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New ways to ring in the new year in North Carolina, Virginia

On New Year’s Eve, more than a million people will gather in New York City’s Times Square to watch a crystal ball drop and more than 100,000 people are expected to gather in Nashville’s Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park to watch the musical note drop. But if big crowds aren’t your idea of a party, here’s some musical alternatives to ring in the new year:

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FloydFest 12


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Carolina Chocolate Drops among musical acts hoping to find new fans at FloydFest 13

FLOYD, Va. — For music aficionados, FloydFest is a five-day vacation off the Blue Ridge Parkway filled with a variety of eclectic tunes, stunning vistas and making new friends while getting re-acquainted with old ones. Continue reading


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Get your tickets to FloydFest 13 on July 23-27 before they sell out

FLOYD, Va. — FloydFest 12 was a sellout so if you want to make sure you catch this year’s amazing musical lineup just off the Blue Ridge Parkway near Chateau Morrisette, don’t wait too much longer to get your ticket. Continue reading