It’s time to #MakeThePilgrimage once again. This year it’s another stacked lineup and we’ve picked out 11 things you don’t want to miss at Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival 2019.
Dave Grohl. Need we say more? The Foo Fighters will close out this year’s Pilgrimage Festival on Sunday night. They take the Fender Premium Audio Midnight Sun Stage at 6:05 PM. If you’re one of the many Nashvillians who missed them during their last tour, now is your chance to see them rock out live.
The Art Barn, according to the festival, is “the most historic piece of architecture at Harlinsdale Farm.” For the weekend, the barn is the festival’s art gallery where you can get away from it all and enjoy unique artwork.
The Killers headline the Fender Premium Audio Midnight Sun Stage on Saturday night and this is another show everyone will be talking about next week. The band plays a two-hour set from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM.
Sure, this isn’t a band but it’ll be hot AF this weekend and there’s no better way to cool off than with an Island Girl. That’s Kenny Chesney‘s signature Blue Chair Bay cocktail and it includes their Coconut Rum, orange juice, pineapple juice and lemon-lime soda. Enjoy this one while the sun sets (if you’re over the age of 21). Cheers!
We can’t miss Keith Urban‘s live show anytime he’s in a 100-mile radius. This year, all we have to do is trek to the Pilgrimage Gold Record Road stage to see his electric guitar playing. Even if you’re not a fan of country music, you should check him out. He may convert you. His set leaves just enough time for you to head over to see The Killers. Urban plays from 5 PM to 6:30 PM.
Millville is Pilgrimage’s tiny house village! There are beer and wine stands and lounges and shops on wheels throughout Millville. At the center of the village is a “shade-covered stage in-the-round featuring an all-local lineup.” You’ll definitely want to check out this unique experience.
Better Than Ezra
Better Than Ezra (which includes frontman and co-founder of Pilgrimage, Kevin Griffin) will once again rock Pilgrimage. Their set is on Sunday at 1:45 PM. You can expect hits like “Good,” “Desperately Wanting” and tons of Griffin’s hilarious antics. If this is the first show you see all day, it’ll be the best start to your day. Trust us.
If you want to escape the loud music for a little bit, take a few minutes to peruse Makers Village. It’s their marketplace that’s full of southern makers, local artisans, jewelers and more. Get a souvenir that will cement Pilgrimage 2019 in your memory forever.
It’s hard to put Morgan Myles‘ incredible voice into words. She’s powerful. She’s soulful. She’s country. If you’re a fan of powerful voices with songs that will move you, you’ll want to head to the Millville stage on Saturday at 10:55. Sure, it’s early but, trust us, she’s worth it.
Bell’s Brewery Craft Beer Hall
This is our favorite spot to catch up on SEC and NFL football during Pilgrimage festival. Not only do they have a massive tent with TVs and sound, but they also have tons of tasty brews on tap. This year, for the first time, there’s also a shaded beer garden for tastings.
Leon Bridges is one of the most talented soul singer-songwriters we have ever seen live. We’re feeling blessed that he’s playing Pilgrimage on Saturday at the Fender Premium Audio Midnight Sun Stage. His set starts at 4:20 PM and we can honestly say it will be “Beyond.”
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