UPDATE (12/13/16 8:49 PM) :
Across the Way Productions made yet another announcement today, adding Marty Stuart and His Famous Superlatives, Keller Williams (multiple acts), The Larry Keel Experience, The Hip Abduction, That 1 Guy, People’s Blues of Richmond, The Suitcase Junket and Hillbilly Casino.
Virginia native and FloydFest family, Keller Williams will be playing multiple performances, including Keller Williams Solo, Keller Williams Kwahtro, and longtime favorite, Keller and the Keels.
Even more artists will be announced in late December.
Original article (11/22/16):
With another round of world class artists announced this week, FloydFest 17 ~ Freedom is shaping up to be a can’t-miss festival yet again this summer. Today’s announcement brings in a lot of different flavors, new and old, including Leftover Salmon, Steel Pulse, TAUK, Aaron Lee Tasjan, T Sisters, Banditos, Jon Stickley Trio, The Tillers, Alanna Royale, The Stash! Band, Strange Americans, Whiskerman, The Brother Brothers, Strange Machines, Dixon’s Violin, author Howard Falco and Oakley the Greenman.
Across the Way Productions has added even more diversity and creativity to a lineup that already included Michael Franti & Spearhead, St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Railroad Earth, Shovels & Rope, White Denim, Turkuaz, Fruition, Nicola Cruz, The Steel Wheels, HONEYHONEY, BIG Something, The Shook Twins, Baskery, Zach Deputy, The Lil’ Smokies, Rebekah Todd & the Odyssey, Jack Broadbent, Urban Soil, Honey Island Swamp Band, The Mantras, Edward Davis Anderson, Dead 27s, Davy Knowles, McLovins, Hayley Jane and the Primates, The Drunken Hearts, Kansas Bible Company, Trae Pierce & the T-Stones, Liver Down The River and Broccoli Samurai.
Leftover Salmon famously hosted The Buffalo Mountain Jam last year, in the wake of Gregg Allman’s cancellation, and the guest-ladled party became an instant tradition at FloydFest. We can only hope to see them back on that stage this year, with plenty of intriguing guest possibilities to ponder throughout the rest of the lineup.
Even more artists will be announced in December, and into the coming months, so stay tuned to The Poke Around to keep you up-to-date on all things FloydFest. Tickets and camping passes can be purchased here.
Article by Richard Oakley