Vote for Richmond Bands to Play Lockn Festival

Voting lasts until March 1.


Richmond's reggae ambassador, Mighty Joshua.
  • Richmond's reggae ambassador, Mighty Joshua.

A number of rising Richmond acts are asking for your vote to help them take the stage at the large Lockn outdoor festival at the end of the summer.

The jamband-dominated festival, known for plenty of hippies and camping on site, takes place in Arrington, Va. on Aug. 24 through Aug. 27. This year's Lockn festival features headliners such as Widespread Panic, Avett Brothers and Phil Lesh and Friends.

Among the local groups who made the top 20 in the annual Rockn' to Lockn' contest are Mighty Joshua (reggae), Afro-Zen Allstars (world/funk), Big Mama Shakes (Americana), and the Atkinsons (Americana/roots). Click here to vote for your favorite.

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