Zach Bryan, Ashley McBryde & More Set For 2023 Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival

Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival will take place September 23 & 24 in Franklin, Tenn.


Lauren Jo Black

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March 9, 2023


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Zach Bryan; Photo by Louis Nice, Ashley McBryde; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival is returning to Franklin, Tennessee in 2023 and the just-announced lineup is stacked with star power. 

The 2023 lineup was revealed on Wednesday (March 8) and includes a genre-bending list of artists, including headliners The Lumineers, The Black Crowes, Zach Bryan and Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats.

Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival will take place September 23 & 24 and will also feature performances by The Head And The Heart, Yola, Better Than Ezra, James Bay, Hailey Whitters, Boy Named Banjo, Ashley McBryde, Margo Price, Luke Grimes, Ian Munsick, The War and Treaty, Peter One, Butch Walker, Madeline Edwards, Charlie Worsham, The Watson Twins, Bones Owens, Tash Neal & MJT, People On The Porch, Michael Rix, Patrick Droney, Tigirlily Gold, Tommy Prine, Owensboro Bluegrass Band, Troubadour Blue and Down Home Church.

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Festival In Its Ninth Year

Dubbed one of the finest boutique festivals in the country, the popular festival takes place at the The Park on the 200-acre Harlinsdale Farm, which is a 19th century horse farm that now serves as Franklin’s Central Park.

This marks the ninth year for Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival. The lineup announcement was revealed via The Nashville Sign at West End in Broadway in Downtown Nashville on March 8. 

Festival producer, Better Ezra’s Kevin Griffin, celebrated the exciting announcement by visiting the iconic digital billboard.


“It’s not every year that we get to capture lightning in a bottle with an artist ascending as fast as Zach Bryan. Add that to an incredible lineup with artists like The Lumineers, The Black Crowes, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and The Head And The Heart and you’re going to have one amazing festival,” Griffin shared in a statement. 

Tickets On Sale Now

Tickets for the two-day festival are on sale now and include two-day GA, two-day VIP, single-day GA, and single-day VIP as well as parking passes. 

Limited quantities of tickets are available at each of the tiered price levels. Fans are encouraged to purchase tickets early as tickets costs will rise as the festival nears. 

Fans can purchase tickets to the annual event at

Since its inception in 2015, Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival has featured a variety of artists across genres such as Rock & Roll, Americana, Alt-Country, Bluegrass, Jazz, Indie, Gospel, and Pop & Blues. 

Previous headliners include Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell, Beck, Justin Timberlake, Lionel Richie, Eddie Vedder, and more. 

Pilgrimage is produced by Better Than Ezra frontman Kevin Griffin, W. Brandt Wood and Michael Whelan and has established itself as a music and cultural festival, highlighting area creators of all kinds including chefs, artisans, jewelers, brewers and more at the Americana Music Triangle Experience, Makers Village, Craft Beer Hall and additional areas for festivalgoers to experience.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.