Country, Americana acts among lineup for Pilgrimage Music Fest 2016
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If you were hoping to catch performances by Beck and Kacey Musgraves in one festival, then keep reading. With just over four months to go until the opening act takes the stage, organizers of Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival have announced the event’s first wave of performers. With Kacey Musgraves, The Brothers Osborne, and Shakey Graves on the lineup, the initial round includes a strong showing of country, folk and Americana acts for this year’s festival, which will be held September 24 and 25 at The Park at Harlinsdale in Franklin, Tennessee.

Other acts announced in the first wave of performers include country music’s Margo Price (“Hurtin’,” “Since You Put Me Down”), with folk music’s City and Colour (“The Girl,” “Wasted Love”), and indie folk band Blind Pilot (“Two Towns From Me,” “Keep You Right”). Other acts include folk, soul, and rock group Langhorne Slim & The Law,

A total of about 20 musical acts representing rock, R&B, punk rock and other musical genres were announced in the first wave of performers for the festival, including Beck, The Violent Femmes, Better Than Ezra, The Arcs, Wild Belle, and Lunchmoney Lewis.

The first wave of performers was announced via Pilgrimage’s website and official Facebook page on May 17. The second wave will be announced at a later date. Although set times have not been released, the festival wraps up performances in the early evening according to Pilgrimage’s website.

As noted on the festival’s website, Pilgrimage celebrates the diverse range of genres in music today, with bluegrass, jazz, rock, pop and a number of other styles on the performance lineup. One-time collaborations with different musical acts are also part of the festival. The festival will host The Children’s Stage with kid-friendly music, so the youngest music fan in your family can see a performance or two as well.

In addition to live music, the festival will host The Kitch-N-Tell Stage, where festival goers can talk to distillers and authors. A list of food and beverage vendors was also posted on the festival’s website and includes wine, pitas, burgers, and seafood.

Tickets to the festival are on sale. Two-day general admission passes currently start at $174, and two-day VIP passes are currently available for $599. Both types of passes are available in limited quantities, and additional details are available on the festival’s website.

In addition to Pilgrimage, country music fans can see some of their favorite performers at a number of festivals this fall, including Country Night Lights in Athens, Ohio (September 23 and 24), and Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival in Las Vegas (September 30 through October 2).