Bonnaroo Concert Review: Sheryl Crow

June 22, 2018

Sheryl Crow is underrated. A smash hit star twice a decade for the past twenty years. Still though, I know what you’re thinking ‘of all the acts at Bonnaroo, why review Sheryl Crow?’ And I get it, Sheryl Crow may fall into the ‘Mom Music’ category but her concert was pure rock and roll from one of rock’s all time top performers.


Sheryl Crow came on stage looking lean and fit in a red top to a rumbling with a guitar around her neck. From the jump she dug into her classic library, meaning the stuff we play here on The Point, she played every classic you know you love to hate.


Why do I say ‘you love to hate’ Sheryl Crow? It’s something you may never understand until you see her perform live. Her music is catchy in the car, it sounds ok behind the kiosk at work but live, in the first couple rows at the seventeenth annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival Sheryl Crow knocked my socks off.


She played each and every one of her top hits with enthusiasm. In a way she illustrated to the audience that she loves what she does and loves her audience. Sheryl Crow brought it, with countless guitar changes, banter with the audience and her full awareness poured into each and every moment of music.


Crow has powerful vocals, not just in the obvious display of talent but also in the fact that her music, her plethora of 90’s hits, her worldwide popularity has tickled the fabric of our reality multiple times a day for over 20 years. Eliciting the utmost respect from the audience in a sun filled sincere performance that set us off for a great day. The acts that followed Sheryl Crow this afternoon, Manchester Orchestra, Paramore and Bassnectar. Truly a diesel opener for a powerful Friday lineup at the 2018 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.


4.5/5 stars




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