Pilgrimage Festival, the popular two-day music and cultural festival in Franklin, is Saturday and Sunday, September 21-22, 2019, at the Park at Harlinsdale Farm. This year’s lineup includes 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 2019.
PILGRIMAGE FESTIVAL 2019
- Two-Day General Admission Tickets: $185-$235 + taxes and fees (purchase early to save)
- Two-Day VIP Village Tickets: $975-$1,175 + taxes and fees
- Two-Day Grand Champion Experience: $2,500 + taxes and fees
- Single-Day Passes: $130-$145 per day + taxes and fees
- Weekend Parking Pass: $70
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, some questions about this year’s festival. Here’s what you need to know!
- What are your favorite new additions to Pilgrimage Festival 2019?Oh, there are some great new things on a few fronts—from musical to makers to culinary and beverage offerings.The Americana music experience tent has some excellent artists, and Mike Wolf from American Pickers has curated the look and feel. We believe It is a feast for the senses.There’s a stellar lineup of talent that includes Foo Fighters, Keith Urban, and Leon Bridges. We are sure the crowds will agree that picking just one favorite is very difficult to do.
- 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.
- Other than the headliners, is there a particular artist you won’t want to miss this year?Another great question—there truly isn’t one artist/act on the lineup that myself and all of the Pilgrimage team is NOT over-the-moon excited about, but personally, I can’t wait to see Lauren Daigle, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and, of course, Keith Urban. At the end of the day it is all about the music, and we are fortunate to have an all-star lineup of talent. We are all just still trying to figure out how to be in more than one place at a time so as not to miss any of the sensational performances that are certain to blow the audience away!