Bonnaroo Band of the Day: Lucy Dacus


Bonnaroo Artist | Lucy Dacus
Bonnaroo History | Newbie
Stage & Time | Saturday | That Tent | 2:00pm


As we’ve been doing for the past several years now, we’re making it our mission to help you get acquainted with many of our favorites acts from from Bonnaroo‘s impressive 2017 lineup. As we dig through the entire schedule, we’ll highlight a spread of performers spanning across genres and stages, big and small, new and old, to bring you some of the most interesting, lesser-known, or most highly-reccomened among this year’s crop of artists. Though we’ll be jumping around, we’re loosely working our way through by day, and we’ll also be bringing you some special features and longer guides along the way, to help you plan your weekend before the fest. While these previews won’t span every performer, and might omit some more obvious must-see acts, we hope they’ll serve as a way to help you navigate Bonnaroo’s gargantuan lineup, and to make the most of your busy weekend on the farm!

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Raised in the suburbs of Richmond, Virginia, and formerly a film student at the city’s Virginia Commonwealth University- she dropped out to pursue music- Lucy Dacus adopts a breezy, introspective indie rock that we absolutely can’t get enough of. Though a bit more indie leaning and full band-geared, Dacus with her raw earnestness reminds us of another favorite, local singer Julien Baker, and, aside from the fact that they’re now both signed to Merge, it’s a funny coincidence that Baker, a former Nashvillian, recorded her debut LP in Richmond, while Dacus, a Richmonder, cut hers in Nashville- they’ve since performed a run of shows together as well.

Lucy’s debut, No Burden, dropped in early 2016, and was re-issued and given a physical release last fall through Merge. Dacus and her band have seemingly been touring nonstop in support ever since, peddling her smart, worldly, personal songs and pleasant, laid back, and enthralling musical aesthetic. Bypassing the club stages for a tent stage slot, Lucy is one of the best undercard performers at all of Bonnaroo this year, and if you’re interested in taking in the best of what’s next, you’d be crazy to miss her set.

LISTEN | “Strange Torpedo”

WATCH | “I Don’t Wanna Be Funny Anymore” (Official Music Video)


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