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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

Poplar Grove Food Truck Round Up

Join us on the front lawn for a Food Truck Round Up on Saturday, July 20, from 3 – 8 pm. This late afternoon event will also have a Beer & Wine Garden, and Folkstone Stringband will be playing on the front porch of the Manor House with a few sporting lawn games, so there’s plenty to do for the young and young-at-heart.Admission is free, but donations are gladly accepted.

Below is the list of 2019 Food & Concession Trucks who are participating. A select group of heritage arts vendors will be gracing the front lawn carriage pathway.  All funds generated support the feed and medical costs of our beloved equines.

Romp Fest 2019

Romp Fest 2019

Hosted by the Bluegrass Music Museum & Hall of Fame

Celebrating its 16th year, ROMP Festival will return to Owensboro’s Yellow Creek Park. Headlining the initial lineup release are Hall of Fame members Ricky Skaggs and Del McCoury.  Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder will feature special guest Patty Loveless.  Also appearing are bluegrass/folk-rock favorites Trampled by Turtles and Americana music icon, Steve Earle & The Dukes.  Rounding out the initial release are Rhonda Vincent and The Rage, The Wood Brothers, Billy Strings, the Jeff Austin Band along with The Travelin’ McCourys performing The Grateful Ball, and Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers.  More artists to be announced soon.

Daviess County’s Yellow Creek Park, a 150-acre facility famous for its nature trails, winding creek and fishing lake, and sweeping tree-lines, plays host to ROMP each year.

A full line-up of artist-led instrument workshops takes place throughout the day, as ROMP artists interact with fans and players of all ages and skill levels. Other workshops and forums include songwriting, clogging and flat-foot dancing, yoga (all levels), and bluegrass jamming 101.

Additional offerings at ROMP Festival include organic and farm-to-table food vendors, craft vendors featuring Kentucky Proud products, art installations and professionally-led children’s activities.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their instruments and jam throughout the weekend, as well as dance the night away at the late night stage, featuring nationally acclaimed acts in the park’s rustic Pioneer Village.

About the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum:

The Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum is a 501c3 non-profit located in Owensboro, Kentucky focused on gathering, preserving, exhibiting and disseminating the artifacts, history, collection and performance art of the global history of bluegrass music through an educational experience. 

AthFest Music and Arts Festival

AthFest Music and Arts Festival

A 3-day Festival Supporting Music and Arts Education

The AthFest Music & Arts Festival brings the best local and regional musicians and visual artists together in Downtown Athens, Ga. By incorporating multiple events and venues throughout downtown, AthFest is able to reach a broad range of audiences and attracts an eclectic mix of lifestyle interests.

The festival showcases the best talent in our area, and generates huge awareness for the nonprofit, AthFest Educates, and its mission to provide much needed funding to support music and arts education for youth.

Where Mushpa + Mensa Will Be

Mushpa +  Mensa will be at the Artist Market.  The open-air Artist Market is an integral part of the AthFest Music & Arts Festival. Booths feature fine arts and crafts for sale. Exhibited work may include visual arts (painting, drawing, mixed media, photography, and digital art), fabric, clothing and accessories, jewelry, and handcrafted items (sculpture, ceramics, glass, woodworking and furniture).

Location & Time

The AthFest Music & Arts Festival will include an artist market on Washington Street between Hull and Lumpkin streets. Over 50 vendors will set up shop with both fine arts and crafts for sale. A local panel judges all of the AthFest Artist Market booths and AthFest proudly awards $600 in prizes to the selected artists. The artist market will be open on Friday, June 21, 2019 from 5–10 p.m., Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 12–10 p.m. and Sunday, June 23, 2019 from 12:30–8 p.m.

AthFest Music and Arts Festival

AthFest Music and Arts Festival

A 3-day Festival Supporting Music and Arts Education

The AthFest Music & Arts Festival brings the best local and regional musicians and visual artists together in Downtown Athens, Ga. By incorporating multiple events and venues throughout downtown, AthFest is able to reach a broad range of audiences and attracts an eclectic mix of lifestyle interests.

The festival showcases the best talent in our area, and generates huge awareness for the nonprofit, AthFest Educates, and its mission to provide much needed funding to support music and arts education for youth.

Where Mushpa + Mensa Will Be

Mushpa +  Mensa will be at the Artist Market.  The open-air Artist Market is an integral part of the AthFest Music & Arts Festival. Booths feature fine arts and crafts for sale. Exhibited work may include visual arts (painting, drawing, mixed media, photography, and digital art), fabric, clothing and accessories, jewelry, and handcrafted items (sculpture, ceramics, glass, woodworking and furniture).

Location & Time

The AthFest Music & Arts Festival will include an artist market on Washington Street between Hull and Lumpkin streets. Over 50 vendors will set up shop with both fine arts and crafts for sale. A local panel judges all of the AthFest Artist Market booths and AthFest proudly awards $600 in prizes to the selected artists. The artist market will be open on Friday, June 21, 2019 from 5–10 p.m., Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 12–10 p.m. and Sunday, June 23, 2019 from 12:30–8 p.m.