Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival continues to celebrate the music culture of the Southern states with its second annual Americana Music Triangle Experience. This year the AMTE weaves an even broader and more vivid story of the landscape that bore the music that became an identity – Rock ‘n’ Roll, Blues, Jazz, Gospel, Bluegrass, R&B/Soul, Southern Gospel, Cajun/Zydeco, and Country Music.
Within a richly atmospheric tent created by American Pickers and Antique Archeology, festival-goers will be treated to the music, history, and living culture found along the Americana Music Triangle, a driving route which maps the collective towns where the first chords of these enduring genres were strummed. The story will be brought to life by town vignettes, musical performances, passionate scholars, and colorful storytellers.
“Pilgrimage has partnered with the Americana Music Triangle in bringing 13 unique southern and global municipalities to share the music and stories about the different musical heritages of these places. This one-of-a kind music storytelling space brings to life the culture of some of the world’s premier music tourism destinations, in one spot – Franklin, TN!” says Pilgrimage co-producer Brandt Wood.
Among the places on the Triangle patrons will get to know are the State of Alabama, State of Arkansas, Clarksdale, MS, Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, Florence, AL, Muscle Shoals, AL, Ryman Auditorium, State of Tennessee, Tunica, MS, Tupelo, CVB, State of Mississippi, New Orleans Jazz Museum, and of course the town where it’s all happening, Franklin, TN.
Drawing on the deeper story of southern music, the experience is also very proud to introduce the Lake Wamala Cultural Troupe, who are making the pilgrimage from their home country of Uganda, Africa. The troupe will be performing traditional rhythmic music to celebrate the influence of African music on the birth of American music.
In addition to the Lake Wamala Troupe, the Americana Music Triangle Experience will feature performances and talks by Aubrey Preston, Shain Shapiro, Judy Hood, Bishop Gunn, Joanne Cash, Holly Williams, The Rebirth Brass Band, Bubba O’Keefe, The Fairfield Four, Dr. Carroll Van West, and Greg Lambousy.
The Americana Music Triangle spans more than 30 communities along the “Gold Record Road” (the Natchez Trace Parkway, I-10, Highway 90, Highway 61, and I-40), the Americana Music Triangle is a milestone collaboration of cultural attractions across the South.
Pilgrimage also recently unveiled its daily lineup. Music lovers will #MakeThePilgrimage to The Park at Harlinsdale for two unforgettable days of music, art and culture set against the natural amphitheaters with memorable performances by Jack White, Chris Stapleton, Lionel Richie, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, Brandi Carlile, Counting Crows, and more.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
Jack White * Lionel Richie * Hozier * Counting Crows * Amos Lee * Dawes
Elle King * Mat Kearney * Valerie June * Kevin Griffin * The Record Company
Caitlyn Smith * Infamous Stringdusters * Tall Heights * Tyminski * Aaron Lee Tasjan
Jillian Jacqueline * Courtney Marie Andrews * Wild Rivers * Sarah Shook & The Disarmers
Ahi * Liz Longley * Madisen Ward & Mama Bear * People on the Porch * Jake Leg Stompers
Emma Hern * Josh Martin * Kansas Bible Company * The Rumba Madre
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
Chris Stapleton * Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds * Brandi Carlile
Bleachers * Lord Huron * Maggie Rogers * The Struts * Jade Bird * Keb’ Mo’ Band
The White Buffalo * Pete Yorn * John Moreland * Low Cut Connie * Donovan Woods
*Rebirth Brass Band * Joshua Hedley * Caroline Rose * Robert Finley * Devon Gilfillian
Whitney Rose * Lilly Hiatt * Hannah Dasher * Bishop Gunn * Ivory Layne * The Sweet Water Warblers
Jamie Kent * The Voodoo Fix * Hymn for Her * Cody Brooks & Bee Taylor
Experience why Rolling Stone called Pilgrimage “a festival to watch” and “one of the South’s premier festivals” by The Tennessean with a 2-Day Pilgrimage pass ($185), 2-Day VIP Village pass ($975) OR a single-day pass ($125) as well as on-site parking passes for ($60)while limited supplies last. Want to bring the kids? No problem! Pilgrimage has something for everyone and children 10 and under get in FREE when accompanied by an adult Pilgrimage Pass. To purchase your passes, please visit www.pilgrimagefestival.com/tickets.
Pilgrimage would also like to welcome the following brand partners to the Pilgrimage family this year which include Bell’s Brewery, ASCAP, Citibank, Deep South Studios, The Frye Company, George Dickel, Kirkland’s, Maui Jim, Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Visit Franklin.
A very special thanks to the community partners including Americana Music Triangle, Friends of Franklin Parks, MusiCares®, City of Franklin, Visit Franklin, and Williamson County Chamber of Commerce.
The festival continues to drive tourism dollars to Williamson County and the Pilgrimage Foundation, the festival’s non-profit arm which donates a portion of each ticket sale to benefit the City of Franklin and Friends of Franklin Parks. In addition, a portion of ticket sales will also benefit MusiCares, a nonprofit organization that was established by the Recording Academy™ to provide a wide range of emergency financial assistance and addiction recovery resources to members of the music community.