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Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival

The Experience of Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival

Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival was inspired by friendship, history, experience and the desire to create an authentic music festival. Three years ago, Musician and Franklin, TN resident Kevin Griffin was on a September morning run through The Park at Harlinsdale, a century-old horse farm recently purchased by the City of Franklin. Kevin was so taken by the rolling hills, natural amphitheaters, and breathtaking vistas of the 230-acre farm, he envisioned it as a natural fit for a music festival venue. Considering Franklin’s music and cultural history, Kevin wanted the community to further appreciate combining this with the beauty and rustic quality of Middle Tennessee in the fall, and with the blessing of the City, began to dream up a music festival to do it justice.

Partnered with lifelong buddies W. Brandt Wood and Michael Whelan, the trio aspired to highlight the diversity and community spirit of the New Orleans Jazz Fest, tailoring the best elements to Franklin– a richly historic town just 20 minutes south of Nashville. Like Jazz Fest, Pilgrimage takes place during the day, and offers a diverse yet renowned lineup of rock and roll, alt-country, bluegrass, jazz, indie, gospel and more.

The festival has grown in its three years to double down on the music programming, with six stages and heralded lineups year after year, and has expanded its cultural focus by showcasing hundreds of local artisans, restaurants, food trucks and makers that give context and authenticity to the Pilgrimage experience.

Pilgrimage has always presented itself as family friendly which means kids are welcomed and encouraged to experience festival culture at young age. Specifically, at the Lil’ Pilgrims Area with Grammy award winning producer, Ralph Covert, kids experience numerous activities, renowned artists, and are presented musical talent at a high level that has underscored a commitment to the “all ages” experience.

Each year Pilgrimage develops new elements to continue to create a music festival with the mission to grow and evolve each year. In 2017 Pilgrimage introduced Farm to Turn-Table, a food truck park with plenty of shade, seating, food trucks and activities that made it an event in itself. In 2017 Pilgrimage also introduced the Americana Music Triangle Experience which was a collection of municipalities from the rich music heritage of the South in one tent to participate for the first time, collectively in sharing this rich heritage. Thousands of people got to see in one place, where they might want to visit these towns, small and large, to keep this history alive.

When performances wrap and the lights come back on, guests can conveniently head back into the heart of downtown Franklin, within walking distance from the Park at Harlinsdale, to imbibe the best of the town’s bars and restaurants, retail shops, and great weekend lineup of nighttime shows and events.

Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival

The Experience of Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival

Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival was inspired by friendship, history, experience and the desire to create an authentic music festival. Three years ago, Musician and Franklin, TN resident Kevin Griffin was on a September morning run through The Park at Harlinsdale, a century-old horse farm recently purchased by the City of Franklin. Kevin was so taken by the rolling hills, natural amphitheaters, and breathtaking vistas of the 230-acre farm, he envisioned it as a natural fit for a music festival venue. Considering Franklin’s music and cultural history, Kevin wanted the community to further appreciate combining this with the beauty and rustic quality of Middle Tennessee in the fall, and with the blessing of the City, began to dream up a music festival to do it justice.

Partnered with lifelong buddies W. Brandt Wood and Michael Whelan, the trio aspired to highlight the diversity and community spirit of the New Orleans Jazz Fest, tailoring the best elements to Franklin– a richly historic town just 20 minutes south of Nashville. Like Jazz Fest, Pilgrimage takes place during the day, and offers a diverse yet renowned lineup of rock and roll, alt-country, bluegrass, jazz, indie, gospel and more.

The festival has grown in its three years to double down on the music programming, with six stages and heralded lineups year after year, and has expanded its cultural focus by showcasing hundreds of local artisans, restaurants, food trucks and makers that give context and authenticity to the Pilgrimage experience.

Pilgrimage has always presented itself as family friendly which means kids are welcomed and encouraged to experience festival culture at young age. Specifically, at the Lil’ Pilgrims Area with Grammy award winning producer, Ralph Covert, kids experience numerous activities, renowned artists, and are presented musical talent at a high level that has underscored a commitment to the “all ages” experience.

Each year Pilgrimage develops new elements to continue to create a music festival with the mission to grow and evolve each year. In 2017 Pilgrimage introduced Farm to Turn-Table, a food truck park with plenty of shade, seating, food trucks and activities that made it an event in itself. In 2017 Pilgrimage also introduced the Americana Music Triangle Experience which was a collection of municipalities from the rich music heritage of the South in one tent to participate for the first time, collectively in sharing this rich heritage. Thousands of people got to see in one place, where they might want to visit these towns, small and large, to keep this history alive.

When performances wrap and the lights come back on, guests can conveniently head back into the heart of downtown Franklin, within walking distance from the Park at Harlinsdale, to imbibe the best of the town’s bars and restaurants, retail shops, and great weekend lineup of nighttime shows and events.

FloydFest 19 Voyage Home

Welcome to FloydFest 19~Wild! We love you, and we can’t wait to see you again.

Their mission is to be the best music festival experience of their time; to sell a limited quantity of tickets to the highest-quality event experience, bar none, celebrating music, art and life in an intimate, visually stunning environment.

Mushpa + Mensa loves it! See you there

2nd Annual Port City Pride Block Party

Port City Pride is excited to announce the 2nd Annual Port City Pride Block Party on Saturday, September 1st, 2018 from Noon – 10:00pm on Castle Street in Wilmington, NC! Port City Block Party will be a free public event with entertainment, food trucks, vendors, and an atmosphere of celebration for the entire community! Come and join in for a great community gathering!

FloydFest 18~Wild

Welcome to FloydFest 18~Wild! We love you, and we can’t wait to see you again.

Their mission is to be the best music festival experience of their time; to sell a limited quantity of tickets to the highest-quality event experience, bar none, celebrating music, art and life in an intimate, visually stunning environment.

Mushpa + Mensa loves it! See you there

Unifier Festival

Mushpa + Mensa are about to do their first Unifier Festival. Come hang with us!

We were born to live creatively.
Let’s come together and dare to be inspiring.
Let’s create culture together.

Through sharing wisdom, ideas, dancing, singing, painting, sharing story, poem and song, balancing our minds, our hearts and our bodies, and honoring nature, ourselves and one another, we come together without excuse to share our beauty.

Unifier Festival will bring together an amazing group of inspirational artists and educators. This is a sacred celebration of all that we are and all that we can be.

Honoring and bringing together different subcultures, this gathering is a sacred world music festival, a yoga festival, and a dance festival. It is a live art show, a place for ceremony, for Permaculture, for workshops on environmental, social and racial justice, for sculptural works and circus arts. It is a place to care for the land and to eat organic food, and to be inspired and inspire our kids and our elders.

Arts By The Sea

The much-anticipated Swansboro Arts by the Sea Festival is held annually on the second Saturday of June in Downtown Swansboro, North Carolina.

This festival, which takes place on the waterfront, features arts, crafts, delicious food, wine tastings, stories, children’s entertainment and other fun activities. You’ll find pottery, jewelry, paintings, carvings, photography, sculpture, stained glass and more art. You’re sure to find a great souvenir or keepsake at the Swansboro Arts by the Sea Festival.

Festival Location:
The festival takes place on the downtown Swansboro waterfront.

19th Annual Festival Latino

19th Annual Festival Latino on Saturday, November 11th and Sunday, November 12th, 2017 . This annual fundraiser is to benefit Amigos Internacional, an outreach organization for the Latino community.

The Festival Latino is not just another Festival in Wilmington, it has a lot to offer everyone. This event gives people a chance to embrace the Latino cultures and traditions from around the world. This is a great opportunity for everybody to share their cultures with each other, while in turn becoming aware of all the services, resources, and cultural interests available in our community. Festival Latino has a wide range of nonprofits and other organizations that promote themselves and how they benefit the community. There will be exhibitors, from non-profits, arts and crafts to small businesses coming from Wilmington and other surrounding areas . Mushpa + Mensa will be there representing!!!

Annual Latino Festival at Ogden Park in Wilmington, NC, features an opportunity to enjoy South and Central- American food and culture. The event includes a variety of folkloric traditional dances, food, and crafts from Latin/Hispanic countries, among them Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, Puerto Rico, Colombia, and Venezuela. Also: Piñatas, live music, clowns, mascots, balloons, giant inflatable rides, shows every half hour, lots of games with prizes, and a salsa dance contest. Sunday’s festival includes entertainment, food and a childrens’ soccer tournament.

Mark your Calendar!

19th Annual Festival Latino

19th Annual Festival Latino on Saturday, November 11th and Sunday, November 12th, 2017 . This annual fundraiser is to benefit Amigos Internacional, an outreach organization for the Latino community.

The Festival Latino is not just another Festival in Wilmington, it has a lot to offer everyone. This event gives people a chance to embrace the Latino cultures and traditions from around the world. This is a great opportunity for everybody to share their cultures with each other, while in turn becoming aware of all the services, resources, and cultural interests available in our community. Festival Latino has a wide range of nonprofits and other organizations that promote themselves and how they benefit the community. There will be exhibitors, from non-profits, arts and crafts to small businesses coming from Wilmington and other surrounding areas . Mushpa + Mensa will be there representing!!!

Annual Latino Festival at Ogden Park in Wilmington, NC, features an opportunity to enjoy South and Central- American food and culture. The event includes a variety of folkloric traditional dances, food, and crafts from Latin/Hispanic countries, among them Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, Puerto Rico, Colombia, and Venezuela. Also: Piñatas, live music, clowns, mascots, balloons, giant inflatable rides, shows every half hour, lots of games with prizes, and a salsa dance contest. Sunday’s festival includes entertainment, food and a childrens’ soccer tournament.

Mark your Calendar!

13th Annual Live Oak Art & Music Fest

Mushpa + Mensa is jazzed to be a part of the 13th Annual Live Oak Art & Music Fest this Saturday. Come see us and other amazing creators.

Presented by CREATE! Conway  October is Arts & Humanities Month and CREATE! Conway kicks off the month with a community celebration of creativity. The Live Oak is a fun, family art event presented under the oaks and on the lawn of the Horry County Courthouse.

Our LIVE OAK MARKET features a wide variety of goods for sale from local artists, artisans, and makers. There will also be local culinary and produce for sale. The market is all about handmade, homemade and local. 

MUSIC LINEUP
11:00-11:45 – Brian Roessler Music
12:00-12:45 – Prettier Than Matt
1:00-1:45 – Soldiers of Fortune
2:00-2:30 – Craig Talbot 
2:45-3:30 – Eugene Ray
3:45-4:30 – A.j. Rownd and Phil Fox

The 13th Annual Live Oak Art & Music Fest is hosted by Create! Conway, a non-profit community art promotion and art education organization. We celebrate creativity and community at the Live Oak by showcasing local artists and musicians and promoting public participation in the arts. Plan to bring a bring a chair and enjoy a full day of music under the oaks. Coolers are welcome.

The Live Oak is held in conjunction with Conway’s Fall Festival so there are many activities throughout the day in historic downtown Conway.