New festivals come and go these days, but the new Interlocken Festival taking place in central Virginia this September looks like it will have the magnitude to make an impact on the live music scene of today. Taking place September 5-8 in Arrington, VA, the Interlocken Festival will feature alternating continuous performances on two main stages. Unlike most other festivals, there will be fewer bands playing full two hour sets. Many of the headlining bands’ performances will feature unique collaborations and many featured acts will each be playing on multiple nights throughout the four days of music heaven. May 21st saw the first announcement of confirmed artists, and one would have to think that this might be the new Rothbury. Coming right out of the gate they announce multiple sets from four of the biggest and best jambands around today. We will see three nights of Furthur, two nights of Widespread Panic, two nights of The String Cheese Incident, and two nights of The Black Crowes. Interlocken adds a unique flare to the spectacle by featuring an exclusive special performance of Workingman’s Dead for one of the Furthur sets. Widespread Panic will feature John Fogerty one night, and String Cheese will feature Zac Brown one night. Top it all off with Neil Young and Crazy Horse and you have the workings of what could become a yearly event that is not to be missed.