Organizers for Virginia’s LOCKN’ Festival have announced a three-day Light From LOCKN’ webcast of exclusive video content and archive live footage, along with guest appearances and more to air next weekend on June 19th–21st. The weekend’s worth of couch tour webcasts will air for free on the new streaming platform FANS, although viewers are suggested to donate what they can with funds raised set to benefit organizations like HeadCount and Conscious Alliance.
Next weekend was supposed to hold the return of the annual weekend music event which has somewhat become the unofficial Grateful Dead-inspired festival on the east coast over the past few years. This year’s focus was and still is planned to center around Dead bassist Phil Lesh‘s 80th birthday with performances Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, John Mayer, Gov’t Mule, Brandi Carlile, and more.
Event organizers announced back in April that LOCKN’ would be postponed to the weekend of October 2nd–4th, though with COVID-19 still lingering around heading into the summer months, there likely won’t be enough confidence in the live events industry to hold mass gatherings in time for fall.
“I think it would only happen if you took a test to get in,” LOCKN’ and Brooklyn Bowl co-founder Pete Shapiro told Rolling Stone earlier this year on the realities event organizers now face. “Do I think we could administer that to people who come for a three- or four-day festival? Yeah, I do. You might have to wait several hours. Once you’re in, you might have a mask on inside. We may do reduced capacity, more camping areas. We’re going to figure out all those different kinds of things.”
Check out the full lineup/schedule and tune in to Light From LOCKN’ all weekend long below:
Light From LOCKN’