September 22, 2021| Festival Preview by Traci Turner
This weekend, another music festival is actually happening! While Music City lost Bonnaroo and CMA Fest in 2021, Nashville is ready to welcome back the Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival.
The festival features marquee acts. You will be able to see bands like The Black Keys, Dave Matthews Band, Cage The Elephant, Black Pumas, Amos Lee, Maren Morris, Khruangbin, and Better Than Ezra are just a few of the performers for the two-day festival.
With such an eclectic lineup, you just never know what you’ll hear or see. Early indication suggests this events needs to be experienced to be believed.
Known for a diverse lineup of rock, Americana, indie, pop, alt country, bluegrass, and blues, the festival has previously included Foo Fighters, The Killers, Jack White, Eddie Vedder, Beck, Violent Femmes, Weezer, Counting Crows, and Cake.
This will be the sixth year for the event which is held at a century-old horse farm in Franklin, TN, and multiple stages will be hosting the artists. The Midnight Sun stage is “set in the farm’s largest natural amphitheater” and will feature “a national lineup of talent on both festival days.” Gold Record Road is set in a smaller natural amphitheater and will also host national headliners on both festival days. The locals stage is named Shady Grove Lounge and includes hammocks and beanbags to chill while enjoying the music.
Pilgrimage organizers intend to keep things safe by following multiple protocols; attendees “present proof of vaccination against COVID-19, or documentation of a negative test taken less than 48 hours before the first day of the festival.”
In addition to a family stage and children’s play area, the festival offers an educational culture area that allows visitors to “immerse themselves into world famous music landmarks, tucked away hamlets and one-of-a-kind stops along the Gold Record Road.”
OC Music News will be on site for both days, so if you are in the area, grab tickets and we’ll buy you a beverage!