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  • Writer's pictureMary Ann



September 21 - 22, 2019 #MakeThePilgrimage To Franklin, Tennessee

Now in its fifth year, Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival has revealed additional performers as well as the daily lineup of acts scheduled for September 21-22 at The Park at Harlinsdale Farm in historic downtown Franklin, Tennessee. Single-day tickets go on sale beginning this Friday, May 17 at 10 a.m. CT at Performers just added include Butch Walker, Donovan Woods, Shawn James, Wynonna & The Big Noise, Shooter Jennings and Jill Andrews.

The 2019 schedule boasts two packed days of music, art and culture set against the natural amphitheater’s picturesque backdrop. Saturday will feature performances from The Killers, Keith Urban, Leon Bridges, The Head & The Heart, Lauren Daigle, Phosphorescent, Better Than Ezra, Edie Brickell and New Bohemians, Karl Denson, The War and Treaty, The Wild Reeds, Lucie Silvas, Butch Walker, Donovan Woods, Songhoy Blues, Stephen Kellogg, Kacy & Clayton, The Watson Twins, Anna Rose and Shawn James. Performances Sunday will include Foo Fighters, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, +LIVE+, Jenny Lewis, Wynonna & The Big Noise, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Rayland Baxter, Justin Townes Earle, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Adia Victoria, Molly Tuttle, Shooter Jennings, Caroline Rose, Devon Gilfillian, The Dip, Cedric Burnside, Jill Andrews, J.P. Harris, Vincent Neil Emerson, Mando Saenz, Anna Shoemaker and Chloe Gendrow. “I grew up going to Jazz Fest where you could hear all genres of music from pop to country, rock to southern gospel and have incredible food. But nothing like that really existed here in Middle Tennessee,” shares Pilgrimage partner and Better Than Ezra co-founding vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Kevin Griffin. “We are so proud of this year’s lineup. It really showcases the diversity of sounds coming from Music City and all in a family-friendly environment with the best artisans and makers and cuisine in one place.”  Pilgrimage will again feature Maker’s Village to spotlight local and regional craft vendors and Bell’s Brewery Craft Beer Hall with televised SEC and NFL football games. Attendees can also experience the Millville, TN Market as well as the Farm to Turntable Food Truck Park featuring local food trucks including bars and a shaded center court. Between sets, celebrate the musical heritage of the Deep South with the Americana Music Triangle Experience. Festival-goers can plan their trip to Franklin as well as get more information and lodging suggestions at The Tennessean dubbed Pilgrimage “one of the South’s premier festivals” and beginning Friday, May 17 at 10 a.m. CT fans can purchase their single-day Pilgrimage tickets with general admission pricing beginning at $130 + taxes and fees (children age 10 and under get in FREE when accompanied by an adult Pilgrimage Pass). Two-day festival passes are currently priced at $210. Two-Day Franklin Synergy Bank VIP Village passes are priced at $975 (children age 2 and under get in FREE when accompanied by an adult VIP Pass). Two-Day passes for the Grand Champion Experience with Blackberry Farm are priced at $2500+ taxes and fees (children age 2 and under get in FREE when accompanied by an adult Grand Champion pass). In addition to exclusive live performances and artist meet & greets each day, Grand Champion pass holders will enjoy an exciting culinary journey with farm-to-table bites provided by Blackberry Farm as well as a mixology experience and stage-front viewing. To purchase or for more information including a complete list of ticket amenities, please visit The festival continues to drive tourism dollars to Williamson County and the Pilgrimage Foundation, the festival’s non-profit arm, donating 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. New to this year’s festival, Pilgrimage welcomes additional community charity partners BrightStoneGraceWorks MinistriesHigh Hopes Development Center and Mercy Community Healthcare. A very special thanks to longtime community partners including Americana Music Triangle, Friends of Franklin Parks, MusiCares®, Dark Horse Institute, City of Franklin and Williamson County Chamber of Commerce. 

Pilgrimage is also thrilled to welcome back returning sponsors: Solo Cup, Franklin Synergy Bank, Vanderbilt Health, ASCAP, JTV, Jesse W Couch Foundation, Maui Jim, School of Rock, Scout’s Barbershop and YETI. The festival will continue to delight attendees with best-in-class food and beverage programming, including partnerships with Bell’s Brewery, Blue Chair Bay, George Dickel, Hendrick’s Gin, Milagro Tequila, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, ViNO, Bitchin’ Sauce and more to be announced.


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