Lockn’ Festival announces top 12 Virginia bands, Semi-final playoffs in April

LOCKN’ Festival, in partnership with Starr Hill Brewery and Virginia Tourism Corporation, is excited to announce the top 12 semi-finalists in the 2017 Rockn’ To LOCKN’ competition. For the past two weeks, fans participated in a national online voting contest to listen and vote on 20 Virginia bands with the top-voted 12 bands moving to the next phase of the competition.  The grand prize of the Rockn’ To LOCKN’ contest is one of three coveted performance slots at the 2017 LOCKN’ Festival held August 24-27th in Arrington, VA and a $500 performance fee.
The Top 12 are:
Adar  –  (Charlottesville, VA)
Anthony Rosano & the Conqueroos – (Norfolk, VA)
Big Mama Shakes – (Richmond, VA)
Devil’s Workshop Band – (Richmond, VA)
FeelFree – (Alexandria, VA)
Galaxy Dynamite – (Norfolk, VA)
Kendall Street Company – (Charlottesville, VA)
Mighty Joshua – (Richmond, VA)
Sun Dried Opossum – (Lyndhurst, VA)
The Atkinsons – (Richmond, VA)
Virginia Man – (Fredericksburg, VA)
Will Overman Band – (Charlottesville, VA)
The 12 semi-finalists will move on to the next round of live playoffs and in-person fan voting.  Tickets for all club shows are $10 and are on-sale now.
The schedule is:
Friday, April 14th at The Broadberry in Richmond, Virginia.  Featuring:  Anthony Rosano & The Conqueroos, The Atkinsons, Big Mama Shakes, and Mighty Joshua.  Doors open at 8pm.
Friday, April 21st at The Jefferson in Charlottesville, Virginia.  Featuring:  Sun Dried Opossum, Kendall Street Company, Adar, and Will Overman Band. Doors open at 7pm.
Friday, April 28th at The State Theatre in Falls Church, Virginia.  Featuring:  Galaxy Dynamite, Devil’s Workshop Big Band, FeelFree, and Virginia Man. Doors open at: 7pm.
Live performance and in-person fan voting will determine the top six bands that will advance to the next round.  These six finalists will perform at the final competition on June 17, 2017 at Community Day at Infinity Downs Farm in Arrington, Virginia.  At the Community Day finals, bands will perform in front of a live crowd with in-person voting to determine the three bands headed to perform at LOCKN’ Festival.
LOCKN’ Music Festival is held annually on the last weekend in August at the Oak Ridge and Infinity Downs Farms in Arrington, Virginia and draws between 25-35,000 music fans from all over the world.   This year’s lineup includes:  Widespread Panic, Umphrey’s McGee, Tauk, The Suffers, The String Cheese Incident, The Revivalists, Phil Lesh & Friends, Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band performing the 40th Anniversary of Terrapin Station, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, moe., Margo Price, Marcus King Band, Keller Williams, Keller Williams’ Grateful Gospel, John Butler Trio, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, JJ Grey & Mofro, Greensky Bluegrass, Gov’t Mule, Eric Krasno Band, Los Colognes, Brandi Carlile, The Avett Brothers, and still more to be announced.
Tickets for LOCKN’ Festival are on-sale now at www.locknfestival.com
For more details on Community Day and Infinity Downs Farm visit www.infinitydowns.com