Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival Announces their 2017 Line-Up

4.4.17   It is official!  2017 will mark the third year for the Pilgrimage Music Festival held at the beautiful grounds of The Park at Harlinsdale Farm in Franklin, TN the weekend of September 23rd & 24th.  Today’s line-up announcement is evidence that this family friendly music, arts, culinary and regionally-focused festival is serious about becoming a premier festival in the southeast.

This will be The Southern Rambler’s third pilgrimage to Franklin and we are excited about this lineup! Although the weekend does not coincide with the Americana Festival week,  it will be worth another drive to Tennessee.

The 2017 Line Up

Our line-up highlights include the songwriter elements of the #Americana artists that have ties to our Region and the #NOLA funk & soul influence: Ryan Adams, The Avett Brothers, Gary Clark Jr., Mavis Staples, Trombone Shorty, The Revivalists, Shovels & Rope, Langhorne Slim, Nikki Lane, Amanda Shires, Larkin Poe, Steelism, Muddy Magnolias, the Bandidtos, and Ruby Amunfu… to list a few. Throw in headliners Justin Timberlake, Eddie Vedder, Fitz and the Tantrums, and this weekend becomes even more attractive to music lovers of all ages.

In this day & age, it is refreshing to watch a new festival mature but stay true to their original vision:

Like most great ideas, Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival was inspired by friendship, history, and the desire to create a meaningful experience….  Partnered with lifelong buddies W. Brandt Wood and Michael Whelan, the trio aspired to highlight the diversity and community spirit of the New Orleans Jazz Fest, tailoring the best elements to Franklin– a richly historic town just 20 minutes south of Nashville. Like Jazz Fest, Pilgrimage will take place during the day, and offer a diverse yet renowned lineup of rock and roll, alt-country, bluegrass, jazz, indie, gospel and more. Performing on patina-clad stages reflecting the area’s aesthetic, many bands will “crank it down” and give a partly acoustic set specifically tailored to the day. Moreover, the fest will boast “Pilgri-mashups,” pairing artists together for special one-time collaborations on stage. The Little Pilgrims Stage will be more than a kids’ play area; it will feature a line-up of talented young musicians in their own right, to inspire and entertain kids and adults alike. – From the About page of www.pilgrimagefestival.com

The region’s best food and drink will be on display at the Kitchen and Sippin’ stages at scheduled times throughout the weekend, and carefully selected food and merchant vendors will be featured in the Bazaar. When performances wrap at 8pm each day, guests can conveniently head back into the heart of downtown Franklin, within walking distance from the Park at Harlinsdale, to imbibe the best of the town’s restaurants, shops, and great weekend lineup of nighttime shows.Ultimately, Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival invites folks of all ages on a journey to experience a myriad of musical styles, a bevy of food and beverages, and the rich regional spirit of Franklin, TN.


Tickets are on sale now and offer some attractive VIP options.  More information can be found on their website at http://pilgrimagefestival.com/tickets

Take a look at our gallery from 2015 and you can quickly tell that this is something special.

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