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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.

North Carolina Folk Festival

North Carolina Folk Festival
Greensboro, NC
September 6-8, 2019

Get excited, not only are Mushpa +  Mensa going to be there, so are these artists…

History

The annual North Carolina Folk Festival carries forward the artistic excellence and folk traditions of the hugely successful 3-year residency of the National Folk Festival in Greensboro, North Carolina.  The NC Folk Fest continues the legacy of the National, celebrating the roots, richness and diversity of American culture through music, dance, traditional crafts and food.

 

The North Carolina Folk Festival takes place September 6-8, 2019 and features more than 300 artists on multiple stages, with continuous music and dance performances, along with a North Carolina Folklife area, children’s activities, a makers marketplace, regional and ethnic foods and more. The FREE three-day festival is one of the fastest growing events in the Southeast, drawing visitors from across the country.

 

The North Carolina Folk Festival is an offshoot of The National Folk Festival which has been held in 28 communities around the country and spent three years in downtown Greensboro from 2015 through 2017.

 

Background on the National Folk Festival: An exuberant traveling festival that celebrates the diverse cultural expressions of 21st-century Americans, the National Folk Festival is produced by the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA) in partnership with communities around the country. In 2017, the National celebrated its 77th anniversary in Greensboro, North Carolina. Since it was first presented in St. Louis in 1934, the National has celebrated the roots, richness, and variety of American culture. Championed in its early years by Eleanor Roosevelt, the Festival was the first event of national stature to present the arts of many nations, races, and languages on equal footing. Some of the artists presented at the first festival are now legendary and the recordings and other documentation made possible by the National are precious. “Father of the Blues” W.C. Handy’s first performance on a desegregated stage was at the 1938 National. It was also the first to present to the public musical forms such as the blues, Cajun music, polka bands, Tex-Mex conjunto, Peking Opera, and many others. The National’s three-year stay in each host city is intended to lay the groundwork for a sustainable, locally produced festival that continues after it moves on. Including Greensboro—where the Festival was in residence from 2015 through 2017—the National Folk Festival has been presented in 28 cities. Musicians and craftspeople from every state and most U.S. territories have participated in this “moveable feast of deeply traditional folk arts.” Presented to audiences free of charge over three days, National Folk Festivals have drawn audiences of 100,000 to 175,000 annually since 1987.

North Carolina Folk Festival

North Carolina Folk Festival
Greensboro, NC
September 6-8, 2019

Get excited, not only are Mushpa +  Mensa going to be there, so are these artists…

History

The annual North Carolina Folk Festival carries forward the artistic excellence and folk traditions of the hugely successful 3-year residency of the National Folk Festival in Greensboro, North Carolina.  The NC Folk Fest continues the legacy of the National, celebrating the roots, richness and diversity of American culture through music, dance, traditional crafts and food.

 

The North Carolina Folk Festival takes place September 6-8, 2019 and features more than 300 artists on multiple stages, with continuous music and dance performances, along with a North Carolina Folklife area, children’s activities, a makers marketplace, regional and ethnic foods and more. The FREE three-day festival is one of the fastest growing events in the Southeast, drawing visitors from across the country.

 

The North Carolina Folk Festival is an offshoot of The National Folk Festival which has been held in 28 communities around the country and spent three years in downtown Greensboro from 2015 through 2017.

 

Background on the National Folk Festival: An exuberant traveling festival that celebrates the diverse cultural expressions of 21st-century Americans, the National Folk Festival is produced by the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA) in partnership with communities around the country. In 2017, the National celebrated its 77th anniversary in Greensboro, North Carolina. Since it was first presented in St. Louis in 1934, the National has celebrated the roots, richness, and variety of American culture. Championed in its early years by Eleanor Roosevelt, the Festival was the first event of national stature to present the arts of many nations, races, and languages on equal footing. Some of the artists presented at the first festival are now legendary and the recordings and other documentation made possible by the National are precious. “Father of the Blues” W.C. Handy’s first performance on a desegregated stage was at the 1938 National. It was also the first to present to the public musical forms such as the blues, Cajun music, polka bands, Tex-Mex conjunto, Peking Opera, and many others. The National’s three-year stay in each host city is intended to lay the groundwork for a sustainable, locally produced festival that continues after it moves on. Including Greensboro—where the Festival was in residence from 2015 through 2017—the National Folk Festival has been presented in 28 cities. Musicians and craftspeople from every state and most U.S. territories have participated in this “moveable feast of deeply traditional folk arts.” Presented to audiences free of charge over three days, National Folk Festivals have drawn audiences of 100,000 to 175,000 annually since 1987.

North Carolina Folk Festival

North Carolina Folk Festival
Greensboro, NC
September 6-8, 2019

Get excited, not only are Mushpa +  Mensa going to be there, so are these artists…

History

The annual North Carolina Folk Festival carries forward the artistic excellence and folk traditions of the hugely successful 3-year residency of the National Folk Festival in Greensboro, North Carolina.  The NC Folk Fest continues the legacy of the National, celebrating the roots, richness and diversity of American culture through music, dance, traditional crafts and food.

 

The North Carolina Folk Festival takes place September 6-8, 2019 and features more than 300 artists on multiple stages, with continuous music and dance performances, along with a North Carolina Folklife area, children’s activities, a makers marketplace, regional and ethnic foods and more. The FREE three-day festival is one of the fastest growing events in the Southeast, drawing visitors from across the country.

 

The North Carolina Folk Festival is an offshoot of The National Folk Festival which has been held in 28 communities around the country and spent three years in downtown Greensboro from 2015 through 2017.

 

Background on the National Folk Festival: An exuberant traveling festival that celebrates the diverse cultural expressions of 21st-century Americans, the National Folk Festival is produced by the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA) in partnership with communities around the country. In 2017, the National celebrated its 77th anniversary in Greensboro, North Carolina. Since it was first presented in St. Louis in 1934, the National has celebrated the roots, richness, and variety of American culture. Championed in its early years by Eleanor Roosevelt, the Festival was the first event of national stature to present the arts of many nations, races, and languages on equal footing. Some of the artists presented at the first festival are now legendary and the recordings and other documentation made possible by the National are precious. “Father of the Blues” W.C. Handy’s first performance on a desegregated stage was at the 1938 National. It was also the first to present to the public musical forms such as the blues, Cajun music, polka bands, Tex-Mex conjunto, Peking Opera, and many others. The National’s three-year stay in each host city is intended to lay the groundwork for a sustainable, locally produced festival that continues after it moves on. Including Greensboro—where the Festival was in residence from 2015 through 2017—the National Folk Festival has been presented in 28 cities. Musicians and craftspeople from every state and most U.S. territories have participated in this “moveable feast of deeply traditional folk arts.” Presented to audiences free of charge over three days, National Folk Festivals have drawn audiences of 100,000 to 175,000 annually since 1987.

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

LIVE & LOCAL SPRING FEST 2019!

Live & Local Spring Fest is produced by Artsplosure in partnership with Live It Up! Hillsborough Street. This spring celebration is your chance to join your community in celebrating the unique art, music, food and beer of North Carolina. Come out to Hillsborough Street on April 14th for an afternoon of performances on the Main Stage, a Kid’s Zone with performances and craft activities for the youngest members of our community, as well as a food truck rodeo and craft beers from our friends at Raleigh Brewing.

Mushpa + Mensa see you there!

24th Orange Street ArtsFest

We here at Mushpa + Mensa are excited to be in Wilmington’s 24th Annual Orange Street ArtsFest with so many other talented artisans!

Wilmington’s largest downtown arts festival returns with works of more than 80 artists from North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Tennessee. Participants will exhibit oil and watercolor paintings, pottery, jewelry, wood, glass, and paper creations. The Orange Street Arts Fest is both relaxing and exhilarating with live entertainment, old-fashioned fair food, and a wine and beer tent. With its laid back attitude and historic Downtown Wilmington setting, the Orange Street ArtsFest has been described as “A Jewel of a Show” so don’t miss out! 

  • Time:  Sat:10:00 AM-6:00 PM | Sun:10:00 AM-5:00 PM
  • Price:  Free for Humans

24th Orange Street ArtsFest

We here at Mushpa + Mensa are excited to be in Wilmington’s 24th Annual Orange Street ArtsFest with so many other talented artisans!

Wilmington’s largest downtown arts festival returns with works of more than 80 artists from North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Tennessee. Participants will exhibit oil and watercolor paintings, pottery, jewelry, wood, glass, and paper creations. The Orange Street Arts Fest is both relaxing and exhilarating with live entertainment, old-fashioned fair food, and a wine and beer tent. With its laid back attitude and historic Downtown Wilmington setting, the Orange Street ArtsFest has been described as “A Jewel of a Show” so don’t miss out! 

  • Time:  Sat:10:00 AM-6:00 PM | Sun:10:00 AM-5:00 PM
  • Price:  Free for Humans

St. Nicholas Greek Festival

Hello Wilmington!!! Ready for another Greek Festival?  We are!!! Mushpa + Mensa is always ready for delicious Greek food, beer and wine, uplifting Greek music, talented Greek dancers, amazing vendors, fascinating church tours and so much more.  😀 Mushpa + Mensa will see you there May 17th & 18th 11am – 10pm and May 19th 11am – 6pm

One Time Admission For Entire Weekend $3

Proceeds from the festival benefit the church and local charities.  This year St. Nicholas Greek Festival are partnering with Good Shepherd Center and Family Promise of the Lower Cape Fear, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to them.

No Pets Please.