FloydFest announces first wave of artists for 2020 ‘Vision Quest’


FLOYD, Va. — Across-the-Way Productions, Inc. invites patrons to embark on a ‘Vision Quest’ to celebrate FloydFest 2020, the latest annual offering one of the Southeast’s premier summer outdoor music festivals, taking place July 22-26, 2020, at Milepost 170.5 on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Floyd, Va.

̶F̶i̶v̶e̶-̶t̶i̶m̶e̶ ̶G̶r̶a̶m̶m̶y̶ ̶A̶w̶a̶r̶d̶ ̶w̶i̶n̶n̶e̶r̶ ̶C̶e̶e̶L̶o̶ ̶G̶r̶e̶e̶n̶,̶ FloydFest-favorite Grace Potter, high-energy up-and-comer Andy Frasco & The U.N., 2019 FloydFest On-the-Rise Competition winner, DownTown Abby & The Echoes, and runner-up, Mason Via & Hot Trail Mix, round out the initial artist announcement for FloydFest’s 20th installment, with more lineup announcements coming soon. The next artist reveal is slated for Nov. 14, 2019, with more to follow over the next five months.

“To properly evoke a vision, it’s necessary to understand one’s past, current reality and future hopes. To do this one must consider a community of like-minded people, artists and patrons who come together to celebrate via music and art for a better world,” said Kris Hodges, FloydFest founder and CCO. “This year’s 20th installment of FloydFest — dubbed ‘Vision Quest’ — speaks to a carefully curated purposeful program of musicians and tantalizing art installations to evoke this vision for all attendees.”

“Vision comes in all forms and is one of the paths to how the spirit and soul awakes. If you can quiet the self and let the world bathe you in its beauty you can start to find the place where the quest resides. To those that wander to the mountaintop we invite you come help create shared sustainable visions with us and celebrate the music and the magic that is FloydFest 2020~Vision Quest,” said John McBroom, festival co-owner and CEO.

Tickets for the festival went on sale this morning at 9 a.m. on FloydFest.com.

UPDATE: Following backlash from fans following the initial artist announcement, FloydFest on Nov. 2 said that they were cancelling CeeLo Green’s scheduled performance. See the full explanation below.

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