2021 UPDATE: The next Pilgrimage Festival in Franklin / Nashville takes place September 25 & 26, 2021. Get Tickets and See the 2021 Line-up HERE!
2018: The countdown is on for the fourth annual Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival and today the festival released the complete schedule with set times. A new festival app will be available soon on both iPhone and Android to allow festival goers to keep up with the latest info on all their favorite artists, set times, customized schedule, and of course, time sensitive notifications.
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(The festival takes place Sept 22 & 23, 2018)
Music lovers will #MakeThePilgrimage to The Park at Harlinsdale for two unforgettable days of music, art, and culture set against the natural amphitheaters with memorable performances by Jack White, Chris Stapleton, Lionel Richie, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, Brandi Carlile, Counting Crows, and more. Artists will be performing on six stages this year including Fender Premium Audio Midnight Sun, Gold Record Road, Solo Cup Harpeth River, ASCAP Shady Grove, Millville Stage, and Vanderbilt Health Lil’ Pilgrims.
This year’s Americana Music Triangle Experience weaves an even broader and more vivid story of the landscape that bore the music that became an identity – Rock ‘n’ Roll, Blues, Jazz, Gospel, Bluegrass, R&B/Soul, Southern Gospel, Cajun/Zydeco, and Country Music. Among the places on the Triangle patrons will get to know are the State of Alabama, State of Arkansas, Clarksdale, MS, Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, Florence, AL, Muscle Shoals, AL, Ryman Auditorium, State of Tennessee, Tunica, MS, Tupelo, CVB, State of Mississippi, Natchez, MS, New Orleans Jazz Museum, and of course the town where it’s all happening, Franklin, TN. The AMTE will feature performances and talks by the Lake Wamala Cultural Troupe, Aubrey Preston, Shain Shapiro, Judy Hood, Bishop Gunn, Joanne Cash, The Rebirth Brass Band, Bubba O’Keefe, The Fairfield Four, Dr. Carroll Van West, and Greg Lambousy.
The VIP Village presents an outdoor kitchen & larder curated by Strategic Hospitality(owner of Pinewood, Bastion, and many other Nashville favorites) featuring a variety of local restaurants and chefs with rotating selections from 11am to 7pm each festival day. The VIP Village restaurant and chef roster includes Lisa White (LA Jackson & Killebrew,) Levon Wallace (Strategic Hospitality,) Martins BBQ Joint, Arnolds Country Kitchen, Trevor Moran (Strategic Hospitality,) Matt Bolus (404 Kitchen), Nathan Deunsing (Marsh House,) Taqueria Andrea, Paradise Park, Josh Habiger (Bastion,) Julia Sullivan (Henrietta Red,) Gerard Craft (Pastaria Nashville,) Mayme & Wes Parkern (Street Provisions,) and Trey Brunett & Jessica Benefeld (210 Jack.)
This year the festival unveiled an exclusive new experience called The Grand Champion Experience with Blackberry Farm – a heralded culinary, event and hotel venue in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. The Grand Champion pass includes all the amenities provided in the VIP Village Experience, plus even more exclusive access to live performances, with Blackberry Farm culinary & beverage delights at the Festival, and a private Friday night banquet.
Pilgrimage will also feature a Made South Maker’s Village with over 60 local and regional craft vendors and Bell’s Brewery Craft Beer Hall with televised SEC and NFL football games. You can also experience the Millville, TN Market as well as the Farm to Turntable food truck park featuring 18 local food trucks including bars and shaded center court. Between sets, celebrate the musical heritage of the Deep South with the Americana Music Triangle Experience. And everything is conveniently located to historic downtown Franklin, TN at The Park at Harlinsdale! Festival-goers can plan their trip to Franklin as well as get more information and lodging suggestions at visitfranklin.com.
The festival continues to drive tourism dollars to Williamson County and the Pilgrimage Foundation, the festival’s non-profit arm, will donate a portion of each ticket sale to benefit the City of Franklin and Friends of Franklin Parks . In addition, a portion of ticket sales will also benefit MusiCares, a nonprofit organization that was established by the Recording Academy ™ to provide a wide range of emergency financial assistance and addiction recovery resources to members of the music community.