Photos: 2019 Pilgrimage Festival

Pilgrimage Festival
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This past weekend, Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival took place at Harlinsdale Farm for the fifth year in a row.

Music filled the air for two days as artists donned the stages from morning to sunset. Day 1 kicked off with local Brentwood Academy recent graduate Conner Smith, other performances throughout the day included Leon Bridges, who had festival-goers dancing and throwing their hands up on high-energy numbers like “Mississippi Kisses” and “Brown Skin Girl.” He also set a romantic mood with the soulful “Shy” and the country-flavored “Beyond.”

Lauren Daigle mixed in bits of Aretha Franklin’s “Think” and Kool & the Gang’s “Jungle Boogie” into her opening song, “Still Rolling Stones,” before later leading a singalong of her GRAMMY-winning hit “You Say.” She also shared a story from the last time she attended Pilgrimage a few years back as a fan. Daigle was battling a bad case of the flu, but she didn’t let that stop her from catching performances from Gary Clark, Jr. and Justin Timberlake.

Keith Urban had a large crowd at the Gold Record Stage. After the performance, Urban shared a video on Instagram with Nicole Kidman, saying, “We had the best time, thank you all of your love and energy…”

The Killers closed out Day 1 of the festival with hits, including “Smile Like You Mean It,” The Man,” and the night’s finale, “Mr. Brightside.”

Sunday the festival continued with local band Bishop Gunn opening on the Gold Record stage. As the day continued there was a legacy thread as Lukas Nelson, son of Willie Nelson, took to the stage. Willie performed at the very first Pilgrimage Festival. Shooter Jennings, son of Waylon Jennings also performed. Franklin resident Wynonna performed on the Solo Cup Harpeth Stage where she shared with the crowd how at 18, she opened for the Highwaymen which included Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, and Kris Kristofferson.

The day ended with the Foo Fighters who closed out the festival. Loyal fans camped out at the front of the stage beginning early in the day. Wearing their Foo Fighters shirts, they waited patiently for David Grohl to take to the stage.

Take a look at our photos below.