Thursday, June 16, 2016

Beck, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Grace Potter, Violent Femmes, City and Colour to perform at Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival

A pretty cool lineup - a wide range of strong artists are slated to perform. I count Beck, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Grace Potter, Kacey Musgraves, Violent Femmes, and City and Colour all must see for those attending the Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival this fall...

PRAISE FOR INAUGURAL YEAR"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"Pilgrimage Music Festival comes out on top." - American Songwriter

 "...if this inaugural edition was any indication, this could be a great festival for years to come." 
Consequence of Sound
"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." - CMT 

Franklin, TN - June 15, 2016
 - Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival is thrilled to announce the second wave of artists for their 2016 line-up and return to The Park at Harlinsdale in Franklin, TN for its' second year taking place on September 24 and 25, 2016. Two Day GA passes and VIP passes are available beginning yesterday (June 15, 2016), PRESS HERE. The full lineup includes: 

Daryl Hall & John Oates
Jason Isbell
Grace Potter
Kacey Musgraves
Violent Femmes
The Arcs
City and Colour
Shakey Graves
Better Than Ezra
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
The Struts
Margo Price

Anderson East

The Suffers

Blind Pilot
Brothers Osborne 
Langhorne Slim & The Law
Wild Belle
The Strumbellas
LunchMoney Lewis
Son Little
JD & The Straight Shot
Big Sam's Funky Nation
Jonny P
The Settles Connection
Electric Western Dance Party
Family Stage with Ralph's World and more

The Little Pilgrim's Family Stage will feature performances by Ralph's World, The Happy Racers, Tom Mason and the Blue Buccaneers, Mr. Steve, Jazzy Ash & The Leaping Lizards, and more.  The Little Pilgrim's area will not only feature performances by these top children musical acts but will also have interactive activities that will include: a painting wall; drum circles; a hip hop rhyming workshop; breakdancing demonstrations and workshop; a musical petting zoo featuring musicians from the bands demonstrating their instruments and special cameos by main stage acts!   "In addition to the incredible artists we have added to the lineup, we have also teamed up with local and regional sponsors, restaurants, food trucks and festival vendors that includes great partners like The Frye Company Harpeth River Stage." For more information, please   

Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival is a two-day event transforming The Park At Harlinsdale Farm into an oasis of music, food, and culture set against the natural amphitheaters and vistas of this former walking horse farm located in Franklin, TN.  Renowned musical acts, many performing acoustically, will be presented on wood-clad stages reflecting the area's historic aesthetic. In addition to artists performing their own sets, Pilgrimage will feature Pilgri-mashupswhere one-of-a-kind pairings of musicians collaborate with one another on stage.  The region's best food and drink will be on display as well as numerous local artists and artisans creating an all-encompassing festival experience.

The festival debuted last year with a star studded lineup featuring artists such as 
Willie Nelson,WilcoWeezerSheryl CrowCage theElephantBand of HorsesSteven Tyler and more with 10,000 fans descending upon the Park at Harlinsdale Farm in Franklin each day. To watch the highlights from last year's festival, PRESS HERE.
Not only will the festival drive tourism dollars to Williamson County but a portion of each ticket sale will benefit the 
City of Franklin and 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.

To post artist announce video, PRESS HERE

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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.

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About MusiCares
Established in 1989 by The Recording Academy, MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares' services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community. For more information, please visit For breaking news and exclusive content, please like "MusiCares" on Facebook, follow MusiCares on Twitter (@MusiCares), and join us on Instagram.

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