Warren Haynes performing at LOCKN Music Festival 2014. Photo by: Matthew McGuire
Warren Haynes performing at LOCKN Music Festival 2014. Photo by: Matthew McGuire

ROCKN’ to LOCKN’ Submission Deadline is February 2

The LOCKN Music Festival is on the verge of breaking big news regarding their upcoming event taking place August 23-26 in Arrington, Virginia.

The festival organizers have called the the upcoming announcement ‘big news.’ My prediction is that this announcement will be some of the artists, and possibly hold off on the entire lineup. In 2017 the festival released a majority of lineup on December 8.


We already know where and when the festival is taking place, but who is performing is still an unknown.

Lineup 2018

After recently reporting on the Phish Summer Tour, I predict the festival is going to book Phish to perform at the 2018 LOCKN Music Festival. If you review their summer dates, the band will be on the East Coast in August, and have left the weekend of LOCKN open. They may need that weekend to rest before their three-day run in Colorado.

Another band I could see the festival booking for 2018 is Dead & Company. Their recent tour announcement also has dates in August open for a festival appearance.

Personally, I would like to see moe. added to the lineup this year. Last year, I had high hopes that Rob Derhak would be able to make it, but his battle with throat cancer left him out of the action.

In 2017, they did an awesome job of releasing the primary lineup over the course of a day with an interactive announcement.


The LOCKN’ Music Festival is hosting their annual ROCKN’ to LOCKN’ crowdsources contest.

Fans vote for their top three Virginia-based acts, and they get a chance to perform at the sixth annual LOCKN’ Music Festival in Arrington, Virginia.

Submit your band via the Sonicbids main website.

The festival has pre-sale tickets open until Wednesday, January 31. A limited number of these tickets remain at Early-Bird prices. Supplies could run out before, so plan accordingly.

Watch over a recap video of the 2017 music festival on YouTube.

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Matthew McGuire is the founder and editor of Crescent Vale News. In 2014, he acquired a master's degree in Professional Media and Media Management from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.