Lockn’ (Interlocken) was an epic interlocking music festival filled with insane musicians and life changing jams. The side by side stages allowed for non-stop music, no overlapping sets, and constant jaw-dropping performances. Let’s take a look back at some of my highlights of the weekend:
Day 1: Thursday, Sept. 5
Warren Haynes Band started my festival off right with the soulful sound of horns and his insane guitar playing. Warren Haynes played with Nigel Hall, Ron Holloway, and blues singer Alecia Chakour. The group started the show with Man In Motion and played many covers throughout the set including Bob Dylan’s All Along The Watchtower.
Minutes after Warren closed the set with Tear Me Down, the crowd teamed with excitement for The String Cheese Incident to take the stage for its first set of four throughout the weekend.
Cheese kicked off the first set with some of my favorites, Desert Dawn and Black and White, to set the mood just right for the evening. From there they played Far From Home, Mouna Bowa, Colliding, and Song In My Head, which went into a 21 minute long Best Feeling joined by Keller Williams. The epic set closed with Texas, but that was not the end of Cheese for the night.
Right after Cheese ended on the left stage, Warren came back to the right stage, this time with Gov’t Mulemembers Danny Louis and Matt Abts. Gov’t Mule rocked out with some classic hits including Steppin’ Lightly, World Boss, and Broke Down On The Brazos, but my favorite part of the show came with Grace Potter sliding on stage and joining the band for a beautiful rendition of The Beatles’ Dear Prudence. She sang with the band for a few more songs, including Fleetwood Mac’s Gold Dust Woman, Crosby, Stills, and Nash’s Find The Cost Of Freedom, and Neil Young’s Southern Man. I loved hearing the Neil Young cover as I was most depressed when he could not longer perform at Interlocken. To finish the set off, Warren brought members from the Warren Haynes Band back on stage and ended with Soulshine, highlighting Alecia Chakour’s gorgeous soulful voice.
For The String Cheese Incident’s second set and Interlocken’s final show of the evening, the music and the crowd got a bit rowdy! Cheese set the mood right opening with Rosie and Black Clouds, which led into Michael Jackson’s Shake Your Body To The Ground, back into Black Clouds, into Drums. The set continued with dancing and glow sticks everywhere in sight as hoopers jammed out to Can’t Wait Another Day, BollyMunster into Sirens into Impressions, and finally Led Zepplin’s Kashmir into Just One Story. Cheese closed out the night with Barstool into Search for their encore.
As I ventured back to my campsite, I couldn’t help but want more Cheese! Their music is just so addicting to dance to, I can’t help myself. Then I realized, I get two more sets tomorrow! Thanks Lockn’ 🙂