Today, FloydFest 23~Forever added five additional bands to its ongoing artist lineup set for their summer music festival in Check, Va., on July 26 through 30. Along with the artist additions, the festival also announced the debut of their line of FestivalPark merch and shared information on the festival’s FloydFest Bus Stop Special-Edition Vinyl Fundraiser.
The newly added bands include Colorado legends Leftover Salmon, Keller Willaims and The Hillbenders’ mixture of psychedelic-traditional-bluegrass Kellergrass, vocal powerhouse Caitlin Krisko and psychedelic-soul ensemble The Broadcast, the gospel and acoustic rocking musings of J.R. Carroll, along with the satirical pop band from Charleston, S.C., Sexbruse?.
The newly announced performers join the ranks of established legends, including The Black Crowes, My Morning Jacket, Sheryl Crow and more, along with groups in the jamband scene on the rise like Goose, Eggy, Neighbor, Ripe, Little Stranger and more. Other performers announced during phase one of FloydFest 23~Forever include Elle King, Yelawolf and Shooter Jennings Present: Sometimes Y, Shane Smith & The Saints, Atlin Gün, Nikki Lane, Maggie Rose, Circles Around The Sun, The Hip Abduction, Ian Noe, Town Mountain, Tanner Usrey, Pony Bradshaw, Grady Spencer & the Work, Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers, The Wilder Blue, Into The Fog, The Wilson Springs Hotel, plus FloydFest 22~Heartbeat On-the-Rise winner, Palmyra, and runner-up, The Jared Stout Band. Additional artists are expected to roll out over the coming months.
FloydFest Bus Stop Special-Edition Vinyl Fundraiser’s stated mission is “to provide a platform for various artists to come together and create unique content in a unique way. [They] produce live recordings on film, giving artists promotable video and still-photo content.” They aim to produce a two-sided disc which will be manufactured by Gotta Groove Records, hand-pressed and numbered. The project marks the third time FloydFest have pressed limited edition vinyl, and fans of the project can support the effort by making tax-deductible donations to The Blue Cow Art Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Learn more about the vinyl series below.
Find tickets and learn more about FloydFest 23~Forever here.