of their indie rock project Angel Saint Queen. Barry and Lord Taco dive into their journey to the stage and all the crazy feelings that came along with it.Listen to Barry and Lord Taco of The What Podcast with Angel Saint Queen or watch it via YouTube. While you’re at it, go ahead and like, review, and subscribe to The What Podcast wherever you get your podcasts. You can also follow the Consequence Podcast Network for updates on all our shows, and snag our “Radiate Positivity” T-shirt on the Consequence Shop.Photo by: David BruceSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-what-podcast/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
On this special episode of The What Podcast, Barry and Lord Taco sit down with Thee Sacred Souls while on the Farm at Bonnaroo 2023. The neo-soul act run through their experience at the festival, how they got their start, and the ins and outs of their creative process.“Growing up listening to the oldies and classic soul and doo-wop, it kinda falls into the music naturally,” bassist Sal Samano explains. “I don’t think it sounds exactly like the music we were and are listening to; I think it just naturally ends up in the music.”Elsewhere, Barry and Lord Taco make early speculations about Bonnaroo 2024 and give an anticipated update on Lord Taco’s beloved bus.Listen to Barry and Lord Taco of The What Podcast with Thee Sacred Souls or watch it via YouTube. While you’re at it, go ahead and like, review, and subscribe to The What Podcast wherever you get your podcasts. You can also follow the Consequence Podcast Network for updates on all our shows, and snag our “Radiate Positivity” T-shirt on the Consequence Shop.Photo by: David BruceSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-what-podcast/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
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