Floyd dominates national attention even more than usual this week with FloydFest 16 — Dreamweavin’ on stage, in campgrounds and on the mark just off the Blue Ridge Parkway at 856 Rock Castle Gorge.
The five days of activities got underway Wednesday and continues around the clock until Sunday evening, featuring legends like Gregg Allman, the Wood Brothers and Aerial. Longtime rockers like Railroad Earth took the Dreaming Creek State (along with rain) Thursday night and Allman is expected to bring out the crowd on Saturday.
While FloydFest dominated the weekend activities in these final days of July, there are other events as well to bring out those looking for fun throughout the area.
Floyd Artisan Market kicks off Friday night in downtown Floyd at the Community Market Pavilion at 205 S. Locust from 5-9 pm.
The Friday Night Jamboree brings out the old time and bluegrass fans at The Floyd County Store at 206 S. Locust, starting with The Reese Family Gospel at 6:30 and the Black Twig Pickers on stage from 7:30 to 9 pm.
Dogtown Roadhouse is dark Friday night because they are dishing out pizza at FloydFest.
Saturday, July 30
Floyd Farmers Market, Community Pavilion, 205 S. Locust, 9 am to 1 pm.
Americana Afternoon, Floyd Country Store, 206 S. Market, with Seph Custer at noon, James Grubb Trio at 1 pm and Filmont Station at 2.
Johnny Williams & Friends at Wildwood Farm General Store, 2380 Floyd Hwy S., 7-9 pm.
Sunday, July 31
Sunday Sounds at Chateau Morrisette Winery, 287 Winery Rd.. (MP 171 on the Parkway). 1 – 5 pm.
Sunday Music Jam at The Floyd Country Store, 206 S. Locust St., 1:30 – 6 pm.
The hills are alive with music from the Parkway to Floyd and other venues. Enjoy the last weekend of July.