Rockn’ to LOCKN’


It’s back! We’re so excited to announce ROCKN’ to LOCKN’ 2017, our battle of the bands contest to find and select THREE local Virginia bands to perform at LOCKN’ Festival in 2017.

As a Virginia-based festival, it is important to us to support our local music scene. In 2017, our fourth year of Rockn’ to LOCKN’, our mission is to find the top local talent here in our home state of Virginia, and then let the fans choose who they want to see play at LOCKN’ this year.


• REGISTER (January 12 – February 12): Registration is now closed. Thank you for all the bands who entered!

• VOTE (February 15 – March 1): National fan voting is now open! Head HERE to listen to the top 20 bands and cast your vote for who you want to see perform at LOCKN’. As a bonus, each person who votes for Rockn’ to LOCKN’ will be entered to win two 4-day GA passes to LOCKN’! Fans can submit up to one vote per day.

• LIVE AND IN PERSON (March): Come see the top 12 bands battle LIVE during 3 shows in Virginia (dates and details TBA). Your in-person votes will decide the final 6 bands.

• PICK THE WINNER AT COMMUNITY DAY (June 17): Join us on June 17th at Community Day at Infinity Downs Farm to see the grand finale performances from our top 6 finalists, and select your picks for the top 3 bands to play LOCKN’.

• LOCKN’! (August 24-27, 2017): The three winners will play LIVE at LOCKN’ Festival on August 24-27, 2017. Be there to watch their moment in the sun on the big stage! Each winning band will also take home a $500 performance fee.


View the official rules for Rockn’ to LOCKN’ 2017 here.