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LOCKN Festival 2019: Four Days of Glorious Jam Sessions in Virginia

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Pop Break Live: LOCKN Festival 2019 at Infinity Downs and Oak Ridge Farms in Arrington, Virginia

Photos by Matt Heasley

LOCKN Festival 2019 was the perfection exclamation point on the Summer of 2019. It was a mass gathering of people looking to escape the seemingly unrelenting negativity of the world, and just bathe themselves in the beauty of live music.

The experience is what some would call life-changing, as the festival doesn’t just promote good music but also positive activism, mental health, community, and creativity. Simply put it’s the stuff good music, and good times are made of.

Pop Break was able to make the trek down to Infinity Downs and Oak Ridge Farms in Arrington, Virginia for LOCKN Festival 2019. We arrived mid-Friday, and were able to spend two and a half days catching some of the best live acts that fall under the expansive “jam” genre. From legends like Bob Weir and Trey Anastasio, to current heavyweights like Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi and Jason Isbell to the new generation of jam like Vulfpeck and Marcus King — LOCKN Festival 2019 was absolutely amazing.

Friday Night August 23rd:

After settling into the LOCKN Festival 2019 campgrounds, our photographer Matt made it over to one of the most hotly anticipated jams of the entire festival — The Trey Anastasio Band performing live The Tedeschi Trucks Band. Susan Tedeschi would make appearances through various songs like “Rise Up/Come Together.” Her husband, Derek Trucks would sit in with Trey during the entire second set, and through the encore.


Set 1:

Cayman Review (Trey Anastasio song)
Mozambique (Trey Anastasio song)
Alive Again (Trey Anastasio song)
Valentine (Trey Anastasio song)
Night Speaks to a Woman (Trey Anastasio song)
Simple Twist Up Dave (Trey Anastasio song)
Tuesday (Trey Anastasio song)

Set 2:

Set Your Soul Free
Everything’s Right
Camel Walk (Phish cover)
Ghost (Phish cover)
Blaze On (Phish cover)
Dark and Down (Trey Anastasio song)
Sand (Phish cover)
A Life Beyond the Dream (Trey Anastasio song with Susan Tedeschi)
Rise Up/Come Together (with Susan Tedeschi)
Push On ‘Til the Day (Trey Anastasio song)

Brief Time (Trey Anastasio song — Trey & Derek acoustic)
More (Phish cover –Trey & Derek acoustic)
46 Days (Phish cover)
First Tube (Phish cover)

Saturday August 24

Saturday August 24 was a day absolutely jammed, pun intended, with artists sitting in on sessions. Unfortunately, this day also marked the last live performance for New Jersey native Neal Casal who passed away on August 26. Casal, a veteran of the scene, was known for his work in Circles Around the Sun, Ryan Adams and the Cardinals, and most notably The Chris Robinson Brotherhood.

Oteil & Friends consisted of Oteil Burbridge (Dead & Co.), Bob Weir, Duane Betts, Melvin Seals, Eric Krasno (Soulive), Neal Casal, Jay Lane, Jen Hartswick, Natalie Cressman, Alfreda Gerald & Lamar Williams, Jr.


Run for the Roses (Jerry Garcia cover with Melvin Seals)
Butter Biscuit
Too Many Times
Cats Under the Stars (Jerry Garcia Band cover with Melvin Seals)
Water in the Desert
Weather Report Suite (Grateful Dead cover)
Let It Grow (Grateful Dead cover)
Cassidy (Bob Weir cover)
Dreams (The Allman Brothers Band song)
Jessica (The Allman Brothers Band song)
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You) (Marvin Gaye cover)
Piece of My Heart (Erma Franklin cover)


River Drift
Syncopated Healing
But Anyway (Blues Traveler cover)
Eyes of the World (Grateful Dead cover With Bob Weir)
Lost in the Cold
The Mountains Win Again (Blues Traveler cover)
Castaway (Blues Traveler cover)
When It Rains It Poors
The Hook (Blues Traveler cover)


Dean Town
Animal Spirits
Cory Wong
My First Car
Daddy, He Got a Tesla
Disco Ulysses
Smile Meditation (with Eric Krasno)
Funky Duck
Aunt Leslie
Tell Me Something Good (Rufus cover)
Wait for the Moment
Jack Keynote Presentation (Fi Fye Foe Fum)
Back Pocket
Christmas in L.A.
Birds of a Feather, We Rock Together
It Gets Funkier IV


Set 1:
Signs, High Times
Do I Look Worried
Don’t Know What It Means
The Letter (The Box Tops cover)
Get What You Deserve (The Derek Trucks Band cover)
Midnight in Harlem
I Pity the Fool (Bobby “Blue” Bland cover)

Set 2:

I Looked Away (Derek and the Dominos cover)
Bell Bottom Blues (Derek and the Dominos cover)
Keep On Growing (Derek and the Dominos cover)
Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out (Jimmy Cox cover)
I Am Yours (Derek and the Dominos cover)
Anyday (Derek and the Dominos cover)
Key to the Highway (Charles Segar cover)
Tell the Truth (Derek and the Dominos cover)
Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad? (Derek and the Dominos cover)
Have You Ever Loved a Woman (Freddie King cover)
Little Wing (The Jimi Hendrix Experience cover)
It’s Too Late (Chuck Willis cover)
Layla (Derek and the Dominos cover)
Thorn Tree in the Garden (Derek and the Dominos song)

Sunday August 254

Saturday August 25 — what a day to close out. We got the sounds of New Orleans with The Soul Rebels, Americana with Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, world music with Nahko and Medicine for the People, reggae with Steel Pulse, classic jam with moe., funk with St. Paul & The Broken Bones, and more.


White Man’s World
Hope the High Road
24 Frames (Jason Isbell cover)
Something More Than Free (Jason Isbell cover)
Live Oak (Jason Isbell cover)
Super 8 (Jason Isbell cover)
Last of My Kind
If We Were Vampires
Tour of Duty
Stockholm (Jason Isbell cover)
Flying Over Water (Jason Isbell cover)
Danko/Manuel (Drive-By Truckers cover)
Never Gonna Change (Drive-By Truckers cover)
Cover Me Up (Jason Isbell cover)
Oh Well (Fleetwood Mac cover)


Plane Crash
Spine of a Dog
Opium (with Marcus King)
Skitchin’ Buffalo
Fearless (Pink Floyd cover)
Downward Facing Dog


Aloha Ke Akua
Take Your Power Back
Love Letters to God
Dear Brother
Budding Trees
Build a Bridge
Black as Night


Mr. Invisible
Flow With It (You Got Me Feeling Like)
Like a Mighty River
Grass Is Greener
Play Video
Call Me
Broken Bones & Pocket Change


Don’t Let Go (Roy Hamilton cover with Bob Weir)
Rally Round
Chant a Psalm
Drug Squad
A Who Responsible
Don’t Shoot
Stop You Coming and Come
Steppin’ Out
Roller Skates
Franklin’s Tower (Grateful Dead cover with Marcus King)


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