Arts & Culture


Every year in September, we highlight the booming arts and culture scene in Williamson County and throughout middle Tennessee. There never seems to be a shortage of events, galleries to meander through, concerts, plays or musicals to attend. This year, we have profiled some of the unique people and groups around the county that have shared their creative vision with the community.

Here are a couple of places you should lend your ears or eyes to around the community!

• Landmark Booksellers
• Parnassus Books

Art Galleries:
• Gallery 202
• Worthington Galleries
• Haley Gallery at the Country Music Hall of Fame
• Frist Center for the Visual Arts

Theaters and Theater/Artistic Groups:
• The Franklin Theatre
• Belcourt Theatre
• Pull-Tight Players Theatre
• Studio-Tenn
• Towne Centre Theatre
• Nashville Ballet
• Schermerhorn Symphony Center
• Ryman Auditorium
• Tennessee Performing Arts Center

Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival

The Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival returns for the third year to The Park at Harlinsdale Farm in Franklin on September 23rd and 24th. The event boasts incredible craft vendors, food and drink vendors, family fun and, of course, an amazing two-day lineup of live music performers. This year’s lineup does not disappoint, with names like Ryan Adams, Eddie Vedder, The Avett Brothers, Mavis Staples and the highly anticipated Justin Timberlake. The festival expects to bring more than 25,000 fans to the area to enjoy the experience. If you are planning on going, plan accordingly. Parking passes are sold out, but direct shuttles will be available along with discounted Lyft rides. You can also park in designated lots throughout downtown Franklin with peticabs available on a limited basis. Also, make sure you know what you can and cannot bring.

What you CAN bring:
• Blankets – maximum size for individual blankets is 8’x 10’
• Low-backed chairs only (under 30”) to ensure good viewing for your neighbors
• Backpacks – medium size or smaller
• Small digital or disposable cameras

What you CANNOT bring:
• NO glass containers admitted
• NO alcohol
• NO food
• NO inflatables (beach balls, footballs, volleyballs, etc.)
• NO beach umbrellas or anything that could obstruct the view of others
• NO knives/weapons/guns
• NO chains/chain wallets
• NO tents
• NO laser pointers
• NO SLRs or professional cameras with removable lenses
• NO pets (with the exception of service animals)
• NO drugs and drug paraphernalia
• NO large backpacks
• NO musical equipment/instruments
• NO fireworks, paper lanterns, etc.
• NO bicycles (free bicycle parking is available OUTSIDE the festival gates)
• NO drones

For more information about the event, vendors, tickets and to see a full lineup of the performers, visit

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