Rockn’ to LOCKN’ Competition

LOCKN’ Festival, in partnership with Starr Hill Brewery and Virginia Tourism Corporation, announces the top 12 semi-finalists in the 2017 Rockn’ To LOCKN’ competition. For the past two weeks, fans participated in a national online voting contest to listen and vote on 20 Virginia bands with the top-voted 12 bands moving to the next phase of the competition. In a show of support for the local Virginia bands, the grand prize of the Rockn’ To LOCKN’ contest is one of three coveted performance slots at the 2017 LOCKN’ Festival held August 24-27th in Arrington, VA and a $500 performance fee. The bands that made the top 12 are listed below.

The Top 12:

Adar – (Charlottesville, VA)

Anthony Rosano & the Conqueroos – (Norfolk, VA)

Big Mama Shakes – (Richmond, VA)

Devil’s Workshop Band – (Richmond, VA)

FeelFree – (Alexandria, VA)

Galaxy Dynamite – (Norfolk, VA)

Kendall Street Company – (Charlottesville, VA)

Mighty Joshua – (Richmond, VA)

Sun Dried Opossum – (Lyndhurst, VA)

The Atkinsons – (Richmond, VA)

Virginia Man – (Fredericksburg, VA)

Will Overman Band – (Charlottesville, VA)

These 12 semi-finalists will now move on to the next round of live playoffs and in-person fan voting. Support and watch your favorites at various clubs throughout the Virginia area. Tickets for all club shows are $10 and are on-sale now.

The schedule

Friday, April 14th at The Broadberry in Richmond, Virginia. Featuring: Anthony Rosano & The Conqueroos, The Atkinsons, Big Mama Shakes, and Mighty Joshua. Doors open at 8pm. Tickets are available, here!

Friday, April 21st at The Jefferson in Charlottesville, Virginia. Featuring: Sun Dried Opossum, Kendall Street Company, Adar, and Will Overman Band. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are available, here!

Friday, April 28th at The State Theatre in Falls Church, Virginia. Featuring: Galaxy Dynamite, Devil’s Workshop Big Band, FeelFree, and Virginia Man. Doors open at: 7pm. Tickets are available, here!

Advancement Process

Live performance and in-person fan voting will determine the top six bands that will advance to the next round. These six finalists will perform at the final competition on June 17, 2017 at Community Day at Infinity Downs Farm in Arrington, Virginia. At the Community Day finals, bands will perform in front of a live crowd with in-person voting to determine the three bands headed to perform at LOCKN’ Festival.

About the Festival

LOCKN’ Music Festival is held annually on the last weekend in August at the Oak Ridge and Infinity Downs Farms in Arrington, Virginia and draws between 25-35,000 music fans from all over the world.   This year’s lineup includes: Widespread Panic, Umphrey’s McGee, Tauk, The Suffers, The String Cheese Incident, The Revivalists, Phil Lesh & Friends, Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band performing the 40th Anniversary of Terrapin Station, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, moe., Margo Price, Marcus King Band, Keller Williams, Keller Williams’ Grateful Gospel, John Butler Trio, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, JJ Grey & Mofro, Greensky Bluegrass, Gov’t Mule, Eric Krasno Band, Los Colognes, Brandi Carlile, The Avett Brothers, and still more to be announced.

Tickets for LOCKN’ Festival are on-sale now at their dedicated site, here.

For more details on Community Day and Infinity Downs Farm visit their site, here.

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Eric- FestPop Staff Writer

Eric- FestPop Staff Writer

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