We are thrilled to be one of the five stages that will be offering exceptional live music as part of Floyd Americana Fest on September 16!
Please join us at Dogtown from 6-11pm for TWO awesome acts!
6-8pm Opening Act: Seph Custer & The Flatbreaks:
guarantee you a unique experience for one simple fact: They don’t use a set list! With a scaled-down combination of guitar, bass, and drum set, the band has the flexibility and freedom to reach into a variety of genres and techniques. Bridges will be made from rock, to alternative, to funk, blues, soul, pop; then, through all of them again, backwards.
8-11pm Main Act: Kevin Daniel & The Bottom Line:
A dynamic performer, playing 100-150 shows per year, Kevin Daniel’s music has been described as “radio and TV ready with enough darkness creeping in around the edges to appeal to fans of Jason Isbell & Langhorne Slim.” On his two early EPs, his 2019 debut album Things I Don’t See, and his 2021 follow-up, Been Here Before, Daniel showcases a masterful ability as a songwriter to seamlessly incorporate bits of rock, soul, country, blues, roots and Appalachia into thoughtful examination of pain and awakenings, visceral and spiritual. A big-voiced crooner with a heart of gold, Kevin strikes a chord with “his raw and soulful, Chris Stapleton-esque timbre.” [Music Connection] His next release, ‘The Life & Adventures of Kevin Daniel’ will be out May 2023 on Organic Records.
About Floyd Americana Fest
The Floyd Americana Fest is a celebration of small-town charm, rich artistic heritage, and the soul-stirring sounds of Americana music. Established in 2019 by founder Alan Graf, this annual festival is growing to become a beloved tradition in the one-stoplight town of Floyd, Virginia.
Nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Floyd is the perfect backdrop for this enchanting gathering. With rolling hills, pristine landscapes, and a warm community spirit, the town sets the stage for an unforgettable experience where music, art, and community intertwine.
Alan Graf, fueled by his deep appreciation for Americana music and arts, laid the foundation for this remarkable event. His unwavering commitment to preserving and promoting the authentic essence of American roots music has left an indelible mark on the festival and our community.
As of 2023, the festival has been stewarded by Jake Retting and Jake Rauer. Inspired by the beauty of Floyd and guided by their shared love for music and art, they have nurtured the festival into a beacon of creativity, inclusion, and artistic expression.
Each year, the Floyd Americana Music and Arts Festival presents a unique lineup of musicians who bring the heart and soul of Americana to life. From soulful blues to twangy folk, foot-stomping bluegrass to heartfelt country ballads, the festival showcases a diverse range of talented performers who capture the spirit of Americana music, as well as the cherished town of Floyd.
But Floyd Americana Fest is not just about the music. It is a celebration of art in all its forms. Local artisans display their masterpieces, from intricate woodwork to handcrafted jewelry, showcasing the creativity and craftsmanship that make Floyd’s arts scene so vibrant. Visual artists display captivating works that pay homage to the region’s natural beauty and small-town allure.
As you wander through downtown Floyd, you’ll be immersed in a warm and welcoming atmosphere, where the aroma of delicious local cuisine fills the air and smiling faces abound. It’s a place where old friends reconnect, new friendships are forged, and a vibrant spirit of community thrives.
Let the rhythms of Americana music carry you away, and let your creativity soar as you discover the magic within Floyd, Virginia.