Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival, founded by Better Than Ezra frontman Kevin Griffin and co-produced by Justin Timberlake, takes place each September at 200-plus acre Park at Harlinsdale Farm in Franklin, Tennessee. Photo Courtesy Visit Franklin.

Butch Walker, Donovan Woods, Shawn James, Wynonna & The Big Noise, Shooter Jennings and Jill Andrews have been added to the Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival lineup, according to an announcement Tuesday from festival organizers.
Now in its fifth year, Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival also has revealed the daily lineup of acts scheduled for September 21-22 at The Park at Harlinsdale Farm.
Single-day tickets go on sale beginning at 10 a.m. CT this Friday, May 17 at PilgrimageFestival.com, with general admission pricing beginning at $130 + taxes and fees (children age 10 and under get in FREE when accompanied by an adult Pilgrimage Pass).

The 2019 schedule boasts two packed days of music, art and culture set against the natural amphitheater’s picturesque backdrop. Saturday will feature performances from The Killers, Keith Urban, Leon Bridges, The Head & The Heart, Lauren Daigle, Phosphorescent, Better Than Ezra, Edie Brickell and New Bohemians, Karl Denson, The War and Treaty, The Wild Reeds, Lucie Silvas, Butch Walker, Donovan Woods, Songhoy Blues, Stephen Kellogg, Kacy & Clayton, The Watson Twins, Anna Rose and Shawn James.


The headline act Foo Fighters will perform Sunday, as will Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, +LIVE+, Jenny Lewis, Wynonna & The Big Noise, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Rayland Baxter, Justin Townes Earle, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Adia Victoria, Molly Tuttle, Shooter Jennings, Caroline Rose, Devon Gilfillian, The Dip, Cedric Burnside, Jill Andrews, J.P. Harris, Vincent Neil Emerson, Mando Saenz, Anna Shoemaker and Chloe Gendrow.


“I grew up going to Jazz Fest where you could hear all genres of music from pop to country, rock to southern gospel and have incredible food. But nothing like that really existed here in Middle Tennessee,” Pilgrimage partner and Better Than Ezra co-founding vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Kevin Griffin said. “We are so proud of this year’s lineup. It really showcases the diversity of sounds coming from Music City and all in a family-friendly environment with the best artisans and makers and cuisine in one place.” 


Pilgrimage will again feature Maker’s Village to spotlight local and regional craft vendors and Bell’s Brewery Craft Beer Hall with televised SEC and NFL football games. Attendees can also experience the Millville, TN Market as well as the Farm to Turntable Food Truck Park featuring local food trucks including bars and a shaded center court. Between sets, celebrate the musical heritage of the Deep South with the Americana Music Triangle Experience. Festival-goers can plan their trip to Franklin as well as get more information and lodging suggestions at visitfranklin.com.

Two-day festival passes are currently priced at $210. Two-Day Franklin Synergy Bank VIP Village passes are priced at $975 (children age 2 and under get in FREE when accompanied by an adult VIP Pass). Two-Day passes for the Grand Champion Experience with Blackberry Farm are priced at $2,500+ taxes and fees (children age 2 and under get in FREE when accompanied by an adult Grand Champion pass). In addition to exclusive live performances and artist meet & greets each day, Grand Champion pass holders will enjoy an exciting culinary journey with farm-to-table bites provided by Blackberry Farm as well as a mixology experience and stage-front viewing. To purchase or for more information including a complete list of ticket amenities, please visit pilgrimagefestival.com/tickets.


The festival continues to drive tourism dollars to Williamson County and the Pilgrimage Foundation, the festival’s non-profit arm, donating 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. New to this year’s festival, Pilgrimage welcomes additional community charity partners BrightStoneGraceWorks MinistriesHigh Hopes Development Center and Mercy Community Healthcare.


Longtime community partners include Americana Music Triangle, Friends of Franklin Parks, MusiCares®, Dark Horse Institute, City of Franklin and Williamson County Chamber of Commerce. 

Returning sponsors are: Solo Cup, Franklin Synergy Bank, Vanderbilt Health, ASCAP, JTV, Jesse W Couch Foundation, Maui Jim, School of Rock, Scout’s Barbershop and YETI. The festival will continue to delight attendees with best-in-class food and beverage programming, including partnerships with Bell’s Brewery, Blue Chair Bay, George Dickel, Hendrick’s Gin, Milagro Tequila, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, ViNO, Bitchin’ Sauce and more to be announced.

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