Coming in hot from September 24-25 in Franklin, TN is the annual Pilgrimage Music & Culture Festival, which today has just added a number of incredible artists to their 2016 lineup. A billing that previously included Beck, Kacey Musgraves, Violent Femmes, The Arcs and more has just been supersized, including a great announcement that features some exciting talent.The new artists added include Daryl Hall & John Oates, Jason Isbell, Grace Potter, Anderson East, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, The Suffers, JD & The Straight Shot, Jonny P, and The Settles Connection. With these artists and so many more performing, Pilgrimage is set to be a great weekend experience of live music!Check out the new lineup announcement video below.Tickets and more information can be found here, and you can see the full lineup billing below.
More information can also be found on the event’s website.The Festy Experience ~ Full 2017 Lineup:The Infamous StringdustersAni DiFrancoDrive-By TruckersElephant RevivalSam Bush BandBeats AntiqueThe Jerry Douglas BandJoan OsborneThe Travelin’ McCourysSierra HullDanny Barnes & Nick ForsterEmiSunshineGarrettgrass Gospel HourDella MaeCabinetShook TwinsBilly StringsSarah Siskind & SunlinerCarl AndersonPhoebe HuntLove CanonMaggie KoernerDori FreemanErin LunsfordGallatin CanyonTara Mills The Festy Experience has announced their second round of lineup additions today! The 8th annual festival is going down October 5-8, 2017 in the Blue Ridge Bowl at Infinity Downs Farm in Arrington, Virginia. The lineup comprises a carefully curated blend of national and local roots music acts, and additions include Ani DiFranco, Elephant Revival, Beats Antique, Joan Osborne, Sierra Hull, EmiSunshine, Della Mae, Shook Twins, Sarah Siskind & Sunliner, Phoebe Hunt, Maggie Koerner, Dori Freeman, Erin Lunsford, and Tara Mills. Danny Barnes, Nick Forster, and Gallatin Canyon have also been recently added!Other performers already announced include The Infamous Stringdusters, Drive-By Truckers, Sam Bush Band, The Travelin’ McCourys, The Jerry Douglas Band, Cabinet, Billy Strings, Love Canon, Carl Anderson, and The 8th Annual Garrettgrass Gospel Hour.With half of the lineup consisting of female artists, The Festy Experience Director Michael Allenby says, “We recognize that the previous version of the music industry is hurting and can not invest in artists and progress their careers. It is now the promoter’s job to evolve the industry and we believe that gender equality is a critical issue. Other industries often claim that gender inequality is a ‘pipeline issue’ that will take a long time to evolve; however, there’s no shortage of amazing female artists and performers. The marketing of this talent happens AT festivals… not just FOR festivals.“The fact that the first half of this year’s Festy lineup was ALL MEN went surprisingly unnoticed by most.” Allenby continues, “We see unbalanced programming too often and wanted to do something to draw attention to the issue. It’s one of many progressive changes that The Festy intends to roll out over the coming years and we are challenging promoters to make social progress a priority in all aspects of large-scale community gatherings.”