Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival Adds to its Inaugural 2015 Lineup

Wilco, Willie Nelson, Weezer Lead Headliners
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SEPTEMBER 26 & 27, 2015


Wilco * Willie Nelson * Weezer * Sheryl Crow * 

The Decemberists * Jimmy Cliff * Neko Case *

Iron & Wine * Dr. John * Punch Brothers *

Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires *

The Lone Bellow * Lucius * Preservation Hall Jazz Band * Will Hoge * Saint Motel * Nikki Lane *

John & Jacob * Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear * Big Sam's Funky Nation * The Grand Southern * Rainey Qualley

More Artist Announcements To Come!

“The music and arts event is far from just a country concert. Indie rock acts the Decemberists and Weezer, along with Americana darlings Neko Case and Iron & Wine…” – Rolling Stone

“Another music festival is making its debut — this one outside of Nashville, Tennessee, and paying homage to history.” – Associated Press

“New Franklin outing the Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival now holds the distinction as being the closest major (non-country) music fest to Nashville proper.”

No Country for New Nashville

Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival is thrilled to add Wilco, Nikki Lane, and The Grand Southern to the inaugural line-up taking place at The Park at Harlinsdale in Franklin, TN on September 26and 27, 2015. Early Bird passes and VIP packages are currently available, PRESS HERE. The festival has announced the following acts and will release additional artists over the next two months:

Wilco Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires 

Willie Nelson The Lone Bellow 

Weezer Preservation Hall Jazz Band 

Sheryl Crow Will Hoge

The Decemberists Saint Motel

Lucius Nikki Lane

Jimmy Cliff John & Jacob 

Neko Case Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear

Iron & Wine Big Sam’s Funky Nation

Dr. John The Grand Southern

Punch Brothers Rainey Qualley

“I’ve been a fan of Jeff Tweedy’s writing since the Uncle Tupelo days,” says Kevin Griffin, co-founder of Pilgrimage and lead singer of Better Than Ezra tells Billboard. “To have Wilco on the bill is a dream come true. Wilco’s music is a seamless fit with what Pilgrimage is all about.”

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-mashups where one-of-a-kind pairings of musicians collaborate with one another on stage as well as the first-ever Kitchen Stage and Sippin’ Stageand Little Pilgrim’s Landing specifically for kids. 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.

2-Day Early Bird passes and VIP packages are available at a limited price of $169 (2-Day pass) and $399 (2-Day VIP package) and Single Day Passes will be available when full schedule is announced. Additional artists will be announced over the coming months including headliners. Passes and VIP packages can be purchased via the Pilgrimage website - http://pilgrimagefestival.com/tickets.

Not only will the festival drive tourism dollars to Williamson County but a portion of each ticket sale will benefit the City of Franklin. 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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