30 Years Later: The Electric Cowboy Festival

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COLUMBIA, Tn. (WHNT)– Every year thousands of people gather in Manchester, Tennessee for the Bonaroo Music Festival.   Well the people in Columbia, Tennessee can only sit back and wonder what might have been.

Back in 1983 the town tried to start an event that looked very similar to what Bonaroo would one day become.   However, the event, called The Electric Cowboy Festival, was a flop.

Here is video from the story WHNT News 19 did on the festival in September of 1983.