FloydFest22 Heartbeat July 27-31 voted Best Overall Music Festival is a must for you and your family this summer
One of the premier hard-rock singers of all time, Ann Wilson broke boundaries with her band Heart, eight times platinum and more than 35 million sales, pioneers of Rock-and-Roll-Hall-of-Fame. who formed in 1973 – and now they’re making their first trip to the mountains as part of the lineup for FloydFest 22~Heartbeat, the latest annual offering from the Southeast’s premier award-winning summer outdoor music festival , which runs Wednesday through Sunday July 27-31, 2022, at Milepost 170.5 on Blue Ridge Parkway in Floyd, Va.
Over a decades-long career, Wilson rode the roller coaster of fame, fortune and madness, learning both joyful and difficult lessons along the way. Lately, she had managed to find a band on the West Coast to tour with, and as the pandemic began in March 2020, Wilson found herself with time to absorb both her life and her future. She comes to ‘Heartbeat’ following the release of her latest album, Fierce Bliss, which offers classic rock comfort food of the finest ingredients, carrying a richness and light that allows the listener to escape into timeless nostalgia.
Railroad Earth, which has delivered a myriad of memorable performances on the mountain over the past two decades, was also announced as part of today’s seventh round of artist additions. The New Jersey quintet’s eloquent songs, bluegrass soul and rock ‘n’ roll spirit became a fan favorite at FloydFest, and Across-the-Way Productions is proud to call them family now. The unforgettable magic that started a cherished annual tradition on the mountain at FloydFest 16 ~ Dreamweavin’, the Buffalo Mountain Jam (v7) returns for FloydFest 22 ~ Heartbeat, led by Keller Williams, Leftover Salmon and The Infamous
Stringdusters, which will pay homage to “Old and in the Way” – along with many other surprises – for the *seventh annual Buff Jam installment. Known for impromptu artist collaborations, super jams and special guests, the Buffalo Mountain Jam lineup and surprises are shaping up to be a standout moment in musical history at FloydFest 2022 – not to be missed.
Joining the new additions is West Virginia native Charles Wesley Godwin, who crafts cinematic country-folk as beautiful and raw as his native Appalachian Americana, rooted in Godwin’s sharp songwriting and backwoods baritone. Also now on the lineup are The Wooks, an award-winning bluegrass band inspired by the traditional and the unconventional; and Bella’s Bartok, which draw on elements of vaudeville, centuries of street performance and an unwavering desire to promote camaraderie to deliver a passionate kaleidoscope of sound. If all that wasn’t enough to elevate the Valentine’s Day heartbeat, Across-the-Way Productions also unveiled their “Local Love” lineup for FloydFest 22 ~ Heartbeat, which shows their love and admiration for the brilliant music scene. local: Ambassador, Annalyse Marie, Black Mountain Revival, Blue Mule, The Blue Ridge Girls, Chupacabras, The Dead Reckoning,
Emmaline Hicks, Free Union, GoodFellers, GOTE, Jordan Harman Band, MC Broom and the Jam, mansgottaeat, Music Road Co, PumpHouse and The Ryan Greer Band. Customers can now experience the initial FloydFest 22~Heartbeat daily schedule by clicking to
Announced earlier this month, FloydFest was again named “Best Overall Music Festival” by thousands of readers in Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine’s 2022 “Best of the Blue Ridge Awards,” the world’s most popular outdoor awards. most famous in the southeast. FloydFest also received second place honors for “Best Family Festival”.
Customers can now also visit FloydFest.com to enjoy the range of craft libations for “Heartbeat”, which will highlight special selections from Deschutes Brewery, Devils Backbone Brewing Company, Oskar Blues Brewery, Three Notch’d Brewing Company and White Claw Hard Seltzer, as well as Blue Toad Hard Cider, the new “Official Hard Cider of FloydFest 22~Heartbeat”.
Today’s artist announcements follow the first six artist announcements from Across-the-Way Productions, which included the long-awaited return of pop, rock, R&B and jazz quintet Lake Street Dive; Turnpike Troubadours, who pressed the most anticipated reset button in American music, after being absent from the stage and in self-described “indefinite hiatus” since May 2019; two-time GRAMMY winners, Grand Ole Opry members, FloydFest veterans and million-selling Old Crow Medicine Show records; unconventional bluegrass, chart-topping stars Trampled by Turtles; one of rock music’s biggest female icons and multiple GRAMMY winner Melissa Etheridge; world-class soul guitar phenom and singer-songwriter Marcus King; Floyd, Virginia-raised singer-songwriter and now nationally touring artist Morgan Wade; synthy-modern-soul suppliers
Durand Jones & Directions; GRAMMY-nominated rising roots music star Amythyst Kiah; the legends of Colorado’s new grass, Leftover Salmon; and The Infamous Stringdusters, GRAMMY Award-winning bluegrass rockers. Also on the line for “Heartbeat,” The California Honeydrops, who draw on a variety of musical influences ranging from Bay Area R&B, Southern funk and soul, to Delta blues and second line. from New Orleans; Yonder Mountain String Band, Colorado’s pioneer jam-weed band; and FloydFest mainstay Keller Williams, who will not only be performing solo, but also alongside his daughter Ella Williams and with his Grateful Gospel project. Also joining the bill are the all-star American Aquarium from the alternate country; R&B, blues,
the gospel and good old funk of Neal Francis; the haunting voice and temporal sensibilities of Sierra Ferrell; the fearless falsetto and mid-60s soul of Aaron Frazer; the virtuoso and energetic bluegrass wizards, Kitchen Dwellers; the blues, folk, soul, bluegrass, rock and punk fusion of Patrick Sweany; rockers from the new Acoustic Syndicate base; rowdy bluegrass rockers The Brothers Comatose; and the vocal power associated with the psychedelic soul of Caitlin Krisko and The Broadcast.
Also anticipating their debut for the patrons of FloydFest, the psychedelia, jazz, fusion, funk and rock&roll of Dogs In A Pile, and the funk, jam, go-go, soul and electro of LITZ are on the bill . Young guitarist and singer Isaac Hadden, who grew up in the FloydFest family, and who will perform in three manifestations of his talent – as a soloist, and with his Isaac Hadden Project and Isaac Hadden Organ Trio – is set to perform. produce; as well as Big Daddy Love, winner of the 2010 FloydFest On-the-Rise and purveyors of “Appalachian Rock”; the jump blues, rock, swing and soul of The Judy Chops; and FloydFest On-the-Rise 2021 contest winner, 49 Winchester, and runner-up, Sexbruise?.
To learn more about and listen to the artists scheduled to perform at FloydFest 22 ~ Heartbeat, click to
https://floydfest.com/lineup/. To see the initial schedule by day for FloydFest 22~Heartbeat, click to
https://floydfest.com/schedule-by-day/. The artist’s next reveal is slated for March, with more to follow.
Tickets for FloydFest 22~Heartbeat are on sale now via www.floydfest.com. Click to https://aftontickets.com/floydfest22 for a direct link to tickets. Ticket prices increase on April 1, 2022, again on July 1, 2022 and for the last time when the festival doors open on July 27, 2022, if there are any left.
FloydFest is now offering brand new designs for the FloydFest 22 “Heartbeat” theme on their webstore: https://floydfest.presspressmerch.com/.
Debuting at FloydFest 19 ~ Voyage Home (2019), the FloydFest Bus Stop – a psychedelic-painted school bus that’s been converted into a professional recording studio – hosted an incredible assemblage of performers during FloydFest 21 ~ Odyssey , and these recording sessions are now hosted on a dedicated YouTube channel (“FloydFest Bus Stop:” https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvv0PqKimhH1nfgJuq05RfQ), as well as will soon appear on a new website. The FloydFest Bus Stop will return in 2022, having received national press for its distinctive content and unique presentation. As always, FloydFest will also include vibrant and varied vendors, premium craft beers and chews, healing arts, workshops and fantasy, camping and kids’ activities, outdoor adventures, facilities on-site performances and a final lineup featuring 100 artists performing on nine stages over five days. FloydFest is located at Milepost 170.5 on Blue Ridge Parkway in Floyd, Virginia. Find detailed instructions, packing list and rules by visiting https://floydfest.com/packing-list-rules/. Complete, detailed and updated FAQs can be found by visiting https://floydfest.com/faqs/. Click to https://aftontickets.com/floydfest22 for a direct link to tickets.
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