By Matt Wickstrom
FLOYD, Va. — The powerful female trio of Kacey Musgraves, Jade Bird and Lillie Mae lead the fourth artist announcement for FloydFest 19~Voyage Home, to be held from July 24-28 along the Blue Ridge Mountains in Floyd, Virginia.
For Musgraves, it’ll be her first trip to the mountain, capping off a dynamite 2018 that netted her multiple awards including the Country Music Association’s “Album of the Year” for “Golden Hour,” a cosmic journey of soul and pop-tinted country music. Musgraves is flanked by rising stars Jade Bird and Lille Mae. Jade Bird, a London-based singer-songwriter, offers up her modern spin on American music while Lillie Mae brings with her a fiery blend of Americana, country and bluegrass that caught the attention of Jack White, who helped to produce her 2017 album “Forever and then Some” on his label Third Man Records.
Joining the aforementioned artists in the latest wave of artists are American Aquarium, Mountain Heart, Yarn, Sean McConnell and L.A. Edwards.
Previously announced FloydFest artists include Kentuckians Tyler Childers, The Wooks and 2018 FloydFest On-the-Rise Competition winner Magnolia Boulevard; Phil Lesh & the Terrapin Family Band, The String Cheese Incident, Brandi Carlile, Margo Price, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Hot Tuna (electric and acoustic), The War and Treaty, Fantastic Negrito, Leftover Salmon, Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass featuring Love Canon; Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, The Motet, Kyle Hollingsworth Band, DJ Williams’ Shots Fired, New Orleans Suspects and The Saturators; Acoustic Syndicate, Songs From The Road Band, Kaleta & Super Yamba Band, Trout Steak Revival, Jon Stickley Trio, Nora Jane Struthers, Front Country, Pert Near Sandstone, Old Salt Union, The Yawpers, Becca Mancari, The Broadcast and Erin & The Wildfire, Bella’s Bartok, Circus No. 9, Honeysuckle and 2018 FloydFest On-the-Rise Competition runner-up Travers Brothership.
The festival has also announced that day passes are on sale for it’s 2019 gathering along with revealing daily lineups for artists currently revealed, which you can see below.
Stay tuned for additional lineup news and more regarding FloydFest. For more information and to purchase tickets visit floydfest.com.
- The Wooks, Leftover Salmon, The Motet and others join FloydFest lineup
- FloydFest adds Lukas Nelson, Hot Tuna and The War and Treaty
- Phil Lesh, String Cheese Incident and Tyler Childers top FloydFest 19’s initial lineup