Innocence Project Takes Bonnaroo Music Festival in Tennessee

By Innocence Staff

Kala Babu volunteering at the Service Year Alliance booth. Photos by Elijah Craig.

Did you know that earlier this week the Innocence Project packed its bags and headed south to Manchester, Tennessee, for Bonnaroo 2017? Since yesterday, the Innocence Project’s very own Digital Communications Manager Alicia Maule has been onsite at the annual arts and music fest, her aim: to spread word about wrongful convictions and the work of the Innocence Project to the thousands of people in attendance. With the help of Tennessee-based Innocence Project clients Ricky Lee Nelson and Randy Mills and a group of enthusiastic volunteers, Alicia will be at Bonnaroo through Sunday.

If you haven’t already seen Alicia’s  terrific Instagram and Twitter posts, check out some of her photos and updates here:

Day 2: Ricky Lee Nelson from Memphis, Tennessee, is our special guest today

Day 1: We gave out dozens of Innocence Project tattoos

“I love the Innocence Project, I’ve been a fan since I heard about it on NPR.” Eric, far left, from Ohio.

Inside our tent at Planet Roo



A new supporter stands in front of a portrait of Dion Harrell who was exonerated in August 2016 after a 28-year battle with a wrongful conviction.

Around the festival

Olivia Hall from Birmingham, Alabama, working for Think Twice Drink Twice to raise awareness about plastic waste and importance of reusing water bottles.

Planet Roo is the section of all the nonprofits doing great work around the world. Innocence Project’s tent neighbored with Showing up for Racial Justice and Seed Life Skills.

Photos by Elijah Craig. 


  1. Sherrie

    Please help Adam Braseel.

  2. Meeting you guys was bucket list worthy…crying with you was an honor. Thank you for your coverage on the story of Adam Braseel, and welcoming us with open arms and hearts to talk about him. It’s an experience we will never forget. We hope you all have a safe trip home today, and that you had the time of your lives this weekend.

  3. Rosia Johnson

    Thank you for all that your Organization do to help the wrongfully convicted, My grandson is incarcerated, he was accused of a crime he didn’t commit and have been in prison almost 20 years.

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