The Town of Floyd’s Small Town Summer series continues next week, Thursday, July 18

The Town of Floyd’s “A Small Town Summer” Event Series will continue Thursday, July 18, at 6 p.m.

The night, part of a series of free events at The Warren G. Lineberry Park, will begin with a performance by acoustic group Acid Cats, as part of the FloydFest Soundcheck.

Music from blues and jazz sensation Charlie Hunter Trio with Lucy Woodward will follow.

Charlie Hunter and Lucy Woodward are known for excelling in different genres, yet the two veteran musicians have been running in similar circles before pairing up for touring in 2018. 

With a career spanning 16 years and almost 20 albums, virtuoso guitarist Charlie Hunter has worked with the likes of Norah Jones, Mos Def, John Mayer and D’Angelo. He is widely considered the authority on the seven and eight - string guitar, and continues to stun audiences with his ability to simultaneously bust out tasty bass parts, melodic leads and swinging rhythms.

Lucy Woodward made her major label debut in 2003. She has since recorded/toured with Rod Stewart, Snarky Puppy, Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Pink Martini, Chaka Khan and Carole King releasing three more albums along the way.

Her latest studio effort was 2016’s “Til They Bang On The Door” released on the Snarky Puppy-owned GroundUP Music. 

As for what to expect live from Hunter and Woodward, the two — as rounded out by a drummer — will be performing pocket-heavy renditions of vintage blues and classic vintage pop, covers of Nina Simone, The Animals, Bessie Smith and Terence Trent D’Arby included.

Acid Cats is an energetic sextet from Akron, Ohio, that sets syncopated melodies on top of driving grooves to make you stand up and move!

The park opens at 6 p.m. with the Acid Cats taking the stage at 6:30. Charlie Hunter Trio with Lucy Woodward plays at 7:45 p.m.

Upcoming Floyd Small Town Summer Events:

July 18 – FloydFest Soundcheck: Acid Cats / Charlie Hunter & Lucy Woodward

Aug 1 – Danny Knicely & Aimee Curl / Quebe Sisters /  Movie: The Incredibles 2

Aug 15 – Nobody’s Business / Po’ Ramblin’ Boys / Movie: Dumbo

Aug 29 – Miss Tess and the Talkbacks / Chance McCoy Band

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