3 Things You Need to Make the Pilgrimage to Franklin, Tennessee for Pilgrimage Fest.

Pilgrimage Festival

In case you weren’t aware, there’s a buzz in Franklin, Tennessee. You can’t walk too far down Main Street without overhearing someone talking about it. After all, it’s not too often that Willie Nelson, Wilco, Weezer, Steven Tyler, Sheryl Crow, The Decemberists and countless others all show up to share the same space and time to make music history.

But that’s exactly what’s happening in just a few short weeks!

The Innaugural Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival is coming to the Park at Harlinsdale Farm in Franklin, Tennessee September 26-27 and will no doubt go down in history as one of the truly great lineups of any first year festival. If you haven’t already bought your tickets yet, you’d better get on it because general admission one day and two day passes are the only ones left!


For those who’ve already grabbed their promise to adventure, we’ve got 3 Things You Need to Make the Pilgrimage to Franklin, Tennessee!


1. Head on over to Noisetrade and download this festival mixtape featuring greats like Wilco, Neko Case, Iron and Wine, Holly Williams, John & Jacob, and Better Than Ezra. Don’t worry it’s FREE, but you could leave a tip if you like. What you’re going to want to do next is immediately put it on repeat in preparation for your pilgrimage.

Rooted in Americana T-Shirt

2. Second, be sure to stop by the Visitor Center, nestled on the corner of 4th and Main in Downtown Franklin to pick up an official Rooted in Americana t-shirt. Like any true fan, you’ll want to prove you’re in the club and show off your love of Franklin while attending this historic event.

3. And lastly, every great festival experience includes food right? So don’t forget to plan the end of your weekend adventure with a dinner reservation at one of our local hot spots. Trust us we know it’s hard to pick the best, they’re all just so good, but start here when making your selection. 


Oh and one more thing, don’t forget to take tons and tons of photos and tag them #FranklinTn on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. You could just end up featured on our home page!

Whether you’re local to Franklin or filling the car with gas and hitting the road from nearby, we can’t wait to see you and hear about how awesome your experience is in Franklin, Tennessee!

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Josh Collins