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FloydFest announces 20 new bands to make your Earth Day rock

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This just in from the good folks over at FloydFest:

Join us in a celebration of abundance, with the 16th edition of
FloydFest: Dreamweavin’— July 27-31, 2016.

The soundtrack to our spring is the hundreds of submissions we receive for FloydFest’s anticipated On-The-Rise Competition! Some of these are chosen by our in-house jury of talent scouts, and this year include: Dalton Dash, The Devyl Nellys, Grand Ole’ Ditch, Moonshine District, Of Company, The Wildmans, and Zoe Ravenwood.

Others are channeled via the well-tuned ears of our friends and partners at Ferrum College: congratulations to Blind Owl Band, Rob Nance & the Lost Souls, Mason Via, and Cabin Creek. Still others vie for a slot at our live “audition” series, the Livin’ The Dream Battle-of-the-Bands, every Saturday in April and May at The Phoenix, FloydFest’s “tiny venue” in Roanoke, Virginia.

A warm welcome to the winning bands thus far, Rebekah Todd & the Odyssey, Forlorn Strangers, and The Hip Abduction!

And then there are our latest roster additions! Say ‘hey’ to Little Tybee, The Show Ponies, The Wild Reed, Hanumen, Richmond’s Party Liberation Front and Roanoke’s own Community High School Band.

For the FloydFest 2016 artist roster in its entirety, click HERE.

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