Category: Entertainment

Reflections on a great, busy Saturday in Floyd County

A gorgeous fall day greeted Floyd County Saturday to help a number of events throughout the area. Blue skies and sunshine covered those who gathered for High Noon for Hope, the benefit for the Joshua Cantrell Memorial Scholarship Fund established for the memory of the youngster who died from a rare form of cancer. The

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Floyd Radio Show, Americana Music Festival & more this weekend

A full season of The Floyd Radio Show kicks off Saturday night at The Floyd Country Store, The Floyd Americana Music Festival entertains in Lineberry Park Saturday afternoon, while music hits the stage at High Noon for Hope, in memory of Joshua Cantrell at Triple J Palace on Black Ridge Road. The first full weekend

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Chance to close out the Small Town Summer season

Floyd’s Small Town Summer concert series closed out its summer season Thursday night with great weather and great music to an appreciative audience. Fiddler and singer Chance McCoy, who left Floyd to join the Old Crow Medicine Show for several years, came back to this part of the Crooked Road Music Trail with a new

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Labor Day Weekend fun, music, events

Yes, this is the last weekend of August and also Labor Day weekend, since September begins on Sunday. Labor Day Weekend includes yard sales around the area and the massive Gun Show and Flea Market in Hillsville, which starts on Friday and runs through Monday. If the National Weather Service office in Blacksburg is accurate,

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Rubber Ducks, Whitetop Mountain Band & more for weekend

The Rubber Ducks hit the water Saturday on this last weekend of August 2019 with the Chamber of Commerce Annual Rubber Duck Race On the Water on Little River on Thunderstruck.  Saturday evening brings the Whitetop Mountain Band to The Floyd Country Store and the Wildmans at Dogtown — all part of the music and

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Circus, tractors, music and more this weekend

Cirque du Floyd hits the stage at Chantilly Farm with breath-taking acts on the wire, along with juggling and more. The sound of tractors in the air this weekend for the annual Tractor Run as one of the primary tools of farm use tour the county. And, of yes, there is music:  Small Town Summer

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Music, events and a draft horse pull for the weekend

August arrives Thursday with daily thunderstorms and high temperatures in the upper 70s and low 80s  and humidity in the 80 percentile range. August also brings music and events for the first weekend of the month, including the draft horse pull and fish fry behind Check Elementary School Saturday afternoon. Don’t forget Small Town Thursday

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FloydFest, Friday Night Jamboree and more

FloydFest 19 began its five-day run of music, vendors and events just off the Blue Ridge Parkway just across the county line into Patrick County.  Shuttle buses are running from Floyd and from parking areas around the event and Mother Nature appears to be in a good mood with cooler and less humid weather and

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FloydFest arrives this week

FloydFest kicks off this week at the site just off the Blue Ridge Parkway for its annual gathering of music and festival fans. Last year, I made the decision after more than 15 years of covering the festival to step down and let others cover the event for The Floyd Press.  Colleen Redman takes over

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Lots to see and do on a busy Floyd weekend

Wheels, strings, jams, music, arts and markets this weekend of July in and around Floyd County, Va. The annual Chantilly Farms Auto Fair and Vintage Swap meet awaits car fanciers Friday through Sunday, the 6th Annual Fiddler’s Jam on Sawmill Road greets old time and bluegrass fans, the Friday Night Jamboree draws fans from afar

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