The Town of Floyd is moving forward with the 4th season of Floyd Small Town Summer this year!
The season will be slightly shortened, 6 events instead of 7 and will run June 17th - August 26th every other Thursday night for the summer months. There will be some slight adjustments to activities due to Covid concerns, however it is expected that these restrictions will change and things will open up as the season moves along. Face painting and inflatable bounce houses might be missing from the first few events, but there will be lots of great music, movies and community activities for the entire family.
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!
JULY 29, 2021
MUSIC & MOVIE IN THE PARK
Park opens at 6:00pm
Redd Volkaert Band
Probably best known as the most Roy Nichols-like successor to the great Roy Nichols in Merle Haggard’s famous backup band, the Strangers, Canada native Volkaert had no difficulty establishing his place among the country’s top Telecaster guitar slingers.Read More
However, to call Volkaert a mere Nichols-like Stranger would be selling short his seemingly effortless ability to conjure up at will a vast array of complex guitar styles and techniques in countless genres and subgenres of country, rock, jazz, swing, surf, etc. Volkaert (a 2004 Grammy nominee for best country instrumental performance) has indeed mastered the many guitar styles he plays in.
Redd will be joined by Eddie Dunlap on pedal steel, Tad Dickens on drums and Dylan Locke on bass.
Presley Barker is a 16-year-old American country music singer and songwriter from NC. He was first influenced to play acoustic guitar by Doc Watson and was taught by Steve Lewis, Wayne Henderson, and Bryan Sutton. He has appeared on the NBC Today Show with Al Roker and was on NBC's "Little Big Shots" with Steve Harvey. When he was 13 years old, Presley was invited by Country Music Hall of Fame member Ricky Skaggs, to play the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN. Presley is working with Dolly Parton’s producer and Grammy Nominated Kent Wells Productions in Nashville, TN to release some new country music.
Movie: Trolls World Tour
Poppy and Branch discover that they are but one of six different Troll tribes scattered over six different lands devoted to six different kinds of music: Funk, Country, Techno, Classical, Pop and Rock. Their world is about to get a lot bigger and a whole lot louder. A member of hard-rock royalty, Queen Barb, aided by her father King Thrash, wants to destroy all other kinds of music to let rock reign supreme. With the fate of the world at stake, Poppy and Branch, along with their friends, set out to visit all the other lands to unify the Trolls in harmony against Barb, who's looking to upstage them all.
AUGUST 12, 2021
MUSIC & MOVIE IN THE PARK
Park opens at 6:00pm
Many folks remember the great bluegrass records from the 1950s and ‘60s. The power and soul of that music has won the hearts of people across the globe. Few bands have come along in recent years that directly draw their influence from that classic era of the music’s history. High Fidelity is a rising group whose love and devotion to that music is unsurpassed. The name alone says it all: HIGH FIDELITY. How many record albums have you seen from the ‘50s and ‘60s that bear those words? Herein lies the heart of what this group of young performers is all about.Read More
The band consists of five outstanding musicians and singers who are steeped in the sounds of tradition. Jeremy Stephens, banjo & guitar, Corrina Rose Logston, fiddler and harmony vocalist, Vickie Vaughn, who plays upright bass and contributes vocals, and Daniel Amick, guitar, mandolin and vocals.
High Fidelity draws much of their inspiration from bands like Don Reno & Red Smiley, The Stanley Brothers, The Louvin Brothers, Jim & Jesse, and a host of lesser known regional artists from the same era. Many have described them as the new Johnson Mountain Boys, interpreting classic era bluegrass through the fresh, young perspective of today’s generation. Maybe it is this quality that makes High Fidelity so warmly received and widely loved by every audience they perform for – both by the grandparents and the grandchildren.
Sonya & Tatiana's Card Catalog
Tatiana Hargreaves and Sonya Badigian have put together a great line up of old time and bluegrass musicians to warm up the Small Town Summer audience for High Fidelity. Tatiana Hargreaves has been on the forefront of an up and coming generation of old time, bluegrass and new acoustic musicians. From placing first at the Clifftop Appalachian Fiddle Contest, to her bluegrass fiddling on Laurie Lewis’ GRAMMY-nominated album The Hazel And Alice Sessions, Hargreaves shows a musical fluency that flows between old time and bluegrass worlds with ease. She has toured with musicians such as Dave Rawlings, Gillian Welch, Laurie Lewis, Darol Anger, Bruce Molsky and Jake Blount. She currently tours with banjo extraordinaire Allison de Groot and teaches bluegrass fiddle at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Sonya Badigian will join on guitar and fiddle as well as a fun line up of old time and bluegrass musicians.
In a suburban fantasy world, two teenage elf brothers, Ian and Barley Lightfoot, go on a journey to discover if there is still a little magic left out there in order to spend one last day with their father, who died when they were too young to remember him. Like any good quest, their journey is filled with magic spells, cryptic maps, impossible obstacles and unimaginable discoveries. When the boys' fearless mom, Laurel, realizes that her sons are missing, she teams up with the legendary winged-lion-scorpion former warrior -- The Manticore -- and heads off to find them. Perilous curses aside, this one magical day could mean more than any of them ever dreamed.
AUGUST 26, 2021
MUSIC IN THE PARK
Park opens at 6:00pm
No BS! Brass Band
Founders Reggie Pace and Lance Koehler have cast this 11-piece band in which nearly every member has had conservatory training, holding various degrees in music. In putting together the compositions and arrangements, the “b.s.” has been stripped to give the audience something solid, unique, organic, real, and powerful. They have the look of New Orleans with the raw sound all their own -- music is a true definition of the “Richmond sound.”Read More
Based in Richmond, Virginia, No BS! Brass has quickly earned a reputation as a premiere band to see for heart-pounding energy and uncontrollable dancing. They take their music into uncharted territory, embracing the spirit of New Orleans into its original East Coast modern funk and fearlessly combining elements of James Brown, John Coltrane, Michael Jackson, and Led Zeppelin into their fiercely original sound.
One of the greatest singing sensations of our time, known from recordings with Snarky Puppy and Moby and a host of other stars, Shayna Steele takes flight on her third album, “Watch Me Fly”. Shayna has performed with the likes of Rihanna, Kelly Clarkson, Bette Midler and Steely Dan as a sought after background vocalist. Shayna made the decision that being in the background was not an option anymore and has been touring regularly as a featured vocalist with Grammy Award winning trumpeter, Chris Botti, was a featured vocalist on Snarky Puppy’s “Family Dinner” and reached #1 on the Dance Billboard charts as a featured vocalist on Moby’s “Disco Lies.” Saying Shayna is ready to step out on her own would be a major understatement.