Lightning 100 and Pilgrimage Music Festival’s Food Drive at Third Man Records



September 12th at Third Man Records

Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival continues to play an active role in the community with its latest partnership with Lightning 100 and Second Harvest Food Bank for Middle Tennessee for the Help Us Harvest Food Drive. In honor of Hungry Action Month, the Nashville area has the opportunity to donate food at the Third Man Records’ flagship store on Wednesday, September 12th as well as the chance to win passes to the fourth annual Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival on September 22 and 23 in Franklin, TN!

“This partnership and event are a great way for the festival to give back and show our thanks to the area that Pilgrimage calls home,” says co-producer Brandt Wood.

Between noon and 3pm CST, members of the public can stop by and drop off their donation. Patrons receive one entry for attending the food drive and will earn another entry for every 10lbs of food they donate. At 3pm, a raffle will be held for a pair of Pilgrimage VIP tickets. In addition, the person who donates the most food will win a pair of Pilgrimage GA tickets.

“Can you imagine seeing Jack White from the VIP section of Pilgrimage? This is a great opportunity and an even better cause. Hunger is a real issue in our community and it’s an honor to help Second Harvest Food Bank during Hunger Action Month. We couldn’t dream of a cooler spot to accept donations than Jack’s Third Man Records in Nashville, TN,” says Dan Buckley, Program Director for Lightning 100.

Experience why Rolling Stone called Pilgrimage “a festival to watch” and “one of the South’s premier festivals” by The Tennessean with a single day pass ($125), 2-Day GA Pilgrimage pass ($210), 2-Day VIP Village pass ($975) and the new Grand Champion Experience in partnership with Blackberry Farm ($2,500). Want to bring the kids? No problem! Pilgrimage has something for everyone and children 10 and under get in FREE when accompanied by an adult Pilgrimage Pass. To purchase your passes, please visit

Music lovers will #MakeThePilgrimage to The Park at Harlinsdale for two unforgettable days of music, art, and culture set against the natural amphitheaters with memorable performances by Jack White, Chris Stapleton, Lionel Richie, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, Brandi Carlile, Counting Crows, and more. Artists will be performing on six stages this year including Fender Premium Audio Midnight Sun, Gold Record Road, Solo Cup Harpeth River, ASCAP Shady Grove, Millville Stage, and Vanderbilt Health Lil’ Pilgrims. PRESS HERE for more info.


The festival continues to drive tourism dollars to Williamson County and the Pilgrimage Foundation, the festival’s non-profit arm, will donate a portion of each ticket sale to benefit the City of Franklin and Friends of 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.

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About The Pilgrimage Foundation
The Pilgrimage Foundation was established to develop, in conjunction with the Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival, a non-profit program whereby organizations that support the arts, artists, historic preservation and education may benefit from the growth of the festival.  Each year several organizations will be chosen to participate and benefit from the festival in ways that include publicity, events, and donations.

Locally owned and operated for 28 years, Lightning 100, WRLT-FM, 100.1 MHz, is Nashville’s longest running independent radio station and has maintained an unwavering dedication to the city through its unique on-air programming and events. The station’s award-winning adult album alternative (AAA) radio format defies labels and incorporates a wide range of music genres with a focus on independent, emerging and national artists and a deep commitment to spotlighting local artists. WRLT, a lifestyle radio station, is also home to Team Green Adventures, an outdoor adventure group with a mission to increase awareness about the environment, health and community. Lightning 100 is the proud founder of the Live On The Green Music Festival.

About Second Harvest
For 40 years, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee has followed its mission of feeding hungry people and finding innovative ways to solve hunger issues in our communities.  As a private, not-for-profit and tax-exempt organization, Second Harvest distributes food and other products to approximately 490 nonprofit partner agencies in 46 counties in Middle and West Tennessee. Our partners include food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, childcare facilities, senior centers, group homes, and youth enrichment programs. For more information about Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, its mission and programs, please visit

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