JamBase announces 50th Anniversary of Jefferson Airplane September 10-13, 2015

While much focus has been put on the Grateful Dead celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2015,Jefferson Airplane is also celebrating the same anniversary. As we reported this year’s Lockn’ Festivalwill feature a one-time only tribute to 50 years of Jefferson Airplane featuring founding members Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady. Today, The Daily Beast published a feature on the tribute which includes word of what other founding members of Airplane had to say when asked to participate and that Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann will be a special guest during the set. 

The Jefferson Airplane tribute set will take place on September 11 at Oak Ridge Farm in Arrington, Virginia during the Lockn’ Festival. Casady and Kaukonen will be joined by Lake Street Drive vocalistRachel Price, Furthur vocalist Jeff Pehrson, SNL band guitarist GE Smith, Levon Helm Band drummerJustin Guip as well as Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams for the tribute with Kreutzmann listed as special guest.

Lockn’ co-organizer Dave Frey revealed to The Daily Beast a full-on reunion was in the works but schedules couldn’t be worked out. “Grace (Slick) is very happily retired and wishes everybody the best,” Frey said. “She’s just the coolest ever. But she’s not gonna ever stand on a stage again.”

Jefferson Airplane fans shouldn’t expect more. “It’s one and done, you know?” Kaukonen said about the set. The Lockn’ Festival will take place September 10 – 13 featuring Phil Lesh & Friends, Widespread Panic, The String Cheese Incident and many others.