EAT, DRINK AND SHOP AT THE PILGRIMAGE MUSIC AND CULTURAL FESTIVAL


FRANKLIN, TENN. (August 25, 2021) – Showcasing an array of world-class live music acts, Pilgrimage Music and Culture Festival raises the stake with over 35 artisan vendors and over 50 on-tap catering partners September 25 and 26 at Harlinsdale Farm Park in Franklin, TN.

With a wide selection of delicious options, customers will be delighted – literally – while Pilgrimage prepares local restaurants and cafes serving their favorites. Nibble on a smoked barbecue with Edley’s Bar-B-Cue and Chest of the city of music, or juicy burgers from ML Rose and The Burger Parlor & Beer Garden pharmacy, no one leaves this music festival hungry. Iconic local flavors like Big Shake Hot Chicken can be found, next Tennessee Tatercakes and The Tennessee Cobbler Co. The more the Farm to Turntable Food Truck Park pumps 16 other food trucks in the area. Whether you fancy a fresh Blue monkey crushed ice, or the ooey-gooey goodness of The Grilled Cheeserie, there is something for all taste buds. Additionally, Franklin, TN Hardee made her first pilgrimage to the 200-acre property, with a special menu of fresh Made From Scratch cookies. Festival-goers can stop by Hardee’s food truck to taste one of these famous cookies, created exclusively for Pilgrimage by Global Culinary Innovation Vice President Owen Klein.

FOOD PARTNERS: BANH MI & ROLL FACTORY, BEN & JERRY’S, BIG SHAKE’S HOT CHICKEN, BLUE MONKEY SHAVED ICE, CALIFARMIA, CHIVANADA, DADDY’S DOGS, EDLEY’S BAR-B-QUE, FRANKLIN CAFÉ, FRUIT TEA CHICKS, GERARD GORD’S NOAMES PAAMERY, ISANE , MUSIC CITY BRISKET, MUSIC CITY KETTLE KORN, ML ROSE, OLIVER’S ICEBOX, PADRINOS POPS, PELE’S WOOD FIRE PIZZA, THE PHARMACY BURGER PARLOR & BEER GARDEN, ON PINCHY’S, LANGERS NOBSTER COLE, REFTANGERS. SNO, ROLLED 4 EVER ICE CREAM, ROMEGA TAQUERIA, SJ WEATHERBY CONCEPTS, SPREAD’EM KITCHEN, THE TASTY WHEEL, TENNESSEE TATERCAKES, THE GRILLED CHEESERIE, THE HULI HUT, THE MAC SHACK, THE TENNÇESSEE TASTY WHEEL, TWICA’S COBWBLER CO., WEST COAST EVENTS

With a bubbling reputation for presenting a fine drinking experience for adults, the popular Craft Beer Hall is back in 2021 with a new name, now titled Wicked Weed Brew Hall, featuring eight from Asheville, NC Weed brewingthe most popular and seasonal beers, as well as several local and regional beers on tap. Guests can take their sip while watching NCAA and NFL lineup on LED screens all weekend long. For wine lovers, Washington wines will flow by the glass or by the bottle, produced by Smith House, with ViNO CasaSmith, K Winegrowers, and Substance collections. For music lovers in search of the perfect cocktail, the pilgrimage mixology experience continues with the help of the finest spirits, including Vodka Deep Eddy, Gin Hendrick, Milagro Tequila, George dickel, and the recent Dickel Bourbon. For those who prefer a cool, crisp beer or a refreshing hard seltzer, the event welcomes Bud Light Seltzer and Michelob ULTRA.

PREMIER WINES, BEERS AND SPIRITS PARTNERS: BUD LIGHT SELTZER, DEEP EDDY VODKA, GEORGE DICKEL, DICKEL BOURBON, HENDRICK’S GIN, MICHELOB ULTRA, MILAGRO TEQUILA, VINO CASASMITH, WICKED WEED BREWING

Offer environmentally friendly brands like CEMENT6 – accessories made from recycled cement and farm bags – and Unclaimed baggage – reused items, from unclaimed luggage to guitar string jewelry made by N Harmony Jewelry and Ropes for hope, and spicy hard candies from Hot Nashville Candy, This year Creators Village has items for the whole family. Nashville, TN ORCA displays their sturdy and resistant glasses and coolers, J. Matthew Welker: Pop Art Is Good and KCdesignZ are about to showcase unique works of art, while IMAJENation Hoop Revival creates homemade toys for the Lil ‘Pilgrims. With a list of clothing designers like Black sheep goods, Franklin Road Clothing Company, and Wander & Co. in the mix, same mobile braiding service braid babes will be on hand to enhance the style. Complete fashion finds, Tecovas hosted a unique showroom designed especially for the pilgrimage, showcasing selections of their cowboy boots, leather goods, clothing and handmade accessories.

MANUFACTURER VILLAGE SELLERS: ARAVAY, BANDBOX, BARAKÀ JEWELRY, BEBO FOLK ART, BLACK SHEEP GOODS, BRAIDBABES, BUBO HANDMADE, CEMENT6, CUTCO, ELLAJUDE, FRANKLIN ROAD APPAREL COMPANY, GRACE AND CHARM, CHAPEAU DE HANVRE! BY SUNNY LIFE, HIPPIE LOOT, IMAJENATION HOOP REVIVAL, J. MATTHEW WELKER: POP ART DONE GOOD, KCDESIGNZ, MAMIE RUTH, MIGDALIA, N HARMONY JEWELRY, THE NASHVILLE BLANKET PROJECT, NASHTEVILLE HOT SWEETS, NASHVILLE HOT SWEETS, NASHNILLEVILLE, VILLES, ORDESVILLE, VILLE , ROY LAWS ART, SECRET WILD ART, SICK DYE, SOCO SWINGS, SOULDIER, STRINGS FOR HOPE, TECOVAS, TEXTILE REVIVAL: CREATIVE OUTLAWS, The IY, TYE DYE MARY, UNCLAIMED BAGGAGE, WANDER & CO.

“As with our music programming, our line of kitchens, distilleries, breweries, wineries and manufacturers include the best boutique brands in the region and beyond,” shares event co-producer W. Brandt Wood. “The pilgrims have learned that there are a multitude of experiences to be discovered throughout the weekend in addition to the music of the festival.

Produced by Better Than Ezra frontman and Franklin resident Kevin Griffin, alongside Wood and Michael Whelan, Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival will host over 50 acts across five stages with Dave Matthews Band, The Black Keys, Maren Morris and Cage The Elephant headlining two day event. Level 2 priced tickets are almost sold out, as fans can still purchase two-day GA tickets for $ 209 and two-day VIP passes for $ 999 at PilgrimageFestival.com. Pilgrimage donates a portion of each ticket sale to help members of the music community in need through its direct partnership with the non-profit MusiCares of the Recording Academy, in addition to Friends of Franklin Parks for investment projects at the park at Harlinsdale Farm.

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