LOCKN’ Music Festival has pivoted away from its October 2021 weekend toward a new format dubbed LOCKN’ Farm, bringing together a handful of marquee performers on the weekends of Aug. 13-15, Aug. 20-22 and Aug. 27-29 in Arrington, Va.
Weekend one will feature six sets of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead with additional performances by The Slip. John Medeski and Billy Martin will also host some late-night activities in Garcia’s Forest.
Weekend two has been named FRED The Festival, with host band Goose welcoming friends like Dawes, Dr. Dog, Cory Wong, Hiss Golden Messenger, Grateful Shred and more. Goose will also unplug with an aGOOSEtic Trio set.
Finally, the LOCKN’ Farm offerings will end with Saturday/Sunday performances by Tedeschi Trucks (featuring Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi and a number of their frequent collaborators). Jon Batiste, The Marcus King Band, Lettuce and Gabe Dixon Band will also join the festivities.
“LOCKN’, the music festival, has had an amazing run, with hundreds of thousands of fans witnessing countless epic performances and collaborations by hundreds of legendary artists,” LOCKN’ Farm Promoter Peter Shapiro said via press release. “Given the realities of COVID-19 and the world we now live in, it feels like the right moment to do something new and a bit more intimate, while keeping the best of what the four-day festival has offered since 2013. This August, LOCKN’ will become a weekly destination — LOCKN’ Farm — a place with a history of good vibes and magic, and instead of hosting a single annual festival we will sprinkle the LOCKN’ spirit across multiple music and camping weekends. Positive things often emerge out of challenging times, and LOCKN’s evolution from a single-weekend festival to a place where bands can host their own special events is going to be one of them.”
Check out the full lineups below:
LOCKN’ FARM SUMMER 2021
AUGUST 13, 14, 15
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead
The Slip, John Medeski & Billy Martin
AUGUST 20, 21, 22
Goose Presents FRED The Festival
Dawes, Dr. Dog, Cory Wong,
Hiss Golden Messenger, Grateful Shred
aGOOSEtic Trio, Vasudo
Sammy Rae & The Friends, Elephant Proof
AUGUST 27, 28, 29
The Marcus King Band, Jon Batiste,
Lettuce, Gabe Dixon Band