NRDC: Spotify Launch and Bonnaroo Partnerships Highlight Opportunities for Environmental Action

Partnering with Bonnaroo, NRDC launches artist-curated Spotify playlists to highlight opportunities for environmental action 

MANCHESTER, TN — NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) is partnering with Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival for the sixth consecutive year to bring sustainability to the forefront of arts and entertainment. In partnership with Propeller—a digital marketing platform at the intersection of culture and social impact —NRDC's presence at this festival offers the opportunity to educate audiences on the urgency of environmental issues and provide accessible solutions. 

“Organizations, artists, and festivals working together have the potential to create profound social and environmental change,” musical duo SOFI TUKKER shares.  

Following the recent launch of NRDC’s Spotify account during Earth Month, the channel is releasing a collection of playlists specially curated by Bonnaroo performers to promote sustainability and climate action on the #RoadToRoo and beyond. Curating artists will include Portugal. The Man, SOFI TUKKER, Louis The Child, Peach Pit, Hippo Campus, My Morning Jacket, The Revivalists, and others. 

“It is critical we continue to build understanding of environmental issues and empower people to demand a just and equitable future for all,” says Kim Morasse, Entertainment Partnerships Manager at NRDC. “Music can help drive these changes and shape a more sustainable world, so we are immensely grateful for Bonnaroo’s continued commitment to educating and inspiring its fanbase.” 

In addition to internal services and programming that promotes social and environmental stewardship, Bonnaroo champions a wide community of voices working to change the world through arts, education, sustainability, and social impact. 

“We grew up in Alaska and our connection to the land is intrinsically tied to who we are; it is where most of our inspiration comes. Living sustainably is our only logical option,” says indie rock band, Portugal. The Man.  

This year’s Bonnaroo partnership will specifically center on the climate crisis, underscoring ways to help fans and artists alike reduce their carbon footprint through and beyond summer travel, particularly with a call to carpool with friends on the #RoadToRoo. Festival goers will have the chance to take climate action and enter to win prizes such as signed vinyl, interactive experiences with band members, and the chance to watch festival sets from the pit. 

Additionally, NRDC is working with featured artists leading up to Bonnaroo to create short video PSAs on a range of issues, from stopping the Willow oil drilling Project to protecting Florida’s wetlands and pointing fans to opportunities to get involved. 

NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) is an international nonprofit environmental organization with more than 3 million members and online activists. Established in 1970, NRDC uses science, policy, law, and people power to confront the climate crisis, protect public health, and safeguard nature. NRDC has offices in New York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Bozeman, MT, Beijing and Delhi (an office of NRDC India Pvt. Ltd). Visit us at and follow us on Twitter @NRDC.

The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival is a four-day, multi-stage camping festival held on a beautiful 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee. Bonnaroo brings together some of the best performers in rock and roll, along with dozens of artists in complementary styles such as jazz, Americana, hip-hop, electronica, and just about any contemporary music you can think of. In addition to dozens of epic performances, the festival’s 100-acre entertainment village buzzes around the clock with attractions and activities including a classic arcade, silent disco, a beer festival and a music technology village. For its peaceful vibe, near-flawless logistics, and unrivalled entertainment options, Rolling Stone magazine named this revolutionary entertainment experience “one of the 50 moments that changed the history of rock and roll.” 

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