PHOTO: Sunny skies greeted Pilgrimage Festival attendees during the 2017 event.// Sarah Grace Taylor


Pilgrimage Festival has released the daily lineup of artists for their September festival, which will take place for the fourth year at Harlinsdale Farm in Franklin.

Chris Stapleton takes the top headline spot on Sunday, September 23, preceded by Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds and Brandi Carlile.

On Saturday, Hozier, then Lionel Richie will perform before Jack White, who runs Third Man Records in Nashville.

Bleachers, Counting Crows, Amos Lee, Elle King and the Struts are a few of the other performers at a festival that has become known for an Americana theme.

Pilgrimage Festival has also released an extensive list of food and beverage providers, which include local restaurants Chuy’s, Franklin Juice Co., Jim ‘N Nick’s Community Bar-B-Q, Puckett’s, the Grilled Cheeserie and the Red Byrd, the lone coffee shop in Leiper’s Fork.

The festival was founded by W. Brandt Wood and Kevin Griffin, a guitarist with the band Better than Ezra.

The lineup was released during an exclusive party at the Factory at Franklin in March, where the founders spoke about their vision to showcase the best of the region through the event.

Various levels of passes are still on sale for the event, beginning at $185 for the two-day affair.