By Matt Wickstrom
FLOYD, Va. — Across-the-Way Productions has pegged Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Hot Tuna and The War and Treaty, among others, in its second wave of lineup announcements for FloydFest 19~Voyage Home from July 24-28 along the Blue Ridge Mountains in Floyd, Va.
Lukas Nelson, son of country legend Willie Nelson, recently worked with actors Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga on box office hit A Star is Born (his band Promise of the Real was even used as Cooper’s band in the film) returns due to demand from festival goers following an appearance on the mountain earlier this summer. American legends Hot Tuna, formed in 1969 by Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady of Jefferson Airplane, will perform both electric and acoustic sets at FloydFest. Husband and wife duo The War and Treaty, who were also just announced as part of the 2019 Master Musicians Festival lineup, also join the festivities.
Other new additions joining the FloydFest lineup include Becca Mancari, The Broadcast and Erin & The Wildfire. Previous artists announced for the festival are Kentuckians Tyler Childers and 2018 FloydFest On-the-Rise Competition winner Magnolia Boulevard; Phil Lesh & the Terrapin Family Band, The String Cheese Incident, Brandi Carlile, Margo Price, Fantastic Negrito, Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass featuring Love Canon; Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Acoustic Syndicate, Songs From The Road Band, Kaleta & Super Yamba Band, Trout Steak Revival, Jon Stickley Trio, Nora Jane Struthers, Front Country, Pert Near Sandstone, Old Salt Union, The Yawpers, Bella’s Bartok, Circus No. 9, Honeysuckle and 2018 FloydFest On-the-Rise Competition runner-up Travers Brothership.
Look out for more FloydFest lineup reveals later into December and early 2019. For more information visit floydfest.com.
- Jason Isbell, The War and Treaty and Lost Dog Street Band top the 26th Master Musicians Festival lineup
- Phil Lesh, String Cheese Incident and Tyler Childers top FloydFest 19’s initial lineup
- ‘Something felt special from the first note’ — Lexington band’s first year ends in debut record
- A chance encounter and leap of faith led to Magnolia Boulevard
- Creative Types: Tyler Childers