Phil Lesh to Celebrate 80th Birthday Headlining Three Nights at LOCKN' With John Mayer, David Crosby, Brandi Carlile & Leon Bridges

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Phil Lesh performs at Joy Theatre on April 25, 2019 in New Orleans.

Peter Shapiro's jam-centric festival drops stacked lineup and announces new June date.

LOCKN' festival might have to adopt the name LESHN' now that its lineup has been released.

The annual festival at the 387-acre Infinity Downs & Oak Ridge Farm at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Arrington, Virginia is moving from August to June and honoring Phil Lesh's 80th birthday with three nights and six headlining sets featuring some of the Grateful Dead founding member's longtime collaborators.

Scheduled for June 19-21, LOCKN' will be headlined by an all-star musical cast performing as the Phil Lesh Quintet both Friday (June 19) and Saturday night (June 20) and feature longtime Allman Brothers Band guitarist and founding member of the jam band Gov't Mule Warren Haynes, Widespread Panic's Jimmy Herring, Dark Star Orchestra keyboardist Rob Baracco and longtime Lesh collaborator and drummer John Molo. David Crosby will join the Phil Lesh Quintet on Saturday.

On Sunday, LOCKN' will close out with a headlining set from Lesh, Dead and Company's John Mayer and Joe Russo’s Almost Dead. An additional Saturday headliner will be announced at a future date. 

The stacked lineup also includes sets by Grammy winner Brandi Carlile and "Coming Home" singer Leon Bridges, as well as a performance from The Chain Gang featuring Devon Allman, Duane Betts, Cody Dickinson, Luther Dickinson, Samantha Fish, John Ginty and Berry Oakley Jr. performing Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours., Also on the lineup are Gov’t Mule, Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers, Oteil & Friends, David Crosby, Goose, Yola, Mike Gordon, Black Pumas, Garcia Peoples, Grateful Shred, Electric Hot Tuna, Railroad Earth, MEUTE, The War and Treaty, Midnight North, and Keller Williams’ Grateful Gospel.

"You look at the festival lineups as they come each year and they all kind of blur together, but you know the second you see our lineup that it's LOCKN' Fest," said Peter Shapiro, who owns LOCKN' and the Brooklyn Bowl venues in Las Vegas, New York and later this year Nashville, as well as the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York and RELIX magazine.

A special “Steal Your Thursday” add-on will be available for $30, allowing attendees to kick off their festival weekend on June 18 with performances by Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, Dark Star Orchestra and The Marcus King Band along with an epic Main Stage “Jerry Dance Party,” the always-popular immersive psychedelic audio/visual experience celebrating the music of Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead. LOCKN’ devotees can unite even sooner with the Wednesday Early-Entry add-on, allowing attendees extra time to enjoy the farm and prepare for the extraordinary music ahead.

As if that weren’t enough, LOCKN’s Garcia’s Forest will feature an array of early and late shows throughout the festival weekend, with performers including Circles Around The Sun, Ghost-Note, Boombox ft. BackBeat Horns, Mapache, Ace of Cups and David Gans & Fragile Thunder.

LOCKN’ 3-Day Festival Passes will be priced at $239 with a Super-Easy Payment Plan that offers fans a chance to purchase tickets for a deposit as low as $19.99 (plus fees), followed by more payment installments lessening each payment cost. CID Entertainment will once again be offering VIP and Super VIP perks that range from access to enhanced viewing areas and intimate performances by members of the festival lineup (including Phil Lesh, Jorma Kaukonen, and Keller Williams), to exclusive merchandise and hospitality throughout the weekend. On-site lodging options include glamping tents, RVs, tour buses, and more and are available as an add-on to festival passes.

For full list of premium offerings, visit cidentertainment.com/events/lockn. For complete ticket information and much more, please visit www.locknfestival.com. Tickets will go on sale tomorrow, Thursday January 23 at 12 noon Eastern.