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FloydFest: A Family affair

FLOYD, VA.ó FloydFest is one of those festivals that winds up on everybody’s calendar, year in and year out. Great bands, family atmosphere, incredible music workshops and family reunions are what this festival is about.
The upcoming edition of the festival is aptly titled “Family Affair” to emphasize the feeling of “family” that everyone comes away with each passing year. The Family Affair takes place July 24-27, 2008, outside of Floyd, Va. in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.
In addition to the amazing structures that are the Dreaming Creek Stage and the Hill Holler Stage, FloydFest offers a variety of activities and performances throughout the festival grounds. The Global Village Stage, the Children’s Universe, the Blue Ridge to Bayou Dance Tent, and the ever popular Workshop Porch are all returning attractions for 2008.
Across The Way Productions brings out a yearly list of international, national, regional and local musical artists that satisfy listeners in a vast array of genres. FloydFest 7 carries on that strong tradition with the initial line-up announcement.
Here are just some of the bands that will be there:
The David Grisman Quintet, Laura Reed and Deep Pocket, The Avett Brothers, Blueground Undergrass, Donna the Buffalo, New Monsoon,
Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper,
Jamie Mclean, Gokh-Bi System, Paleface, Chatham County Line, Bombadil, everybodyfields and Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band.
This year’s edition of the festival also includes the latest innovation by Across-The-Way Productions with the creation of the Emerging Artists Series at FloydFest. These bands are “up and comers” that are the future of the music scene and will be showcased throughout FloydFest 7.
Camping is free and included with the purchase of a full weekend pass or two or more consecutive day passes. Camping is primitive and allowed only in designated areas. Portable toilets, hand-washing stations and potable water are convenient to camping areas. No campfires are permitted.
Parking is off-site, with shuttles provided.
Until July 19, ticket prices are: $120 for a three-day weekend ticket, or $130 for four days. Individual day tickets are Thursday-$30, Friday-$40, $50, Sunday-$45. All prices are $5 higher starting July 20 and $10 higher at the gate.
Kid’s weekend tickets are $13 in advance or $15 at the gate. Kid’s one day ticket is $6.50 in advance and $8 at the gate.
Tickets are available at www.floydfest.com or call 540-745-FEST.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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