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"Franklin, Tennessee is equally important to the sustained success that the Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival has experienced just twenty miles south of Nashville."
“The trick is anticipating what music fans want and creating a unique personality. Pilgrimage, BottleRock, and Arroyo Seco in Pasadena, California (outside Los Angeles) recognize that a person’s tastes and lifestyles change over time.”
“In its fourth year, the Pilgrimage Fest will host more than 50 performers across six stages at the Park at Harlinsdale, a century-old horse-farm-turned-festival-grounds smack in the middle of Tennessee. Headliners are Jack White, Chris Stapleton and Lionel Richie, with a “Farm to Turntable” food-truck park, a relaxing festival “village,” and kid-friendly entertainment and activities.”
“The 2018 Pilgrimage Festival lineup is here, and features two of Nashville's rock and country giants -- and one pop legend -- as its headliners.”
“A 250-acre historic horse farm is the perfect spot for a music festival with Southern flair. Amid rolling hills, enjoy the music of artists such as Brandi Carlile, Lionel Richie and Counting Crows.”
“The festival favors rock, country, gospel, pop, Americana and the intersection of all of the above, and the rest of the roster reflects this. Hozier, Bleachers, Brandi Carlile, Counting Crows, Amos Lee, Valerie June, Lord Huron, Maggie Rogers, Dawes and more round out 2018's tiers of talent, which also boasts a formidable selection of up-and-coming Nashville-based talent.”
“Overall, the event should be a hit for fans in and around the southern music city.”
“OK, we’ll admit that this isn’t totally a country music festival. However, that being said, this yearly event features many of the format’s top stars such as Chris Stapleton to much-admired newcomers as Jillian Jacqueline. There’s also been several of the genre’s top icons featured on the stages of this event situated just south of Nashville, such as Willie Nelson and Marty Stuart. And, any event that features Sheryl Crow or Mavis Staples, well, that’s just cool in our book!”
“Pilgrimage has set itself apart from an increasingly dull American festival circuit based upon a series of immersive fan experiences that celebrate not just music but culture, cuisine and art as well.”
“The festival is co-produced by Tennessee native Justin Timberlake, and it places a special emphasis on the host community”
“The two-day event brings together music’s top headliners and the best local performers for a one-of-a-kind experience that is one-part neighborhood barbecue and one-part fall festival.”
“The festival features six stages, heralded lineups, and showcases hundreds of local artisans, restaurants, and food trucks adding authenticity to the Pilgrimage experience.”
“The fourth run of the Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival is coming up in just a few weeks, bringing a heap of choice players to Franklin’s Park at Harlinsdale Farm.”
“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.”
Battered and Brewed
“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."
Rolling Stone Country
“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.”
Country Music Television
"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."
Consequence of Sound
"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.”
Hits Daily Double
“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.”
No Country for New Nashville
"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."