LOCKN’ Festival has outdone themselves once again, with a heap of announcements this week, followed by a daily schedule, that has the entire jam band scene talking.
Most significantly, Phil Lesh and the Terrapin Family Band will be joined by none other than Bob Weir on Friday night, to perform the Grateful Dead’s legendary album Terrapin Station in its entirety. This will be the first high profile performance that the two have played together since the legendary Fare Thee Well events of 2015.
“Having Bobby and Phil perform Terrapin Station together is one of those moments that we created LOCKN’ for,” LOCKN’ co-founder Peter Shapiro told Rolling Stone. “I’m hoping it’s a musical experience that Deadheads will be able to lose themselves into and then live on as a live recording that will create lasting magic for a long time after.” (idc if we dont use this but it adds some spice)
The remaining Phil and Friends set will feature Lesh and LOCKN’ rookies, and longtime jam veterans, Moe. for a set billed as “Phil.Moe.” on Sunday evening.
Other announcements came daily throughout the week, including The Disco Biscuits first appearance at Lockn’, and CCR’s John Fogerty finally returning after an unforgettable performance with Widespread Panic at the inaugural LOCKN’’ Festival in 2013. Jim James will be back with his solo project after making a big impression last year with My Morning Jacket. Antibalas, Blackberry Smoke, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Hiss Golden Messenger, Moonalice, The Record Company, Sinkane, and three Rockn’ to LOCKN’ winners will round out the lineup.
The daily music schedule was also released, featured below. Fans will be glad to see the return of a four-layered Umphrey’s McGee/String Cheese Incident sandwich to kick things off on Thursday, and that Joe Russo’s Almost Dead will be performing at the Blue Ridge Bowl, late-night Friday and Saturday.
Written by Richard Oakley
Photograph © Dave Vann, courtesy of Lockn’ Festival.