Floyd Town Jubilee Announces Family Day in the Park featuring the Three Shades of Blue, Loose Strings, Star City Revival and Back Porch Studio Cloggers
Saturday, August 16, the Town of Floyd will host a Family Day in the Park with live music, children’s activities, and more. The event will take place from 12pm to 5pm in the Warren G. Lineberry Community Park, located on South Locust Street, Downtown Floyd, VA. This is a free event featuring Scott Perry & Three Shades of Blue, Loose Strings, Star City Revival and Back Porch Studio Cloggers. Free face painting, childern’s games and more will also be available.
Scott Perry & 3 Shades of Blue is an acoustic quartet featuring talented young (and one not-so-young), musicians from Floyd County, VA. The band grew out of an ensemble of advanced students at my lesson studio. We perform an entertaing mix of blues, jazz, honky tonk and rock and roll with a unique twist and virtuostic flair. The band features myself, Dylan Vest and Jared Richardson on guitar and Laurel Brooke on violin. Our first CD, “In the Beginning” was released in 2014.
The Loose Strings Band is an all girls band , four members ranging in age from sixteen to twenty years of age from Galax Virginia. Once known as a youth band, the girls have now crossed over into the adult league and placed thirteenth out of 178 registered bands in the adult competition at the world famous Galax Fiddlers Convention! The band has been together now for nine years, playing at bluegrass conventions, weddings, benefits, churches, reunions, festivals etc. They are known in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, and beyond for their nice blend of tight vocal harmonies and sweet rhythms. They are also unique in their style since they all play an instrument and sing! Sometimes the sound technicians are not used to providing eight microphones and if they do, it is a rare find! William Nale, father to Ashley and Lindsey, runs the sound for the group and is sometimes called the “MIC” (man in charge). But as you know, with four girls….. enough said! The band has been very blessed through the years to have great parents and family support!
Star City Revival is a six-piece bluegrass group affiliated with The Music Lab in Roanoke, VA. The group features five teen pickers and singers, along with their banjo playing coach, John Lawless, and was created by The Music Lab as part of their mission to provide study and performance opportunities for young musicians. From Floyd, VA come Aila and Eli Wildman, who at 12 and 14 have been playing for 6 years. Aila plays fiddle and sings lead, with Eli taking care of the mandolin. Elizabeth Hancock (13), from Roanoke, is a lead singer with the group. Also a Roanoker is Will Landon (16), our bass player and another lead singer. And from Salem comes Jimmy Washington (16) who handles guitar and vocals.
The Back Porch Studio Cloggers are based in Floyd Va and perform high energy clogging routines. The studio provides instruction for dancers of all ages and has collaborated with Plenty! and others to host a community happy dance project. Community members are welcome to learn the dance and join in during the happy dance performance at 4:50 pm. Non-perishable food items will be collected all day at this event to support the Plenty! food bank.
The goal and vision of Floyd Town Jubilee is to bring people together to celebrate the community of Floyd, VA. All the Floyd Town Jubilee events are presented by the Town of Floyd. All events are free to the public and in the park so bring a blanket or chairs. More information can be found at www.floydtownjubilee.org
The schedule for the day is:
12:15-1:00 pm ~ Scott Perry and 3 Shades of Blue
1:00-1:20 pm ~ Town of Floyd Park Dedication
1:30-2:15 pm ~ Loose Strings
2:30-3:00 pm ~ Partnership for Floyd Park Celebration with Free Ice Cream
3:15-4:00 pm ~ Star City Revival
4:15-4:45 pm ~ Back Porch Studio Cloggers Performance
4:50-5:00 pm ~ Community Happy Dance
Games & Activities Scheduled in the Park Field:
12:00-1:00 pm ~ Welcome & Sack Races
1:00-2:00 pm ~ Parachute Games
2:00-3:00 pm ~ Acrobatic Challenges
3:00-4:00 pm ~ Hula Hooping & Hula Games
4:00-5:00 pm ~ Red Rover
What: The Floyd Town Jubilee Family Day in the Park
When: Saturday, August 16, 12-5 pm
Who: Public welcome. Free Admission
Where: Warren G. Lineberry Community Park, Locust Street, downtown Floyd, VA