We have had an amazing seven years together at LOCKN’ the music festival, with hundreds of thousands of fans from across the world witnessing countless epic performances and collaborations by hundreds of legendary artists, and a lot of fun along the way. We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again, LOCKN’ has created some of the most beautiful and magical live music memories.
In this moment, considering the challenges of COVID-19, we feel like it’s time to do something different, something intimate, something new. While preserving the spirit of our four-day festival, LOCKN’ will become a destination — LOCKN’ Farm — staying true to the core of what LOCKN’ has always been about — unforgettable, unique, and authentic live experiences.
LOCKN’ Farm comes with a history of good vibes collected through the years and a special kind of magic that has been instilled deep into the land itself. Instead of hosting a single festival, the Farm’s magic will spread across three weekends of live music, food, activities, and camping under the stars, amid the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
LOCKN’ Farm’s reduced capacity will offer plenty of space to spread your wings. With lots of room to breathe, the freedom to dance and twirl, and ample space to stretch out, you and your crew can explore the boundless beauty and buzzing atmosphere of the Farm.
Each weekend will be special in its own way, with a different band headlining, and activities to enrich our days and nights while creating lifelong memories. The lineups celebrate the past, present, and future of LOCKN’.
Tickets go on sale on Friday, June 4 at 10AM ET.
Come join us…
August 13 – 15:
Marking their fifth journey to the farm, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead kicks-off LOCKN’ Farm Summer 2021, by headlining the weekend of August 13, 14, and 15. Once again, the energy, the magic, and the music of the Grateful Dead will fill the air. Newcomers to the LOCKN’ landscape, we’ve invited The Slip, for an absolutely stunning addition to the line-up. Plus, we’ll have late-night jams and camaraderie on Friday and Saturday night thanks to Garcia’s Forest Improv Sessions Hosted by John Medeski and Billy Martin.
August 20 – 22:
In an exciting move never before attempted by the band, Goose Presents FRED the festival on August 20 – 22. As part of this historic initiative, an impressive lineup featuring Dawes performing Black Sabbath’s Paranoid plus a full set of original songs, Dr. Dog, Hiss Golden Messenger, Cory Wong, Grateful Shred, and Sammy Rae & The Friends will take center stage. Since this weekend is all about celebrating the bond between Goose and their fans, Goose’s predecessor, Vasudo, will make a rare appearance, and LOCKN’ Farm will be treated to a set by aGOOSEtic TRIO plus after-hours jams in Garcia’s Forest from Ben Atkind’s Elephant Proof.
August 27 – 29:
Closing out LOCKN’ Farm Summer 2021, on August 27, 28, and 29, blues-rock powerhouses Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks return for a weekend of collaborative magic. In their seventh trip to the farm, Derek and Susan represent the family bond between our community and the love that we share. We’d also like to give a warm welcome to Oscar-winner Jon Batiste who will join us for the first time on the farm. Get your heart and your soul ready for the joy that Batiste will bring to LOCKN’ Farm. Plus, we’re welcoming back old friends like Marcus King Band, and Lettuce, and Tedeschi Trucks Band’s TTB’s own keyboardist Gabe Dixon and his band. You know we’ve never been shy of a good collaboration!
As Jerry Garcia once said, “People need celebration in their life. It’s part of what it means to be human. We need magic and bliss and power, myth, and celebration in our lives. And music is a good way to encapsulate a lot of it.”
With these great artists, LOCKN’ Farm Summer 2021 will surely deliver plenty of those rare moments that only happen on the Farm.
We are grateful that we’ll soon see all your beautiful faces again. Stay safe, and keep spreading that powerful good energy into the world.
Love and rock,