When: July 23-27
Where: Floyd, VA
Why: Beginning in 2002, right outside the mountain town of Floyd, Virginia, FloydFest set its goals on becoming a top-notch music festival experience, rivaling the likes of the larger music festivals known worldwide.
Now in its 13th year, the roots and world music festival held on a mountaintop in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains has grown exponentially each year, becoming the ultimate music festival it set out to become. Bringing in artists from around the globe, such as Old Crow Medicine Show, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Jackson Browne, Gogol Bordello, The Lumineers, Xavier Rudd, Gary Clark, Jr., Bombino, Trampled By Turtles and Jason Isbell, FloydFest keeps attracting world-class names, with headliners Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite, Ziggy Marley and Ms. Lauryn Hill, tabbing many more respected artists on this year’s ‘revolutionary’ festival lineup.
With a multitude of outdoor activities to enjoy at the festival – this year FloydFest is partnering with numerous outdoor companies for a trail race, guided hikes, mountain biking, and paddling trips – in addition to various outdoor-related clinics and daily yoga classes. For those seeking to cool off in the shade, there’s a beer garden featuring a quality selection of regional and national craft brews.
For more information, check out FloydFest’s official website.
5 Headliners: Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite, Ziggy Marley, Ray Lamontagne, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Michael Franti & Spearhead
5 Can’t Miss: Tauk, The Floorboards, The Deadmen, Groundation, Rising Appalachia