Update: After our initial post, many fans speculated that LOCKN’ would not be Dead & Company’s final shows of 2018, given that the band did not confirm the festival’s announcement at the time. However, on Wednesday, July 18th, following the band’s tour-closing two-night run at Boulder’s Folsom Field, Dead & Company has confirmed via Instagram that the group will not perform in 2018 following their upcoming LOCKN’ appearances. 

LOCKN’ Festival is going down August 23rd to 26th, 2018 at Infinity Downs & Oak Ridge Farm in Arrington, Virginia. Leading the bill is the Grateful Dead-inspired Dead & Company with four sets scheduled for the weekend: two on Saturday, August 25th, and two on Sunday, August 26th. The shows already have a lot of buzz around them, especially given LOCKN’s previous announcement that Branford Marsalis will join the group on the final day of the festival.

With Dead & Company finishing off their summer tour on July 13th and 14th at Boulder, Colorado’s Folsom Field, fans have been eagerly awaiting more details on the band’s fall and winter schedule. Thus far, LOCKN’ is the only performance on their schedule following their summer tour, and it looks like it’s going to stay that way—the festival just announced via an email blast that LOCKN’ will be fans last chance to see Dead & Company in 2018.

Catch Dead & Company’s final shows of 2018 at LOCKN! You can grab your weekend pass now via the LOCKN’ website.