July in the Virginia mountains is looking up as FloydFest has added Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Allman Brothers Band founding member Gregg Allman to an already jam-packed 2016 festival lineup that includes Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers, Railroad Earth, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Leftover Salmon, Keller Williams with More Than a Little, Greensky Bluegrass as well as world music great Femi Kuti & Positive Force.
The festival, held July 27-31, 2016, is in its 15th year and is held on a beautiful site right off the Blue Ridge Parkway near Floyd, Virginia. Known for bringing nationally recognized acts in multiple genres to the 80-acre site, there is also an onsite competition called On The Rise, to showcase up and coming bands. Past winners include Paper Bird, SwampCandy and last year’s winners Look Homeward. More acts are to be announced after the first of the year. Last year more than 75 acts played the event.
Known for it’s local flair and sustainability, FloydFest features off site excursions, an onsite mountain bike trail, yoga and a kids zone. There is also a food drive called FloydFeast that last year raised more than 500 pounds in donations last year.
Early bird tickets are available now that range from all access ‘High Roller’ tickets that include food and drinks to one day general admission passes.
Check out Floydfest.com for more information.