Justin Timberlake, Eddie Vedder, Ryan Adams, More Announced for Epic 2017 Pilgrimage Fest


When Justin Timberlake signed on as a partner and producer ahead of last year’s second annual Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival, we hoped that that mean that the Memphis native turned local resident, who, along with his creative director Trace Ayala, joined festival founders and producers Kevin Griffin, Brandt Wood, and Michael Whelan, might eventually headline, or at least very much have his presence felt at the fest going forward. With the just-announced 2017 lineup, Mr. Timberlake did not disappoint, opting to topline the third iteration of the fest, even sooner than we expected, with what is currently his one and only planned U.S. date for all of 2017.

In addition to Justin Timberlake, the Pilgrimage lineup is dazzling from top to bottom, with Eddie VedderRyan Adams, and The Avett Brothers also in top slots, joined by Gary Clark Jr.Walk the MoonFitz and the TantrumsBetter Than EzraShovels & RopeNikki LaneAmanda ShiresKaren Elson, and many more.

Set to return Sept. 23 & 24 to Franklin’s picturesque Park at Harlinsdale, as Pilgrimage enters its third year and with many of the huge new names involved, it’s clear that the family friendly, young local festival is ready for the national spotlight, and, without a doubt, is gearing up for its biggest and best year yet. Tickets are set to go on sale at 10 a.m. CDT today right here, and you can check out the full lineup and watch an announcement video below!

Justin Timberlake
Eddie Vedder
Ryan Adams
The Avett Brothers
Mavis Staples
Gary Clark Jr.
Walk The Moon
Fitz and The Tantrums
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
The Revivalists
Better Than Ezra
Shovels & Rope
Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives
Jerry Douglas Band
Valerie June
Langhorne Slim
Nikki Lane
Pokey LaFarge
Colony House
Amanda Shires
Larkin Poe
Karen Elson
Ruby Amanfu + Steelism
Big Sam’s Funky Nation
Muddy Magnolias
Colter Wall
The Texas Gentleman
The Shadowboxers
Blackfoot Gypsies
Bishop Gunn
The Settles Connection
Ralph’s World + Friends
Electric Western Dance Party

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