EVENT SCHEDULE

The Town of Floyd invites you to a series of FREE events in the Warren G Lineberry Park in downtown Floyd, Virginia

Bring the whole family and enjoy the beautiful Warren G Lineberry Park filled with music, movies and fun activities for the whole family. Featuring music, movies, face-painting, inflatables, games, food and beverage and special activities presented by a variety of community organizations!

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Events

Park opens at 6:00 PM

In case of extreme weather, the rain location for all events June 6 through Aug 1st will be at Floyd High School. Rain location for Aug 15 and 29 will be determined at a later date.

We will announce before the event if we need to move to the rain location.


 

JUNE 6, 2019

​OPENING NIGHT: ​MUSIC & MOVIE IN THE PARK

Park opens at 6:00 PM

Harwell Grice Band

The Harwell Grice Band

The Harwell Grice Band will open for  Love Canon on June 6

The Harwell Grice Band has been thrilling audiences throughout the Mid Atlantic US since 2003.  Their original bluegrass combined with a large repertoire of traditionals and popular covers has left listeners captivated during live performances.  They have performed on the stages of the Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion and Floydfest, and have shared the stage with artists such as Blue Highway, Chatham County Line, and the Larry Keel Experience. Their combination of Read More

strong vocal harmonies and technical musicianship are some of the best in the business, resulting in a very entertaining show.  The group is led by Josh Grice on lead vocals and rhythm guitar. Gabe Robey brings lead and harmony vocals, along with lead guitar to the quintet. Brian Muller adds his mastery of mandolin along with vocals. Greg Honeycutt holds down the low end on bass, and banjo extraordinaire Stewart Werner leads the hard-driving sound on the five string. With unbridled energy and enthusiasm, the Franklin County based group brings an exciting stage presence to all of their performances, leaving audience members wanting more.

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Love Canon

Love Canon

LOVE CANON brings their acoustic-roots sensibilities to the electronic-tinged pop hits of the 80’s and 90’s to create Cover Story, their 4th album, due out on Organic Records July 13, 2018. With Cover Story, LOVE CANON delivers a fresh set of classics, crossing genres to recount music of decades past from the likes of Peter Gabriel, Billy Joel, Depeche Mode, and Paul Simon. The self-produced album hosts a plethora of special guests including Jerry Douglas, Aoife O’Donovan, Keller Williams, Michael Cleveland, and Eric Krasno, among others.

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The band’s diehard fans are music lovers first and are drawn to the charismatic and wide-ranging vocal stylings of lead singer and guitarist Jesse Harper matched with banjo master Adam Larrabee, mandolin pickin’ by Andy Thacker, Darrell Muller holding down the low-end on standup bass, and the slick sounds of resonator guitar king Jay Starling on the Beard MA-6. It’s acoustic rock! Acclaimed fiddler Alex Hargreaves [Turtle Island Quartet, Sarah Jarosz] does all of the fiddling on this record with the exception of two tracks, and he occasionally joins them on tour.

As seasoned virtuoso string players who have been touring the mid-Atlantic since 2010, LOVE CANON stays true to the approach, arrangements, and keen artistry of these nostalgic hits. Cover Story was engineered by Rob Evans at Dave Matthews Band's Haunted Hollow Studio in LOVE CANON’s hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia and mixed by Wayne Pooley, Bruce Hornsby’s Engineer/Producer. Cover Story is a follow up to the band’s previous efforts, Greatest Hits Volumes 1-3.

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2

Movie: Ralph Breaks The Internet

From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes the action-packed adventure Ralph Breaks the Internet. Ralph and fellow misfit Vanellope risk it all by traveling to the world wide web in search of a part to save her game, Sugar Rush. They’re in way over their heads, so they must rely on the citizens of the internet—including Yesss, the head algorithm and heart and soul of the trend-making site BuzzzTube, and Shank, a tough-as-nails driver from the gritty online auto-racing game, Slaughter Race—to help them navigate their way.


​JUNE 20, 2019

​​MUSIC & MOVIE IN THE PARK

Park opens at 6:00 PM

Toubab Krewe

Toubab Krewe

Some music cannot be found on a map or within iTunes categories. Some music is so original it seems snatched from the great, invisible substrata that runs below all human activity, a sound aching to be born without a flag or fixed allegiance – free, questing, overflowing with immediate, tangible life. This is the music of Toubab Krewe, the vibrant Asheville, NC-based instrumental powerhouse that creates a sonic Pangaea that lustily swirls together rock, African traditions, jam sensibilities, international folk strains and more. While nearly impossible to put into any box, it takes only a few moments to realize in a very palpable way that one is face-to-face with a true original who recognizes no borders in a march towards a muscular, original, globally switched-on sound.

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Formed in 2005, Toubab Krewe has tenaciously honed their craft through relentless touring and a fierce dedication to carving out something they can truly call their own. The fruits of this hard work can be heard on their latest release, STYLO, (March 2nd, 2018). What Justin Perkins (Kora, Kamelngoni, guitar, percussion), Terrence Houston (drumset), Drew Heller (guitar, organ), Justin Kimmel (bass, keys), and Luke Quaranta (Djembe, Congas, Dundun, Sangban, Kinkini) have wrought on STYLO reflects the many miles and musical journeys that have transpired since their last studio album, TK2.

This is a band that actively draws inspiration from whatever source floats into their purview, something they've exhibited in their decade and a half of heavy gigging, including regular appearances at major U.S. festivals like Bonnaroo, High Sierra, Rothbury and Wakarusa, and abroad at such legendary gatherings as the Festival In The Desert in Essakane, Mali. Whether on their own or collaborating with luminaries like the Last Poets' Umar Bin Hassan or Uncle Earl's Rayna Gellert, Toubab Krewe has already earned the attention and respect of a broad musical community.

Toubab carries echoes of African greats like Ali Farka Toure, Orchestra Baobab and Salif Keita, no doubt picked up during the group's travels to study and live in Guinea, Ivory Coast and Mali. But what truly differentiates Toubab Krewe from other Statesiders inspired by African music is how they innovate on what they've learned instead of simply recreating tradition. Toubab Krewe carves out a new trail honoring the African originators they admire by making something alive and contemporary.

Richie & The Wildlife

Richie & The Wildlife

Richie Marso – aka – Richard Ursomarso was born in Los Angeles, California on February 6th 1967. Grew up on the east coast in Delaware, Pennsylvania and Virginia. He started playing the guitar at age 14 under the tutelage of Jay Gould. Original music is a mix of Conscious Soul, Rock and Blues. He spends the winter touring with The Soul good music Family and the far west version of The Wildlife. He Plays funky, rootsy, soul – blues, and motown with a shot of Rock. His main goal as a musician is to inspire people to dance and feel good. The east coast Wildlife crew is Richie Marso guitar and vocals. Jamiel Allen on the Keys, Janiah Allen on drums, Brian Mesko on Bass. We are a dance band with a lot of musical History. At least one of our members is or was a member of the following bands -The Emily Brass Band – The Alliens – The Color J – Kike and Miguel We bring it all in to the soul vibe of the wildlife.

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Movie: Mary Poppins Returns

The magic continues in Disney’s classic as Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt) helps the Banks family remember the joy of being a child. Together with her friend Jack the lamplighter (Lin-Manuel Miranda), fun is brought back to the streets of London in celebration that everything is possible…even the impossible.


JULY 4, 2019

MUSIC IN THE PARK

Park opens at 6:00 PM

Sway Katz

Sway Katz

Take an exhilarating ride through decades of the finest musical traditions with the Sway Katz Big Band. Sway Katz is one of Southwest and Central Virginia’s few classic BIG BANDS (20 pieces) featuring classic swing, contemporary jazz, Latin, funk, & pop.

Formed in 2006 with the purpose of preserving the tradition of the great American Big Band sound, Sway Katz performs the full spectrum of big band music from the 1930's to present day. The band shifts easily between your favorites from Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, and Count Basie to contemporary artists like Michael Buble, Natalie Cole, Bette Midler, and Brian Setzer. Sway Katz are renowned for their tight ensemble work, audacious sense of swing and inspired solos.


JULY 18, 2019

MUSIC IN THE PARK

Park opens at 6:00 PM

Charlie Hunter Trio with Lucy Woodward
Charlie Hunter Trio with Lucy Woodward

Charlie Hunter Trio with Lucy Woodward

Charlie Hunter and Lucy Woodward are known for excelling in different genres, yet the two veteran musicians have been running in similar circles before pairing up for touring in 2018. With a career spanning 16 years and almost 20 albums, virtuoso guitarist Charlie Hunter has worked with the likes of Norah Jones, Mos Def, John Mayer, and D’Angelo. He is widely considered the authority on the seven and eight - string guitar, and continues to stun audiences with his ability to simultaneously bust out tasty bass parts, melodic leads and swinging rhythms. Lucy Woodward made her major label debut in 2003. She has since recorded/toured with Rod Stewart, Snarky Puppy, Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Pink Martini, Chaka Khan and Carole King releasing 3 more albums along the way. Her latest studio effort was 2016's "Til They Bang On The Door" released on the Snarky Puppy-owned GroundUP Music.

As for what to expect live from Hunter and Woodward, the two — as rounded out by a drummer — will be performing pocket-heavy renditions of vintage blues and classic vintage pop, covers of Nina Simone, The Animals, Bessie Smith and Terence Trent D'Arby included.

Acid Cats

Acid Cats

Acid Cats is an energetic sextet that sets syncopated melodies on top of driving grooves to make you stand up and move! An installment of instrumental madness piecing together Funk, Jazz, Latin, Rock, and Soul into a fierce fusion of our musical influences.


​AUGUST 1, 2019

​​MUSIC & MOVIE IN THE PARK

Park opens at 6:00 PM

Quebe Sisters

Quebe Sisters

Grace, Sophia, and Hulda Quebe front an innovative Progressive Western Swing band of archtop guitar, upright bass, fiddles and sibling harmony. The Dallas-based five-piece presents a unique Americana blend of Western Swing, Jazz-influenced Swing, Country, Texas-Style Fiddling, and Western music.

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“We differentiate our music as ‘Progressive Western Swing’ from simply ‘Western Swing’ because we aren’t trying to sound just like Bob Wills,” Grace Quebe explains. “Instead, we continue his vision, playing the style he pioneered in an authentic way by incorporating new genres and songs, interpreting them using our own unique voice through Country instrumentation.”

The band’s stripped-down acoustic instrumentation breathes new life into seasoned sounds once found in Texas dance halls and honky-tonks. Grace continues, “To us, preserving the tradition of Western Swing isn’t about keeping something alive like a relic. Western Swing has always been about innovation.”

Innovation has led the sisters to channel the musical connection between danceability and emotiveness, combining old sounds with new feelings and old feelings with new sounds. It’s not nostalgia that drives the band as purveyors of Western Swing, but the aspiration to take the music back to its roots and sustain the spirit of Swing.

Danny Knicely and Amiee Curl

Danny Knicely & Aimee Curl

Aimee Curl has an unmistakable sound and style that combine in a musician of incredible depth. She has a voice distinctive with emotion and sincerity that makes even the most hardened listener soften and swoon. Aimee grew up singing more than talking. In her early teens, she learned the lap dulcimer and joined her first band. She then began singing more and experimenting with other instruments, such as guitar and bass. Her first professional experience was a twelve year stint playing the electric bass and touring the country with the American folk rock quartet ThaMuseMeant. Later, while studying voice at the New School of Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York, she picked up the upright bass fiddle. Aimee resides in Virginia, and performs at festivals and venues in the U.S. and overseas.

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Multi-instrumentalist Danny Knicely, originally from the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, comes from a musical family reaching back for generations. He has won many awards for his mandolin, guitar, fiddle and dance expertise and has the uncanny ability to thrive in and elevate most any musical situation. He has performed with many artists in many genres and appears on hundreds of recordings. Danny is a pioneer in jazz mandolin and is involved in various collaborative world music projects. He has shared his music and collaborated with musicians in over a dozen countries spanning four continents including US State Department tours in Russia, Tunisia, Morocco and Cabo Verde.

 

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The Incredibles 2

Movie: The Incredibles 2

In Incredibles 2, Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is called on to lead a campaign to bring Supers back, while Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) navigates the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell), Dash (voice of Huck Milner) and baby Jack-Jack—whose superpowers are about to be discovered. Their mission is derailed, however, when a new villain emerges with a brilliant and dangerous plot that threatens everything.


​AUGUST 15, 2019​

MUSIC & MOVIE IN THE PARK

Park opens at 6:00 PM

Po' Ramblin' Boys

Po' Ramblin' Boys

At a time when most people feel constantly distracted by technology and barraged by the news, authenticity and straightforward honesty are paramount. There's something about the music of The Po' Ramblin' Boys that cuts right through the noise of the world and speaks plainly to the soul. Formed in the Smoky Mountains, The Po' Ramblin' Boys are at once exactly what you would expect and not at all what you would expect from a tattooed East Tennessee Bluegrass outfit. No strangers to hard work, the boys are as much at home riding in their 1965 GM Tour bus as they are Read More

crawling underneath to fix it when it needs maintenance. But they take pride in being ambassadors of their genre, and the group has brought their music from rural bluegrass festival stages to the rock clubs of Europe, with stunning results. "I think to a certain extent everyone is just craving music that they can feel, and any music that feels real will reach any audience" says CJ Lewandowski, the group's founder, "We want to put bluegrass right where it's least expected".

The Po' Ramblin' Boys passion for bluegrass is as clear as it is contagious. With a heavy touring schedule across the United States and Europe and recently signed record deal with the esteemed Rounder Records, the Boys are well on their way to becoming the quintessential bluegrass band of their generation. Despite all of their recent success, they maintain a humble perspective. "Bluegrass has left such a mark on us that we feel like we owe something back to the music", says Lewandowski. "We want to do something for the music to show our appreciation... There's no telling what could have happened to us, what we would have become if we hadn't found this music. It's gotten us through a lot, the good and the bad. When I think about all of the medications that I didn't have to take because I had music to turn to. We didn't have to go to the doctor and pay for something to make us feel better, because we had this music, so we really want to honor it by bringing it out of the shadows and onto new stages and wider audiences. Because we know that if we can bring bluegrass to new folks, those folks will come with us and support the bluegrass community."

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Nobody's Business

Nobody's Business

Nobody's Business is a band from Southwest Virginia/Northwest North Carolina and surrounding areas led by Jackson Cunningham. The band plays traditional first generation bluegrass, old time stringband and classic era country.

Dumbo

Movie: Dumbo

From Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, the all-new grand live-action adventure “Dumbo” expands on the beloved classic story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished and dreams take flight. Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) and his children Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland.


​AUGUST 29, 2019​

CLOSING EVENT: ​MUSIC IN THE PARK

Park opens at 6:00 PM

Miss Tess & The Talkbacks

Miss Tess & The Talkbacks

Miss Tess has always been known for creating an eclectic array of vintage blues, country, and jazz sounds. Currently residing in Nashville, she finds no shortage of inspiration in the roots scene there. However varied Tess’ music can be, front and center sits her voice that has been described as "alternately seductive and sexy, and a pure joy to listen to” (Pop Matters). Her music is further heightened by her partner, Thomas Bryan Eaton, who helps to shape the songs and arrangements with a deft touch on guitar & pedal steel. No slouch herself, Tess brings along her Read More

Weymann archtop guitar, often trading leads with Thomas.

This past winter the two teamed up with veteran producer Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Margo Price) at his studio in East Nashville to create a new record that both reaches back to Tess’ roots, yet also signals a new chapter in her career. The record, to be titled “The Moon is an Ashtray”, is getting its finishing touches and will be released this Fall.

In over a decade of touring Miss Tess has won fans from New York City to New Orleans and Alabama to Alaska. Over the years she has shared the stage with the likes of Lake Street Dive, NRBQ, The Holmes Brothers, Eilen Jewell, and Todd Snider. Her band has graced stages at Blissfest, Cayamo, Clearwater Jazz Holiday, Floydfest, Ossippee Valley Music Festival, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, Burlington Jazz Festival, Green River Festival, Red Wing Roots, Shakori Hills, and more. Miss Tess’s music has been heard from coast to coast on taste maker programs such as XM/Sirius’s The Loft, NPR’s Folk Alley, Santa Cruz’s KPIG and Boston’s WUMB. Her 2016 album, “Baby, We All Know” lived in the top 20 on the Americana Charts for six weeks.

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Chance McCoy

Chance McCoy Band

Chance McCoy is a Grammy-winning Indie Folk musician from West Virginia. After receiving a grant to study with old master musicians from the Appalachian Mountains, he went on to win the Fiddle, Banjo and Dulcimer championships in his home state.

In 2012 Chance was living in a run-down cabin in the mountains when a cold call from Old Crow Medicine Show landed him an invite to join the legendary Americana band of ‘Wagon Wheel’ fame.

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His first album with Old Crow, where he debuted his talents as songwriter, singer and instrumentalist, earned the band a Grammy for best folk album. After touring with artists such as Mumford and Sons, The Lumineers, Willie Nelson, Sturgil Simpson, Margo Price and other luminaries, he turned his focus towards making his first solo record.

His first LP, 'Wander Wide,’ set to be released in 2019, is a collection of masterfully written songs woven with threads of folk, indie, and rock, with pop hooks laden throughout.

Straying far from typical Americana, it’s a creative take on the modern singer-songwriter, with each song written specifically for its unique placement on the album, unfolding into different landscapes of light and shade as it takes the listener on a musical journey.

Chance currently lives on his farm in the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia where he enjoys a rustic back-to-the-land lifestyle, creating music and producing films.