The town of Manchester, Tenn., has just over 10,000 residents, but “I could never imagine doing this anywhere else,” says Rick Farman, a co-founder of the production company that created Bonnaroo. “We were embraced from day one, especially by the public officials.” Photos by David Kidd.
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Building Bonnaroo in Manchester, Tenn.

For four days during the summer Bonnaroo festival, Manchester grows to almost 10 times its size.