Wednesday, August 02, 2006

FloydFest on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Floyd, VA

FloydFest 5 Poster

Washingtonians should sometimes break free from the Beltway to the splendor of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Whether it's a daytrip to Harpers Ferry, a pleasant drive along Skyline Drive, or a multi-day hike along the Appalachian Trail, the Blue Ridge Mountains provide boundless rustic adventures just hours from downtown DC.

In the Global Village

One such adventure is the annual FloydFest near Floyd, Virginia. This three-day music and arts festival has six stages of live music simultaneously playing Afrobeat, bluegrass, folk, folk rock, art rock, rock 'n' roll, jazz, blues, blues rock, gospel, Cajun, and Klezmer.

Pickin' Porch with Jake Shimabukuro

Just as impressive as this cavalcade of music are the arts, crafts, non-profit, and global and natural food vendors that flank the grassy fairgrounds. And if all of this overwhelms you, just relax with a deep-tissue massage and an herbal chakra lesson in the Healing Arts Village.

More Hula Hoopers

But nothing beats the positive vibe permeating the festival. This is no self-important scene of vacuous hipsters or pop-culture parade of what's so-hot-right-now. On the contrary, it is an open-minded, spiritual, and unassuming scene dedicated to the diversity of world music and progressive thought. You are welcome to come, welcome to stay, and welcome to enjoy the festival your own way.

P.O. Box 243, Floyd, VA 24091
540 745 3378 |


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