Packing the Park for Pilgrimage 14

Thousands converged on The Park at Harlinsdale for 
the Pilgrimage Music 
& Cultural Festival.

The Second Annual Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival capped its two-day run on Sunday, September 25 at The Park at Harlinsdale Farm in Franklin. More than 30,000 attendees turned out for 60 artists appearing over five stages, more food trucks than you could count and many local vendors who showcased their crafts throughout the weekend.

The lineup featured musicians from practically every genre. The festival served as a showcase for up-and-coming artists such as Maybe April, Alyssa Bonagura, and budding superstar Kacey Musgraves; as well as world-renown headliners like Beck (Saturday) and Daryl Hall & John Oates (Sunday).

Two of the standout performances came on Saturday when Kaleo (which recently relocated from Iceland to Nashville) took to the main stage followed by Grace Potter later in the day. Both artists drew large crowds that sang along to every song and shared the same enthusiasm of the performance as the artists themselves.

The performers and audience were energetic throughout and did not wilt under sunny skies and temperatures that soared well into the nineties.

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