LOCKN’ 2020: Phil Lesh Quintet (with Jimmy Herring, Warren Haynes, John Molo, David Crosby), Phil Lesh & JRAD feat. John Mayer, Brandi Carlile, Leon Bridges, Mike Gordon and More
The LOCKN’ 2020 lineup is out, and this year the Virginia festival is celebrating Phil Lesh’s 80th birthday with a number of special sets including two Friday performances by the Phil Lesh Quintet – featuring Warren Haynes, Jimmy Herring, Rob Barraco and John Molo – and a Saturday set with a slightly altered lineup, including Haynes, Herring, Molo and rock legend David Crosby.
As originally reported by Billboard, additional performers for the June 19-21 event include jam scene veterans like Gov’t Mule, Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers, Oteil & Friends, Mike Gordon and Electric Hot Tuna as well as newcomers like Goose, Garcia Peoples, Mapache, Kendall Street Company and Grateful Shred.
Grammy-winner Brandi Carlile will also be on hand to add some country flair to the proceedings.
“Obviously celebrating Phil’s 80th is going to be awesome,” festival co-owner Pete Shapiro previously told Relix. “And we are also excited to move the event earlier in the summer to June. The weather is great in the Blue Ridge area that time of year and it will be fun to get to kick off the summer this way.”
And while it is billed as a three-day event, LOCKN’ 2020 will include a special “Steal Your Thursday” pre-party on June 18 with performances by the Marcus King Band, Dark Star Orchestra and Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, as well as a special “Jerry Dance Party” with DJ JerrBrother.
LOCKN’ will also host a number of tributes, from Railroad Earth & Peter Rowan performing Old & In The Way to Samantha Fish, John Ginty and Berry Oakley, Jr. performing Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours.
Lesh’s last appearance at the Arrington, Va. event was in 2017, where he performed Terrapin Station in its entirety alongside Bob Weir, Nicki Bluhm and the entire Terrapin Family Band.
Other historic Lesh/LOCKN’ moments include a Phil & Friends set with Carlos Santana and Warren Haynes in 2015 as well as a pair of back-to-back 2016 Friends sets on Saturday (Jon Fishman, Page McConnell, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Anders Osborne, Joe Russo and the Infamous Stringdusers) and Sunday (Chris Robinson, Gary Clark Jr.)
In the coming weeks, LOCKN’ will also announce an additional headline-level act on Saturday.
Tickets will go on sale Thursday, Jan. 23 at 12 Noon ET.
For tickets and more information visit the official LOCKN’ website.
Check out the full lineup below:
LOCKN’ FESTIVAL 2020: CELEBRATING PHIL LESH’S 80TH BIRTHDAY LINEUP
FRIDAY, JUNE 19
Phil Lesh Quintet
ft. Warren Haynes, Jimmy Herring, Rob Baracco, John Molo (2 Sets)
Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers
The Chain Gang ft. Devon Allman, Duane Betts, Cody Dickinson, Luther Dickinson,
Samantha Fish, John Ginty, & Berry Oakley, Jr. performing Rumours and more,
SATURDAY, JUNE 20
Phil Lesh Quintet
ft. Warren Haynes, Jimmy Herring, John Molo w/David Crosby (2 Sets)
To Be Announced
Oteil & Friends
Kendall Street Company
SUNDAY, JUNE 21
Phil Lesh & Joe Russo’s Almost Dead ft. John Mayer (2 Sets)
Electric Hot Tuna
Railroad Earth & Peter Rowan “Old and in the Way”
The War and Treaty
Keller Williams’ Grateful Gospel
“STEAL YOUR THURSDAY” JUNE 18
The Marcus King Band
Dark Star Orchestra
Brandon “Taz” Niederauer
“The Jerry Dance Party”
GARCIA’S FOREST JUNE 18-20
Boombox ft. BackBeat Brass
Circles Around The Sun
Ace of Cups
David Gans & Fragile Thunder
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