Of course FloydFest is no one-hit wonder. Crafted like the huge notched timbers that define its signature Dreaming Creek main stage and Streamline Hillholler stage, with quality materials, intense labor and unique craftsmanship, FloydFest has been adding on to its well-built foundation every year. A new stage here, a sculpture there, earlier openings, new headliners, are all factors that have created a buzz of eXcitement amongst the eXpanding demographic of festivarians.
Whether seasoned festivarians or first time FloydFesters, anyone planning to catch the marathon weekend of music (over 100 acts spanning 9 stages and 4-5 days, depending on what kind of ticket you have) better act fast- promotions say the event is nearly at sell-out capacity, BUT tickets are still available.
The FloydFest X- the eXperience, lineup includes:
Robert Randolph & the Family Band ~ Old Crow Medicine Show ~Grace Potter & the Nocturnals ~ Yonder Mountain String Band ~ Seun Anikulapo Kuti& Egypt 80~ Taj Mahal ~ Del McCoury Band ~ Railroad Earth ~ The David Grisman Sextet ~ Yard Dogs Road Show ~ Sam Bush Band ~ Hot Tuna Electric and Acoustic ~ Cyro Baptista & Beat the Donkey ~ The Dirty Dozen Brass Band ~ Toubab Krewe ~ Lyrics Born ~ Papadosio ~ Donna the Buffalo ~ Trampled by Turtles ~ Carolina Chocolate Drops ~ Rubblebucket ~ The Tony Rice Unit ~ Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band ~ Peter Rowan's Bluegrass Band ~ John Brown's Body ~ Pimps of Joytime ~ Locos Por Juana ~New Monsoon ~ Red Stick Ramblers ~ Dirk Powell Band ~ Baka Beyond ~ Larry Keel & Natural Bridge ~ Ella Riot (formerly My Dear Disco) ~ YARN ~ The Shane Pruitt Band ~ DJ Williams Projekt ~ Thousands of One ~ American Aquarium ~ William Walter & Co.~ The Mantras ~ American Dumpster ~ Scintillation Fire ~ Noah Levine & Dharma Punx ~ The Fire Dragon ~ 2010 UtR Winner Big Daddy Love ~ Jackass Flats ~ J.P. Harris and The Tough Choices ~ Shawn Brenneman ~ Farm Use Only ~ Dot Dot Dash ~Michael Ismerio ~ Hoorah Cloggers ~ Rose's Pawn Shop ~ Slinky Cobblestone & the 81 Ramblers ~ Salsa Dance Workshop with Salsa Noke ~ Los Gatos ~ TomaQueToma ~ Jonathan C Ward ~ Drum Call Ensemble ~ The Wave ~ Blue Mule ~ Kat Mills ~ Faraday Cage~ Kill-Basa Bill's Roadshow ~ Rakkasah Belly Dance Ensemble ~ Juggle This! ~ SideShow Bennie with Anna Fiametta ~ Matthew James - Stilts, Garden Stage Host, Hypnosis Show ~ Incredible Larry - Stage Show, Stilts, Fire, Circus Arts Workshops ~ Miss Kitty's Society for Wayward Cosmonauts ~ The Bloodroots Barter ~ Faraday Cage ~The Trapeze Show ~ Eustace Conway on Sustainable Living ~ Sam Cutler on Rock and Roll ~ Primitive Tools Showcase ~ Didgeridoo Workshop ~ Whitetop Mountain Band ~ Heather Berry ~ Linda Lay and Sammy Shelor ~ Nat Reese with Melissa McKinney ~ MorwennaLasko and Jay Pun ~ Harris Brothers with Nate Leath ~ Maggie Ingram and the Ingramettes ~ Barefoot Movement ~ Kevin and Trish Fore ~Crooked Road All Stars ~ Allen Thompson~ Alliens ~ Antioquia ~ Big Something ~ Bryan Elijah Smith & The Wild Hearts ~ Carbon Jam~ Chroma ~ Copious Jones ~ D.B. Rielly ~ Dark Water Rising ~ Davin McCoy and the Coming Attractions ~ Deep River ~ Do it to Julia ~ doby ~ Donna Hopkins Band ~ Former Champions ~ Galen Curry ~ Galen Kipar Project ~ James Justin & Co. ~ Jango Monkey ~ Jason Spooner Trio ~ Jesse Chong Band ~ Kings of Belmont ~ L Shape Lot ~ Lefty Williams Band ~ Mariana Bell ~ Roots of Creation ~ Sarah White & The Pearls ~ The Boatmen ~ The Brand New Life ~ The Last Straw ~ The Wildlife ~ Travis Elliott ~ Turtle Folk ~ Uncle Mountain ~ Watershed Conspiracy ~ Waylon Speed ~ Allison Keys Music and Folktales ~ Becki the Balloon Lady ~ Drama in the Yard ~ drumSTRONG Kids Drumming Workshops ~ Einstein's Monkey ~ Katherine Devine's Art Workshops ~ Miss Behavin ~ NiiAnang ~ Sudanese Peace Dancers ~ Tae Kwon Do
FloydFest is the crowning jewel of the charmingly artsy one-stoplight mountain town of Floyd, Virginia. Spanning five days and eleven stages, the 2011 anniversary celebration features such headliners as Robert Randolph and the Family Band, TajMahal, and Old Crow Medicine Show. FloydFest will also offerother attractions, including a VirginiaFolklife Program, Children's Universe, and the Healing Arts Village.
For more information, please visitwww.floydfest.com, call 1-888-VA-FESTS or contact Mandy Gresham at Mandy@darbycommunications.com.