The Countdown is on to the Pilgrimage Festival!

The Countdown is on to the Pilgrimage Festival!

In only its 4th year, the Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival has quickly become a thread woven into the fabric of the music culture here in Tennessee. Though still in its infancy when compared to other music festivals (like Burning Man, which has been going on for 32 years, or even Middle Tennessee’s Bonnaroo, which has been going on for 16 years now) the Pilgrimage Festival is one of the most anticipated festivals of the year.

Modeled after the daytime, family-friendly Jazz Fest in New Orleans, the Pilgrimage Festival is held on the picturesque grounds of the The Park at Harlinsdale in Franklin, Tennessee. Musical selections cover many genres, including rock and roll, bluegrass, alternative country, jazz, indie, gospel, and more. Every year the festival has increased in size, adding not only more stages but also more stars.

In an effort to capture other cultural elements of the surrounding area, Pilgrimage Festival also includes local artisans and food vendors. From food trucks to local restaurants on site, Pilgrimage strives to give guests a chance to breathe in some fresh air, listen to some killer music, and taste some of the most delicious food in the area.

 David Shaw from The Revivalists entertains the crowd at The Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival. Photo credit: Terry Wyatt

David Shaw from The Revivalists entertains the crowd at The Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival. Photo credit: Terry Wyatt

 

We at Strategic Hospitality are honored to be curating the VIP Village at the Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival this year. We are trying something new that will be super fun and we hope you’ll consider checking out. SH will be hosting an outdoor kitchen and larder with some of our good friends from across the city - including lots  friends outside of our restaurant group! We’ll be preparing whole meats, fish, and seasonal vegetables throughout the day. Multiple booths will rotate in two hour blocks from 11 am to 7 pm both days, ensuring our VIP’s are constantly privy to a variety of exciting and tasty options. We’ve got some great folks on board, including:

Lisa White (LA Jackson & Killebrew), Levon Wallace (Strategic Hospitality), Martin’s BBQ Joint, Arnold’s Country Kitchen, Trevor Moran (Strategic Hospitality), Matt Bolus (404 Kitchen), Nathan Deunsing (Marsh House), Taqueria Andrea, Paradise Park, Josh Habiger (Bastion), Julia Sullivan (Henrietta Red), Gerard Craft (Pastaria Nashville), Mayme & Wes Walker (Street Provisions), and Trey Brunett & Jessica Benefield (Two Ten Jack).

So, if you’re so inclined to go to a beautiful farm on a lovely date in late September, listen to some world-class musicians, and eat some delicious food from some of the best chefs in the city, we’ll see you there!

 

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