Rockn to Lockn 2019 – feat. Landon Elliott, Audacity Brass, Free Union, and VILLAGES!

We’re teaming up with the folks at Lockn Fest to bring you the BEST of RVA’s raw talent – and giving YOU the ability to send one lucky act to LOCKN FEST 2019!!!

These bands will be performing for a chance to win a spot on the LOCKN 2019 lineup. All those in the audience on Friday will get a chance to VOTE for their FAVORITE ACT of the night, which will be announced at the rise of the show. As a special gift too, voters will be eligible to win a pair of General Admission tickets to Lockn themselves!

LANDON ELLIOTT 
Americana Alt Rock

With a commanding voice that floats between the spirits of Chris Stapleton and Thrice, singer/songwriter Landon Elliott delivers earworm melodies and sobering lyrics drawn from his upbringing in small-town North Carolina to his move to Richmond in 2013. His debut LP will be released in early 2019 on American Paradox Records.

VILLAGES
Folk Rock

Part Americana, part neo-’70s folk rock, the band draws inspiration from classic artists such as the Flying Burrito Brothers and Bob Dylan as well as more modern groups Wilco and Futurebirds. The band includes a revolving collaboration of some of RVA’s most plugged-in musicians: Stephen Lecky (Farm Vegas), Zach Hudgins (Jackass Flats), Corey Wells (Shack Band), and Stephen Kuester. Their folky, countrified debut EP was recorded with the help of Zach Fichter (The Broadberry) and Jeremy Simmons, and was released in the Summer of 2018. Their latest single, “Call On Me” was recorded at American Paradox and released in December 2018.

Audacity Brass Band
Big Brass Band

Audacity Brass Band is a ten piece “new wave” New Orleans Style party band with a funk-fusion twist. Based out of Farmville, VA, with all members composing, ABB’s style is influenced by a wide range of genres like hip-hop, rock, blues, traditional jazz, or whatever they are feeling on stage at the moment.
“We love the flair that Audacity’s style brings. Groovy, Funky, Tight, Audacity.” – Charlottesville Fan

Free Union
Rock, Soul, and R&B

Free Union formed in Charlottesville, VA, originally under the name The Michael Coleman Band. Spurred from the desire to promote the collaborative approach the band started to take soon after forming, the rebranded as Free Union.  Focusing on songs about justice, love and freedom fusing together various different influences from Rock to RnB, Free Union brings a unique sound that is broad reaching.