Four trips to Tennessee in one year pretty much solidifies the fact that I’m pretty smitten with the place. Think about Brooklyn with more live music & less rude people… that’s exactly what East Nashville is like. Of course, there’s more touristy area’s, like Broadway, but I tend to stay away from that. I like to do things the locals do.
When I heard about The Pilgrimage Festival, I was like PERFECT another excuse to go to Nashville. Well, kind of, it’s actually in Franklin, Tennessee which is a charming little town just 20ish minutes from the Nashville city center. Anyway, my very good friend, Ashley, and I end up going to the festival together. We landed a couple days before the start so we could enjoy some chill time.
Fast forward to the first day of the festival, things get a little crazy, not three hours in a voice comes over the loud speaker, “The national weather center recommends you take cover… ” and Ashley & I both run to her friend’s car just in time to not get completely SOAKED. It torrentially down poured for about an hour. On top of that I really had to pee, and they weren’t allowing anyone to leave the parking lot because the roads had to be clear, which I don’t understand but I’m sure there was a valid reason. SO I trek to the porter potties in just a rain slicker LOL. Of course there was a line so waited in that in the pouring rain & got soaked despite my rain slicker. But you know what? It didn’t really bother me.. I’d say I’ve definitely learned about myself that very little actually bothers me, which is a good thing.
So, the whole festival was cancelled after that. I was so sad, Jack White and Chris Stapleton were both supposed to headline. Oh well, definitely going back next year anyway!
Ash & spent the rest of the weekend exploring Nashville which I loved just as much. Here are a few links to my favorite restaurants & bars
Dino’s (bar & late night food)
Makeready Libations & Liberation at the Noelle (restaurant)
Cafe Roze (restaurant)
Fido (restaurant/specifically brunch)
Crying Wolf (bar)
Butcher & Bee (restaurant)
Rudy’s Jazz Room (Jazzzz)
East Room (bar & venue)
So all in all another great trip to Tennessee! I put together a photo diary of our adventures and also linked all of our outfits!
Relaxing at our hotel before day 1 of the Fest, we stayed at the Loew’s Nashville Hotel.
First Day of the Festival
This bag from Hunting World was the perfect size for our camera.
I repurposed my bathing suit top into a going out top, paired with high waisted denim! This top is Coco Rave from Beach2Ocean.
Playing around at Pinewood Social
A lil behind the scenes.. thanks for following along. 🙂