FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WTVF) — The lineup for the 2019 Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival has been announced and it includes some big name headliners.
The two-day festival will take place on September 21 and September 22 in Franklin.
Here’s a list of some of the artists:
- Foo Fighters
- The Killers
- Keith Urban
- Leon Bridges
- Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats
- The Head and The Heart
- Jenny Lewis
- Lauren Daigle
- Edie Brickell
- Better Than Ezra
- Lukas Nelson and The Promise of the Real
Check out the full list below:
“Pilgrimage truly showcases all that middle Tennessee has to offer: all genres of music, the best artisans and makers and incredible cuisine all in a family-friendly atmosphere that ends by 8:30 p.m. each night,” shares Pilgrimage partner and Better Than Ezra co-founding vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Kevin Griffin.
This comes on the heels of the 2018 festival that encountered evacuation challenges during bad weather on Saturday evening last year.
Kevin Griffin said, “We had over 8 inches of rain in two days, any site is going to have to cancel.”
The muddy field conditions at the Park at Harlinsdale Farm in Franklin were declared unsafe on Sunday morning so the event was canceled for the day.
Event organizers said they spent over $67,000 repairing the grounds after last year.
Kevin Griffin, Brandt Wood, and Michael Whelan are festival organizers. They don’t plan on moving the festival to a different spot.
Wood said, “There’s no way to change venues with all the production and all the infrastructure there.”
Event organizers realize some vendors and festival goers left last year— disappointed.
First, they’re making communication improvements.
Whelan said, “They’ll already have a plan in place days before they’ll know ‘Okay, this is where I shelter in place,’ ‘This is where if I go if I do have to evacuate the site,’ ‘This is where I’m going to go.”
Second, they’re planning on bringing in mobile phone towers for WiFi and better signal. And lastly, they’re adding more off site parking spots and additional evacuation sites.
Griffin said, “I think you get stronger, any challenge you have, in any kind of business or any endeavor, adversity makes you stronger.”
Passes go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. Click here for more information.