Calling all music and baseball lovers, get ready for “Pilgrimage Night” this Friday (9/8) at First Horizon Park, where three of Music City’s favorite pastimes – baseball, music and giving – are set to collide when the Nashville Sounds partner with Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival and Gibson Gives.

Adding to the traditional fun of a Sounds game, “Pilgrimage Night” is offering tons of special entertainment and treats for attendees. Williamson County Schools Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center (EIC) battle of the band’s winners, Carlisle Wright and The Upstairs Youth, are lined up to electrify the concourse at 5:30 pm CT as gates open. Country sensation and The Voice alum Taryn Papa will perform “Take Me Out to the Ball Game.” And following the eventful game, Country duo Tigirlily Gold, who is also set to rock the Pilgrimage Festival lineup this year, will deliver an exclusive acoustic performance before the fireworks show starts.

In addition, the game’s ceremonial first pitches will be thrown out by Cesar GueikianPresident and CEO of Gibson and Pilgrimage Festival co-founder Kevin Griffin (best known as Better Than Ezra’s frontman) and the first 1,000 fans at the ballpark will receive custom Gibson/Pilgrimage guitar picks.

The Friday-night ball game finds the Sounds taking on the Memphis Redbirds starting at 6:35 pm CTSpecialty tickets for "Pilgrimage Night" can be bought here, with $7 of each ticket sold to be donated to Gibson Gives – the charitable arm of the iconic American instrument brand, Gibson – to raise funds to help spread the gift of music far and wide. 

Dedicated to advancing youth-focused music education, health, and wellness initiatives, Gibson Gives has raised over $4.5 million dollars and enabled $46 million in funding in the last four years – and that charitable spirit is shared by all organizations involved. Find more info about Gibson Gives and to donate directly, visit: www.gibsongives.org

The Nashville Sounds are the Triple-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers. Single-game tickets for the rest of the 2023 season are on sale now here. For more information call 615-690-4487 or e-mail [email protected].

In festival-related news, the 2023 Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival app (for Apple and Android) rolls out today (9/6)! Festivalgoers are encouraged to download the app to create their own personalized schedule for the weekend. Fans can curate which artists they'd like to see as well as learn more about the food and beverage vendors and artisans on-site before heading over for a visit. There will also be maps, weather updates and more helpful information. Head to the App Store or Google Play store to download the official Pilgrimage Festival app. 

On September 23 & 24, the Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival will return to The Park at Harlinsdale Farm in Franklin, TN. Now celebrating its ninth year, festival headliners for 2023 include The Lumineers, Zach Bryan, The Black Crowes and Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, plus The Head And The Heart, Yola, Better Than Ezra, James Bay, Hailey Whitters, Boy Named Banjo, Ashley McBryde, Margo Price, Luke Grimes, Ian Munsick, The War and Treaty, Patrick Droney, and many more. Click here for a full schedule of all performers

Children under the age of seven are free with an adult GA ticket holder. Tickets and parking passes are currently on sale at PilgrimageFestival.comincluding two-day GAtwo-day VIP, and single-day GA with single-day VIP tickets sold out.