July 25, 2017

Emmylou and Rodney cap off a good FloydFest

Emmylou Harris on stage Sunday.
Emmylou Harris on stage Sunday.

Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell played to an appreciative audience late Sunday afternoon as FloydFest 14 headed for an end to five days of “Fire in the Mountains” with good reviews from fans, only a few reports of problems from law enforcement and an overall feeling that the event was back to basics.

The closing show on the Dreaming Creek main stage, however, was not the end because music continued into Sunday night and was scheduled to run through midnight.

Harris and Rodney Crowell
Harris and Rodney Crowell

Boy Scout buses ferried fans to and from lots, including the “alpha” lot of Chateau Morrisette.  The musical mix included country and local bands and the smaller crowds were easy going and manageable.

Grace Potter’s late night concert on Saturday was the biggest draw but no day of the festival reported a sellout and one longtime fan said he did not run into a full parking lot on any of his five days at the festival.

First timers and veterans agreed that it was one of the better festivals in FloydFest’s 14 years.

The crowd at the Sunday show.
The crowd at the Sunday show.Lo

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