Willie Nelson was scheduled to perform Friday night (June 13) as one of the headliners at the 2008 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn. The four-day festival began Thursday (June 12) on a 700-acre farm located 65 miles southeast of Nashville. Although the festival’s biggest attractions are rock acts and jam bands, Friday’s schedule included performances by Drive By Truckers and the Bluegrass All-Stars, a band featuring Sam Bush, Béla Fleck, Edgar Meyer, Bryan Sutton and Luke Bulla. The Avett Brothers and Levon Helm perform Saturday, followed by appearances Sunday by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Pat Green and Solomon Burke. Others appearing this weekend include Metallica, Kanye West, Pearl Jam, B.B. King, My Morning Jacket and Chris Rock.