Images by: Ian Rawn
Words by: Bill Clifford
Lockn' Festival - Day Three :: 9.07.13 :: Oak Ridge Farm :: Arrington,
Full review below gallery, Day One review and photos here and Day Two review and photos here...
Saturday in Virginia at the Lockn' Festival
turned out to be another picture perfect day weather wise, the third in a row. Cerulean
skies with barely a trace of clouds filled the sky and though the temperature was warm,
there was just enough of a breeze to prevent the day from being a scorcher.
A music festival that draws nearly 50,000 patrons to the area certainly adds to the local
economy. Lockn' organizers have gone the extra mile to make sure to utilize the community
surrounding the Arrington area, bringing in locally sourced food, craft breweries and
merchants. The Blue Toad offered footlong dogs, produced right here on Oak Ridge Farm,
while the Rockbarn Butchery provided mouth watering pulled pork platters and sandwiches.
Starr Hill Brewery and Wild Wolf Brewing were just two of the many craft breweries
offering locally produced brews, and there were hard cider distilleries and White Hall,
Pollack and Ox-Eye vineyards that patrons could choose from. The festival certainly has
made an impact on the Mid-Atlantic economy.
Saturday morning's local opening band was Love Cannon, who played a treasure trove
of classic '80s rock, with a bluegrass style. The London Souls funked things up
early, and then The Punch Brothers offered their more traditional bluegrass. On
songs such as "Patchwork Girlfriend" and "Annabelle Marie," The Punch Brothers bent the
strings on mandolins and fiddles, and offered sweet vocal harmonies with just a touch of
Blue Ridge twang.