The Town of Floyd is introducing “A Small Town Summer” this summer season. A series of free events taking place in The Warren G Lineberry Park throughout the summer months starting on Thursday, June 8th and concluding on August 31st, 2017.
The Town of Floyd is producing a series of free events designed to provide a fun, family-friendly atmosphere in The Warren G Lineberry Park. These events will take place on alternating Thursdays from early June to the end of August and will feature, music, movies, and theater productions with lots of additional activities provided to highlight the park and community organizations.
On July 20th, the Town of Floyd has partnered with Across The Way Productions to feature a Floyd Fest Soundcheck event. The community can come enjoy a sampling of some of the up-and-coming musical acts that Floyd Fest is known for attracting. “We are pleased to work with the Town of Floyd to offer a taste of the spectacular lineup for FloydFest 17~Freedom. We have carefully selected three On-The-Rise bands who represent what we love most about up and coming musicians — the drive of the hungry artist. We look forward to seeing everyone at Warren G. Lineberry Park on July 20, and again on the mountain at FloydFest 17~Freedom, from July 26-30.” says Floyd Fest founder and producer Kris Hodges.
6:00 PM – Morgan Wade & The Step Brothers
7:15 PM – Mama Said String Band
8:30 PM – Rebekah Todd & The Odyssey
Rebekah Todd & The Odyssey
Growing up in the small town of Benson, North Carolina, Rebekah Todd has been surrounded by music for as long as she can remember. At 11 years old, Rebekah’s father, a musician himself, gave her a black acoustic Washburn guitar and taught her to play. Flooding the house with sounds of classic rock and folk, her father played everything from Pink Floyd to the Righteous Brothers, leading Rebekah to instantly find her musical niche somewhere between melodic soul and alternative folk rock. Growing into her soulful voice and and musical style, the singer-songwriter started to pull inspiration from a wide range of musical genres, citing passionate singer/songwriters like Lauryn Hill and Susan Tedeschi as her inspiration and shaping the music she writes and performs today. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from East Carolina University in 2012, Rebekah has been devoting her life to writing and touring. Currently based in Wilmington, North Carolina, Rebekah is a gifted performer with a natural, soulful, and effortless voice and two releases under her belt, releasing her debut EP, Forget Me Not, in 2011, first LP, Roots Bury Deep, in 2014 and most recent full length, ‘Crooked Lines’ in February, 2017! Playing over 170 gigs in just 12 short months, her band Rebekah Todd & The Odyssey won the On The Rise series for FloydFest 2016 and are set to play the mainstage in 2017 alongside acts such as St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Shovels and Rope, Turkuaz and more!
Mama Said String Band
Mama Said String Band is a five piece group based out of Louisville, Kentucky. Their combined musical backgrounds, spanning multiple cultures, styles and genres, with a strong focus on vocal harmony, create a unique medley of sound. They gather influence from Bluegrass, Folk, Alternative, Gospel, and R&B. Before they called themselves a band, they shared a love for campfire jams and traveling together playing music wherever they found themselves. Now, as a band, they hope to explore and expand their sound and wanderlust, while hanging on to the campfire roots
Morgan Wade & The Step Brothers
Since childhood Morgan has been writing and playing her songs. But it was not until 2013 that made her debut, in an attempt to win back a lost love. In her favor it worked. That is when other people began to notice her gutsy voice, and intense lyrics. She soon began working other musicians and cultivating a unique sound of rock n roll, with a country twang. Morgan Wade & The Stepbrothers was soon born and began playing in early 2015, with members hailing from Floyd and Roanoke, Va. They then released their EP “Let Me Rest” and are continuing to grow in the music scene. Receiving comparisons to Bonnie Raitt and Janis Joplin, Morgan claims she is her own, and she’s here to prove that
The Town of Floyd’s Small Town Summer Event Series is free and open to the public. Gates will be open and access provided to the public starting at 6 PM on all Floyd Small Town Summer events. Movies will begin when the sun goes down and other times for music and other activities will be listed on the website floydsmalltownsummer.com
What: The Town of Floyd’s Small Town Summer Event Series
When: Thursday evening throughout the summer 2017
Dates: June 8th, June 22nd, July 6th, July 20th, August 3rd, August 17th & August 31st 2017 from 6 PM to 10:30 PM
Who: Public welcome.
How much: All events are FREE and open to the public
Where: The Warren G Lineberry Park in Downtown Floyd, VA
At all Floyd Small Town Summer events there will be food vendors, community organizations, face painting, games, inflatables and fun activities for all ages! Some of the community organizations partnering to provide activities include: Plenty!, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Blue Mountain School, Younglife/Wyldlife, Floyd JAMs, FCHS Band Boosters, FCHS SCA, and others. If your organization would like to be part of this fun summer series please contact Julie @ firstname.lastname@example.org.”