On Sunday, this year’s LOCKN’ Festival at Infinity Downs Farm in Arrington, Virginia, came to a close with a final set by The Avett Brothers and featuring Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir. Following the phil.moe set immediately before it, which saw Phil Lesh joined by Weir as well as members of moe., The Revivalists, and Midnight North, The Avett Brothers took the stage, eventually closing out their set with Bob Weir for the final six songs of their performance and their two-song encore. Weir and The Avett Brothers are no stranger to collaboration with one another, as Weir has previously joined the group on a number of occasions over the past few years.
After The Avett Brothers’ solo set featured classics from their own long-spanning catalog. Weir first appeared during their set for Jerry Garcia’s “Mission In The Rain,” followed by an Avett Brothers’ original, “Go To Sleep.” From there, the crew moved into covers of George Jones’ “The Race Is On” and Merle Haggard’s “Mama Tried” ahead of their set-closing rendition of Bob Dylan’s “When I Paint My Masterpiece.” For their encore, the group first offered the Grateful Dead’s “I Know You Rider” before closing out the festival’s main-stage festivities in full with a rendition of the traditional number, “I Shall Be Released.” You can check out a full video of The Avett Brother’s set at LOCKN’ with Bob Weir below, courtesy of TAB Snaps. You can also check out this new video captured by renowned photographer Jay Blakesberg of Weir and The Avett Brothers rehearsing “Going Down The Road Feeling Bad” ahead of its performance on Sunday night below.
Setlist: The Avett Brothers with Bob Weir | LOCKN’ Festival at Infinity Downs Farm | Arrington, VA | 8/27/2017
Set: Satan Pulls the Strings, The Fall, Down With the Shine, Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise, Laundry Room, Ain’t No Man. Morning Song, Vanity, Kick Drum Heart, Murder in the City, Country Blues, Living of Love, Mission in the Rain*, Go to Sleep*, The Race Is On*, Mama Tried*, Going Down the Road Feelin’ Bad*, When I Paint My Masterpiece*
Encore: I Know You Rider*, I Shall Be Released*
* with Bob Weir
[Photo: Sam Shinault]
The Avett Brothers and Bob Weir at LOCKN’ 2017, Full Performance
The Avett Brothers and Bob Weir Rehearsing “Going Down The Road Feeling Bad”