Pilgrimage patrons packed The Factory and Mafioza’s Restaurant after the event was canceled on September 22. / Photo Matt Blois
By MATT BLOIS
The Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival plans to issue refunds for tickets in the next seven to 10 days.
The company that organized the event announced on Instagram that it reached a settlement with its insurance company and can begin issuing refunds.
People who bought two-day passes will get 75 percent of the ticket price refunded. People who bought a ticket for Saturday only will get a 50 percent refund, and people who bought a ticket for Sunday only will get a full refund.
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We’re sorry for the delay, but we’ve got good news! We’ve been working diligently over the past three weeks with our insurance company, and the refund settlement has been approved for distribution. We will be issuing refunds in the next 7-10 business days. Thanks again for your patience! Here are the refund distribution details: 75% of base price + foundation fee + sales tax for all 2-DAY GA, VIP, Grand Champion, and parking passes 50% of base price + foundation fee + sales tax for all SATURDAY single-day passes 100% of base price + foundation fee + sales tax for all SUNDAY single-day passes Thank you again Pilgrimage Festival fans for your support throughout this process!
The festival was supposed to take place on September 22 and 23 in Franklin, but organizers called off the second half of the event because of heavy rain and a thunderstorm.
Organizers asked festival goers to leave the Park at Harlinsdale at about 4 p.m. on Saturday. The second day of the festival was canceled before it started on Sunday.
A tweet from Pilgrimage Festival said the event was canceled because there was lightning in the area.
According to a tweet from the City of Franklin, Deputy Fire Chief Todd Horton decided to cancel the event on Sunday because of unsafe conditions at the Park at Harlinsdale and the threat of inclement weather.
Due to the unsafe conditions at the park & the threat of inclement weather, Deputy Fire Chief Todd Horton has declared that the 9/23 event has been cancelled. Safety is our first priority. Thank you for your support. Please continue to monitor the Pilgrimage app for more info.
— City of Franklin (@CityOfFranklin) September 23, 2018