Acts announced for Pilgrimage’s American Music Triangle Experience | Entertainment

Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival has announced the lineup for its 2022 American Music Triangle Experience (AMTE) and, again, it has a strong local flavor with six local artists and bands performing on September 24-25.

Now in its sixth year, AMTE is a dedicated space where attendees can enjoy a diverse and intimate experience showcasing the sounds that have resonated for decades throughout the Southeast. Scheduled artists include Williamson County residents Butch Walker, Texas Hill, The FBR, People on the Porch, Boo Ray and the Tommy Jackson Dancers, and Nashville bluegrass legends Hogslop String Band.

Additionally, for the first time, Pilgrimage is bringing together four iconic artists from San Antonio, Texas for a special showcase at AMTE: The Peterson Brothers, Santiago Jimenez Jr., Rosie Flores and Garrett T. Capps.

“The AMTE tent has become a must-see attraction during the festival,” said the producers of Pilgrimage. “It offers a combination of fantastic talent with education and information about the musical heritage of an area of ​​the country where the nine original American musical genres were born. And, for anyone who saw Butch Walker nearly tear down the tent last year with his performance, there’s no better place to get close to him.

Working with Pilgrimage co-producer Brandt Wood, local AMTE connections include Mike Wolfe of “American Pickers” fame, who along with the Ancient Archeology team deliver the unique set design which depicts a vintage juke joint from the deeper in the Triangle. Local resident and SiriusXM radio personality Buzz Brainard will once again host the AMTE stage, and longtime Williamson County curators Mary Pearce, Deborah Warnick, Meghan Aileen and Aubrey and Michele Preston round out the AMTE leadership team.

The AMTE tent will also host the annual Pilgrimage Sunday Gospel Service, which featured Kathie Lee Gifford in 2019 and 2021. More information on 2022 performers or guests will be available soon.

In addition to musical acts, AMTE welcomes representatives from the Americana Music Triangle (area between Memphis, New Orleans and Nashville) to provide more insight into the cultural heritage of their respective communities. This year’s partners include Alabama State; Arkansas State; Clarksdale, Mississippi; Colombia, Tennessee; Discover Tennessee; Franklin; the Nashville Great Garden; Oxford, Mississippi; Muscle Shoals, Alabama; Huntsville, Alabama; and Cleveland, the Grammy Museum in Mississippi – and counting. The pilgrimage is the only festival in the country that honors and promotes these important historical destinations.

Produced by Better than Ezra frontman and Franklin resident Kevin Griffin, alongside W. Brandt Wood and Michael Whelan, Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival will feature more than 50 artists on five stages featuring Chris Stapleton, Brandi Carlile, Jon Batiste, The Avett Brothers, Lake Street Drive and Elle King headlining.

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