Connie Harland of Portsmouth rode her Harley-Davidson into Floyd Friday last afternoon and decided to stick around for the Friday Night Jamboree. After an evening of flatfooting to country music, she headed back to Roanoke and the Virginia State Harley Owners Group Rally but she came back Saturday with friends for the Town Jubilee.
"Quite a happening little town," she said after buying some pottery from local artisian Tom Phelps. "It’s really nice here."
Yes, one-stoplight Floyd has become a happening little town. From the Friday Night Jamboree to Saturday concerts at various venues like Oak Grove Pavilion, Winter Sun, Pine Tavern and the Floyd County Store — along with regular entertainment all weekend at Oddfellas Cantina and Over the Moon — Floyd is alive with the sound of music (sorry, couldn’t resist).
With the opening of the town’s first public park and the success of the Town Jubilee, Floyd may be hitting its stride and the future could be something to watch.