Pilgrimage Music Festival adds several acts to its lineup

Staff Reports • Jun 16, 2016 at 1:47 PM

FRANKLIN – Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival announced the second wave of artists for its 2016 lineup and return Sept. 24-25 to the Park at Harlinsdale in Franklin.

The full lineup includes Beck, Anderson East, Daryl Hall and John Oates, the Suffers, Jason Isbell, Blind Pilot, Grace Potter, Brothers Osborne, Kacey Musgraves, Langhorne Slim & The Law, Violent Femmes, Wild Belle, the Arcs, the Strumbellas, CAKE, LunchMoney Lewis, City and Colour, Son Little, Shakey Graves, J.D. & the Straight Shot, Better Than Ezra, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Kaleo, Jonny P, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, The Settles Connection, the Struts, Electric Western Dance Party, Margo Price, a family stage with Ralph’s World and more.

Two-day general admission and VIP passes are available at pilgrimagefestival.com.

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. 

Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival is a two-day event that will transform 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 in Franklin.  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-mashups where 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, Wilco, Weezer, Sheryl Crow, Cage the Elephant, Band of Horses, Steven Tyler and more with 10,000 fans descending upon the Park at Harlinsdale Farm in Franklin each day.

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.

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