Lockn’ Festival recently announced it will feature Phil Lesh & Friends featuring Carlos Santana. Lockn’ also announced its full 2015 line-up and daily schedule. The four-day festival takes place September 10-13 on the beautiful Oak Ridge and Lockn’ Farms in Arrington, Virginia.
JamBase wrote that,”Dave Frey & Peter Shapiro found what may be one of the most beautiful outdoor venues in the country,” and they weren’t kidding. Anyone who’s been to the festival knows how magical it is. Artist collaborations continue to be the highlight of Lockn’, offering once-in-a-lifetime performances that may never be seen again. These sets are often planned and rehearsed, but because the Lockn’ artists are such masters of their craft, many are spontaneous and artist initiated.
Several artists perform two shows over two days fostering artists exposure to each other and the audience getting to hear some deep tracks. This year Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, Widespread Panic, The String Cheese Incident, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Gov’t Mule, and Phil Lesh & Friends will make two unique appearances. Phil Lesh & Friends performs one show with special guest Carlos Santana, Warren Haynes, Barry Sless, Rob Barraco & John Molo, and then a second show with Chris Robinson, Neal Casal, Adam MacDougall, Eric Krasno and Tony Leone.
Mad Dogs & Englishmen: A Tribute to Joe Cocker hosted by Tedeschi Trucks Band and featuring original band members Leon Russell and Rita Coolidge with Dave Mason, Chris Robinson, Doyle Bramhall II and more.
Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady Celebrate 50 Years of Jefferson Airplane featuring Rachael Price (of Lake Street Drive), GE Smith, Larry Campbell, Teresa Williams and others.
The String Cheese Incident will perform a special set with the legendary Doobie Brothers as “The Doobie Incident” presenting the classic catalog in a unique and unforgettable performance.
This year’s lineup also features Bill Kreutzmann’s Billy & The Kids with special guest Dominic Lalli of Big Gigantic, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Umphrey’s McGee, Slightly Stoopid, Little Feat, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe with Chuck Leavell, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Soulive, North Mississippi Allstars, Anders Osborne, Melvin Seals & JGB with John Kadlecik, Hot Tuna, Steve Earle & The Dukes, The Jayhawks, Keller Williams’ Grateful Gospel, Galactic, Soulive, Deer Tick, Strangefolk, Moonalice, Fishbone, The Oh Hellos & more to be announced.
Lockn’ is heralded by media, artists and fans alike as one of the best run and most unique festivals in the country including Bluegrass Today who said, “Lockn’ seems to have found the secret recipe for concocting a perfect event.” The fest features on-site camping, local food, craft beer, lifestyle events, biking and hiking tours, daily yoga, SoberLockn’, family camping and so much more.
If you like classic rock, jam bands, bluegrass, funk, or anything in between, this is a festival you do NOT want to miss. It’s quickly reaching legendary status, so catch it while you can! Also, check out the daily lineup below for more specific details: