Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival 2017

Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival 2017

September 23, 2017 - September 24, 2017
September 23, 2017 - September 24, 2017


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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Gary Clark Jr.
bornFebruary 15, 1984
Mavis Staples
bornJuly 10, 1939
Justin Timberlake
bornJanuary 31, 1981
Eddie Vedder
Musician, singer-songwriter
bornDecember 23, 1964

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Justin Randall Timberlake (born January 31, 1981) is an American singer-songwriter, actor and record producer. Born and raised in Tennessee, he appeared on the television shows Star Search and The All-New Mickey Mouse Club as a child. In the late 1990s, Timberlake rose to prominence as one of the two lead vocalists and youngest member of NSYNC, which eventually became one of the best-selling boy bands of all time. Timberlake began to adopt a more mature image as an artist with the release of his debut solo album, the R&B-focused Justified (2002), which yielded the successful singles "Cry Me a River" and "Rock Your Body", and earned his first two Grammy Awards.

His critically acclaimed second album FutureSex/LoveSounds (2006), characterized by its diversity in music genres, debuted atop the U.S. Billboard 200 and produced the Hot 100 number-one singles "SexyBack", "My Love", and "What Goes Around... Comes Around". Established as a solo artist worldwide, his first two albums both exceeded sales of 10 million copies. He produced records and collaborated with other artists. From 2008 through 2012, Timberlake focused on his acting career, effectively putting his music career on hiatus; he held starring roles in the films The Social Network, Bad Teacher, In Time, and Friends with Benefits.

Timberlake resumed his music career in 2013 with his third and fourth albums The 20/20 Experience and The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2, exploring neo soul styles, partly inspired by the expansive song structures of 1960s and 1970s rock. The former became the best-selling album of the year in the US with the largest sales week, and spawned the top-three singles "Suit & Tie" and "Mirrors", while the latter produced the top-ten song "Not a Bad Thing". For his live performances, including the eponymous concert tour for the albums, he began performing with his band The Tennessee Kids, composed by instrumentalists and dancers. Timberlake voiced the lead character in DreamWorks Animation's Trolls (2016), which soundtrack includes his fifth Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping single, "Can't Stop the Feeling!".

Among numerous awards and accolades, Timberlake is the recipient of ten Grammy Awards, four Emmy Awards, three Brit Awards, and nine Billboard Music Awards. Time named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2007 and 2013. His other ventures include record label Tennman Records, fashion label William Rast, and the restaurants Destino and Southern Hospitality.


Gary Clark Jr.[1] (born February 15, 1984) is an American musician from Austin, Texas.[2][3][4] Dubbed 'The Chosen One', Clark has shared the stage with many legends of rock and roll, including Eric Clapton, B. B. King and the Rolling Stones.[5] He is best known for his fusion of blues, rock and soul music with elements of hip hop.[6] Clark's musical trademarks are his distorted guitar sound, heavy use of improvisation and his silky smooth vocal style.

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Day two of Pilgrimage Festival revolves around rock,...
  –  September 26, 2017
... his set and Pilgrimage 2017 with a performance of “Hard Sun,” another song belonging to Vedder’s 2007 “Into the Wild (Music For the Motion Picture)” album. Click here for more Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival coverage. Follow Tayhlor ...
Eddie Vedder takes a knee at Pilgrimage Festival,a
  –  September 26, 2017
At the start of his spellbinding solo set at the Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival - which closed out the third annual event in Franklin, Tenn. - Eddie Vedder "took a knee" on stage, expressing solidarity with the NFL players taking a stand against ...
Watch Justin Timberlake and Chris Stapleton rock the Pilgrimage Music Festival together
  –  September 25, 2017
Fans certainly received their money’s worth at the Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival on Saturday night ... A post shared by Chris Stapleton (@chrisstapleton) on Sep 23, 2017 at 8:29pm PDT The duo previously joined forces at the 2015 CMA Awards ...
Justin Timberlake declares love for Tennessee at Pilgrimage Festival
  –  September 25, 2017
Justin Timberlake performs at the Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Franklin, Tenn. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP) FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis native Justin Timberlake returned to his home state for one of his ...
This Week’s Tickets: Cirque Du Soleil, 2017 Diàn Mí Electronic Music Festival, OneRepublic and Tons More
  –  September 25, 2017
Returning to Suzhou just outside Shanghai and transpiring over three days is the electronic music / camping ... China's biggest rock festival, MIDI. Taking place in an 800-acre ecological park, expect a few thousand kids making the pilgrimage to camp ...
Justin Timberlake rocks the Pilgrimage Festival crowd
  –  September 24, 2017
Justin Timberlake rocks the Pilgrimage Festival crowd Justin Timberlake performs at Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 at The Park at Harlinsdale in Franklin, Tenn. Check out this story on commercialappeal.com: http://tnne.ws/2we4aJp
Pilgrimage Festival 2017: The best performances we saw on Saturday
  –  September 23, 2017
The first day of the 2017 Pilgrimage Music Festival was a scorcher – and we wish we were just talking about the music. The temperature on Harlinsdale Farm in Franklin, Tenn., climbed up into the 90s in the first hours of the fest, with little in the way ...
Justin Timberlake Electrifies on First Day of Pilgrimage Festival in Tennessee
  –  September 23, 2017
How often can you say a music festival is clean? It’s as sanitized as the very city it takes place, the quaint, yet expanding Franklin, Tennessee, and it works to its benefit. Compared to its grittier Tennessee brethren Bonnaroo, Pilgrimage seemed to say ...
Justin Timberlake to headline Pilgrimage Festival
  –  September 22, 2017
(CNN) - Justin Timberlake usually dazzles fans in his "Suit and Tie," but this weekend he'll be getting down on the farm at the Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival. The four-time Emmy winner and nine-time Grammy winner co-produced this year's festival and ...
Pilgrimage Festival Producers Balance Growing Event With Boutique Feel
  –  September 15, 2017
the longtime Better Than Ezra frontman envisioned his next journey: a music festival. Fast forward to 2017, where Griffin and co-producers Brandt Wood and Michael Whelan are a week away from the third annual Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival ...
Covelong Point Surf, Music & Yoga Festival 2017 caps off with grand final
  –  August 28, 2017
The Covelong Point Surf, Music & Yoga Festival 2017 is the most coveted Surfing festivals at the eastern coast of India and is a pilgrimage of sorts to Surfers, Yogis and Musicians. The event besides TT Group is also sponsored by Laxmi Machine Works ...

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