15 of the Biggest Phil Lesh Collaborations at LOCKN’

On June 19 – 21, LOCKN’s hosting a once-in-a-lifetime birthday celebration for Phil Lesh, At the very core of LOCKN’ is artist collaboration, and an amazing collaboration sends shivers straight to your core. There’s something so exciting when we see our favorite artists get together to create some magic. From Trey Anastasio to Carlos Santana, these are some of the biggest and best Phil Lesh collaborations of all time.

1. Furthur featuring Zac Brown on September 6, 2013

When the Southern country twang of Zac Brown paired up with Further, a blissful groove was created that soared over the festival grounds! Truly a magic moment etched in time!

2. Furthur featuring Jimmy Herring on September 8, 2013

When you add the slick licks of Jimmy Herring to a Grateful Dead classic, the result is a jam that can’t just be heard, it must be felt! The vibes radiating from the stage are forces of nature!

3. Furthur featuring Trey Anastasio on September 7, 2013

When you mix the stylings of Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio and Bob Weir and Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead, you get a combination that is truly the best of both worlds! A once-in-a-lifetime collaboration that can never be replicated.

4. Phil Lesh and Friends featuring The Infamous Stringdusters with Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Jon Fishman, Page McConnell, Anders Osborne, and Joe Russo on August 27, 2016

The definition of an all-star lineup! Assembled with the absolute cream of the crop, this group of musicians topped off by the sweet soulful voice of Susan Tedeschi, captures the pure joy of live music!

5. Phil Lesh and Friends featuring Carlos Santana, Warren Haynes, Barry Sless, Rob Barraco, and John Molo on September 12, 2015

When musicians join together on stage there is a natural brotherhood and sisterhood formed where the music takes on another life of its own! It’s something you can feel in the air, in your bones, and in your veins! When three of those musicians are bassist Phil Lesh and guitar virtuosos Carlos Santana and Warren Haynes, it’s a perfect harmony of guitar bliss!

6. Phil Lesh and Friends featuring Chris Robinson, Neal Casal, Adam MacDougall, Eric Krasno, and Tony Leone on September 11, 2015

There’s a difference between playing together, and truly jamming. When musicians who have spent years mastering their craft come together on stage, real-life wizardry occurs instantaneously.

7. Phil Lesh and Friends featuring Warren Haynes, Joe Russo, John Medeski, and John Scofield on September 5, 2014

It stands to reason that great musicians should turn out great work when putting their minds together. Even some of the biggest stars on the planet need a little help from a friend every so often. At LOCKN’, we get by with help from our friends!

8. Phil Lesh and The Terrapin Family Band featuring Bob Weir on August 25, 2017

Band members aren’t just fellow musicians on stage together. They are a family that lasts forever in the hearts and memories of fans around the world. When they still have the ability to play together on stage nearly half a century later, that’s LOCKN’!

9. Phil Lesh and Friends featuring Chris Robinson, Neal Casal, Adam MacDougall, and Tony Leone on August 28, 2016

When these musicians took the stage together, the joy that exuded from them was contagious. You can feel it throughout out the crowd, and when they’re the right musicians, a unique moment occurs in that time and place, that can never be duplicated.

10. Phil Lesh and Friends featuring Chris Robinson Brotherhood with Gary Clark Jr on August 27, 2017

Great musicians are ageless and great music is timeless! It’s the reason a nearly 50 year age gap doesn’t stop these two masters of their craft from feeding off of each other and playing their hearts out.

11. Phil Lesh with moe. featuring Bob Weir on August 27, 2017

Collabs like this continue to exist in our hearts, our memories, and our souls. Sometimes we’re lucky enough as fans to get to continue to see our favorites play together for years and years to come. That’s what LOCKN’ is all about.

12. Phil Lesh and The Terrapin Family Band featuring Bob Weir and Nicki Bluhm on August 25, 2017

Collaboration can come in many ways, shapes, or forms! However, when it’s the right musicians, in the right place, and at the right time, a special kind of magic occurs that can’t be explained, it must be seen live.

13. Phil Lesh and The Terrapin Family Band featuring Warren Haynes on August 25, 2017

When you take two seasoned musicians who have spent decades of lifelong practice, and put them together on stage the music becomes something larger than life! It becomes immortal.

14. Phil Lesh and Friends featuring The Infamous Stringdusters with Page McConnell, Jon Fishman, and Joe Russo on August 27, 2016

When great musicians come together on stage what they create is something larger than the sum of their individual parts. They create something larger than life. They create a moment in time where all life’s worries leave you, and you feel blessed to be alive. This was one of those moments.

15. Phil Lesh and Friends with moe. featuring David Shaw, Michael Girardot, Rob Ingraham on August 27, 2017

Few collaborations so effortlessly capture their time and place like this one. Everyone’s clearing enjoying themselves on the stage, and why wouldn’t they?