For four days each year, the foothills of the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains comes alive with music and fans who breathe the Grateful Dead at the LOCKN’ Festival. Jam bands born out of inspiration from the legendary band, as well as other incredible acts, come together in what feels like one huge hippie party. Through the years, the music festival started incorporating other genres including reggae, jazz, Americana, country, and rock, all rolled into one phenomenal music festival. No less than the Allman Brothers Band, The Black Crowes, The String Cheese Incident, Matisyahu, and Sheryl Crow have been on the bill in the past.
‘The LOCKN Festival 2019 is a celebration of all things jam band culture, an event with a groovy hippie atmosphere and a pulsating vibe you’ll be crazy not to dance to.’
But more than just the music, you’ll encounter a blend of the best regional and local cuisine, an extensive array of fine wines and craft beers, and lots of time to explore the breathtaking scenery. If you need even more reason to attend, the LOCKN’ Festival has been known to bring out THE BEST out of everyone here – both the audience and the performers alike. In fact, it’s hard not to feel peace and love all over, even in the campsites.
It’s a festival of love, peace, and harmony too; and one thing’s for sure: we all could use some of that in this day and age.
The LOCKN Festival is held at the Infinity Downs Farm and the Oak Ridge Farm in Arrington, Virginia. General Admission, VIP, and Super VIP tickets are available. Kids aged 12 and below are free of charge but must be accompanied by an adult (who needs to bring proof of age). VIP guests will be permitted to bring kids aged 12 and below to all the VIP areas.
Festival attendees are encouraged to bring bicycles not just for ease of transportation and sustainability but so that you can also explore the several trails on the Oak Ridge Farm. If you are staying in Charlottesville or Lynchburg, you can avail of the shuttle services that will be arranged by event organizers.
There’s no better way to soak up the beauty of Oak Ridge Farm than by camping, which is what most attendees choose to do each year. There are tent, forest, car, and RV parking slots available. Just make sure that your event ticket (GA or VIP or Super VIP) matches the camping ticket level. Sober Camping will be available for those who wish to camp with individuals who respect sobriety as a means of offering support. Campground Services provides water refills, phone charging, RV service information, restrooms, and ice for 24 hours. General Stores will be stocked with other last-minute necessities you may need.
Additionally, you can check out hotel accommodations and lodging at the nearby towns of Charlottesville and Lynchburg. Better yet, hop on the map below to score awesome lodging deals during the festival.
Post festival, head over to Charlottesville and explore the world-class vineyards and wineries. It’s chock-full of historical attractions that any history buff would appreciate.
Explore the gorgeous natural scenery at the Blue Ridge Mountains, or go white water rafting. Charlottesville’s nightlife is laid-back, but there’s still a lot to do when the sun goes down.
The LOCKN’ Festival will be coming your way on August 22-25, 2019.
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