Pilgrimage Festival, the popular two-day music and cultural festival in Franklin, is Saturday and Sunday, September 25-26, 2021, at the Park at Harlinsdale Farm. The previous lineup included Foo Fighters, The Killers, Keith Urban, Leon Bridges, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, The Head and the Heart, +LIVE+, Better Than Ezra, and many more.
Pilgrimage Festival launched in 2015. The event takes place annually at Harlinsdale Farm, just a short walk from downtown Franklin. The event is family-friendly and ends around 8:00pm each night. If you love music festivals, make sure to put this on your list for 2021.
Q&A with Pilgrimage Co-Founder Kevin Griffin
Nashville Guru got a chance to ask Pilgrimage co-founder and frontman of Better Than Ezra, Kevin Griffin, a couple questions about the festival. Here’s what he had to say!
- For unseasoned festival goers, what makes Pilgrimage more approachable? We have always taken pride in the fact that Pilgrimage provides enjoyment that is accessible to all generations of music lovers, as well as suitable for the whole family. C’mon, kids 10 and under are free! Pilgrimage aims to curate the best of the best, and feature local artisans and culinary partners to further showcase the breadth of artistry and talent that Middle Tennessee has to offer.
- The Pilgrimage lineup has consistently been one of the best each year—is there a secret to the selection process? Pilgrimage always leads with the lineup. It is a very thoughtful and meticulous process curating a wide spectrum of talent at all levels of career evolution. We take our team and our audience’s feedback into deep consideration, and always work to deliver a diverse and exciting lineup each year.nWe all lobby with each other passionately for the artists we want on the bill, and, as a result, what ends up getting booked has been thoroughly vetted.