Floyd, VA – June 11th, 2015 – A tangible spark of excitement is in the air as FloydFest, the annual summer music festival in Floyd, VA, closes in on its 14th weekend of music, magic, and “Fire on the Mountain.” Taking place July 22nd – 26th, 2015, the USA Today 10 Best Readers’ Choice award-winning festival is stoking the fires of innovation, bringing patrons a five-day staycation filled with thrilling musical performances, striking visual displays and artistic experiences, and a wide range of outdoor activities.
Located on a pristine, 80-acre plateau in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, FloydFest has created a limited-capacity event with an authentic atmosphere where fans can experience an unparalleled intermingling of music, scenery, community and self-discovery. For 2015, patrons can expect a fired-up fan experience from the main field to the Global Village, featuring new on-site works of art, trapeze performances, buskers and a flaming bagpiper, and ambient lighting for evening performances. A brilliant event awaits fans who stay through Saturday night – a giant wooden phoenix will be built on FloydFest’s main field, with an area on which fans can write their hopes, dreams, and fears. After Grace Potter’s headlining performance, the phoenix will be set aflame in a fitting finale for this year’s theme.
“The ‘Fire on the Mountain’ theme is representative of the passion and spark of life that our staff, volunteers, and patrons bring to FloydFest year after year,” says FloydFest Co-Founder and CEO, Kris Hodges. “We’re going to light up the boutique festival experience for our entire FloydFest community.”
Fire is not the only prevailing symbolic theme at this year’s FloydFest. Its elemental opposite, water, continues to be a major area of focus for FloydFest staff, volunteers, and partners. Returning for 2015 is Klean Kanteen, who has partnered with FloydFest since 2011 to provide free, pure, cold mountain water to the entire festival site. FloydFest has also partnered with Appalachian Voices, an environmental non-profit committed to protecting the land, air and water of the Appalachian region. Patrons have the opportunity to donate to Appalachian Voices when purchasing their tickets, and Across-The-Way-Productsion will match a donation from these proceeds.
“The continued efforts of partners like Klean Kanteen and Appalachian Voices make it possible for us to enjoy this our incredible festival site year after year,” says Hodges. “We are thrilled to work alongside them to preserve and protect the land and water that has given so much to us these past 14 years.”