FLOYD, VA — Across-the-Way Productions, Inc. invites patrons to ‘Voyage Home’ to FloydFest 19, the latest annual offering of the Southeast’s premier summer outdoor music festival, taking place Wednesday to Sunday, July 24 to 28, 2019, at Milepost 170.5 on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Floyd, Va. Across-the-Way Productions’ initial artist announcement for the 19th annual event is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 8, with more lineup announcements arriving quickly on the heels of that unveiling.

Across-the-Way Productions released early-bird tickets for FloydFest 19~Voyage Home at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, via its brand-new www.floydfest.com and https://floydfest19.eventbrite.com/. Early-bird tickets are available through Dec. 31, 2018, with the first price increase scheduled for Jan. 1, 2019. Patrons will notice a simplified ticketing structure for 2019, based on patron feedback.

“Our 2019 theme speaks to returning to the source of where we all come from, mother earth. It is there where we find ourselves most at home. Welcome to the Voyage,” Kris Hodges, co-founder and CCO, explained.

Recently receiving top accolades from TIME Magazine, Blue Ridge Outdoors and Fox News, among others, FloydFest 19’s initial artist lineup on Nov. 8 will feature a few legendary new arrivals to the mountain, FloydFest 18~Wild’s On-the-Rise Competition winners and handpicked favorites from past FloydFests.

“’Without love in the dream, it’ll never come true,’ Robert Hunter, lyricist for The Grateful Dead, once wrote. And it’s true. I haven’t bailed from this ship of fools or love or heart ... whatever you wish to call it, but the truth remains that there’s no place like home and that home is where the heart is. That’s why we’d like to welcome you back home, to FloydFest. And we all know there’s no better place to call home than this — this voyage of love. Welcome to FloydFest 19~Voyage Home. Your crew is waiting,” Hodges shared.

After listening to feedback from patron surveys — which tallied a record number of responses following FloydFest 18~Wild — a simplified ticketing structure debuts for FloydFest 19, with more a la carte options and fewer, confusing bundles. While HOV-EZ Pass and tent tag bundles are no longer offered, FloydFest introduces the first-ever X-Spot Park & Camp ticket for ‘Voyage Home.’

The initial round of artist additions will be released Nov. 8, with more to follow in December, January 2019 and February 2019, according to Hodges. In addition to FloydFest newsletters, and new for 2019, patrons can also opt-in for the FloydFest 19~Voyage Home Text Club by texting “FF19Home” to 36000 on their mobile device. The Text Club will send lineup additions and other special announcements directly to patrons’ smartphones.

The unforgettable magic that was FloydFest 16’s (Dreamweavin’), FloydFest 17’s (Freedom) and FloydFest 18’s (Wild) Buffalo Mountain Jam returns in 2019 for its fourth-annual installment, with more details due for release in the coming months. Known for its impromptu artist collaborations, super jams and special guests, the Buffalo Mountain Jam’s lineup is shaping up to be an exceptional moment in musical history for the 19th annual event — not to be missed.

As always, FloydFest will also include vibrant and varied vendors, quality craft brews and chews, healing arts, workshops and whimsy, children's activities, onsite art installations and a final lineup featuring more than 100 artists performing on eight+ stages.

Voted ‘Best Outdoor Music Festival,’ FloydFest is also selling tickets to its Outdoor Adventure programs during the early-bird ticket on-sale, including its popular On-the-Water Guided Float Trips and Belcher Mountain Beatdown mountain-bike excursion.

FloydFest is located at Milepost 170.5 on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Floyd, Va. Detailed directions are available by clicking to www.floydfest.com.

Early-bird tickets for FloydFest 19~Voyage Home are available by clicking to www.floydfest.com or https://floydfest19.eventbrite.com/. For more information, call (888) VA-FESTS or email info@floydfest.com. Stay informed via FloydFest’s newsletter at http://floydfest.com/newsletter/, and find FloydFest on Twitter (twitter.com/floydfest), Instagram (instagram.com/floydfestva) and Facebook (facebook.com/FloydFestVa). New for 2019, patrons can also opt-in for the FloydFest 19~Voyage Home Text Club by texting “FF19Home” to 36000 on their mobile device. The Text Club will send lineup additions and other special announcements directly to patrons’ smartphones, so they can be in the know on the go!

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