Willie Nelson, Wilco, Weezer
The folks organizing the Pilgrimage Festival, scheduled for September 26-27 in Franklin, Tennessee, have done the heavy lifting and organized a festival that's both rocking and laid-back, one that should send you home afterward with smiles and great memories. These are just a few reasons why we believe that Pilgrimage may end up being one of our favorite festivals of 2015:
1. A stellar line up, assembled from some of the best rock, Americana and bluegrass artists playing today with a liberal seasoning of New Orleans brass and funk. The recent addition of Steven Tyler, who's diving deep into country in his most recent work, turns up the volume on a lineup that ranges from Willie Nelson, Wilco and Weezer to Charles Bradley to Dr. John and on to the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
2. A family-friendly atmosphere that encourages both rocking and chilling out when the opportunity beckons, with a dedicated Little Pilgrims stage for the young 'uns. Locating the festival in the verdant rolling hills of historic Harlinsdale Farm Park just north of downtown Franklin doesn't hurt either.