FloydFest Announces Initial Lineup

Floyd, Virginia – The 3rd annual FloydFest,
the unique three day roots music and arts festival that made its debut in 2002,
recently announced its roster of musicians signed to the 2004  (August
13-15) event. This year’s lineup includes mandolin master Sam Bush and his band, 
Del McCoury, Mountain Heart, Americana musicians Donna the Buffalo, national
flatpicking champion Larry Keel and The Larry Keel Experience, reggae band
Culture, Brazilian master percussionist Cyro Baptista and his carnival troupe
Beat the Donkey, Railroad Earth, Dar Williams, Celtic rock band Tempest,
Canadian Celtic rockers Enter the Haggis and return act The African Showboyz.
Many additions will be made to the roster by August, including a host of local
and regional talent.FloydFest includes a large children’s area, healing arts workshop, artists’
booths and demonstrations, bonfire and drum circle, shaded beer and wine garden,
four stages including the Workshop Porch and the new addition of a Dance Tent
which will feature two intimate nights with Donna the Buffalo.

The family friendly event drew over 3000 attendees/day in 2002 and 4000
attendees/day in 2003. Special ‘WinterPrice’ tickets and souvenir ticket
packages including on-site parking to the event can be purchased at
www.floydfest.com or by calling
540-745-FEST (3378). Theme and graphics for FloydFest III A Midsummer’s Dream
based on an original watercolor design by local artist Rick Cooley can be viewed
on the website. Promoters say attendees to this year’s event can expect exciting
surprise additions and an increased commitment to audience involvement and

For additional information about FloydFest III A Midsummer’s Dream contact
Erika Johnson, erika@floydfest.com, +1
540-745-3378, or +1 540-230-0896.

[Photo of Tempest].

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.