Organizers of the Lockn’ Music Festival, which traditionally runs through a long weekend of Thursday to Sunday, canceled this year’s Thursday performances due to a severe thunderstorm that caused damage to the festival’s parking and campground area on September 9.
The festival began Friday morning and still drew its usual 25,000 guests, according to Lockn’ spokesperson Ken Weinstein.
“Those days were exasperating, exhausting and exhilarating,” Weinstein writes in an e-mail. “But everyone pulled together—from the crew who worked around the clock to the bands who were accommodating with their schedules to our neighbors who assisted stranded festival-goers, to all of the fans who looked out for one another.”
He says some of the best, most well-liked performances by festival-goers were Robert Plant, Mad Dogs & Englishmen, Billy & the Kids with Bob Weir and Widespread Panic with Jimmy Cliff.
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