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Pilgrimage Festival 2017: Rolling Stone Country’s Favorite Photos

Two-day musical event rocks Franklin, Tennessee with performances from Justin Timberlake, Eddie Vedder, Amanda Shires and more

Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake served as a producer of the 2017 Pilgrimage Festival and headlined one night.

Jordan O'Donnell

In its third year, the Pilgrimage Festival returned to the Park at Harlinsdale Farm in Franklin, Tennessee on September 23rd and 24th with a well-known local resident serving as co-producer: Justin Timberlake. The pop superstar welcomed record crowds in excess of 20,000 as he played a headlining set on the first evening, which also boasted appearances by Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder, Valerie June, Amanda Shires, Colter Wall, Gary Clark Jr., Nikki Lane, Colter Wall and many others. Here are Rolling Stone Country‘s best photos from the 2017 Pilgrimage Festival.

All photos by Jordan O’Donnell                      

Pokey LaFarge

Pokey LaFarge

Renaissance man Pokey LaFarge led his band through an eclectic bunch of songs, including his soul-flavored latest album Manic Revelations.

Marty Stuart

Marty Stuart

Marty Stuart and his band the Fabulous Superlatives nimbly skipped between traditional country and the psychedelic explorations of his latest album Way Out West

Colter Wall

Colter Wall

One of the youngest performers at Pilgrimage, Canadian troubadour Colter Wall sounded like an older singer with his deep, weathered voice and storytelling songs.

Shovels and Rope, Cary Ann Hearst, Michael Trent

Shovels and Rope

Americana duo Shovels and Rope (Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent) bashed their way through songs from their latest release Little Seeds.

Amanda Shires

Amanda Shires

Songwriter Amanda Shires, whose album ‘My Piece of Land’ was released in 2016, enlisted husband Jason Isbell for instrumental backup.