ARRINGTON, VA  – “Magic is what we do, Music is how we do it,” Jerry Garcia once told an interviewer. Had the Grateful Dead frontman been around to see the fantastical transformation of his namesake forest at the recent LOCKN’ Festival, he undoubtedly would have agreed that there can be quite a bit of magic involved in lighting too.

S. Jeremy Peters turned the thickly wooded “Garcia’s Forest” around LOCKN’s Terrapin Station Stage (named after the Grateful Dead’s mystical 1977 album) into a transcendental canopy of color with 150 pixel-mapped IP65 par fixtures that he controlled with his ChamSys PC Wing and Playback Wing…

Transforming a forest with light and riding around high among the trees… Sounds like the kind of magical experience that Jerry Garcia himself would have enjoyed.

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