Thousands evacuated from Festival Thousands of festival goers at the Pilgrimage music festival in Franklin hurry for cover as lightning begins striking near the concert grounds Saturday afternoon. The rest of the weekend festival was cancelled due to unsafe conditions. - photo by Duane Sherrill Duane Sherrill Publication for Smithville Review Updated: Sept. 23, 2018, 2:55 p.m. COPY Thousands of concert goers were evacuated Saturday afternoon from the annual Pilgrimage musical festival in Franklin after a severe thunderstorm slammed the festival grounds. ∞ views ∞ views Would you like to read this article and use one of your 0 remaining views? Read Enjoy great local journalism? Subscribe Already a subscriber? Log in Log In To Read Subscribe to access more great content! Subscribe Already a subscriber? Log in Latest Storm leaves damage WCTE PBS provides at-home learning programs Governor Bill Lee spoke exclusively with newspapers in the Tennessee Press Association Four cases of Covid-19 was confirmed in DeKalb County as of Monday.