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Published: 2013/05/02

Introducing the Interlocken Festival

A new major festival has popped up on the radar. The Interlocken Festival—which is being co-promoted by H.O.R.D.E. co-founder and longtime Blues Traveler manager Dave Frey—will take place at Oak Ridge Farm in Arrington, VA September 5-8. The event’s website has just gone live, and there appears to be a Facebook page as well.

A number of details about Interlocken Festival were revealed in a post on the event’s Facebook page, which reads:

When something ends, another begins”... Interlocken’s two main stages will feature full (2-hour) sets and run seamlessly from one into another without breaks between performances, giving the audience a unique and singular experience. This passing of the baton will ensure that music on the two main states will be continuous or “interlocked” throughout the weekend.

The town of Arrington in Nelson County, VA, is 35 miles south of Charlottesville on Highway 29, at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The area is known for its local wineries, some dating back to Thomas Jefferson’s day, along with craft breweries and two new hard cider distilleries.

Oak Ridge is a 4,800 acre private estate, originally deeded to two Bristol merchants by the King of England. The concert area will feature food and vendor villages, maintaining an emphasis on locally sourced, sustainable fare. In addition to on-site camping options, we will offer packages at Charlottesville & Lynchburg hotels, local B&Bs, and the neighboring ski resort, Wintergreen Mountain Resort.

The Nelson County Times also reports that the Interlocken Festival is in its fourth month of planning, and is expected to draw 30,000 fans or more. According to the paper, the event’s promoters are far into the permitting process, and are working with the state’s Depart of Transportation to set up a traffic plan.


There are 10 comments associated with this post

Sean May 2, 2013, 13:21:29

They should have this festival in Interlochen, MI !!!

Katie's Habit May 2, 2013, 15:11:36

This sounds like a great idea they’ve come up with. Where there is continuous music between the two stages. I look forward to seeing how the lineup plays out! Thanks to for the latest and greatest information.
Katie’s Habit
The band that brings the party!!
Playing Rock, Pop and Dance.

JP76 May 2, 2013, 15:43:58

The sadly deceased Nateva Festival in Maine did the two stage continuous music thing and it worked great.

MPEG FRED May 13, 2013, 13:34:16

“...longtime Blues Traveler manager Dave Frey—will take place at Oak Ridge Farm in Arrington, VA September 5-8…” Between an incompetent manager of a band that plays small clubs acting way out of his league in being a promoter and VA state troopers, only an idiot would go to this loser of a fest.

Patrick Branham May 22, 2013, 09:51:10

as long as mpeg fred isnt around to bring us down. im sure we’ll all have a great time! see ya’ll at the farm

Drewski May 28, 2013, 06:29:19

Do You suffer from “VA State Trooper Anxiety?”. Do You often express ideas which are irrelevant or off target, or initiate juvenile name calling while expressing your opinions? If so, there may be help available for You at the “ Pee Wee Herman clinic and day spa”.
I’m Farm Bound

paul June 8, 2013, 15:36:25

I’m really looking forward to this festival to see further and the cheese is enough with everything else is a bonus. Traveling from Chicago I’ll take a Motorhome

Mmmmmbig Daddy June 9, 2013, 20:00:50

already counting the days

Gangmoney June 26, 2013, 18:15:35

Just more drug money for the gangs. It’s not about the music. It’s about the drugs.

huh? July 14, 2013, 23:54:34

what? there is some great music here. what do you mean it’s not about the music.

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