Family-Friendly PILGRIMAGE FESTIVAL Announces Lineup SEPTEMBER 23 & 24, 2017

FRIDAY, MAY 12th @ 10AM CT

#MakeThePilgrimage To Franklin, TN
SEPTEMBER 23 & 24, 2017

Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival announces their lineup by day for the third annual festival taking place on September 23 and 24, 2017 in Franklin, TN right outside Nashville. 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 Justin Timberlake, Eddie Vedder, Ryan Adams, The Avett Brothers, Mavis Staples and more in an intimate setting. Single Day Pilgrimage Passes ($135) go on sale this Friday, May 12 at 10am CT – PRESS HERE to purchase.

Justin Timberlake * The Avett Brothers * Gary Clark Jr. * Walk The Moon
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue * Better Than Ezra * Shovels & Rope * Jerry Douglas Band
Nikki Lane * Colony House * Karen Elson * Ruby Amanfu with Steelism * Big Sam’s Funky Nation
Colter Wall * The Texas Gentlemen * Sinclair * The Shadowboxers * Blackfoot Gypsies * Jillian Jacqueline The Bros. Landreth * Bishop Gunn

Eddie Vedder * Ryan Adams * Mavis Staples * Fitz and The Tantrums * The Revivalists
Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives * Valerie June * Langhorne Slim * Joseph
The Sweet Tea Project * Pokey LaFarge * Amanda Shires * Larkin Poe
Muddy Magnolias * The Band of Heathens * Banditos * Kingfish * Devon Gilfillian
The Sisterhood * Towne * The Settles Connection

The family-friendly festival also announced that the Lil’ Pilgrim’s Family Stage will feature performances by Ralph’s World, Red Yarn, Steve Elci & Friends, Tom Mason & The Blue Buccaneers, Michael Dardant, Taft Brown (Saturday only), Little Miss Ann (Sunday only) and more. The Lil’ Pilgrim’s area will not only feature performances by these top children musical acts but will also have interactive activities that will include: a puppet building workshop and decorations for the Mini-Mardi Gras Parade, face-painting activity books the kids can have stamped as they complete various activities, the ever-popular Pirate Ship Play Area and more. The Frist Center for The Visual Arts in Nashville has also come on board as a partner to do a special activity in the children’s area. Kids will get to create sound bracelets that are inspired by the soundsuits of visual artist Nick Cave, who’s exhibition will be on display at the Frist Center this fall. Materials include bells, pony beads, and glow-in-the-dark elements. The wearable artworks will produce sound and glow when children dance in the final hours of the festival after sunset. And Remember: Kids 10 and under get in FREE when accompanied by an adult GA Ticket.

Pilgrimage would also like to welcome the following brand partners to the Pilgrimage family this year which include INFINITI VIP Village, Southern Comfort, Bai Beverages, William Rast, Bell’s Brewery, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, The Frye Company, Maui Jim’s, Charles Smith Wines, Cayman Jack, ASCAP and more.

A very special thanks to our community partners including Americana Music Triangle, Sound Diplomacy, Heritage Foundation, Friends of Franklin Parks, MusiCares®, City of Franklin, Williamson County CVB and Williamson Chamber of Commerce.

The festival continues to drive tourism dollars to Williamson County and the Pilgrimage Foundation, the festival’s non-profit arm, and 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.

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