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Pilgrimage Fest Reveals Black Opry Revue, Sunday Gospel Service

Black Opry Revue begins at 1:10 p.m. on Sept. 24 while the festival’s Sunday Gospel Service takes place Sept. 25 at 11:30 a.m.

The Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival, which takes place Sept 24 – 25 in Franklin, has revealed the lineups for the Black Opry Revue and Sunday Gospel Service.

Black Opry Revue begins at 1:10 p.m. CT on Saturday, September 24 at the Gold Record Road Stage while the festival’s Sunday Gospel Service will take place on Sunday, September 25 at 11:30 a.m. at the Americana Music Triangle Experience stage.

Black Opry Revue

Performers include Aaron Vance, Yasmin Williams, Lori Rayne, Ruby Amanfu, Layna, Nicky Diamonds and Ping Rose. Black Opry Revue is a home for Black artists and Black fans of Country, Blues, Folk and Americana music, featuring performers who encompass all aspects of each genre. Showcasing the diversity that Black artists bring to these spaces, Black Opry Revue fosters connection and celebrates Black artists and their contributions.

Sunday Gospel Service

Sunday Gospel Service is in its third year at Pilgrimage Festival, with the event offering attendees the opportunity to worship at The Park at Harlinsdale Farm in Franklin, TN.Β  Performers during this year’s African American Historical Society Southern Gospel Service include Charlene Harrison, DeWitt Johnson, Quintavious Johnson and Michael Rix. The morning session offers festival-goers a scenic swap for their normal worship service, centering the program on the music of performers for a serene start to day two of the weekend.

Last week, Pilgrimage Festival announced its list of food and beverage vendors for this year’s event including over two dozen food options and premier beverage partners as well as its list of Makers Village vendors and local retailers. From food trucks to handmade jewelry and more, there will be plenty to fill up on and fill your home with at the 2022 festival.

Founded by Better Than Ezra singer and Franklin resident Kevin Griffin, W. Brandt Wood and Michael Whelan, Pilgrimage Festival is dedicated to supporting local creators of all kinds. This year’s musical lineup is anchored by headliners Chris Stapleton, Brandi Carlile, Jon Batiste and The Avett Brothers with sets by more than four dozen acts including Lake Street Dive, Elle King, Lennon Stella, Trampled by Turtles, Dawes, Better Than Ezra, Marty Stuart, Celisse, Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway, Butch Walker, Brittney Spencer, Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, Adia Victoria, Bones Owens, Jensen McRae and many more.

Two-day General Admission (GA) passes, two-day VIP passes and single-day tickets are on sale now. Purchase tickets here.


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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.