The 2016 edition of the Lockn’ music festival is set to take place on August 25 – 28 in Arrington, Virginia. Organizers have announced Qello Concerts and HeadCount will team to present an interactive Participation Row social action village at this year’s event.
The Participation Row social action village will host national and local non-profit organizations offering non-partisan activities aimed at engaging and sharing information with voters. Lockn’ attendees who complete four of the designated activities will earn a free 30-day subscription to Qello Concerts. Each qualifying participant will also be entered in a drawing to win a D’Angelico guitar signed by Lockn’ headliners and a free scoop of ice cream from Ben & Jerry’s.
“The impact that Participation Row has on the local non-for-profits is always a tremendously fulfilling experience for us,” said Richard Johnson, Qello Concerts co-founder. “We couldn’t be happier to give these great charities a platform to spread their message to their local community. And working with HeadCount, especially in an election year, gives us the opportunity to help music fans exercise their rights to vote.”
Participation Row will also offer a silent auction for an autographed poster and second signed guitar. Proceeds from the silent auctions will be divided up between the participating non-profit organizations and the local Nelson County Food Pantry.
“This is a chance for fans at Lockn’ to get in touch with their powers as voters and what their votes really mean,” said Andy Bernstein, HeadCount executive director. “But it will all be in a fun setting with no partisan agenda.”
This year’s Lockn’ lineup features Phish, Ween, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, My Morning Jacket, White Denim, Vulfpeck, Umphrey’s McGee, Twiddle, Turkuaz, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Moon Taxi, Lettuce and several others. Tickets, including Super VIP packages, are available at the festival’s website.
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