Lockn’ Festival Reveals Unprecedented Artist Collaborations

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LOCKN’ has long been hailed for presenting extraordinary artist collaborations and this year’s hugely anticipated festival promises some of the most exceptional pairings in the 4-day camping event’s already remarkable history. LOCKN’ takes place August 23-26 in Arrington, VA at Infinity Downs, LOCKN’s 387-acre property located at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Headlined by Dead & Company in a rare festival appearance, performing four sets over two nights in their final live shows of 2018, LOCKN’ will see Widespread Panic joined onstage by Margo Price (Friday, August 24); Toots & The Maytals will perform with special guest Taj Mahal (Friday, August 24); and Eric Krasno will sit in with Lettuce for their “Lettuce Celebrates JGB” set (Saturday, August 25). These unprecedented unions follow previously unveiled LOCKN’ 2018 collaborations that will include Branford Marsalis joining Dead & Company for their very last live set of 2018 (Sunday, August 26); a once-in-a-lifetime pairing of Umphrey’s McGee and Jason Bonham performing a set of Led Zeppelin classics (Friday, August 24); and Foundation of Funk celebrating 50 years of The Meters with George Porter Jr., Zigaboo Modeliste, Cyril Neville, Ivan Neville, Tony Hall, and others (Saturday, August 25).

As if all that weren’t enough, LOCKN’ will also feature: Tedeschi Trucks Band (performing two separate days), Sheryl Crow, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead (performing on two separate days), George Clinton & P-Funk, Umphrey’s McGee (performing two separate days), Pigeons Playing Pingpong, Blues Traveler, Moon Taxi, Turkuaz, The Suffers, and more. The full schedule is below.

For the first time ever, LOCKN’ is offering a Three-Day Weekend Pass in addition to its traditional Four-Day Festival Pass, allowing fans with tighter schedules to still see all the bands performing at LOCKN’ for a lower price. Single-Day Festival Passes are also available. Forest Camping and Tent-Only Camping are both completely sold out. A limited amount of Student/Military tickets are still available. For complete details and remaining ticket availability, please visit locknfestival.com/tickets. 2017 saw LOCKN’ introduce a new and improved festival layout at Infinity Downs Farm, with the central venue now encompassing both the main stage and Blue Ridge Bowl natural amphitheater, allowing more than 20,000 fans to enjoy non-stop music all weekend long with improved sight lines and easy access to all the incredible food, drinks, shopping, and social action activities. The new and improved venue location is more accessible to all campsites, with additional shade and misting stations to provide extra respite in the event of heat. The venue location and streamlined layout also allow for more efficient and direct traffic access, making entering and exiting LOCKN’ smoother than ever before.

LOCKN’ 2018 LINEUP:
THURSDAY, AUGUST 23
Umphrey’s McGee (2 Sets)
Lettuce (2 Sets)
Butcher Brown
Erin & The Wildfire
Firecracker Jam
Jerry Dance Party
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead (11 PM)
FRIDAY, AUGUST 24
Widespread Panic (w/Margo Price)
George Clinton & P-Funk
Umphrey’s McGee (w/Jason Bonham)
Toots & The Maytals (w/Taj Mahal)
Moon Taxi
Turkuaz
Band of Changes
Ghost Light
Caitlyn Smith
The Fuzz Band
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead (Midnight)
SATURDAY, AUGUST 25
Dead & Company (2 Sets)
Tedeschi Trucks Band
Foundation of Funk (Celebrating 50 Years of The Meters)
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
Keller & The Keels
Big Something
Agents of Good Roots
The Suffers
Southern Avenue
People’s Blues of Richmond
Disco Risque
Lettuce Celebrates JGB (w/Eric Krasno) (Midnight)
SUNDAY, AUGUST 26
Dead & Company (2 Sets) (2nd Set w/Special Guest Branford Marsalis)
Tedeschi Trucks Band
Sheryl Crow
Blues Traveler
Matisyahu
Spafford
The Judy Chops
Keller Williams’ Grateful Gospel
For complete details, ticket availability and more, please visit www.locknfestival.com.