Like any good jamband festival nowadays, LOCKN’ will be livestreaming this weekend via YouTube! You’ll be able to watch the action live as it happens on Relix.com. And Ben & Jerry will be presenting the coverage as it streams! Yay #jambandnerds
The festival kicks off tomorrow at 7pm EST. You’ll be able to tune in here all weekend.
See below for the full press release…
LOCKN’ Festival, in a partnership with Relix and YouTube, is set to light up this coming weekend with one of the most exciting line-ups in the festival’s five-year history. Now fans around the world can join the celebration via an exclusive livestream hosted by Relix.com. LOCKN’ Festival takes place August 24-27 at the newly named Infinity Downs Farms at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Arrington, Virginia.
LOCKN’ Live will begin the webcast tomorrow Thursday August 24th at 7pm ET and then air daily from 10 am to 2 am ET for the rest of the weekend. With the support of Ben & Jerry’s and Airstream, 100% of the donations will go to the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation (cacfonline.org).
LISTEN TO THE LOCKN’ LIVESTREAM HERE
“We’ve been thinking about different ways that we can try and re-direct the energy in the Charlottesville area and do something positive for the community,” says festival co-founder Peter Shapiro. “We wanted to enable anyone anywhere across the globe to experience the music and the great vibes at LOCKN’ and at the same time help support the cause. Ben & Jerry’s, Airstream and YouTube each stepped up quickly so 100% of what we raise will go to the Charlottesville Community Fund and HeadCount. Both organizations do the below the radar work everyday to help the world be a better place, so they were easy organizations to support right now.”
“LOCKN’ has always been about giving back and supporting the local community,” said HeadCount executive director Andy Bernstein, LOCKN’s longtime non-profit partner. “We raised over $200,000 on Participation Row in the last few years, for all the different non-profit organizations involved in the festival. Supporting the Heal Charlottesville Fund is another way for LOCKN’ to support the Charlottesville-area community.”
This year’s LOCKN’ will be highlighted by a headline set from Phil Lesh with Special Guest Bob Weir & The Terrapin Family Band performing The Grateful Dead’s classic 1977 album, Terrapin Station, in its entirety. What’s more, a series of unparalleled collaborations are also slated, with The Avett Brothers – in their long awaited LOCKN’ debut – joined by Special Guest Bob Weir, Gov’t Mule joined by Special Guest Ann Wilson of Heart, Moonalice joined by Special Guest Jorma Kaukonen, and Phil Lesh & Bob Weir joined by Nicki Bluhm for their Terrapin Station headline set. These unique pairings join an already stacked lineup that includes Widespread Panic, phil.moe. (teaming Phil Lesh & Friends and moe.) John Fogerty, The String Cheese Incident, Umphrey’s McGee, moe., John Butler Trio, Gov’t Mule, Brandi Carlile, The Disco Biscuits, Jim James (solo), Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Greensky Bluegrass, The Revivalists, Margo Price, Keller Williams (solo and with Keller Williams’ Grateful Gospel), Margo Price, Brandi Carlile, Eric Krasno Band, JJ Grey & Mofro, TAUK, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Marcus King Band, Blackberry Smoke, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Hiss Golden Messenger, The Record Company, Los Colognes, and The Suffers.
For more information, please visit www.locknfestival.com.