Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Time to Start Preparing for the 2011 Festival Season

 - Starting with Floydfest

Last year Mountain Song Inn booked about 4 months out for Floyd Fest, 
don't miss 
this opportunity to have a wonderful place to stay and enjoy the music. 
Make your reservations today.

November 23, 2010


FloydFest, the annual music andarts festival described by one on-line reviewer as a
“unicorn in a horse pasture of music festivals” celebrates it’s 10 year anniversary
this July 28-31, 2011. Held in the non-commercialNational Park environs of the
beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway, the scenic journey getting to this gem of a festival
is truly the perfect warm-up to the event, which takes place on an 80 acre plateau
overlooking a scenic gorge.  At 3200’ elevation, the event site features beautiful
wooded camping, as well as hiking and bike trails. Spanning four full days, and
offering 9 unique stages of entertainment, ranging from the beautifully timber framed
Dreaming Creek Main and Hillholler stages to the campy ‘Pink Floyd Garden Stage’
and the homey ‘Virginia Folklife Workshop Porch,’ FloydFest spans genres and
generations to truly create a “something for everybody” experience.
The production company behind the event, Across-the-Way Productions 
of Floyd, Virginia, has in fact dubbed this birthday bash event FloydFest X – 
the eXperience, and has utilized patron survey feedback to create a blowout 
line-up that includes favorite and most-requested acts from years past, with 
an initial artist roster that boasts the best in new and returning artists, including 
Taj Mahal, Del McCoury BandDavid Grisman QuintetYard Dogs Road Show
Sam Bush Band, Hot Tuna Electric and Acoustic, Cyro Baptista & Beat the Donkey, Toubab KreweDonna the Buffalo, Tony Rice Unit, Pimps of Joytime, 
Carolina Chocolate Drops, Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Peter Rowan’s 
Bluegrass Band, John Brown’s Body, Boombox, New MonsoonBaka Beyond
Larry Keel & Natural Bridge, My Dear Disco, Shane Pruitt Band, DJ Williams 
Projekt, American Aquarium and 2010 Under the Radar winners Big Daddy 
Love. As part of the special overall eXperience, each and every artist will 
give an intimate ‘workshop’ performance on the Appalachian-style 
‘workshop porch.’

True to long-standing tradition, FloydFest will offer deep discount holiday ticket
packages through December 31st, with 4-day weekend tickets available for under
In 2010 FloydFest reached a capacity crowd, and this special 2011 edition is
anticipated to sell-out.A limited number of special ticket packages, fittingly dubbed
‘X-spot’ packages, include early arrival, primo camping, and on-site parking. Limited
number VIP tickets include backstage catering, parking, on-stage seating, pre- and
after-party admission. A family-friendly event, FloydFest features a centrally-located ‘
Children’s Universe,’ Healing Arts Village, Blue Ridge to Bayou Dance Tent,
Sustainability programs, a Beer and Wine Garden featuring local and regional wines
and microbrews, over 100 art and craft vendors, and a ‘Global Village.’

For tickets or general information, visit or call 888-VA-FESTS.

For press inquiries, please contact Mandy Gresham, mandy@darbycommunications.comor 828.254.0914

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