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
Your daily outdoor news bulletin for August 19, the day the Indianapolis Motor Speedway opened in 1909 to much fanfare, only to be closed following the first race when two drivers, two mechanics, and two spectators were killed by the poorly paved surface:Chattanooga Wins IRONMANThat is, Chattanooga, Tennessee, has been selected to host an IRONMAN race in 2014, and every year after through 2018. Chattanooga becomes one of 11 United States cities that will host an IRONMAN, joining cities such as Boulder, CO, Kailua-Kona, HI, Lake Placid, NY, and Lake Tahoe, CA. Much like a bid for the Olympics, the Chattanooga Sports Committee and the Chattanooga Convention and Visitor Bureau worked on a proposal and beat out two other cities in the Southeast: Asheville, NC, and Hilton Head, SC. According to the Times Free Press, the race could bring in $40 million over the five year contract, making it the most profitable sporting event in Chattanooga since at least 1992, when the Sports Committee was formed. The Chattanooga IRONMAN consists of a 2.4-mile open-water swim (to take place in the Tennessee River), a 112-mile bike race (that may include Raccoon Mountain), and a 26.2-mile run (the marathon will wind through downtown, Southside, Riverview, and the North Shore. All stages are set up to be spectator friendly. IRONMAN Chattanooga will have a purse of $25,000, will qualify 50 for the 2015 IRONMAN World Championships in Hawaii (the one you see on TV), and the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America will be the official charity partner.WNC Gets Bike PatrolThese are not your typical bike cops. Actually, they are not bike cops at all. Working with the North Carolina and U.S. Forest Service, the Pisgah Area Southern Off Road Bicycling Association has instituted a couple of volunteer bike patrols in are mountain biking hot spots. The first patrol was rolled out (get it?) in DuPont State Recreational Forest in June, and the latest in the Bent Creek Experimental Forest at the beginning of August. Bent Creek is one of the most popular mountain biking areas in the region, with 35 miles of mixed use trails. The patrollers will have no actual law or rule enforcement authority, they will be on the trails to “assist, educate, and inform,” providing basic mechanical assistance, talking to riders about responsible use of trails, trail etiquette, Leave No Trace, and providing basic first aid and CPR with the ability to call in more medical assistance if needed. The patrol will be out mainly on weekends and evenings, and you will be able to spot them by their black and red National Mountain Bike Patrol jerseys.Telethon Raises $200K for Friends of the SmokiesBy all accounts, the 19th annual “Friends Across the Mountains” telethon was a rousing success. The annual event raised a whopping $201,423 for the Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, one of the park’s main fund raising organizations aimed at assisting the National Park Service in generating donations, raising public awareness and providing volunteers for projects. Sugarland Cellars, along with sponsors Dollywood, Mast General Store, Pilot Corporation, and Smartbank, plus hundreds of callers provided the funds. Sugarland alone presented a $20,000 check to the organization during the broadcast. Since 1995, Friends of the Smokies telethons have raised more than $2.9 million, a much needed supplement to the park, especially given the hit the whole park system took from the Sequestration.Donations can still be made at http://www.friendsofthesmokies.org/
The 28-year-old played an integral part for Atleti last season as they won the Primera Division and made it to the Champions League final but the Brazilian is clearly excited by the prospect of playing in England. “This move is a dream come true for me,” he said. “I now have the opportunity to play for Chelsea, and also in the Premier League. “I’m very happy and looking forward to getting started and giving my best for the team during the coming seasons.” Filipe Luis now has an opportunity to replace Ashley Cole as Chelsea’s first-choice left-back in the long-term. After missing much of the 2013-14 season through injury, veteran England defender Cole left the Blues on a free transfer in June and has since joined Roma. Natural right-back Cesar Azpilicueta proved an able deputy to Cole and kept hold of his spot when the 33-year-old returned to fitness as Chelsea finished third in the Premier League, but Filipe Luis’ arrival will allow the Spaniard to return to his preferred flank. Filipe Luis joined Atleti from Deportiva La Coruna in 2010 and has made 98 appearances in all competitions for the Madrid side, winning the Europa League in 2012 and the Copa del Rey in 2013 before becoming a league champion. He has four Brazil caps and was placed on the standby list for the 2014 World Cup in his homeland. Chelsea have completed the signing of Filipe Luis from Atletico Madrid, the Barclays Premier League club have announced. The Blues reached an agreement to sign the left-back from the Spanish champions on Wednesday and have now agreed terms on a three-year deal. “Chelsea Football club is delighted to announce the signing of Filipe Luis from Atletico Madrid,” read a statement on the club’s official website. ” The Brazilian defender has signed a three-year contract and will wear the number five shirt.” Press Association
NEW DELHI: Poker Stars India, one of Indias most popular online poker portals, has announced former India captain M.S. Dhoni as its new brand ambassador.”I am excited to be associated with the PokerStars family. The thrill, the excitement, the pressure and the competitiveness of it – these are just some parallels I can draw between poker and cricket,” said Dhoni. “In the last few years there has been a change in the mindset of people when they think of online poker. Online poker like any game of skill requires one to be strategic and play responsibly. Slowly but surely it is being recognised as a sport that is fun and quick to learn but rich in its complexity. “With this collaboration we hope to take online poker to a larger audience.” he added. To mark his ambassadorship with the brand, the veteran cricketer stars in PokerStars India’s latest campaign – ‘I’m In’ in which Dhoni can be seen enjoying a game of poker with three unique personalities, while inviting others to join in the fun game of skill and thrills. “It’s already well established that MS Dhoni, who has led India to many international victories, is one of the all-time cricketing greats. What is less known is that his Zen-like poise, combined with his ability to make fearless decisions, make him a perfect poker player and a truly valuable member of Team PokerStars India,” said Ankur Dewani, CEO, Sachiko Gaming. “With MS Dhoni at its heart, the campaign showcases how poker is a game for absolutely anyone, a truly universal sport. We cannot wait to see the response of our audience and players across the country,” he added. (IANS) Also watch: #NewsMakers: Youth sensation Ashish Chanchlani in an exclusive conversation with Oineetom Ojah
Roger Goodell would never. DC Defenders fans have birthed a new tradition, and it’s a tradition unlike any other: the Beer Snake. On Sunday, the Legend of the Beer Snake added a new chapter to its budding legacy: XFL commissioner Oliver Luck recognizing it and partaking in the festivities. WE ARE DEALING WITH AN ALL-TIME BEER SNAKE FOLKS.THIS IS WHAT LEGENDS ARE MADE OF.THIS IS THE XFL. pic.twitter.com/UYrDS7ut1I— XFL (@xfl2020) March 8, 2020UPDATE: The beer snake is almost as tall as the uprights. pic.twitter.com/xzPJXLNmw8— Jake Russell (@_JakeRussell) March 8, 2020But commissioner Luck isn’t just a suit. He’s not some guy up in the press box. He’s a man of class. Character. Commissioner Luck is a man of the people. Which is why he made his way to the beer snake to offer up his help.GET YOU A LEAGUE COMMISSIONER WHO CONTRIBUTES A CUP TO THE GIANT BEER SNAKE.OLIVER LUCK F O R E V E R.THIS LEAGUE. pic.twitter.com/V41n5ndpNQ— XFL (@xfl2020) March 8, 2020😂 @XFL2020 commissioner @OliverLuckXFL is loving the @XFLDefenders beer snake pic.twitter.com/fqeNlHwdGJ— XFL on FOX (@XFLonFOX) March 8, 2020The Great Wall of Budweiser caught the eyes of everyone, not just the commish.How long until @russianmachine makes a DC Defenders #BeerSnake t-shirt? Because this is the real MVP of the game. @XFLDefenders pic.twitter.com/VfVbCuhL9z— Alex Palombo (@AlexPalombo) March 8, 2020“Beer snake” is now being chanted by the crowd #dcdefenders #DefendTheDMV pic.twitter.com/RAKaUL01Ne— Vieve (@towthelion) March 8, 2020Basically the whole world: “#Coronavirus is going to run rampant!”@XFLDefenders fans: “Pass me your used beer cup, we’re making a snake.”#XFL— Nathan Birr (@atruebluehusker) March 8, 2020All things considered, the “Beer Snakes” is a much better name than Defenders. Maybe a change for next season. The snake, which stretched out to over 14 rows long, was the stuff of myth. Fans were eating — or drinking, I guess — it up, as the Defenders took the fight to the St. Louis BattleHawks in a win in the nation’s capital.