By Matt Wickstrom
FLOYD, Va. — Four more Kentucky acts today joined the lineup for FloydFest 2020~Vision Quest, joining over 30 other newly added bands to one of Appalachia’s premiere musical gatherings.
The additions—all of which are On the Rise artists—include Prestonsburg based songwriter, Jackson and Morehead based blues troupe Short & Company, Louisville jazz and jam collective Big Atomic and Lexington newgrass quintet Restless Leg String Band. They join the previously announced Kentucky bands Johnny Conqueroo and Mama Said String Band.
Other On the Rise acts are 49 Winchester, Ashley Heath & Her Heathens, Bailey Bigger, Casey Noel, darzo, Dr. Bacon, Free Union, Grizzly Goat, Into The Fog, Music Road Co, Sexbruise?, Shay Martin Lovette, Taylor Scott Band, Thunder and Rain, Unaka Prong, and West End Blend.
A Handful of “Local Love” Virginia-based artists were also revealed today and include The Ambassador, Andrew Winn Trio, APEX, Blue Mule, Chupacabras, The Dead Reckoning, Dharma Bombs, Empty Bottles, Exit 109 Bluegrass, The Floorboards, GOTE, Isaac Hadden Project, The Jam, John McBroom, Jordan Harman, Lazy Man Dub Band, Mark Nicholson and The Distance, My Radio, and Orange Culture.
This week’s 39 lineup additions join previously announced 2020 artists The String Cheese Incident (2 nights), Umphrey’s McGee, Grace Potter, Moon Taxi, TURKUAZ w/ Jerry Harrison & Adrian Belew Remain in Light Turns 40, Toots and the Maytals, Leftover Salmon, Cory Wong of Vulfpeck, Cory Henry & the Funk Apostles, Keller Williams, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Devon Gilfillian, Brent Cobb, Molly Tuttle, The Soul Rebels, All Them Witches, Southern Avenue, Andy Frasco & The U.N., Illiterate Light, Keller and The Keels, Doom Flamingo, L.A. Edwards, The Nude Party, Futurebirds, Acoustic Syndicate, Buffalo Mountain Jam v5, Consider the Source, Hogslop String Band, The Broadcast, Travers Brothership, Big Daddy Love, L Shape Lot, Mama Said String Band, Stephen Lewis & The Big Band of Fun, Johnny Conqueroo, and FloydFest 19~Voyage Home On-the-Rise Competition winners DownTown Abby & The Echoes (2019 On the Rise winner) and Mason Via & Hot Trail Mix (2019 On the Rise runner-up).
For more information visit FloydFest.com.