Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test required

Fans attending the Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival in Franklin, TN next month will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative within 48 hours prior to entry. Organizers shared the policy is required in order to host the event September 25th and 26th at Harlinsdale Farm in Franklin, TN.

“To ensure the health and safety of our guests, artists, and staff, Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival will require proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours prior to entry. More details will be emailed to ticket holders, and the festival website will be updated in the coming days,” the note reads.

Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival will welcome 50+ acts to play across five stages including Dave Matthews Band, The Black Keys, Maren Morris, and Cage The Elephant and more. The celebration of art, culture, and diverse music was created by Better Than Ezra frontman and Franklin resident Kevin Griffin, alongside W. Brandt Wood and Michael Whelan.

Pilgrimage is the latest festival to require COVID vaccination proof or negative testing. Last week, Danny Wimmer, which produces a variety of festivals including Louder Than Life, Aftershock, Inkcarceration, Welcome to Rockville and others, announced the same policy last week, accepting digital and physical copies.

The Live Nation-produced Bonnaroo, which will be held next month in Manchester, TN, is also requiring proof of vaccination or negative COVID test for all patrons. The show sold out of four day tickets in less than a month of going on sale.

Live Nation and AEG Presents also sent out notices this week requiring proof of full vaccination or negative test to enter its facilities and festivals beginning in October. Both companies are also requiring its artists, crews and staff to also be vaccinated. It was not clear if Danny Wimmer Presents will require its artists, staff and crew to be vaccinated as well.