Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival 2019 Headlined By Foo Fighters, The Killers, Keith Urban

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John Shore
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Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters appears electrified when the band opens The Anthem in Washington, D.C., Oct. 12.
After being cut short by stormy weather last year, Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival is ready to rock again with a lineup topped by Foo Fighters, The Killers and Keith Urban. 
The fifth annual Pilgrimage returns to The Park At Harlinsdale Farm in Franklin, Tenn., Sept. 21-22.  The festival was launched in part by Better Than Ezra frontman and Franklin resident Kevin Griffin, who was inspired to create a festival while on a run at The Park, a century-old horse farm recently purchased by the city. The 230-acre farm, located just 20 minutes south of Nashville, boasts rolling hills, natural amphitheaters and beautiful vistas.  
Griffin partnered with his lifelong friends W. Brandt Wood and Michael Whelan to create an event with a lineup featuring a mix of rock, alt-country, bluegrass, jazz, indie and gospel. 
Better Than Ezra will perform, along with Leon Bridges, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, The Head & The Heart, Live, Jenny Lewis, Lauren Daigle, Phosphorescent, Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, Lukas Nelson & Promise Of the Real and more. 
“Pilgrimage truly showcases all that middle Tennessee has to offer: all genres of music, the best artisans and makers and incredible cuisine all in a family-friendly atmosphere that ends by 8:30 p.m. each night,” Griffin said in a statement. “I’m most excited for the ‘pilgri-mashups’ we’ve come to expect over the years featuring incredible collaborations such as Justin Timberlake and Chris Stapleton, Preservation Hall and Willie Nelson, Ruby Amanfu and Weezer, and Holly Williams and Sheryl Crow. With the diversity in this year’s lineup, who knows what could happen!”
Highlights at the event include local and regional craft vendors at the Maker’s Village, the Farm to Turntable Food Truck Park and the American Music Triangle Experience, celebrating the musical heritage of the Deep South. 
An American Express card member presale began Tuesday. Tickets go on sale to the general public March 15 at 10 a.m. CT with two-day GA passes beginning at $185 and VIP Village passes priced at $975. Children age 10 and under are free when accompanied by an adult with a GA pass and Children age 2 and under are free when accompanied by an adult with a VIP pass. 
The festival is donating a portion of each ticket to benefit the City of Franklin and Friends of Franklin Park, as well as a portion of ticket sales to nonprofit MusiCares to assist musicians with emergency financial assistance and addiction recovery.