Nelson County Businesses Prep for Music Fest Boom

Jul 30, 2013

Tens of thousands of music lovers are expected to pack into Nelson County for the new Lockn' Music Festival.

Announcing Col Bruce Hampton & Friends

Jul 29, 2013

Equal parts psychedelicized Allman Brothers and boogiefied Grateful Dead (with a dash of Commander Cody thrown in), Col. Bruce Hampton & the Aquarium Rescue Unit capitalized on the nuevo-hippie movement that swept through America in the early '90s. The Atlanta-born Hampton has been kicking around the Southern music circuit since the early '60s and he'll be…

A Preview of the Lockn' Music Festival

Jul 26, 2013

By Sandy Hausman It’s been 44 years since 400,000 people descended on Max Yasgur’s dairy farm in upstate New York, making history with the Woodstock Festival. Now, Virginia is preparing for its own outdoor rock event - one that could swamp rural Nelson County or charm visitors and locals alike. The Lockn' Festival set for September 5th through the 8th on an estate halfway between Charlottesville and Lynchburg.

Flocking To Lockn'

Jul 25, 2013

Sugar Mountain. Sugaree. Sugar Magnolia. Such beloved songs (easy to name 200 others from the cats playing this festival) from the artists that made and continue to keep music near and dear to our hearts, create a theme of sweetness for the festival. Creators of the festival, Dave Frey and Peter Shapiro, decided to simplify and emphasize the excellence within the improvisational/jam band and friends music world by focusing on a smaller number of top shelf acts playing longer sets rather than a few big names thrown together with a hodgepodge of whatever acts might be available just to fill out the promotional flyer.

New Artists Announcements: Dirty Dozen Bras Band & The Soul Rebels

Jul 23, 2013

Lockn' Festival is thrilled to announce a single interlocking set performed by two legendary New Orleans bands, The Soul Rebels and Dirty Dozen Brass Band.

Warren Haynes Makes Early Visit to Lockn'

Jul 19, 2013


All craft/apparel vending spots have been filled

Jul 19, 2013

At this time, all craft/apparel vending spots have been filled. Those selected have been notified. Due to the overwhelming number of applications received, it will take time to receive a personal reply. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Lockn' Announces Preferred Tent-Only Camping

Jul 09, 2013

You asked and we accommodated... Lockn' Festival is for "Inter-locken" friends as well as "Inter-locken" great artists, so we're now offering a Preferred-Tent-Only camping section that is adjacent to the concert site.