“When it comes to the needs of live music fans, the Pilgrimage Music Festival thought of everything.” – CMT

“Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival kept the roots vibe alive in nearby Franklin with stellar sets from Margo Price, Brothers Osborne, Anderson East, Kacey Musgraves and Jason Isbell.” – Rolling Stone Country

“[Pilgrimage] is shaping up to be one of the South’s premier festivals…” – The Tennessean


“Blind Pilot still uses its music as a vehicle for slowing down and examining the world around it.” –NPR Music


Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival and indie folk band Blind Pilot premiere a LIVE version of their track “Umpqua Rushing” and video as part of the festival’s 2016 Pilgrimage Sessions. The video was recorded live at the second annual Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival in Franklin, TN, which featured the band performing in a cozy, decked out airstream presented by Sixthman. PRESS HERE to watch the video.
Hailing from Portland, the band has found recent success with the release of their album And Then Like Lions in August 2016. The album reached #2 on theBillboard Americana / Folk charts. Originally a duo, Blind Pilot has grown to a six-piece band to create their signature sound and songs that address personal topics. “Umpqua Rushing” tackles a string of personal tragedies that frontman Israel Nebeker suffered, including the death of his father.

Blind Pilot video; Packed Powder (Official Video)

Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival is a two-day event transforming The Park at Harlinsdale Farm into an oasis of music, food, and culture set against the natural amphitheaters and vistas of this former horse farm located in Franklin, TN. Going into its third year, the festival has been hailed by Rolling Stone as having “established itself as a festival to watch.” The previous lineups have included heavy hitters Willie Nelson, Steven Tyler, Beck, Daryl Hall and John Oates, Jason Isbell, and Kacey Musgraves and up and coming indie favorites such as Blind Pilot, The Strumbellas, Kaleo, Shakey Graves and more.Not only does the festival drive tourism dollars to Williamson County but a portion of each ticket sale benefits the City of Franklin, Franklin Parks and MusiCares®, a nonprofit organization that was established by The Recording Academy®.

Stay tuned for more information on 2017 Pilgrimage dates, lineup, and updates.

2016 Pilgrimage Sessions; The Strumbellas performing “Spirits”

Blind Pilot; 2016 Pilgrimage Sessions “Umpqua Rushing”

Blind Pilot video; Packed Powder (Official Video)

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