Although Wednesday was the opening day of FloydFest with people arriving and some events on a few stages, the summer festival just off the Blue Ridge Parkway really got underway Thursday with headline acts on the Dreaming Creek Stage and activities throughout the site.
The Jeff Austin Band brought the crowd to the Dreaming Creek stage for an enthusiastic round of Bluegrass songs and warmed up the fans for Sam Bush’s arrival at 8:30 p.m.
As the sun set over the festival, Bush’s band brought out the cheers that rocked the hills around the festival site.
Leftover Salmon finished up the night at Dreaming Creek but the music flowed until well into the Friday morning hours on other stages around the sprawling site.
Those on site during the day Thursday participated in attractions, practiced Yoga, at food from the long line of vendors and browsed arts and crafts and other items.
Brandi Carilile brings her alternative country and folk rock music to FloydFest for a headline concert Friday at 10:45 p.m. on a night that also has Lord Huron at 8:30 p.m. and First Aid Kit at 6:30 p.m.
The Wildmans, Floyd’s young group, appears at 5:15 p.m. at the Forever Young Stage.
Saturday night brings Grace Potter and her rock, blues and country rock sound as the headline act on the Dreaming Creek Stage at 10:45 p.m. and her show is expected to last past midnight. Music around the site is scheduled to go into the wee morning hours of Sunday.
On the main stage Sunday, Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell wrap up with a 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. show but the music continues into the evening when shows on other stages and Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Bird, closing out FloydFest 14 from 10:45 p.m. to midnight.