Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival 2016

Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival 2016

September 24, 2016 - September 25, 2016
September 24, 2016 - September 25, 2016


Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival like most great ideas, was inspired by friendship, history, and the desire to create a meaningful experience.

Founded by musician and Franklin, TN resident Kevin Griffin and lifelong buddies W. Brandt Wood and Michael Whelan, the trio aspired to highlight the diversity and community spirit of the New Orleans Jazz Fest, tailoring the best elements to Franklin– a richly historic town just 20 minutes south of Nashville. Like Jazz Fest, Pilgrimage takes place during the day, and offers a diverse yet renowned lineup of rock and roll, alt-country, bluegrass, jazz, indie, gospel and more.

Performing on patina-clad stages reflecting the area’s aesthetic, many bands “crank it down” and give a partly acoustic set specifically tailored to the day. Moreover, the fest will boast “Pilgri-mashups,” pairing artists together for special one-time collaborations on stage.

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American musician and singer-songwriter
bornJuly 8, 1970
Los Angeles, United States
founde3Cake (band)
Violent Femmes
Kacey Musgraves
American singer-songwriter
bornAugust 21, 1988
Golden, Texas, United States

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Daryl Hall and John Oates, often referred to as Hall & Oates, are an American musical duo from Philadelphia. Daryl Hall is generally the lead vocalist of the pairing. John Oates primarily plays electric guitar and provides backing vocals. The two write most of the songs they perform, either separately or in collaboration. They achieved their greatest fame from the late 1970s to the mid-1980s with a fusion of rock and roll and rhythm and blues.[1]

Hall and Oates have sold an estimated 40 million records throughout their career, making them the third best-selling music duo of all time. (The Carpenters hold the top record with 150 million records sold.[citation needed]) Hall & Oates are best known for their six No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100: "Rich Girl", "Kiss on My List", "Private Eyes", "I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)", "Maneater", and "Out of Touch", as well as many other songs which charted in the Top 40. In total, they had 34 chart hits on the US Billboard Hot 100, seven RIAA platinum albums, and six RIAA gold albums.[2] Because of that chart success, Billboard magazine named them the most successful duo of the rock era, surpassing The Everly Brothers. This success did not translate to the UK where they never had a number one single or album, only one of their albums entered on the Top 10 of the UK Albums Chart and only two of their singles reached the Top 10 of the UK Singles Chart along with six singles on the Top 40 of the same chart.

In 2003, Hall and Oates were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Billboard magazine had Hall & Oates at No. 15 on their list of the 100 greatest artists of all time and the No. 1 duo,[3] while VH1 placed the duo as No. 99 on their list of the 100 greatest artists of all time. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2014.[4] On September 2, 2016 they received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Media Supporters21


Spotify - Featured Albums & Singles61


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News Articles6

Thousands attend Franklin festival
WSMV  –  September 26, 2016
Thousands of people gathered for the Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival at The Park at Harlinsdale. Singer Kacey Musgraves was one of several stars to take the stage. Along with the live music, there were local artists and chefs that prepared local dishes.
Photos: 2016 Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival, Day 2
The Tennessean  –  September 25, 2016
Photos: 2016 Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival, Day 2 Sierra Hruska, 8, cools off with a mister at The Pilgrimage Music & Heritage Festival in Franklin, Tenn, on Sunday September 25. Check out this story on Tennessean.com: http://tnne.ws/2dtXkKm
Pilgrimage Festival attracts crowds for music, food, and art
topix.com  –  September 25, 2016
Record temperatures did not keep a crowd of thousands from descending upon the Park at Harlinsdale in Franklin for the second Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival this weekend. A few feet away from the music, dozens of local vendors gave festival attendees ...
Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival Returns to Franklin, Tennessee
crescentvale.com  –  September 12, 2016
Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival is less than two weeks away. The event recently announced their stage schedule, and have released an IOS app. This marks the second year for the Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival. Violent Femmes, Grace Potter and ...
focusonthe615.com  –  September 7, 2016
“I couldn’t be more excited about becoming part of The Pilgrimage Music & Culture Festival. Being a Tennessee native and now a member of the community in Franklin, I have been watching the development of the festival over the past two years. For ...
Justin Timberlake Signs On as Partner + Producer of Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival
stylemagazine.com  –  August 23, 2016
Franklin, TN - August 23, 2016 - Actor and Musician Justin Timberlake continues to expand his role in the music industry by signing on as a partner and producer of the Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival. The two-day event transforms The Park At ...

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