Old Crow Medicine Show, Greta Van Fleet, No BS! Brass Band join FloydFest lineup


By Matt Wickstrom

With their latest batch of artist announcements, the lineup for FloydFest 18 gets all the wilder. Joining the lineup are foot-stomping bluegrassers Old Crow Medicine Show, Zeppelin-esque rockers Greta Van Fleet and the boisterous and energetic No BS! Brass Band.

The newly added artist join an already strong FloydFest lineup that includes Foster the People, Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Hiss Golden Messenger, The Infamous Stringdusters, Antibalas, Langhorne Slim, The Lil Smokies, Son Little, Nikki Lane, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, The Steel Wheels, Devon Gilfillian, Lindsay Lou, South Hill Banks and Dharma Bombs. Louisville’s Mama Said String Band and Lexington’s Magnolia Boulevard will also perform on site throughout the weekend, along with many other bands taking part in the festival’s “On the Rise” competition.

Of the 21 artists currently announced for the gathering, 14 have been featured this year on Wick’s Picks, including Old Crow Medicine Show, Greta Van FleetLukas Nelson & Promise of the RealThe Lil SmokiesHorseshoes & Hand GrenadesFoster the PeopleJason Isbell & The 400 UnitHiss Golden MessengerThe Infamous StringdustersLanghorne SlimNikki LaneThe Steel WheelsLindsay Lou and Magnolia Boulevard.

Started in 2002, FloydFest has grown to be one of the biggest festivals in and around Appalachia. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Floyd, Va., FloydFest combines the top established and emerging artists with arts and crafts, yoga, poetry, workshops and more with a mission of sustainability and going green that provides for one of the most unique festival experiences around.

FloydFest 18 ~ Wild will take place from July 25-29, 2017. For more information, including to purchase tickets (which increase in price on Jan. 1), visit floydfest.com.

Previous coverage:

Lukas Nelson, Lil Smokies among latest additions to FloydFest 18 ~ Wild

McBroom named CFO and co-owner of Across-the-Way Productions, FloydFest

Floydfest 16 gathers unique acts, handles unexpected curveball

Lil Smokies move from Big Sky to Big Time

Horseshoes and Hand Grenades to bring high-energy bluegrass to Springfest 

Feet stompin’, string playin’ Old Crow Medicine Show shine in Singletary Center

Old Crow Medicine Show to bring platinum music to Singletary Center


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