FloydFest is a 5-day celebration of music and art nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest Virginia. The music festival will bridge the gap between genres and cultures with over 50 performers over 10 stages. It will last from July 26th until July 30th and will bring together people from all over Virginia to watch their favorite bands perform.
FloydFest Festival Info
It is located at milepost 170.5 off of the 80-acre mountain plateau where it will be held provides camping grounds, a progressive ‘Global Village’ area of workshops and demonstrations, and over 100 artisans and crafters. There will be food offerings ranging from pulled pork BBQ to fresh sushi and hand-churned ice cream, a comprehensive healing arts area, and a Children’s Universe. This will be an area featuring puppetry, workshops, playground equipment, babysitting services, and stage performances geared toward children!
Some of the biggest names coming to this year’s FloydFest include Thievery Corporation, Michael Fronti & Spearhead, St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Rising Appalachia, Leftover Salmon, Steel Pulse, Railroad Earth, and Shovels & Rope. These bands range from reggae-rock to modern jazz to country & folk music. With all of these different genres, and bands hailing from all over the world, FloydFest is a sure fire win for many music fans. Come together with your friends and enjoy the sounds from across the 10 different stages.
FloydFest Packing List
FloydFest’s website has conveniently put together the perfect packing list for any hardcore festival-goer who plans on staying the night throughout the week. The list is as follows:
- FloydFest Tickets
- Ground Pad
- ENO Hammock
- Phone Charger
- Comfy Socks
- Bandanas (For face and hair cover)
- Rain Gear
- Cool weather clothes – it gets chilly in the Blue Ridge
- Proper “Boogie Shoes”
- Sunscreen and aloe/lotion
- Poison Ivy cream
- Debit or Credit card ( there will be an ATM available near the campground)
- Water Bottle and Coffee Mug
All of these things are important for you music-lovers. There will be charging stations, and local shops where you can buy some of these things if you need them, but you don’t want to be stuck on the campgrounds with no poison ivy cream! Also, if you bring rain gear, it’s much less likely to rain! So make sure you pack all of your essentials for this incredible 5-day music extravaganza!
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