This year commemorates the sixth anniversary of Lockn’ Festival. On August 23-26, thousands of people will flock to Infinity Downs and Oak Ridge Farm in Arrington, Virginia, for four straight days of music, camping and community. It’s not too late to purchase tickets for the festival, but act quickly! In the meantime, plan your festival experience with our Lynchburg guide to Lockn’.
The History of Lockn’
Lockn’ Festival started in 2013 with a dedication to music and community, and a goal to provide an incredible atmosphere. Over the last 6 years, artists such as Tom Petty, Robert Plant, Phish, Carlos Santana, My Morning Jacket, Ween, Wilco, Zac Brown, Willie Nelson, Phil Lesh and more have performed to sold out crowds and music enthusiasts. And, thanks to the incredible community and spirit of creativity that flows through Lockn’, once-in-a-lifetime collaborations have happened right on the Lockn’ stages: The Doobie Incident, featuring The String Cheese Incident and The Doobie Brothers, and Widespread Panic and Jimmy Cliff.
Lockn’ uniquely blends world renowned music, local vendors and community engagement into a festival that you won’t want to miss.
This Year’s Lockn’ Headliners
This year’s top headliner at Lockn’ Festival is Dead & Company, a band comprised of former Grateful Dead members Bob Weir (guitar), Mickey Hart (drums) and Bill Kreutzmann (drums), along with John Mayer (guitar), Oteil Burbridge (bass/drums) and Jeff Chimenti (keyboard).
Formed in 2015, Dead & Company have been touring ever since—performing the Grateful Dead’s large catalog of songs.
Dead & Company will take the stage two nights in a row, for two sets each. See them on Saturday, August 25, at 9:15 p.m. and on Sunday, August 26, at 8:45 p.m., performing with Branford Marsalis.
In addition to Dead & Company, Lockn’ will give you the opportunity to see some incredible acts, including:
Where to Stay for Lockn’
For the fully immersed festival experience, Lockn’ offers three different camping options:
- 205 sq. ft. tent-camping/205 sq. ft. forest camping
- 420 sq. ft. car camping
- ~750 sq. ft. RV parking
Canopies can be added next to a car or tent for no additional fees or passes, as long as the canopy doesn’t extend past the allotted space.
If a bit more comfort is more your style, Lynchburg is a quick drive away from the Lockn’ grounds. With many comfortable, quality and luxury lodging options available, you’ll be able to find a place to lay your head at the end of a music-filled day. Plus, you have the option of shuttling to and from your hotel to Lockn’ via Brew Ridge Tours!
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