For the second year in a row, the Pilgrimage Music and Arts Festival proved that it brings something for everyone in the family to enjoy. Artists such as Grace Potter, Anderson East, Kacey Musgraves, Beck, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and Reuben Bidez to name a few, performed memorable sets on five stages. Fans were also able to catch their favorite SEC and NFL games at the shaded Beer Hall or purchase artwork in the Fender sponsored art barn that displayed the work of local artists and students. But we were really there for the local and regional vendors that showcased their mouth-watering signature dishes, craft beers and cocktails as well as artisan creations. Check out some of our favorites!
Hibachi 4 Hire: A full service pop-up Japanese Steakhouse/catering events company. It was so good we had it Saturday and Sunday! Their Yum-Yum Sauce will soon be for sale at Kroger. Thank you Angie and Chef Chadwick! https://www.facebook.com/hibachi4hire/
Hoss’ Loaded Burgers: Nashville’s food truck serving gourmet “Juicy Lucy” burgers. Featured on Eat St on the Cooking Channel. With two food trucks so far, Dallas and the Hoss Burger team are on fire! http://www.hossburgers.com/Welcome.html
Funk Seoul Brother: Asian Fusion, Japanese, Korean and Vegetarian Street food. Names Best New Food Truck 2015 Best of Nashville Awards. http://www.funkseoultruck.com/#temp-home-section
Jay’s Chicago: Mobile food cart serving Vienna 100% Beef Hot Dogs, Polish Sausage, Bratwurst, and a Chicago classic, Jay’s Potato Chips, in Nashville, TN. http://jayschicago.com
Local Roots: Local Roots is a traveling food truck serving dishes made from local ingredients, shared by Southern Souls. From Tuscaloosa, Alabama, their food was DELICIOUS and a refreshing escape from the days heat. Watch out for them! http://eatlocalroots.com
Island Noodles: a unique food vendor that specializes in “Hawaiian Style Wok-Fired Soba Noodles.” http://www.islandnoodles.com
Chuy’s: an authentic Tex-Mex restaurant that was founded in Austin, TX in 1982, saving the world one enchilada at a time! www.chuys.com
Southern Jerky Company: Nashville-based jerky and snacks company! Learn more at SouthernJerkyCo.com.
Now for the Brews!
City Winery: City Winery Nashville is situated in the warehouse district at 609 LaFayette Street, a 300 seat music venue, a 100+ seat restaurant, and a fully functioning winery space. City Winery has a variety of spaces available for private parties, private dining, and more. http://www.citywinery.com/nashville/
Sugarlands: Open in Downtown Gatlinburg Tennessee. A century ago mountaineers called this place “Moonshiners’ Paradise” and we saw why!! Great people and fantastic moonshine cocktails, they know how to have a good time! http://www.sugarlandsdistilling.com
Wild Heaven Craft Beers: Craft beers inspired by the traditions of Europe, innovations of America & charm of the South http://wildheavencraftbeers.com
Charles Smith Wines: Located at the base of the Blue Mountains in Walla Walla, Washington. The wines are full of flavor, balanced, and true to place of origin. http://www.charlessmithwines.com/vineyards.php
And if that wasn’t great enough, not only will the festival drive tourism dollars to Williamson County but a portion of each ticket sale benefits the City of Franklin and Franklin Parks. In addition, a portion of ticket sales will also benefit MusiCares®, a nonprofit organization that was established by The Recording Academy®to provide a wide range of emergency financial assistance and addiction recovery resources to members of the music community.