The 2020 edition of LOCKN’ has been postponed until the Fall due to ongoing concerns regarding the spread of the novel coronavirus. LOCKN’ will now take place on October 2nd–4th, joining a number of other postponed summer festivals in the now-crowded fall month. This also marks the second “change” in the LOCKN’ dates this year, as the 2020 edition was set to make its June debut following seven years of late-summer events.

The Arrington, VA festival, billed as a celebration of Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh‘s 80th birthday, was originally scheduled to take place on June 19th–21st with a lineup including the Phil Lesh Quintet (with Warren HaynesJimmy HerringJohn Molo, and Rob Barraco), Brandi CarlileGov’t MuleBruce HornsbyGooseOteil Burbridge & FriendsMike GordonBlack PumasLeon BridgesRailroad Earth, and more.

The festival’s postponement announcement notes that “the lineup and additional ticket information [for the postponed dates], including our refund policy, will be announced as soon as it is finalized.”

Read the festival’s official postponement announcement below:

LOCKN’ Family,

We hope you are staying safe and healthy, and continuing to look out for one another. The last few weeks have been heartbreaking, and we’d like to first take a moment to thank all of the healthcare and other essential workers in our communities who are helping others make it through these challenging times — thank you.

We know the world has changed, but one thing has been made clear — even though this pandemic has separated us physically, we are all in this together. Reflecting on how we miss being with our friends, sharing music, dancing, hugging, in celebration, helps us feel that spark of joy even while we are waiting for the world to start up again.

In that spirit, with the support of our artists and partners, we believe it is in everyone’s best interest to postpone LOCKN’ 2020 until the fall. The 8th edition of LOCKN’ is now scheduled to take place October 1 – 4, 2020.

We are actively working with artists to reschedule the festival. The lineup and additional ticket information, including our refund policy, will be announced as soon as it is finalized. In the meantime, know that all previously purchased tickets, camping, parking, and Early-Entry passes will be honored on the new dates.

We sincerely appreciate your patience and support as we work through this unprecedented challenge and the many moving parts involved in rescheduling the festival dates.

We also want to make you aware that we are working on new health and safety protocols, which will continue to evolve as new guidelines are issued by public health authorities, to ensure the festival is safe and comfortable for everyone to attend. These may include reducing our overall capacity and increasing the amount of space allocated for campsites.

We want to make LOCKN’ 8 happen in 2020. With your help and support, we will make sure the road to LOCKN’ continues.

Be kind to each other and stay tuned.

The LOCKN’ Team 

For more information, head to the LOCKN’ website.