Boasting one of the most dynamic lineups ever assembled for a multi-day world music festival, FloydFest 17~Freedom is set to deliver a truly engaging and diverse artistic
experience along the magical Blue Ridge Parkway from July 26 to 30, 2017. Across nine+ stages
over five days, FloydFest 17 welcomes more than 100 bands for its 17th installment, including
Thievery Corporation, Michael Franti, St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Rising Appalachia,
Leftover Salmon, Steel Pulse, Railroad Earth, Marty Stuart, and Xavier Rudd.
FloydFest is located at Milepost 170.5 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, and tickets are available by
visiting FloydFest.com. Single- and multi-day general admission tickets are still available, with
bundles available for camping. A small number of High-Roller, All-Access VIP tickets are also still
available, along with additional ticket options for parking, camping, and outdoor adventure
activities. Visit FloydFest.com for more information and to purchase tickets.
Recently receiving top accolades from TIME Magazine and Fox News -- and being voted the
11th 'Best Festival in the World' and 2nd 'Best Festival in the USA' by FlightNetwork --
FloydFest 17's final artist lineup includes Thievery Corporation, Michael Franti, St. Paul & the
Broken Bones, Rising Appalachia, Leftover Salmon, Steel Pulse, Railroad Earth, Shovels &
Rope, Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, Xavier Rudd, White Denim, Turkuaz, Fruition,
Keller Williams+, TAUK, The Steel Wheels, The Hip Abduction, Larry Keel Experience+,
HONEYHONEY, Vurro, BIG Something, Shook Twins, Baskery, Zach Deputy, The Mantras,
Aaron Lee Tasjan, Femina, That 1 Guy, Dave Eggar Band feat. Sasha Lazard, The Lil' Smokies,
People's Blues of Richmond, Rebekah Todd & the Odyssey, Jack Broadbent, The Suitcase
Junket, Black Masala, Hillbilly Casino, Urban Soil, Blue Mule, Che Apalache, Jordan Harman
Band, M.C. Broom & the Jam, T Sisters, Banditos, Jon Stickley Trio, The Tillers, Alanna Royale,
The Stash! Band, Strange Americans, Whiskerman, The Brother Brothers, Honey Island
Swamp Band, Edward David Anderson, Dead 27s, Davy Knowles, McLovins, Hayley Jane and
the Primates, Broccoli Samurai, The Drunken Hearts, Strange Machines, Trae Pierce & the
T-Stones, Liver Down The River, Sol Searchers, GOTE, Black Mountain Revival, Lobo Marino,
PLF; Galax to Floyd Pickers: David & Mason Via, Aaron Woody Wood, Blake & Jamie Collins,
Gina Sobel, Mason Via & Hot Trail Mix; EchoMix Artists: Konrad Kuechenmeister, Boib Funck,
JANXX, Brain Hill, Dead Sea Sparrow, Kendra Warren, King Django, John DeCarlo, Gyorgy De
Val; Mama Said, The Get Right Band, The Mallett Brothers, Villa*Nova, Dharma Bombs, The
Folly, South Hill Banks, Seph Custer & the Papa Tom Band, Chris Ross & the North, Morgan
Wade & the Stepbrothers, Mad Iguanas, Claire Hitchins, Bryan Elijah Smith & the Wildhearts,
Jaewar & Vibe Riot, The Wildmans, Fernandez Sisters, Einstein's Monkey, Girls Rock Roanoke,
Community High School Band, Jefferson Center Music Lab, Mike Mitchell Trio, Dixon's Violin;
FloydFest Buskers: Brad Collier, Waiting to Exhale, Fason & Cannaday, Seph & TK, Will & Jodie
Norton, Flirting with Chemicals; Nicki Calhoun, Howard Falco, Miss Kitty's Cosmonauts,
Lunaversal.hoopz, Oakely the Greenman, 1000 Faces Mask Theater, Ambrosia Farms Puppets,
Magician of Life, Becky the Balloon Lady, Gravity Check Juggling, Gypsy Geoff and more.
The unforgettable magic that was FloydFest 16's Buffalo Mountain Jam returns in 2017 for its
second-annual installment. Known for its impromptu artist collaborations, super jams and
special guests, the Buffalo Mountain Jam will evoke a 'freedom' unique to the 17th annual
event -- not to be missed.
"The Buffalo Mountain Jam is extremely important to witness -- it's a capstone of the festival,
spotlighting 'new-school newgrass,'" Hodges said. "It's a free-form jam that speaks to the
quality of the musicians that make it happen ... a jam that speaks to freedom."
As always, FloydFest will also include vibrant and varied vendors, quality craft brews and chews,
healing arts, workshops and whimsy, children's activities, onsite art installations and a final
lineup featuring more than 100 artists performing on nine+ stages.
FloydFest is located at Milepost 170.5 on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Floyd, Va. Detailed
directions are available by clicking to www.floydfest.com.