Due to the overwhelming demand for passes to this year’s Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival, Pilgrimage is thrilled to announce that the City of Franklin has approved an increase of 2500 additional 2-Day passes to be sold for the third annual festival taking place on September 23 and 24, 2017 in Franklin, TN right outside Nashville. Tier Three 2-Day Passes ($275) will be available this Wednesday, August 16 at 10am CT at www.pilgrimagefestival.com.
“We couldn’t be more excited for the opportunity to allow more fans to experience both the city of Franklin and Pilgrimage while at the same time still keeping it a boutique festival for the entire family,” co-founder Brandt Wood said.
Music lovers will #MakeThePilgrimage to The Park at Harlinsdale for two unforgettable days of music, art and culture set against the natural amphitheaters with memorable performances byJustin Timberlake, Eddie Vedder, Ryan Adams, The Avett Brothers, Mavis Staples and more in an intimate setting. In addition to the musical lineup, the festival features a curated culinary and beverage program from local and regional vendors as well as numerous artists and artisans showcasing the very best the southern region has to offer.
The family friendly festival also announced the Vanderbilt Health Lil’ Pilgrim’s Family Stage will feature performances by GRAMMY-nominated Ralph’s World, Red Yarn, Steve Elci & Friends, Tom Mason & The Blue Buccaneers, Michael Dardant, Taft Brown (Saturday only), Little Miss Ann (Sunday only), special guest The Texas Gentlemen (Saturday) and more. The Lil’ Pilgrim’s area has expanded the activities stage, now called The Mare Barn Theater, to include sessions in kid improv, up close puppet and magic shows and a songwriting workshop for children. The Frist Center for The Visual Arts in Nashville has also come on board as a partner to do a special activity in the children’s area. Kids will get to create sound bracelets that are inspired by the soundsuits of visual artist Nick Cave, whose exhibition will be on display at the Frist Center this fall. Materials include bells, pony beads, and glow-in-the-dark elements. The wearable artworks will produce sound and glow when children dance in the final hours of the festival after sunset. And Remember: Kids 10 and under get in FREE when accompanied by an adult GA Ticket.
Pilgrimage would also like to welcome the following brand partners to the Pilgrimage family this year which include Synchrony Financial, INFINITI, Southern Comfort, Bai Beverages, William Rast, Bell’s Brewery, The FRYE Company, Vanderbilt Health, ASCAP, Michael’s, and more.
The festival continues to drive tourism dollars to Williamson County and the Pilgrimage Foundation, the festival’s non-profit arm, and will donate a portion of each ticket sale to benefit the City of Franklin and Friends of Franklin Parks. Dark Horse Institute is also a charitable beneficiary as the Pilgrimage Foundation is providing scholarships to engineering students to support careers in the music industry as the foundation’s commitment to education in Williamson County. In addition to these local contributions, a portion of ticket sales will also benefitMusiCares, 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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