Tag: Music

Arts & Crafts Festival in Floyd this weekend

The annual Arts and Crafts Festival brings fans from around the region into Floyd this weekend for Saturday and Sunday of this week, signaling the start of October and Fall. Floyd County High School athletics also brings out sports fans Thursday and Friday with volleyball matches against Radford on Thursday and varsity football facing Giles

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Fun events for the final weekend of Sept.

Fun here in the country. Lots to do in and around Floyd this weekend. The events listed below come to us courtesy of The Floyd Tourism Office.  For additional information, please check out their website. Have fun and please be careful out there. Thu, Sep 26 Henry Hardt’s Mudcats Buffalo Mountain Brewery & McDaniel’s Tavern,

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Ken Burns’ ‘Country Music’ brings back memories

Six hours into Ken Burns’ latest documentary — Country Music — I realize how much of such singing and performances of musicians have helped shape my life. One episode focused on the work of Earl Scruggs, the “Foggy Mountain Breakdown” banjo picker who immortalized the instrument with his three-finger picking and other improvisations. I first

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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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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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Busy second weekend of August 2019

While the calendar says summer ends when we head into the third week of September, the “traditional” end comes on Labor Day, but for students at Floyd County public schools, summer ends on Tuesday morning next week when classes begin. That’s less than a week from now and the upcoming second weekend of August is,

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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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