Here are a few things to be aware of before heading to the festival:
The Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival features dozens of performers on four stages throughout the festival grounds. Festival officials announced the lineup schedule in August. List of performers is not comprehensive.
- The Killers
- Keith Urban
- Leon Bridges
- The Head and the Heart
- Lauren Daigle
- Better Than Ezra
- Edie Brickell and New Bohemians
- Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe
- The War and Treaty
- Foo Fighters
- Nathaniel Ratliff & The Night Sweats
- Jenny Lewis
- Wynonna and The Big Noise
- Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
- Rayland Baxter
- Justin Townes Earle
- Preservation Hall Jazz Band
- Adia Victoria
See full line-up and schedule here.
Getting to the festival
Festivalgoers and residents should be prepared for increased traffic in the Franklin area during the weekend. Options are available for those who choose to not bring their cars.
Parking passes are sold separately through the Pilgrimage website and are available for $70 for the weekend.
Pickup and drop-off areas for rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft will be located on the east side of The Factory at Franklin at 230 Franklin Road, Franklin.
Festivalgoers can park in public spaces in downtown Franklin following city regulations, and other off-site parking lots will be available for cash payment.
Shuttle services will be provided from Nashville, Brentwood, Cool Springs and Franklin with prices ranging from $23-$60. Shuttle passes are available at www.festdrive.busbank.com/pilgrimage-festival.
According to the city of Franklin, street closures will be in effect in Franklin during both days of the festival and will begin at 6 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21.
- Northbound Franklin Road from First Avenue to Harpeth Industrial Court will close at 6 a.m. Sept. 21 and will be used for bicycle and pedestrian access.
- The northbound side of Franklin Road will be closed from Harpeth Industrial County to Mack C. Hatcher Parkway beginning at 6 a.m. Both lanes will be used for southbound traffic flow until 8 p.m.
- Franklin Road from Harpeth Industrial County to Mack C. Hatcher will allow only southbound traffic from 6:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
- Franklin Road from Harpeth Industrial Court to First Avenue will only allow southbound traffic as the northbound lane will be for bicycle and pedestrian access from 6:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
- From 8-10 p.m. on both days, both lanes Franklin Road from Harpeth Industrial Court to Mack C. Hatcher Parkway will used for northbound traffic only. There will be no southbound access from Mack C. Hatcher.
- From 8-10 p.m. on both days, both lanes of Franklin Road from Harpeth Industrial Court to First Avenue will only allow southbound traffic flow.
- From 8-10 p.m. on both days, Liberty Pike from Eddy Lane to Franklin Road will allow only eastbound traffic with a police officer stationed at Eddy Lane to assist residents at Everly Apartments and Jamison Station as well as along Old Liberty Pike and Daniels Drive.
- Franklin Road at Liberty Pike will not be passable.
The city of Franklin has built an interactive map of road closures in the area, read more about closures here.
More than 20 food vendors and several food trucks will be on-site to feed crowds. Read more about vendors here.
What to bring
- Empty water bottles to fill on-site
- Phone chargers
- Tickets and parking passes
- Low-back chairs (under 30 inches)
- Blankets smaller than 8 by 10 feet
What to leave at home
- Selfie sticks
- Bicycles, skateboards, scooters
- Musical equipment and instruments
- Large backpacks