FloydFest 2006

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Bridging the Gap between Genres, Generations, and Cultures, FloydFest is an annual three day World Music and Arts Festival, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwest Virginia. Floydfest 5: Roots Alive will take place July 28-30, 2006. The festival is acclaimed for its eclectic line-up and family-friendly vibe, showcasing World, Bluegrass, Afrobeat, Old-time, Reggae, Cajun, Americana, Jam, and Folk Genres. Committed to Cultural Preservation, the festival succeeds in blending traditions and arts from dozens of different countries every year into a vision of Global Community. From the hottest acts touring today, to those so exclusive you can only experience at FloydFest, this is a hometown festival, with a big industry buzz. Providing a holistic experience, FloydFest features eight performance areas, late-night shows, art and craft fair featuring regional and international artisans, a delicious food court, local wines and microbrew, instructional classes on the Workshop Porch, drum and dance workshops at the Global Village, yoga lessons and Healing Arts, special programs and parades at the Children's Universe, camping, pristine mountains, and a true sense of community!

Artists will be compensated for their performance. Three slots, one in each of the three genre groups, are reserved exclusively for Sonicbids artists.

2006 Initial Lineup includes: Los Lobos, Donna the Buffalo,Tim O'Brien, Eddie From Ohio, Lamine Toure & Group Saloum, Iris Dement, Cyro Baptista & Beat the Donkey, David Bromberg, Akoya Afro-beat, The Avett Brothers, Adrienne Young & Little Sadie, Garaj Mahal, Jake Shimabakuro, Drew Emmitt (formerly of Leftover Salmon), Gabby La La, Campbell Brothers, Rory Block, Balfa Toujours w/ Dirk Powell, Toubab Krewe, The Lee Boys, Appalachian Roots w/ Ira & Riley, Charivari, Kill Bassa Bill's Roadshow, with many more to come!