Posted by:  LOCKN'  | When:  –  | Where: Arrington, Virginia, USA

  Booking 12 Sonicbids bands

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LOCKN' is a four-day music festival centrally located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Arrington, Virginia. This year’s LOCKN’ will take place on August 23 – 26. With an emphasis on world-class music, camping, outdoor activities, craft beer, and locally sourced food, LOCKN’ ensures a unique, unforgettable music festival experience for fans.

Previous headliners for LOCKN' have included Phil LeshTom PettyPhishRobert PlantMy Morning JacketCarlos SantanaWilco, John Fogerty, Gov’t Mule, Willie NelsonWidespread Panic, and The String Cheese Incident.

The Opportunity

    How it Works:

    ROCKN’ to LOCKN’ is back! Every year LOCKN’ provides Virginia-based bands with the chance to be showcased at the festival. Live performance and fan voting will play an integral part in selecting the final top three finalists. The winning bands will each win a spot to play live at LOCKN’ on August 23 – 26. Let the games begin!

    Winning bands will receive recording time with Rockfish Music!

The Band

  • All artists must be Virginia-based
  • Only the following genres are eligible: Jam, Rock, Americana, Bluegrass/Jam-grass, Funk, Reggae
  • All artists must perform and compete on behalf of only one band
  • All artists are required to provide all of their own instruments and amplifiers
  • All artists must be a regularly performing member of the band prior to contest, artist’s must remain the same; no substitutes or additions are allowed during the contest
  • No artist may be an employee, agent, officer, of LOCKN’, or their affiliates
  • Artist must own 100% of the rights to the submitted songs and any submitted images
  • In the event any member of a band is not eligible or is disqualified, then the entire band will be disqualified

The Gig

• SUBMISSIONS: Registration is open! Submit your information and let’s get your dreams closer to reality.

• ROUND 1: National fan voting! Cast your vote for who you want to see perform at LOCKN’. Each person who votes will be entered to win two 4-day GA passes to LOCKN’! Fans can submit one vote per day.

• ROUND 2: Come see the top 12 bands battle LIVE during 3 shows in Virginia in March. Your in-person votes will decide the final 6 bands. 

  • Friday, March 2nd - Shaka's in Virginia BeachFriday,
  • March 9th - Harvester Performance Center in Rocky Mount
  • Friday, March 16th - Jefferson Theater in Charlottesville

• THE FEST WEEKEND ROUND: Join us at Infinity Downs Farm to see the grand finale performances from our top 6 finalists, and select your picks for the top 3 bands to play LOCKN’.


  • Compensation Amount: Up to $500.00