Events in the Community

Lockn' Festival - Arlington, VA

LOCKN', a 4-day music festival, with an emphasis on world class music, locally sourced food and sustainability is held annually at the Infinity Downs Farm and Oak Ridge in the foothills of the Blue Ridge in Central Virginia.

Lockn' was created by industry veterans Dave Frey and Peter Shapiro. Frey founded the HORDE Festival while Shapiro owned New York City’s historic rock club, "Wetlands Preserve." He also produced U2's award-winning film U23D and currently publishes Relix Magazine as well as being the proprietor of Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn, NY, Las Vegas, NV, London and The Capitol Theater in Port Chester, NY.

Lockn' was named for traditions central to both Frey and Shapiro: The interlocking performances presented at Wetlands and the continuous uninterrupted music featured between the two stages at HORDE. Lockn's conceptual theme will touch all elements of the event: "when something ends, another begins." Lockn' is one of the country’s most unique and dynamic events. Frey and Shapiro’s sense for innovation and creativity together with the backdrop of this beautiful setting in the Blue Ridge Mountains makes for an unforgettable weekend.

August 24-27th, 2017

IBMA Awards Show - Raleigh, NC

The 28th Annual International Bluegrass Music Association Awards Show will be hosted by Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn, acclaimed artists in their respective careers and GRAMMY winners in their duo work. The theme for this Awards Show is The Bluegrass Songbook, a common language spoken by bluegrass musicians the whole world over, and a context for one-of-a-kind pairings of stellar musicians in musical performance that bridge styles, generations and borders. We're excited to present an evening of thrilling collaborations you could only find at the IBMA Awards Show, playing the songs we all love best.

The awards recognize outstanding achievement and pioneering efforts in almost two dozen categories, and the show features outstanding performances by the best in bluegrass and once-in-a-lifetime moments, such as Tony Rice's indescribably poignant Hall of Fame acceptance speech in 2013. The 2017 Awards Show will be held Thursday, September 28 at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Memorial Hall in the City of Oaks, lovely Raleigh, NC.

September 28th, 2017

Suwannee Roots Revival - Live Oak, FL

Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park is excited to announce the 2nd Annual Suwannee Roots Revival taking place Thursday, October 12th, 2017 through Sunday, October 15th, 2017 at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) in Live Oak, FL. The stellar lineup includes Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn, The Wood Brothers, Peter Rowan Dharma Blues featuring Jack Casady, Donna the Buffalo, Steep Canyon Rangers, Jim Lauderdale, Verlon Thompson, Shawn Camp, Rev Jeff Mosier Band, Willie Sugarcapps, Joe Craven & The Sometimers, River Whyless, Seth Walker, Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters, Rumpke Mountain Boys, The Grass Is Dead, Grandpa's Cough Medicine, Nation of Two, Dread Clampitt, Belle and The Band, and more!

The family friendly festival includes four days of music, camping, campground pickin' sessions hosted by Sloppy Joe at Slopryland and Quartermoon at Bill Monroe Shrine, the Dance Tent, hands on and performance workshops, yoga, a Kids Tent, and much more! Hosted by long time friends of the park Randy Judy and Beth Judy, Suwannee Roots Revival focuses on amazing roots music that ties together a weekend laced with community based fun, growing friendships, laughing families, and that feel good feeling you get from hanging out in such a beautiful natural setting.

The festival pays tribute and remembers our beloved artists who have passed on with our memorial Vassar Sunday. For this festival, we will also have some very special memorial musical presentations earlier in the weekend. Verlon Thompson and Shawn Camp will join forces to present a special set of music by the legendary Guy Clark. There will also be a special set to honor the amazing and also legendary Col. Bruce Hampton - details will be forthcoming.

October 12-15th, 2017

Pensacola Buskerfest - Pensacola, FL

Throughout the three-day Buskers Festival, acts from the southeast and beyond are expected to fill historic Intendencia Street in downtown Pensacola, where visitors can shop, dine and enjoy the one-of-a-kind entertainment under the shade of hundreds of colorful umbrellas. The event is completely FREE and will feature a world of unique entertainment and music!

November 3-5th, 2017