Set at the rustic Harlinsdale Farm in Franklin, Tennessee, Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival has announced the lineup for their fourth annual gathering. From September 22-23, the festival will see headlining performances from Jack White, Chris Stapleton, Lionel Richie, as well as Hozier, Brandi Carlile, Counting Crows, Amoss Lee, Bleachers, and Lord Huron.Rounding out the initial lineup announcement are Dawes, Maggie Rogers, Elle King, Mat Kearney, Valerie June, The Struts, Jade Bird, Kevin Griffin, Keb’ Mo’, The White Buffalo, Pete Yorn, The Record Company, The Infamous Stringdusters, Rebirth Brass Band, and many more.Similar to Jazz Fest in New Orleans, Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival will take place during the day and offer unique artist collaborations, the region’s best food and drink, and cultural craftsmen to bring Tennessee’s best offerings to one place.Tickets to Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival go on sale this Friday, March 30. For more information, head to the festival’s website. Check out the full lineup below: 2018 Pilgrimage Festival lineupJack WhiteChris StapletonLionel RichieHozierBrandi CarlileCounting CrowsAmos LeeBleachersLord HuronDawesMaggie RogersElle KingMat KearneyValerie JuneThe StrutsJade BirdKevin GriffinKeb’ Mo’The White BuffaloPete YornThe Record CompanyCaitlyn SmithJohn MorelandThe Infamous StringdustersTall HeightsTyminskiAaron Lee TasjanJillian JacquelineLow Cut ConnieDonovan WoodsCourtney Marie AndrewsRebirth Brass BandWild RiversJoshua HedleyCaroline RoseRobert FinleyDevon GilfillianWhitney RoseLilly HiattSarah Shook & The DisarmersAHILiz LongleyHannah DasherJosh MartinBishop GunnRalph’s World + Friends Siama’s Congo Roots123 AndrésMister GCajun MikeTom Mason and the Blue BuccaneersView Full 2018 Pilgrimage Festival Lineup
The Vermont Department of Labor announced today that some unemployed Vermonters may be eligible for additional unemployment benefits. ‘We have been informed by federal administrators that Vermont will be eligible for the ‘3rd tier’ of federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) benefits. This means unemployed Vermonters who have exhausted their Tier 2 benefits may be eligible for an additional 13 weeks of Tier 3 benefits,’ said Labor Commissioner Annie Noonan. ‘Despite the continued decline in the state’s unemployment rate ‘ now at 5.4 percent – due to a seasonal fluctuation between December through March, we hit one ‘trigger’ that activated the additional benefits for some Vermonters.’The week ending March 26, 2011 is the first week payable for Tier 3 benefits. The 3rd tier of extended unemployment benefits (EUC) is activated when either the total unemployment rate (TUR) reaches 6.0 percent or more, or the insured unemployment rate (IUR) is 4.0 percent or more. In this case, it was the ‘Insured Unemployment Rate’ in the months of December through March of 4.0 percent that resulted in the extended benefits. As it is related to seasonal factors, the Department of Labor does not anticipate the IUR to remain above the 4.0 percent threshold for a sustained period of time. Overall, the total unemployment rate in Vermont continues to decline, as demonstrated by the two-tenths of one percent decline between February and March.Regular UI benefits provide 26 weeks of state benefits. Vermont meets the criteria for three tiers of federal benefits. Tier 1 provides up to 20 weeks, Tier 2 provides 14 weeks and Tier 3 provides up to 13 weeks of federal EUC benefits. In Vermont, approximately 1,100 unemployed Vermonters will potentially qualify for this 13 week benefit, resulting in a combined total of up to 73 weeks of state and federal benefits.The Vermont Department of Labor has 12 Career Resource Centers that will continue to provide Vermonters assistance with job seeking skills and strategies. For a list of the Department’s resource centers and other information, please visit our website at www.labor.vermont.gov(link is external).Source: Vermont Department of Labor.