Franklin’s Pilgrimage Festival Reveals Full Lineup, From Chris Stapleton To Cage The Elephant

Pilgrimage Fest logoThe Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival in Franklin on September 26-27 has added Chris Stapleton, Holly Williams, Cage The Elephant, Band of Horses, Dawes, Trampled By Turtles, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, NAWAS and Kingfish to its lineup.

The unique two-day festival at The Park at Harlinsdale Farm, a former walking horse farm, will feature performances on multiple stages, one-of-a-kind artist mashups, local food and beverages, local artisans, and Little Pilgrim’s Landing for kids. Many of the sets will be acoustic.

The previously-announced lineup includes Willie Nelson, John and Jacob, Will Hoge, Sheryl Crow and The Lone Bellow. 

Also on the newly-announced list are Wilco, Weezer, The Decemberists, Dr. John, Jimmy Cliff, Punch Brothers, Iron & Wine, Neko Case, Lucius, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Saint Motel, Nikki Lane, Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, Big Sam’s Funky Nation and The Grand Southern.

Two-day passes are $172, a VIP package is available for $499, and single day passes will also be available at a later date and can be purchased here. A portion of each ticket sold will benefit the City of Franklin and Franklin Parks and MusiCares.


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