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Willie Nelson to Headline Tennessee’s Inaugural Pilgrimage Festival

Willie Nelson is set to headline Pilgrimage Festival, a brand new music and cultural event set to take place this September.

Willie Nelson is set to headline the first ever Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival. The brand new festival mixes country acts like Will Hoge and Rainey Qualley with indie and alternative artists including The Decemberists, Weezer and Iron & Wine. The event is set to take place Sept. 26-27 at Franklin’s Park at Harlinsdale Farm.

The new festival is the brainchild of Better than Ezra singer and Franklin resident Kevin Griffin. According to a statement on the festival’s website, Griffin frequents the park that the festival will be held at and was inspired to create the event by the beautiful landscape and scenery of the area. He, along with W. Brandt Wood and Michael Whelan, were also inspired by the legendary New Orleans Jazz Festival and its friendly and unique culture.

The festival will also feature many acoustic performances and will only take place during the day. This move is meant to encourage visitors to explore downtown Franklin’s shops and restaurants after the concerts wrap up.

Two day general admission and VIP passes are currently on sale, and additions to the lineup are set to be announced in May and June. You can see the full lineup and find more information at the Pilgrimage Festival’s official website.

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Willie Nelson to Headline Tennessee’s Inaugural Pilgrimage Festival