Sounds of fall blends with everything pumpkin
NASHVILLE (press release)—Bristol TN/VA is known for its deep-rooted music history as it was the site where the “Big Bang of Country Music” took place. Celebrate this history with a slew of artists during Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Sept. 18–20 in downtown Bristol. This year’s lineup won’t disappoint with music from Steve Earle & The Dukes, Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band, The Black Lillies, The Steeldrivers, Moon Taxi, Dr. Dog, and Delbert McClinton among others. Weekend passes are $75 in advance, $85 at the gate with individual tickets ranging from $35 to $40.
Amp up for the inaugural Pilgrimage Festival rocking audiences Sept. 26–27 at The Park at Harlinsdale in Franklin. Big names and upcoming stars are part of the can’t-miss lineup this year, including Weezer, Wilco, Sheryl Crow, Trampled by Turtles, Holly Williams, Willie Nelson, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, and ELEL among many others. Two-day VIP tickets are $400, two-day general admission is $172 and one day general admission is $92.
Bands from as far as Australia will come to Gonerfest, Goner Records’ annual international music festival, happening Sept. 23–27 in Memphis. Hear bands like Pink Tiles from Australia, Jack Oblivian from Memphis, Sonny Vincent from New York, Musk from California, and much more. Tickets are available at the door ranging from $5 to $25.
A pumpkin-flavored pilgrimage through Tennessee can start in Memphis at Bluff City Coffee where the shop serves pumpkin duffins, a cross-over pastry of a cake, donut, and muffin; spice up fall at Corsair Distillery in Nashville with their pumpkin spice moonshine. Ellie’s Old Fashioned Doughnuts in Franklin and Ralph’s Donut Shop in Cookeville serve seasonal pumpkin donuts. Have some autumn in a shot glass with Ole Smoky Moonshine’s pumpkin pie moonshine that tastes like a dessert in Gatlinburg and at the Island at Pigeon Forge.
Finally, relax and rejuvenate at Oak Haven Spa in Sevierville where guests can take advantage of fall-inspired packages like the pumpkin spice facial with warm stones, a pumpkin latte manicure and pedicure, or the Ultimate Autumn Retreat package which includes the pumpkin spice facial, pumpkin latte pedicure, and the aroma boost massage package that blends with a Warm Salt Stone Massage.