LOCKN’ has announced their highly anticipated 2020 lineup celebrating Phil Lesh’s 80th birthday. We’re returning for our eighth year to Infinity Downs and Oak Ridge Farm on June 19th – 21st, with a special “Steal Your Thursday” add-on.
Set to headline two sets on Friday and Saturday night is the PHIL LESH QUINTET – the longest running Phil Lesh and Friends lineup featuring guitarists WARREN HAYNES and JIMMY HERRING, keyboardist ROB BARRACO and drummer JOHN MOLO, with DAVID CROSBY joining on Saturday night. Headlining two sets on Sunday is Phil Lesh and JOE RUSSO’S ALMOST DEAD featuring guitarist JOHN MAYER to close out the festival.
The weekend features close friends steeped in LOCKN’s history: GOV’T MULE, HOT TUNA, OTEIL BURBRIDGE, and KELLER WILLIAMS’ GRATEFUL GOSPEL, along with rock royalty like DAVID CROSBY and BRUCE HORNSBY AND THE NOISEMAKERS, and multiple Grammy winner and Americana all-star BRANDI CARLILE.
With their roots firmly planted in the music of the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia, LOCKN’ 8 will host two nights of Los Angeles-based GRATEFUL SHRED and a special tribute to Old & In The Way, featuring RAILROAD EARTH as well as original member PETER ROWAN.
Grammy Award winner LEON BRIDGES who has been compared to legends like Sam Cooke and Otis Redding, will become a fan favorite on Sunday night.
“Steal Your Thursday” ticket holders have a lot to look forward to with sets by THE MARCUS KING BAND, DARK STAR ORCHESTRA, BRANDON “TAZ” NIEDERAUER, and THE JERRY DANCE PARTY.
THE CHAIN GANG featuring DEVON ALLMAN, DUANE BETTS, CODY & LUTHER DICKINSON, SAMANTHA FISH, JOHN GINTY, and BERRY OAKLEY JR. will honor Fleetwood Mac by playing the Rumours album in its entirety and more.
There are some gems on the lineup that you won’t want to miss like Phish’s Mike Gordon, rising jamband GOOSE, eleven-piece self-described techno marching band from Germany, MEUTE, and BLACK PUMAS and YOLA who are both nominated for “Best New Artist” in the 2020 Grammys.
Garcia’s Forest will host a special set by CIRCLES AROUND THE SUN as a dedication to Neal’s Stage in memory of the late Neal Casal, along with performances by GHOST-NOTE, MAPACHE, and many more.
And there’s still more to be announced…
Tickets for LOCKN’ Festival 2020 are on sale now from our friends and official ticketing website Front Gate Tickets here >>>