Review & Photos | Lockn' Festival - Day Two | Virginia

Images by: Ian Rawn

Words by: Bill Clifford

Lockn' Festival - Day Two :: 9.06.13 :: Oak Ridge Farm :: Arrington, VA

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Lockn' Festival attendees awoke on Friday morning to another splendid day of music under stellar, cloudless blue skies and the hottest temperatures yet. The stage set up here is perfect; rather than trying to be too big, organizers have kept all music contained into the one massive concert field, surrounded by rolling hills on all sides that reflect the music back, and smaller ridges that are set up as VIP camping spaces that allow for the ability to both hear and see the music from your campsite. Other camping include car camping, which is the farthest walk of approximately one to two miles, and RV camping on a hillside with preferred tent only camping just below that. It's a nice setup with options for all price ranges.

The music started early on Friday, with a set from Charlottesville, VA's own Founding Fathers, featuring Andy Falco and Chris Pandolfi of the Infamous Stringdusters, and continued with a set of country rock from Pegi Young (Neil's Wife) as well as some booty shaking funk from a combined forces of The Dirty Dozen Brass Band and The Soul Rebels.

Mid-afternoon promised non-stop music from 4:30 on through midnight, and didn't let fans down. Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff has recently found the fountain of youth. His most recent studio recording - Rebirth - his first in seven years, has been hailed by Rolling Stone as his "...best music in decades." Yet, it's still the classics that fans know and love and come to shake their ass too. Smartly, he saves the best for last, closing out the afternoon set with favorites such as "The Harder They Come," "Sitting In Limbo," and his version of the Johnny Nash nugget "I Can See Clearly Now," with its fitting chorus of "Bright Sunshiny Day" - which Cliff covered for the Cool Runnings Soundtrack, and of course, "You Can Get It If You Really Want."


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