Tuesday, October 21

Dates: Dr. Dog - The Flamingo Hotel Tour - Winter 2015


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Friday, October 17

JACOB FRED JAZZ ODYSSEY w/ McTUFF & AMENDOLA VS. BLADES + ROBERT WALTER'S 20TH CONGRESS + MIKE DILLON w/ Claude Coleman Jr., Norwood Fisher & Wil Blades

ROBERT WALTER'S 20TH CONGRESS
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23
SWEETWATER
MILL VALLEY, CA

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25
BOOM BOOM ROOM
SAN FRANCISCO, CA

JACOB FRED JAZZ ODYSSEY
w/ McTUFF & AMENDOLA VS. BLADES
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23 
& FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24
DUENDE
OAKLAND, CA


...New & Upcoming RPF Releases...

Various Artists :: THIS IS THE TOWN: A TRIBUTE TO NILSSON (out now)
MIKE DILLON :: Band of Outsiders (out now)
AMERICAN BABIES :: Stark & Red (out now)
STANTON MOORE :: Conversations (out now)
JACOB FRED JAZZ ODYSSEY :: Millions: Live In Denver (sold out)
SUPERHUMAN HAPPINESS :: Sledgehammer (out now)

EDWARD DAVID ANDERSON :: Lies & Wishes (out now)




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(Additions) Halloween Festival: Suwannee Hulaween with The String Cheese Incident - Halloween Weekend - October 31 – November 2, 2014 @ Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park - Live Oak, FL.

 The second annual Suwannee Hulaween hosted by The String Cheese Incident 
over Halloween weekend October 31  – November 2, 2014 at Spirit of the 
Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL.
Along with the schedule, the much-anticipated Suwannee Bluegrass Surprise 
has been unveiled as Keller Williams & Friends, who will performon 
Saturday afternoon. Catering to all tastes, late night options will not only include the 
Silent Disco with acts such as Thibault, Vlad the Inhaler, Uprise, Ployd and more, 
but several acoustic performances from Grandpa's Cough Medicine, 
Billy Gilmore & Friends, Applebutter Express and Dustin Thomas.

For guests that want to start the party a night early, 
Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, Modern Measure and MZG have been added to theThursday Pre-Party with Electron and Particle . Tickets are available for $40 advance/$50 gate and include camping. 
Fans will be treated to three nights & seven sets of Cheese, along with a surprise-filled 
three-set Halloween show themed ‘The Afterlife’ along with music from 
Thievery Corporation, Big Gigantic, Beats Antique, The New Deal, Shpongle 
(Simon Posford DJ set), Joe Russo's Almost Dead, Emancipator, 

Greensky Bluegrass, Dean Ween Group, Conspirator  and more.  
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Wednesday, October 8

Dates: Particle - Fall 2014

Particle Fall Dates: (so far)

10/28: Southland Ballroom - Raleigh, NC 
10/29: The Charleston Pour House - Charleston, SC
10/30: Suwannee Hulaween - Live Oak, FL 
10/31: MoMs Halloween Ball @ Southport Hall Live Music & Party Hall - New Orleans, LA 
11/1: The Parish Austin - Austin, TX 
11/3: Stickyz Rock N' Roll Chicken Shack - Little Rock, AR 
11/4: 2720 Cherokee Performing Arts Center - St. Louis, MO
11/5: Headliners Music Hall - Louisville, KY 
11/7: The Stache at The Intersection - Grand Rapids, MI 
11/8: Radio Radio - Indianapolis, IN
11/9: The Beachland Ballroom and Tavern - Cleveland, OH 
11/11: Buffalo Iron Works - Buffalo, NY
11/12: Electric Haze - Worcester, MA 
11/13: Brooklyn Bowl - Brooklyn, NY
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Dates: STS9 - Fall 2014

STS9 Kicks Off Their Fall Tour Dates Tomorrow

October 09 Indianapolis IN—Egyptian Room 
October 10 Pittsburgh PA—Stage AE 
October 11 Detroit MI—The Fillmore Detroit 
October 12 Grand Rapids MI—The Orbit Room
October 16 Portland ME—State Theatre
October 17 New York NY—Best Buy Theater 
October 18 Philadelphia PA—Tower Theater 
October 19 Boston MA—House of Blues
October 21 Washington DC—9:30 Club 
October 22 Charlottesville VA—Jefferson Theater 
October 23 Richmond VA—The National 
October 24 Knoxville TN—Tennessee Theatre 
October 25 Asheville NC—Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
October 29 Chattanooga TN—Track 29 
October 30 Birmingham AL—Iron City Music Hall 

October 31 Nashville TN—War Memorial Auditorium 
November 01 Atlanta GA—The Tabernacle 

November 02 Atlanta GA—The Tabernacle
November 04 Oxford MS—The Lyric Oxford 
November 05 Fayetteville AR—Town Center 

November 06 Tulsa OK—Cain’s Ballroom 
November 07 Dallas TX—House of Blues 
November 08 Austin TX—Austin Music Hall
November 21 Los Angeles, CA—The Wiltern

November 22 Oakland, CA—Fox Theater
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Dates: Widespread Panic - Fall 2014

Panic Fall Dates

Oct. 8th: Performing Arts Centre - Montgomery, AL
Oct. 10th: Von Braun Center - Huntsville, AL
Oct. 11th: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre - Alpharetta, GA
Oct. 12th: Mississippi Coast Coliseum - Biloxi, MS
Oct. 14th: ACL Live at Moody Theater - Austin, TX
Oct. 15th: ACL Live at Moody Theater - Austin, TX
Oct. 17th: Verizon Theatre - Grand Prairie, TX
Oct. 18th: The Orpheum Theatre - Memphis, TN
Oct. 19th: The Orpheum Theatre - Memphis, TN
Oct. 21st: Peabody Opera House - St. Louis, MO
Oct. 22nd: Peabody Opera House - St. Louis, MO
Oct. 24th: The Riverside Theater - Milwaukee, WI
Oct. 25th: The Riverside Theater - Milwaukee, WI
Oct. 26th: The Riverside Theater - Milwaukee, WI
Oct. 28th: Paramount Theatre - Cedar Rapids, IA
Oct. 29th: Stephens Auditorium - Ames, IA
Oct. 31st: 1st Bank Center - Broomfield, CO
Nov. 1st: 1st Bank Center - Broomfield, CO

Nov. 2nd: 1st Bank Center - Broomfield, CO
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Dates: Fruition - Fall 2014

Fruition Tour Dates
08-20 Crested Butte, CO - Live! From Mt. Crested Butte

08-21 Telluride, CO - Fly Me To The Moon Saloon

08-22 Keystone, CO - Keystone Mountain Town Festival

08-23 Keystone, CO - Keystone Mountain Town Festival

08-24 Nederland, CO- Nedfest

08-26 Iowa City, IA - Gabe’s

08-27 St. Louis, MO - The Old Rock House

08-28 Bloomington, IN - Bluebird Nightclub

08-29 Kalamazoo, MI - Bell’s Brewery

08-31 Manteno, IL - Shoe Fest

09-01 Chicago, IL - City Winery

09-03 Syracuse, NY - The Westcott Theater

09-04 Somerville, MA - Johnny D’s

09-05 New York, NY - Drom

09-06 South Burlington, VT - Higher Ground

09-07 Fall River, MA - Narrows Center For The Arts

09-09 Washington, DC - The Hamilton

09-10 Charlottesville, VA - The Southern

09-11 Raleigh, NC - The Lincoln Theater

09-12 Asheville, NC - River Music Series

09-13 Charlotte, NC - National Whitewater Center

09-16 Charleston, SC - The Pour House

09-17 Atlanta, GA - Terminal West

09-18 Athens, GA - The Green Room

09-19 Hickory, NC - Series Under The Sails

09-20 Bristol, TN - Bristol Rhythm And Roots Reunion

09-21 Bristol, TN - Bristol Rhythm And Roots Reunion

09-23 Lawrence, KS - The Bottleneck

09-25 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater*

09-26 Fort Collins, CO - Aggie Theatre

09-27 Colorado Springs, CO - Stargazers Theatre

09-28 - Aspen, CO - Belly Up Aspen

10-09 Seattle, WA - Nectar Lounge*

10-11 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom*

 * Shows with Grant Farm
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Tuesday, October 7

Dates: Trey Anastasio Band - Fall 2014

Trey Anastasio Band
 11/28 - Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom 
11/29 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE 
11/30 - Richmond, VA @ The National 
12/02 & 03 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club 
12/05 & 06 - Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre 
12/07 - Portland, ME @ State Theatre 
 12/09 - Binghamton, NY @ Broome County Forum 
12/11 & 12 - New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre 
12/13 - Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Theatre  
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Monday, October 6

Review and Photos: Phases of The Moon - Music and and Arts Festival - Danville, Illinois - September 11th-14th, 2014

MONSTER FESTIVALS OF SEPTEMBER

No one knows quite what to expect their first time.  The mood coming into the weekend of September 11th-14th and the inaugural Phases of the Moon Festival was one filled with excitement and intrigue, and the anticipation was slowly building.  Everyone I came into contact with had the right attitude; open minded and eager to see how much excitement this first year festival was due to dish out.  The short answer: A great deal. And then some more. The Inaugural 2014 Phases of the Moon Festival, was graciously hosted in Danville, Illinois on the grounds of the beautiful Kennekuk County Park. The location has a small town feel and homegrown atmosphere.  As is the case for any first year festival, unexpected events are bound to happen along the way, such is the course of life.  However, it is in judging the response to these situations that you can in itself judge the future possibilities and outcome of the festival. 
 In this way, I am confident that Phases of the Moon will not only be back but even better and more exciting, having quickly and effectively learned from any mistakes made.  All the volunteers and staff of the POTM Festival should be applauded for their hard work, and especially their resilience and quick thinking in solving the problems that arose along the way.  Not only did they deal with issues at hand, they were proud of the festival that they were hosting and wanted to make sure that everyone left knowing that this wasn’t a last minute, halfhearted attempt to put a few stages and bands together.  The whole community worked together to cherish this festival and embrace the possibilities of making everyone happy and ensuring future success.  It was obvious that people did genuinely care about all the concerns at hand.  The most important aspect of a first year festival is creating an identity to embrace, and keep unique for itself.  I believe Phases of the Moon succeeded in this, creating a vibe and atmosphere around the night sky, and the artists and crowd were eager to take hold and appreciate it.  Stages were named after the Phases of the Moon itself: Full Moon, which was the main stage, New Moon, Harvest Moon and the aptly named Town Square Stage, itself being nestled into the quint area surrounded by the Sanctuary on one side and the Farmers Market on the other. 
Looking forward to the lineup in store for these 4 incredible days of music and art in beautiful Middle America had me eager to get inside the gates and start the festival off right!  However, it seems Mother Nature had different plans for the start of the inaugural Phases festival.  Heavy rains on Wednesday night left the concert and campgrounds thoroughly saturated and muddy.  However, the staff and volunteers quickly stepped into action.  Crews worked furiously through the night and into Wednesday to do their best to mitigate what the heavy rains had done to the ground.  Spreading mulch, hay, putting up new barriers and rearranging parking were just some of the things needed to be done.  Even though most people sat in line in traffic on Thursday (myself included) we weren’t going to let this spoil the party.  We all understood the gravity of the situation, having 10 entry lanes reduced down to 1 because of rain soaked ground meant slow moving.  It didn’t mean that we couldn’t make new friends, and appreciate the hard work being done to try to solve this problem.  Eventually, a solution was reached, and some were relocated to different grounds, while others came back in the morning.  It is unfortunate that many had to miss the great offerings on Thursday, but such is life, and one more example of how confident I am that next year’s POTM will be even better, as everyone learns from what happened and has a more effective plan in place. 
The day of music and art on Friday more than made up for the necessary delay in entering, and helped to get me in the spirit for an awesome weekend of festivities.  My day started off on a great note by grooving along to the New Orleans soul group Dumpstaphunk, on the “New Moon” stage.  The crowd was digging the cool and unseasonable weather and dancing and boogieing along to the deep bass and funk.  Jackie Greene was next on the schedule on the main “Full Moon” stage and left the crowd feeling a great vibe with his gentle and uplifting songs.  He combined this mellow feeling with a touch of energy to keep the crowd happily in step with his rhythm.  
Anders Osborne played with a slashing guitar and deep electronic funky distortion that kept the crowd grooving through the late afternoon on the second stage.  He had a rich and deep sound, and a great mastery of the guitar.  He can belt out notes and hit every range of sound he wants with his guitar.  In short, he keeps the crowd guessing how many different ways he can bend a note and stretch the possibilities of what a guitar can do.  The following act, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals are a far cry from the electronic overtones of Anders Osborne, and a thrilling Segway into all the different types of music and art that the Phases festival incorporates.  Grace Potter’s voice is captivating, definitely highlighting her talent as one of the elite female vocalists of her time. She can take the crowd on a high and keeping them going with the Nocturnals amazing backups.  The band performed a riveting cover of “Don’t Fade Away” and Grace Potter got the crowd into the tune.  She got down off the stage and invited the crowd to sing the chorus along with her.  Her amazing stage presence and the great talent that she is surrounded by will surely leave fans wanting to hear more every time they see a performance.  
The nighttime on Friday brought to the main, Full Moon stage, String Cheese Incident; one of the two main festival headliners.  This was their second night’s performance, however I and many others unfortunately had to miss the first show on Thursday.  As such, I was super excited and even more eager to jam out at Fridays show, and of course, SCI did not disappoint.  The band has been jamming together for 20 years since forming in Colorado, and this year serves as an anniversary tour for them, highlighting all the music and progress as a band they have made along the way.  All of this contributed to an amazing show.  String Cheese Incident started and ended the set with Rollover, and also played a great Jellyfish, with the crowd passing around a giant paper Mache jellyfish throughout.  Immediately after the SCI set, the highlight of the night occurred.  
The band appeared back on stage, this time as an iteration called Lunar Landing Conspiracy.  The band embraced the Phases of the Moon identity, played only mooned themed songs with some spectacular guests.  They opened with 2001: A Space Odyssey and went into Moon Rocks and Yellow Moon, joined by Mofro Horns.  Other guests included JJ Grey and Bill Payne, and also Vince Herman of Leftover Salmon and Sunshine Garcia.  During the set, fire dancers performed on stage, and were highlighted by one more fire dancer and acrobat who performed on a giant steel star with flames erupting that descended from above the stage.  She performed while the band played to the crowd for a truly unique and exciting experience.  The cover of both Walking on the Moon, and Brain Damage had the crowd going nuts, singing along and dancing.  Everyone on hand was clearly in the “Moon” spirit that night.  
After another night camped out in the Kennekuk County Fair Grounds, I awoke and explored more music and arts on offer for the day.  I witnessed the crowd jamming along to A Live One, a Phish tribute band.  They played some Phish classics such as Meatstick, Harry Hood, and You Enjoy Myself, to a receptive audience.  They played on the quainter and intimate Town Square stage.  Later that day, also on the same stage I watched and thoroughly enjoyed the powerful voice of Sister Sparrow, and the amazing backups of the Dirty Birds.  Arleigh Kincheloe is the face of this group that calls Brooklyn, New York its home.  She takes control of the stage and is a great presence to the crowd.  She can belt out a note on cue, and also be soft and silly when she wants to be.  Sister Sparrow’s Dirty Birds are all great musicians in their own right, and each individually can rock a groove and impress. 
Following Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Bird’s performance, I enjoyed some of the performance arts that the Phases of the Moon festival had to offer.  The Harvest Moon stage offered many great acts, including juggling and acrobatics, and many talented performers with various artistic backgrounds. This stage was situated in the middle of the concert grounds, allowing passersby to stop for a few moments and enjoy some great shows of aerial acrobatics, hula hooping, fire dancing, and more.  
Saturday night was time for the second headliner of the festival, Widespread Panic, to make their impact on the weekend.  They did not fail to impress, playing tunes such as Chilly Water, Ride Me High, and Driving Song.  They opened with Henry Parsons Died and closed with North.  The crowd was into the set the whole time, and the band didn’t let the mood down.  The Main stage was flanked by giant white canvas screens, at times showing the performers on stage and also psychedelic images and arts.  Surrounding the crowd in various spots on the concert grounds were fire dancers, performing along to the music to further rev up the crowd.  This first of two Widespread Panic performances left the crowd pleased, yet eager for more.
Sunday, the final day was filled with the excitement and good vibe that the last day of a festival brings.  The weekend was coming to a close, but not before one last day of great excitement.  Some of that excitement included Robert Randolph and the Family Band, and the amazing guitar skills that Robert Randolph displays.  He invited special guest, Arleigh Kincheloe of Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds on stage to perform with him as well.  Also, any festival that truly wants to be called great must include legend Warren Haynes and Gov’t Mule.  The band performed on the Full Moon stage and were followed a few hours later by the second performance of the main co-headliner Widespread Panic.  The second night of Widespread, and for all intents and purposes, the last show of the Festival was a spectacular one that left everyone in the stars.  The band opened with Imitation Leather Shoes and started the groove off on the right foot.  They played Weight of the World and Pleas, followed by Bust it Big.  The band or crowd wasn’t even unsettled by the rowdy stage crasher, and went on as if nothing had happened.  My personal highlight was a cover of one of my favorite bands, The Rolling Stones, and You Can’t Always Get What You Want.  Widespread closed out the set, with Chainsaw City, to the delight of the crowd.  The jams played by Widespread the final night perfectly harmonized with the mood of the collective and left everyone feeling satisfied and euphoric.
The first Phases of the Moon festival had character, had great staff and volunteers, amazing bands, performers and artists, amazing food, and spectacular facilities.  It had every ingredient that a memorable festival needs.  I have no doubt that festival organizers will work out the small glitches and return next year with an even more expanded lineup, and just as much excitement and energy.  The Phases festival has a great identity, associating itself with the cycles of the moon.  It is hard not to get into the spirit, and find yourself at your campground after all the days shows and art, lying and looking at the stars, reflecting with friends both old and newly formed, about the great times that we all had in the small town of Danville, Illinois, at the Phases of the Moon Festival and the anticipation we all have for next year.  
Words: Scott Geller
Photos: Mike Geller
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Review and Photos: Lockn' Music Festival - Arrington, Virginia - Sept. 4 - 7, 2014

MONSTER FESTIVALS OF SEPTEMBER

Every summer around the country, dedicated fans of live music journey from coast to coast in search of the next best festival(s) that they just can’t miss. For some this is as easy as gathering with their friends and heading out to enjoy the same time-tested festivals year after year. While others, like myself, wait impatiently for artists to be announced looking for festivals that seem to offer the most out of their lineups. This year while trying to figure out a plan of action, a clear cut winner showed its face rather quickly in the game. Lockn’ Music Festival, a relative newcomer, marking its 2nd year managed to put together a lineup full of my favorite bands leaving little doubt in my mind where I would be spending my first weekend in September. 
With the mid-day sun blazing down I arrived in Arrington, Virginia the home of Lockn’ Music Festival. I began winding my way through the festival grounds towards my soon to be home for the next few days; with the start of the festival a mere hour away I wasted little time setting up and began my journey to the main stage area. The walk, at least for myself, was rather short and pleasant offering up a small shake down strip with food and vending available day and night. For those that may not want to walk or prefer a nice bike ride from time to time the festival encourages attendees to bring their own bikes.  If bringing your own wasn’t an option there were rentals available throughout the weekend, as well as over 30 miles of trails to explore with varying levels of complexity.  Approaching the gates, I was concerned with the potential for long lines as there seemed to be a large group of people with the same destination in mind, but the staff kept everything moving quickly and entering the grounds was a breeze for a festival of this size. Once inside it was clear that the festival went above and beyond catering to its attendees, offering several options of food and drink located on both sides of the grounds. This also included a central vending area located at the rear of the concert grounds that offered everything from poster and concert art from well-known artists such as Nate Duval and John Warner, to clothing vendors such as Grassroots California and several other quality art and clothing vendors. As if all of this wasn’t enough the festival housed a local tent featuring some of the area’s top food and drink options allowing all in attendance the chance to soak in just a little more of the local flavor. For those of us that like to enjoy a cold beer there were several top local and regional breweries such as Strangeways Brewing and Sweetwater Brewing Company offering up some of their top options.
The main concert area was home to 2 massive main stages, side by side and connected by a load-in area allowing the music to transition seamlessly from band to band, which it did for most of the weekend. This area was the heart & soul of the weekend, offering fans the chance to see some of today’s brightest young stars such as: New York based Funk powerhouse Lettuce, Pennsylvanian Blue Grass masters, Cabinet as well as bands such as Tauk and The Revivalists all deliver top notch performances. The best part, this was only the beginning of what this festivals’ musicians had in store for its fans. As day turned to night, acts like Umphrey’s McGee, String Cheese Incident and Widespread Panic delivered unforgettable sets that will be remembered as some of my top musical moments of the past year. From Umphrey’s 2nd set that likely would have blown the roof off an indoor venue, to String Cheese and Widespread each teaming up with musical legends to create one-of-a-kind sets that will likely never happen again. Both of these bands have been headlining festivals and selling out shows across the country for years which was clearly evident with their final performances of the festival, each highlighting their respective talents leaving nothing behind but a field full of happy campers. 
A festival that can offer all of this talent and still have more to give is hard to find, but this is one of the many areas where Lockn’ truly shined, offering fans the chance to see 3 separate all-star jams lead by  Bill Kruetzmann and Phil Lesh respectively. These were both enjoyable with my personal highlights for Billy’s set being a killer “Stagger Lee” that saw the legendary Taj Mahal take center stage and a wicked drum solo that spread out over two stages with three drummers as the boys from String Cheese joined in making this one of the most unique and enjoyable drum solos I have personally witnessed. Phil and Friends were solid as always delivering classics such as the beautifully crafted “Unbroken Chain” during their first of two performances. This was a personal highlight that will remain a go-to version for some time, as well as many other well played Grateful Dead classics. 
Keeping in the theme of legendary performers Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers delivered a greatest hits performance that was simply awesome. The band took fans on a journey through time as they tore through some of their most legendary tunes pairing them with a healthy dose of his newest material. This was a great experience with each hit taking me back to a different memory and place in time. 
Following an act such as this, even a day removed, is no easy task yet the festival closing Allman Brothers Band seemed more then up for the challenge as they took the stage for what would likely be there final festival performance together. The band broke out a slew of classic tunes as well as delivering a full performance of their “Live at the Fillmore East” album.  This was unbelievable in person as the band seemed to be playing in top form closing out the festival with a killer “Mountain Jam”> “Blue Sky” > “Little Martha” > “Mountain Jam” segment that left the festival full of fans glowing in the wake of this legendary performance.  
The highlights didn’t stop there and with two other stages offering early morning and late night music there was truly something for everyone at Lockn’ Music Festival. These stages were each unique in their own way offering fans a different perspective from which to enjoy the music. The Triangle stage gave fans a secluded little getaway surrounded by trees keeping everyone cool as they got down to the music. While the Relix stage seemed to act as a natural amphitheater offering fans a choice to either rage up front or sit on the surrounding hills delivering up great sound with a killer view.
 Each day began perfectly over on the Triangle stage with Keller Williams taking control, offering up 2 days of Grateful Grass alongside the likes of Jeff Austin and Keith Moseley. This was followed by a tremendous set of Grateful Gospel where he was joined by the members of More Than a Little who he recently released his latest album with. Each of these sets were as good as the next traveling through the never ending catalog of Grateful Dead classics, but if I had to choose I’d highly recommend Sunday’s Grateful Gospel as one of the first sets you seek out from this festival. 
The energy and pure heart & soul that poured out from the stage over the crowd was uplifting and set the tone perfectly for the rest of the day. The stage also played home to some magical late night performances such as Acoustic shows by both Hot Tuna as well as Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi that were as good as they get, each filling for their respective sets.  For those fans looking for a little something different there was the Relix Stage located close to the general camping area that was home to 3 killer day ending performances. Starting with Dumpstaphunk taking over where Lettuce left off keeping the funk hitting strong into the early hours of Friday morning. 
The Chris Robinson Brotherhood took over duties on Friday night delivering a passionate and powerful performance the kept the crowd going strong right up to the final notes. The 3rd and final act to grace this awesome little stage was “Bustle in you Hedgerow” part cover band part super group and all kinds of awesome. These guys are a must see if you haven’t yet checked them out taking classic Zeppelin tunes and making them their own to create a one-of-a-kind experience show after show.  
Lockn’ Music Festival was a celebration of music both new and old with everything from Blue Grass to Rock and Roll being played over the course of 4 days. The production and flow of this festival were top notch, keeping the music going from the first note straight through to the ending acts each and every night. 
Memories were created both on and off stage throughout the weekend some touching the heart and soul such as Grace Potter’s emotionally charged “I Shall Be Released” which was dedicated to Brian Farmer, or Warren Haynes dedicating the Allman Brother’s set in his honor as the stage lights went blank leaving a single spotlight shinning down on an empty chair with his name written on it. Others were just simply the kind that just make it impossible not to smile like seeing Bill Kreutzmann having so much fun during his set the he literally didn’t want it to end or sharing an amazing String Cheese show up front with a young kid experiencing his first festival and just watching him light up in awe of what was taking place right in front of him.  This was an experience I won’t soon forget leaving me waiting like so many others for the first hint of names to be dropped marking what I can only hope will be the 3rd Annual Lockn’ Music Festival.




Words and Photos: Chason Heins
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