Pilgrimage music festival to require COVID-19 vaccine or negative test for entry

The Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival will return Sept. 25-26. (Courtesy Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival)
The Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival will return Sept. 25-26. (Courtesy Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival)

The Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival will return Sept. 25-26. (Courtesy Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival)

To help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the region, organizers with the Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival announced Aug. 16 they will require attendees to present proof of a COVID-19 vaccination or negative test in order to enter the festival grounds.

"The safety of our guests, staff, artists and vendors is our No. 1 priority," organizers said in a social media post. "As such, Covid-19 protocols will be implemented. More details will be emailed to ticket holders and available on the festival website in the coming days."

To gain entry to the festival, slated to be held Sept. 25-26 at The Park at Harlinsdale Farm in Franklin, attendees must bring their COVID-19 vaccination card or proof of a negative test that was taken at least 48 hours before entry.

Other music festivals in the region have also announced similar safety measures. Officials with the Bonaroo Music & Arts Festival, which is scheduled to take place Sept. 2-5 in Manchester, have also announced it will require proof of a vaccine or negative COVID-19 test.
By Wendy Sturges
A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.


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