While the sun-drenched audience basked in the fields, their presence supported a local initiative central to the festival’s mission: giving back to the community that supports the festival. Pilgrimage added four area nonprofits—Graceworks, Brightstone, High Hopes Development and Mercy Community Healthcare—joining previous years’ ongoing charitable partners—MusiCares, Friends of Franklin Parks, Dark Horse Institute and Heritage Foundation of Williamson County—as festival beneficiaries in 2019.