Lockn’ 2019 Topped By Bob Weir and Wolf Bros, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Trey Anastasio Band, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead

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Bob Weir performs with Phil Lesh and Moe during Lockn’ Festival at Infinity Downs Farm in Arrington, Va., Aug. 27.

Lockn’ Festival announced the lineup Friday for its seventh annual installment, slated to descend on Oak Ridge Farm in Arrington, Va., Aug. 22-25.

Jam legends and unique collaborations reign supreme. The camping fest’s four nights will be headlined by Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Trey Anastasio Band, Tedeschi Trucks Band and Bob Weir and Wolf Bros. Other than Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, each headliner will perform with a featured guest, with Trey Anastasio Band featuring Derek Trucks, Tedeschi Trucks Band featuring Anastasio and Bob Weir featuring Susan Tedeschi. 

Beyond the top billing, Lockn’ sports a characteristically eclectic blend of folk, blues, rock and even reggae. Announced performers include Gary Clark Jr., Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Vulfpeck, Old Crow Medicine Show, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Moe., St Paul & the Broken Bones, Khruangbin, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Oteil & Friends (with Bob Weir, Devon Allman and Duane Betts), Twiddle and Steel Pulse.

“With Lockn’, we try and keep things fresh while also keeping them kind of the same,” co-founder and executive producer Peter Shapiro said in a statement. “We think it’s fun to have musicians who have played the festival multiple times return for more. Most other music festivals change their lineups year to year, without having acts play consecutive years, but we prefer to do things a little differently.”

Tedeschi Trucks Band, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead and Pigeons Playing Ping Pong performed at Lockn’ in 2018, as did Bob Weir and Oteil Burbridge, as part of Dead & Company.

“That said, we are also excited to bring in some great bands that will be playing Lockn’ for the first time,” Shapiro continued. “And we have some fool collaborations that should reinvent the music while still keeping the soul of it, which, when it works, is magic and why we do the event.”

In a 2018 interview with Pollstar, co-founder Dave Frey shared what he thinks differentiates Lockn’ from other summer music festivals. “We have a turntable stage and the music is continuous,” he said. “You can have one band playing off as the turntable moves, and the next band is playing its way on. We don’t have multiple bands playing at once. It serves us well to have a unique booking process and Pete and I like it. We’re not board-rooming it, not bouncing it off a committee.”

In 2014, the only year for which Pollstar data is available, Lockn’ sold 29,753 tickets for a gross of $7.70 million.

General admission tickets go on sale tomorrow at noon ET. See the 2019 Lockn’ lineup below.

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