“Pilgrimage Music Festival, held just south of Nashville in Franklin, Tennessee, established itself as a festival to watch.” – Rolling Stone
“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.”
Franklin, TN – June 27, 2018 –Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival is proud to announce the 4th Annual #PlayAtPilgrimage Contest open to Franklin, TN and Nashville musicians for the chance to be on the same bill as Jack White, Chris Stapleton, Lionel Richie, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, Brandi Carlile, Hozier and more! The grand prize winner will perform at the 2018 Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival and receive a $5,000 cash prize by Jesse W Couch Foundation and the Pilgrimage Foundation to continue to foster the winner’s career.
Pilgrimage will also select 25 runner ups who will win the opportunity to perform at Pilgrimage’s Music on Main & Beyond event on Friday, September 21 to kick off the festival weekend! The Music on Main & Beyond is in partnership with Downtown Franklin Association and Visit Franklin. PRESS HERE to enter contest.
“The #PlayAtPilgrimage contest has been a great way to tap into local talent in both Franklin and Nashville,” says co-producer and partner Kevin Griffin. “This year will be even better as we are choosing 25 runner ups for the first time to be part of a kick off event the Friday night before Pilgrimage. Not only will festival goers get to experience downtown Franklin, but they will be able to experience countless local talent.”
“Pilgrimage truly is a community driven festival and we are thrilled to be a part of the #PlayAtPilgrimage contest that will expand its impact to downtown Franklin for Music on Main & Beyond,” says Marianne DeMeyers, President of the Downtown Franklin Association.
“Music on Main & Beyond will give festival goers and visitors even more ways to enjoy the incredible music from local talent as they explore the many charms of Franklin, Tennessee’s iconic Main Street,” says President & CEO of Visit Franklin, Ellie Westman Chin.
This Fall music fans will #MakeThePilgrimage September 22 and 23, 2018 to The Park at Harlinsdale in Franklin, TN for two unforgettable days of music, art and culture. PRESS HERE for more info or to purchase passes
The full 2018 lineup includes:
Jack White * Chris Stapleton * Lionel Richie * Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds
* Hozier * Brandi Carlile * Counting Crows
Amos Lee * Bleachers * Lord Huron * Dawes
Maggie Rogers * Elle King * Mat Kearney
Valerie June * The Struts * Jade Bird * Kevin Griffin * Keb’ Mo’
The White Buffalo * Pete Yorn * The Record Company
Caitlyn Smith * John Moreland * The Infamous Stringdusters *
Tall Heights * Tyminski * Aaron Lee Tasjan * Jillian Jacqueline
Low Cut Connie * Donovan Woods * Courtney Marie Andrews
Rebirth Brass Band * Wild Rivers * Joshua Hedley * Caroline Rose
Robert Finley * Devon Gilfillian *Whitney Rose * Lilly Hiatt
Sarah Shook & The Disarmers * AHI * Liz Longley * Hannah Dasher
Josh Martin * Bishop Gunn * Ralph’s World + Friends * Siama’s Congo Roots * 123 Andrés
Mister G * Cajun Mike * Tom Mason and the Blue Buccaneers + morePRESS HERE to watch Artist Announce Video
Experience why Rolling Stone called Pilgrimage “a festival to watch” and “one of the South’s premier festivals” by The Tennessean with a 2-Day Pilgrimage pass ($185) OR 2-Day VIP Village pass ($975) as well as on-site parking passes for $60 while limited supplies last. The VIP Village is presented in partnership with Strategic Hospitality of Nashville. Want to bring the kids? No problem! Pilgrimage has something for everyone and children 10 and under get in FREE when accompanied by an adult Pilgrimage Pass.To purchase your passes, please visit www.pilgrimagefestival.com/tickets.
Pilgrimage will also feature a Made South Maker 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.
Pilgrimage would also like to welcome the following brand partners to the Pilgrimage family this year which include Bell’s Brewery, ASCAP, Citibank, Deep South Studios, The Frye Company, George Dickel, Kirkland’s, Maui Jim, Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Visit Franklin as well as the Americana Music Triangle Experience partners (Visit Franklin, Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau, State of Tennessee Tourism Development, Alabama Tourism Department, Florence Lauderdale Tourism, Ryman Auditorium, Tunica Convention & Visitors Bureau, State of Arkansas, New Orleans Jazz Museum, and the Country Music Hall of Fame).
A very special thanks to the community partners including Americana Music Triangle, Heritage Foundation, Friends of Franklin Parks, MusiCares®, City of Franklin, Visit Franklin 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, 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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About The Pilgrimage Foundation
The Pilgrimage Foundation was established to develop, in conjunction with the Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival, a non-profit program whereby organizations that support the arts, artists, historic preservation and education may benefit from the growth of the festival. Each year several organizations will be chosen to participate and benefit from the festival in ways that include publicity, events, and donations.About Friends of Franklin Parks
The not-for-profit organization Friends of Franklin Parks was formed in 2011 to mobilize community resources to continually enhance the City of Franklin’s park system. In 2015, Friends embarked on a $1.3 million effort to construct a multi-purpose equestrian arena at the Park at Harlinsdale Farm. The new Tractor Supply Co. Arena is slated to open in April 2016, and will host numerous public events ranging from polo matches to concerts.For more information, please visit www.friendsoffranklinparks.org.About MusiCares
A friend and ally of the music community, MusiCares was established by the Recording Academy to safeguard the health and well-being of all music people. A four-star charity and safety net in times of need, MusiCares offers confidential preventative, recovery, and emergency programs to address financial, medical, and personal health issues. Through the generosity of our donors and volunteer professionals, our dedicated team works across the country to ensure the music community has the resources and support it needs.