Lockn’ 2018 expands lineup; JRAD announces tour, playing Prospect Park
As mentioned, the 2018 Lockn' Festival lineup is being revealed gradually. The first name announced was Dead & Company, who are headlining two nights, and the Virginia fest has since added George Clinton & P-Funk, Umphrey's McGee, Lettuce (playing two of their own sets and one tribute set to the Jerry Garcia Band), Toots & the Maytals, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Blues Traveler, Sheryl Crow, Turkuaz, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Moon Taxi, and Pigeons Playing Ping Pong.
UPDATE: Joe Russo's Almost Dead were also announced for two late-night sets on the Relix Stage.
The fest goes down August 23-26. Tickets go on sale Friday (2/9) at noon and the full lineup will be revealed before that.
In related news, Joe Russo's Almost Dead (who brought out Bob Weir at one of their Lockn' 2017 sets) have announced a tour, including some big shows like a BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival show at Prospect Park on July 19 and a Red Rocks show in August. Tickets for the Prospect Park show go on BRIC presale today (2/6) at 2 PM and the public on-sale starts Friday at 1 PM.
JRAD also have three smaller, sold-out Brooklyn shows happening before that: March 8-10 at Brooklyn Bowl. All dates are listed below.
In other Grateful Dead tribute band news, Dark Star Orchestra are touring, including a few NJ, Long Island, and Westchester shows. All dates HERE.
Joe Russo's Almost Dead -- 2018 Tour Dates
FEB 15 War Memorial Auditorium Nashville, TN
FEB 16 The Pageant Saint Louis, MO
FEB 17 Riviera Theatre Chicago, IL
FEB 18 Orpheum Theater Madison, WI
MAR 08 Brooklyn Bowl Brooklyn, NY
MAR 09 Brooklyn Bowl Brooklyn, NY
MAR 10 Brooklyn Bowl Brooklyn, NY
MAR 15 Landmark Theatre Syracuse, NY
MAR 16 The Palace Theatre Albany Albany, NY
MAR 17 State Theatre Portland, ME
APR 21 Centennial Olympic Park Atlanta, GA
MAY 04 Mardi Gras World New Orleans, LA
MAY 05 Mardi Gras World New Orleans, LA
JUL 14 The Depot Salt Lake City, UT
JUL 15 Ride Festival Telluride, CO
JUL 19 Celebrate Brooklyn - Prospect Park Bandshell Brooklyn, NY
JUL 20 Blue Hills Bank Pavilion Boston, MA
JUL 21 The Pavilion at Montage Mountain Scranton, PA
AUG 10 The Showbox Seattle, WA
AUG 11 McDonald Theatre Eugene, OR
AUG 12 Athletic Club of Bend Bend, OR
AUG 16 Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, CO