“The festival favors rock, country, gospel, pop, Americana and the intersection of all of the above, and the rest of the roster reflects this.”
“While the growing number of music festivals across the country continue to pump out similar-looking lineup posters, genre-focused events like Pilgrimage will most likely see plenty of both pop and country music-loving attendees walk through its gates come September.”
“Pilgrimage Music and Culture Festival Sets The Bar High For Festival Food Perfection”
"feels cozy in comparison to some other large festivals" - The Avett Brothers
"if you’re burned out by the likes of party-centric settings like Coachella or Governors Ball, Pilgrimage is a welcome sigh of relief. For those who miss the early days of Bonnaroo and its significantly chiller vibes of the early 2000s, Pilgrimage will strike that chord thanks to the smaller crowds and all-ages atmosphere."
“Franklin, Tennessee's Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival started with a bang its first year, booking major acts like Wilco, Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, Chris Stapleton and Steven Tyler for its inaugural 2015 lineup. Since then, the festival has grown in size and notoriety…”
"If you’ve ever considered a trip to Tennessee, you may want to consider a September visit. The third annual Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival is set for September 23-24 in Franklin, Tennessee, and the lineup, announced today, is incredible."
"With an A-list lineup (arguably the best curated of the year) and all the charm of a county fair, the inaugural Pilgrimage Music Festival, held just south of Nashville in Franklin, Tennessee, established itself as a festival to watch."
“Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival kept the roots vibe alive in nearby Franklin with stellar sets from Margo Price, Brothers Osborne, Anderson East, Kacey Musgraves and Jason Isbell.”
"Pilgrimage had the vision to get it right the first time… It is a perfect representation of the modern South - from the food to the music and everything in between."
"if this inaugural edition was any indication, this could be a great festival for years to come."
"Pilgrimage Music Festival comes out on top."
“[Pilgrimage] is shaping up to be one of the South’s premier festivals.”
"Pilgrimage was great. Really great, actually, delivery a perennially pleasant, family friendly two days of cool shows and cool vibes."
“Once again, Pilgrimage organizers went the diverse route in putting together this year’s lineup. Beck, Kacey Musgraves, Violent Femmes, The Arcs, CAKE and City & Colour are among the acts set to play Pilgrimage ’16.”
“Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival will return to Franklin, Tennessee 9/24-25 for its second year, following a sensational inaugural event with an "A-list lineup (arguably the best curated of the year)," as Rolling Stone put it in 2015. This year, the first wave of artists to be announced includes Beck, Kacey Musgraves, Violent Femmes, CAKE, Kaleo, The Struts, Brothers Osborne, The Strumbellas and more. We call that a feel-good fest, ladies n' gents.”
“Pilgrimage proved that it brings something for everyone in the family to enjoy.”
"Pilgrimage is a community-rooted fest designed for music lovers of all ages and wakes of life, and we feel incredibly happy to have such a great new event in our backyard.”
"Pilgrimage Festival performs without a hitch, to become a new tradition."
"Another music festival is making its debut — this one outside of Nashville, Tennessee, and paying homage to history."
"...one of the flowers amongst the weeds in this year's festival roster is the first ever Pilgrimage Festival."