Floyd Fest 2012, VirginiaFloyd Fest takes place at Blue Ridge Parkway, Floyd, Virginia

Floyd Fest 2012 dates – 26th to 29th July

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ALO, Anders Osborne, Art, Big Tony and Trouble Funk, Brandi Carlile, Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers, Corey Ledet, David Wax Museum, Dawes , Drew Emmitt Band, Galactic with Corey Henry, Gary Clark Jr., George A Trois, Gregory Alan Isakov, Ha Ha Tonka, Hoots and Hellmouth, Joshua Panda Band, Kings of Belmont, L Shape Lot, Leftover Salmon, Locos Por Juana, Love Canon String Band, MarchFourth Marching Band, Marco Benevento , Matisyahu, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Morwenna Lasko and Jay Pun Quartet, Orgone, Ozomatli, Pedrito Martinez, Punch Brothers, Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, Sam Bush Band, SOJA, Steep Canyon Rangers, The Dead Kenny G’s, The Mighty Wonders, The Rogues, The Situationist, Toubab Krewe

The History of the Floyd Fest

FloydFest is a world music and arts festival held annually near Floyd, Virginia, situated in the Blue Ridge Mountains. It began in 2002 and has received excellent reviews ever since, earning a name for itself in 2005 when it played host to well-known folk singer Ani DiFranco.

It lasts for four days with on-site camping and has over seven stages featuring Rock, Bluegrass, Reggae, Folk, Cajun or Zydeco, African, World and Appalachian performers and showcases local Arts and Crafts, in addition to scheduling music and dance workshops and other small events, such as morning yoga lessons, story telling, and poetry readings, and a Children’s Universe tent.

The themes from each iteration of FloydFest have been:

2002: Floyd County World Music Festival
2003: Out Of This World Music
2004: Midsummer’s Dream
2005: Rock of Ages
2006: Roots Alive
2007: It’s in the Mix
2008: Family Affair
2009: Revival
2010: Breaking Ground

FloydFest Line Up – 2011
Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Old Crow Medicine Show, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Taj Mahal, Del McCoury Band, Xavier Rudd, Railroad Earth, The David Grisman Sextet, Yard Dogs Road Show, Sam Bush Band, Hot Tuna Electric and Acoustic, North Mississippi Allstars, Cyro Baptista & Beat the Donkey, Toubab Krewe Papadosio Donna the Buffalo Trampled by Turtles Carolina Chocolate Drops Rubblebucket The Tony Rice Unit, BoomBox, Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Peter Rowan’s Bluegrass Band, John Brown’s Body, Pimps of Joytime, New Monsoon, Baka Beyond, Larry Keel & Natural Bridge, Ella Riot(formerly My Dear Disco)~ YARN, The Shane Pruitt Band, DJ Williams Projekt, Thousands of OneAmerican Aquarium, William Walter & Co., The Mantras, American Dumpster, Scintillation Fire, The Fire Dragon, 2010 UtR Winner Big Daddy Love, Jackass Flats, J.P. Harris and The Tough Choices, Los Gatos, Toma Que Toma, Antioquia, Jonathan C Ward, Drum Call Ensemble, The Wave, Kat Mills, Kill-Basa Bill’s Roadshow, Juggle This!, SideShow Bennie with Anna Fiametta, Whitetop Mountain Band, Heather Berry, Linda Lay and Sammy Shelor, Nat Reese and Phil Wiggins, Morwenna Lasko and Jay Pun, Harris Brothers with Nate Leath, Maggie Ingram and the Ingramettes, Crooked Road All Stars

  1. karen eachus says:

    Hi! I’m Karen and I would like to know how do I register to put my beaded jewelry ,tye-dyes and re-made jeans in the festival?
    My friends tell me this would be a good festival for my goods.
    Thanks much!

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