The College offers comfortable rooms and the region’s musical heritage on campus plus
shuttle service and special College sponsored events at the Festival.
FERRUM, VA. (July 15, 2014) – Rooms are still available for Ferrum College’s FloydFestPLUS! Learn & Lodge program,
which offers guests comfortable rooms with private baths plus daily shuttle service
to and from FloydFest on July 23 – 27, 2014. Patrons stay in one of the College’s
newest residence halls with access to laundry facilities and can enjoy breakfast each
morning before catching the shuttle to the Festival.
On campus, the College offers its guests the opportunity to learn about the authentic
bluegrass, country, folk, blues and rockabilly rhythms that have inspired musicians,
writers and filmmakers for over a century at the College’s Blue Ridge Institute &
Museum (BRI), Virginia’s official State Center for Blue Ridge Folklore and a Major
Venue on the Crooked Road Music Trail.
At FloydFest, Ferrum College sponsors the popular Workshop Porch stage where up-and-coming
musicians can be heard as well as established musicians playing in a more intimate
setting. This year’s Workshop Stage lineup includes daily performances by Annabelle’s
Curse, from Bristol, Va.; Bootleg Dynasty, from Wilmington, NC; and Swamp Candy, from
Arnold, Md.; all are winners of this year’s Workshop Porch Musician Contest sponsored
by the BRI.
Also on the Workshop Porch stage (at 2:30 – 3:15 p.m. on Thurs., July 24) the College’s
Office of Sustainability will team up with the Moonshine Beekeepers Association to
present The Plants and the Bees, a special program about planting for pollinators. Association members will be on
hand throughout the Festival to share information about bees and beekeeping.
Festival goers looking for an active challenge can scale the climbing wall courtesy
of Ferrum Outdoors, the College’s outdoor recreation program.
Located on The Crooked Road Music Trail, just 30 miles from the FloydFest site, Ferrum
College is an ideal “home away from home” for visitors who want to spend the day enjoying
the music and arts of FloydFest followed by a hot shower and a comfortable night’s
For more information or to make reservations, visit www.ferrum.edu, email firstname.lastname@example.org,
or call toll-free 888-508-7822. For more information about FloydFest, visit www.floydfest.com.
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About the photo: Ferrum College sponsors the popular climbing wall where climbers can scale the wall
for free courtesy of Ferrum Outdoors, the College’s outdoor recreation program.