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Pilgrimage Fest Releases Americana Tent Lineup

Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival will be held on September 23-24 at the Park at Harlinsdale Farm in Franklin.

Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival’s Americana Music Triangle (AMT) tent has become one of the nine-year-old event’s most popular hangouts. That tradition continues in 2023 as the festival has attracted a record 15 community partners and a wide range of talented performers. The popular “Down Home Church” service will also return.

“The AMT tent has become an iconic part of our festival and a must-see for attendees,” said Pilgrimage Co-Producer Brandt Wood. “It offers a nice respite from the larger stages with an intimate setting that allows festival goers to interact with some of the great music communities in the triangle and also experience great performances up close.”

The Americana Music Triangle was created to showcase the incredible music roots of the triangle between Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans. A Pilgrimage staple, the AMT tent features performances and displays celebrating the genres of music that have emerged from this region. Mike Wolfe and the Antique Archaeology team work alongside the Pilgrimage décor department to create a setting that transports attendees to the Americana Triangle’s Gold Record Road.

2023 Americana Music Triangle Tent:

Some of the performers scheduled for the AMT tent include The Watson Twins, Bones Owens, People on the Porch, Michael Rix, Charlie Worsham, Tommy Prine, Owensboro Bluegrass Band, Troubadour Blue and more. On Sunday at noon, Pilgrimage will once again open with a church service featuring special guests. SiriusXM personality and Franklin resident Buzz Brainard will once again serve as the emcee.

“There’s nothing like the AMT tent, and we believe this year will be our best ever,” added Wood. “We are also excited about the incredible list of partners who will be on hand to educate and provide travel information about their communities.”

This year, 15 communities and organizations represent the event: State of Alabama; Huntsville, Alabama; The Shoals; State of Arkansas; Madison, Indiana; Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum (Owensboro, Kentucky); Clarksdale, Mississippi; Cleveland, MS/Grammy Museum; Oxford, Mississippi; Birthplace of Country Music (Bristol, Tennessee), Columbia, Tennessee; Experience TN; Nashville’s Big Backyard/Americana Music Triangle; Visit Franklin; and Lawrenceburg, Tennessee.

“Our goal is to preserve the cultural heritage of the Triangle and its municipalities by showcasing history and creating new economic opportunities by bringing these places to our attendees,” said Wood.

Bring the fam out to the Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival on September 23 – 24 at the Park at Harlinsdale Farm in Franklin, Tennessee. The festival headliners this year include:

  • The Lumineers
  • Zach Bryan
  • The Black Crowes
  • Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
  • The Head and The Heart
  • Ashley McBryde
  • Luke Grimes and more!

For more information on the festival or to purchase tickets, visit



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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.