The Town of Floyd is pleased to announce the third year of the “Floyd Small Town Summer” Event Series taking place in The Warren G. Lineberry Park throughout the summer months starting on Thursday, June 6 and concluding on August 29, 2019. The Town of Floyd is producing a series of free events designed to provide a fun, family-friendly atmosphere in The Warren G. Lineberry Park. These events will take place on alternating Thursdays from early June to the end of August and will feature, music and movies with lots of additional activities provided to highlight the park and community organizations.
The series will be kicked off on Thursday, June 6, with Charlottesville’s Love Canon, who will bring their acoustic-roots sensibilities to the electronic-tinged pop hits of the 80’s and 90’s. The band’s diehard fans are music lovers first and are drawn to the charismatic and wide-ranging vocal stylings of lead singer and guitarist Jesse Harper matched with banjo master Adam Larrabee, mandolin pickin’ by Andy Thacker, Darrell Muller holding down the low-end on standup bass, and the slick sounds of resonator guitar king Jay Starling on the Beard MA-6. Following the great music the movie Ralph Breaks The Internet, from Walt Disney Animation Studios will be shown. Ralph and fellow misfit Vanellope risk it all by traveling to the world wide web in search of a part to save her game, Sugar Rush.
The next event on Thursday, June 20 will feature the music of Toubab Krewe. The vibrant Asheville, NC-based instrumental powerhouse that creates a sound that swirls together rock, African traditions, jam sensibilities, international folk strains and more. After the music, enjoy Mary Poppins Returns on the big screen. The magic continues in Disney’s classic as Mary Poppins helps the Banks family remember the joy of being a child.
A celebration of Independence Day will take place on Thursday, July 4, with The Sway Katz. Take an exhilarating ride through decades of the finest musical traditions with a band that shifts easily between your favorites from Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, and Count Basie to contemporary artists like Michael Buble, Natalie Cole, Bette Midler, and Brian Setzer.
The Floyd Small Town Summer & The Town of Floyd are excited to collaborate again with FloydFest 2019. Thursday, July 18 will feature the FloydFest Soundcheck, with two bands - Acid Cats and Charlie Hunter with Lucy Woodward. Hunter and Woodward, the two – along with a drummer — will be performing pocket-heavy renditions of vintage blues and classic vintage pop. With a career spanning 16 years and almost 20 albums, virtuoso guitarist Charlie Hunter has worked with the likes of Nora Jones, John Mayer, and D’Angelo. Lucy Woodward has recorded/toured with Rod Stewart, Snarky Puppy, Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Pink Martini, Chaka Khan and Carole King. Acid Cats are an energetic sextet that sets syncopated melodies on top of driving grooves to make you stand up and move! An installment of instrumental madness piecing together funk, jazz, Latin, rock, and soul into a fierce fusion of musical influences.
Thursday, August 1 will feature The Quebe Sisters. Grace, Sophia, and Hulda Quebe front an innovative progressive western swing band of archtop guitar, upright bass, fiddles and sibling harmony. The band’s stripped-down acoustic instrumentation breathes new life into seasoned sounds once found in Texas dance halls and honky-tonks. After the Quebe Sisters will be a screening of The Incredibles 2. Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is called on to lead a campaign to bring Supers back, while Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) navigates the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell), Dash (voice of Huck Milner) and baby Jack-Jack—whose superpowers are about to be discovered. Their mission is derailed, however, when a new villain emerges with a brilliant and dangerous plot that threatens everything.
Floyd Small Town Summer is proud to present The Po Ramblin’ Boys with on August 15. Formed in the Smoky Mountains, The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys/ passion for bluegrass is as clear as it is contagious. The band takes pride in being ambassadors of their genre, and the group has brought their music from rural bluegrass festival stages to the rock clubs of Europe, with stunning results. As the sun sets, the movie screen will be dropped for a special presentation of the new movie Dumbo. From Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, the all-new grand live-action adventure “Dumbo” expands on the beloved classic story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished and dreams take flight. Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) and his children Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland.
Thursday, August 29 wraps up the season with a very special performance by Chance McCoy. In 2012 Chance was living in Floyd when a cold call from Old Crow Medicine Show landed him an invite to join the legendary Americana band. His first album with Old Crow, where he debuted his talents as songwriter, singer and instrumentalist, earned the band a Grammy for best folk album. After touring with artists such as Mumford and Sons, The Lumineers, Willie Nelson, Sturgil Simpson, Margo Price and other luminaries, he turned his focus towards making his first solo record.
More music will be added to the summer schedule, so stay tuned for more information.
At all Floyd Small Town Summer events there will be food vendors, community organizations, face painting, games, bounce houses and fun activities for all ages! If your organization would like to be part of this fun summer series, please contact DLP Concerts through the Floyd Small Town Summer website or Facebook page or Dylan Locke directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“The Town of Floyd is very excited for the Small Town Summer Series to return to Lineberry Park this summer. We have continued to make improvements to our town park and look forward to sharing those changes with everyone soon,” says Mayor Griffin.
The Town of Floyd’s Small Town Summer Event Series is free and open to the public. Gates will be open and access provided to the public starting at 6 p.m. on all Floyd Small Town Summer events. Movies will begin when the sun goes down, and other times for music and other activities will be listed on the website floydsmalltownsummer.com.