The 2022 Pilgrimage Music Festival kicks off with blues rock, Americana

Fall is back in Franklin – and with it the Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival. The seventh edition of the two-day festival at The Park at Harlinsdale Farm attracted around 17,000 visitors on Saturday, according to a spokesman.

Bones Owens from Nashville opened the music on the main stage just after noon and treated the crowd to swampy blues rock on the Midnight Sun stage. Adia Victoria kept the Nashville blues train going when she took the stage immediately afterwards and crowned her performance with the moody “South’s Gotta’ Change”.

The day’s headliners showcased the festival’s wide range of genres, from Brandi Carlile’s Americana to Jon Batiste’s jazz and R&B. Eager festival-goers flocked throughout the day, laden with lawn chairs, blankets and the occasional wagon full of children.

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