Community Day at Infinity Downs Farm is around the corner, and it’s a party that’s overflowing with music, food, beer, crafts, and good vibes! We’ve officially made it to the Rockn’ to LOCKN’ finale, and six bands are ready to battle it out for an exclusive spot on the LOCKN’ lineup! So now we leave the task to you, and every vote counts! Come one, come all, and join us at Community Day Festival on Saturday, June 17. Now let’s meet the bands that will be performing during the Rockn’ to LOCKN’ finale!
“In a state where there is an abundance of musical talent, FeelFree is extremely excited to have been chosen for LOCKN’ Festival’s 2017 “Rockn’ to Lockn'” competition! An opportunity to play LOCKN’, one of the premier live music festivals on the east coast (let alone FeelFree’s home state of VA) is an exciting prospect for any up and coming band.The band is set to release a new full length album this summer and will be showcasing their newest material at Rockn’ To Lockn’s Community Day Festival on June 17th; they hope to earn your vote then in hopes of leaving it all on stage at LOCKN this August!”
Born and bred in the cultural melting pot that is Washington D.C.’s metro area where people and music from all over the world interact daily, FeelFree’s music is a genre-bending sound. Blending reggae, rock, funk, and jazz influences, their live show “floats like a hummingbird and stings like a bee” with soaring, blues-tinged guitars over smooth vocal melodies amidst heavy grooves and huge horn-lines.
“We are absolutely stoked to be playing alongside so many awesome Virginia bands. VA is a great place and we can’t wait to jam out in the most righteous of manners”
Kendall Street Company’s music is influenced by a variety of musicians and styles, the group has been described as “psychedelic,” “alternative,” “jammy,” “rock,” “indie,” and “ska.” It is not uncommon for guest performers to join the group on stage for extended jams.
“The entire Rockn’ to LOCKN’ experience has been amazing for us, and the excitement of our supporters has been overwhelming! It’s a real pleasure sharing the stage with some of the states best bands. We are more than excited to be a part of Rockn’ to LOCKN’, representing Virginia Reggae music, bringing high energy roots and culture. We can’t wait to sing and dance with you all on Community day at Infinity Downs!”
Independent Reggae Artist Mighty Joshua engages audiences by opening minds and activating bodies through song. Conscious lyrics flow freely to create distinctive refrains that pulse with pride against rhythms rooted in percussion. His soulful exploration in the evolution of sound creates an expression of reggae for the modern day.
Mighty Joshua plays in a multitude of arrangements including high energy live performances with support of his back-up band the Zion #5 and as an acoustic configuration known as Roots Covenant. From mountain top festivals, to intimate club gigs, he invites listeners of all ages to experience the spirit of reggae.
“We’re excited and honored to be a part of this competition. We’ve met so many great people and heard a lot of great music. Long live Rock-n-Roll!”
SDO has been a staple on the local and regional scene since the 90s. Originally formed in 1992, the current line-up has been together since 1997. Since the beginning SDO has performed their brand of original guitar driven rock-n-roll. With three studio records and over 1000 live shows under their belt, SDO is a seasoned music machine. SDO is live, SDO is rock. Alex Arbaugh & Steve Sutton both on guitar and vocals, Torrey Patterson on drums, Eric Clinedinst on bass and Mike “Frick” Martin on percussion.
“We’ve been so blessed to be a part of the ROCKN to LOCKN experience so far, and we’re excited to play this next round. Whether we move on or not, this has been one of the best experiences for Virginia Man.”
Hailing from Fredericksburg, VA, Virginia Man is an indie-folk band quickly carving out a name for themselves with their seriously impressive musical chops. We’re really looking forward to watching them tear it up at Community Day!