Fans at LOCKN’ Music Festival were treated to another huge surprise last night, as Joe Russo’s Almost Dead midnight set welcomed Grateful Dead guitarist/vocalist Bob Weir for a total of five songs. On Friday night, the Grateful Dead-inspired quintet–Joe RussoScott MetzgerMarco BeneventoTom Hamilton, and Dave Dreiwitz–delivered a stellar showcase packed with curveball surprises, including special guest performances from Jim James (My Morning Jacket) and Nicole Atkins. It was an undeniable highlight of Friday’s lineup, next to Bobby and Phil Lesh‘s reunion with the Terrapin Family Band earlier in the night. Super VIP attendees were treated to a surprise set from Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, and Joe Russo on Saturday, but the collaborations between the musicians were thankfully extended for all fans to see at the Relix Stage.

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Joe Russo’s Almost Dead relied heavily on the Grateful Dead catalogue on Saturday night, welcoming Bob Weir for “Black-Throated Wind,” “Good Lovin,” and “Jack Straw” early on in the set. He returned for a set-closing “Samson and Delilah” before a “One More Saturday Night” encore. The Grateful Dead guitarist has shared the stage with Joe Russo’s Almost Dead once before in Oakland at The Fox Theatre on 11/12/16 for a number of acoustic collaborations. Thanks to YouTube user monihampton, you can watch the videos from LOCKN’ below:

We’ll be back with a full Saturday recap, as the party continues on the grounds of LOCKN’ with sets from, The Avett Brothers with Bob Weir, The Revivalists, and more, later today. For a complete schedule, head to the festival website.

For fans who can not attend the festival, a free LOCKN’ stream is available, courtesy of Ben & Jerry’sAirstream, and YouTube, in conjunction with Relix and Headcount. Viewers are encouraged to make a donation, with proceeds going to the Heal Charlottesville Fund. Funds raised will go towards assisting local residents seeking trauma counseling, supporting victims involved in the car attack who need help with their medical expenses, and towards helping law enforcement to prevent future attacks. Click here for more information regarding donations, as well as how to link up to the live stream.

Setlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | LOCKN’ | Arrington, VA | 8/26/17

Althea, Black-Throated Wind*, Good Lovin’*, Jack Straw*, The Wheel, Bertha, Throwing Stones, He’s Gone, Playing in the Band, Samson and Delilah*

E: One More Saturday Night*

*w/ Bob Weir

[photo by Whitney Wangsgaard]