FloydFest 2011 coverage begins today

Here is a quick report from FloydFest 2011, with many more to come throughout the weekend.

Greetings from the beautiful Shenandoah Parkway, in Floyd, Virginia, site of the 10th annual Floydfest festival!

This is the biggest festival I’ve ever been to. There are 11 individual stages with a dizzying menu of bands, performers and workshops from today through Sunday night.

According to festival organizers, they are within a couple hundred tickets of selling out. They expect over 14,000 festivarians each day. [UPDATE: Friday and Saturday are now sold out.]

The lineup includes bluegrass greats such as Tony Rice, The David Grisman Sextet, the Del McCoury Band, Larry Keel and Natural Bridge.  It’s going to be an amazing experience and we can’t wait to send updates for those of you who weren’t able to make it this weekend.

Off to see Trampled by Turtles (who are trying out materials slated for a new release) and then Old Crow Medicine Show.

Pictures and more later today!

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Diane Farineau

Diane Farineau, her husband, photographer, Milo and their friend, photographer, Chester Simpson, hatched a brilliant plan last year to write a book about music festivals. Somewhere along the way The Festival Project, as it has now become, turned into a website and a blog and an amazing journey into the world of today's bluegrass and Americana artists and festival scene. When not listening to or writing about music, Diane has a day job as a hospital administrator, is a mom of two musical teenagers, and writes about life's never ending stream of ironies.