Music in the Park with FloydFest On-The-Rise Soundcheck
Venue: Warren G. Lineberry Memorial Park, Floyd
Organizations: Mama Said String Band, Morgan Wade & The Stepbrothers, Rebekah Todd and The Odyssey
Date: Thursday, July 20, 2017
Time: 6:00 - 10:00 PM
Event Types: Music, Food, Miscellaneous, Family Friendly
Cost: Free
Description:
The Town of Floyd continues their Floyd Small Town Summer event series with Music in the Park with FloydFest On-The-Rise Soundcheck on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Warren G. Lineberry Memorial Park.

Schedule:
• 6:00 pm: Park open to the public
• 6:00 pm: Morgan Wade & The Stepbrothers
• 7:15 pm: Mama Said String Band
• 8:30 pm: Rebekah Todd & The Odyssey

Enjoy three artists who will be performing this year at FloydFest before Southwest Virginia's biggest annual music festival.

Morgan Wade exploded onto the Southwest Virginia music scene two years ago playing a blend of country, folk and high-energy Americana and jamming with a rotating group of musicians. She was immediately noticed for her tremendous song writing and powerful voice.

Bassist Ed McGee and mandolin player Joe Link have been with Morgan from the beginning and added veteran rockers Drew Sprinkle on guitar and Bengy Wagner on drums to form the Morgan Wade and The Stepbrothers. The formation of the Stepbrothers allowed Morgan to front a harder-edged, yet professional stage show.

Although Morgan still plays to her Americana roots, the music is driven by sensitive and penetrating lyrics and a tight, electrifying rock band. Morgan Wade and the Stepbrothers deliver an intersection of rock, country, and folk that reflects the beauty, anger, hunger, and hope of coming of age in modern Appalachia.

Links:

http://www.morganwadeandthestepbrothers.com/
https://www.facebook.com/morganwadeandthestepbrothers/
https://www.reverbnation.com/morganwadeband

Mama Said String Band is a five piece string band based out of Louisville, Kentucky described as Girl Power Bluegrass.

Links:

https://mamasaidstringband.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/MamaSaidStringBand

Growing up in the small town of Benson, North Carolina, Rebekah Todd has been surrounded by music for as long as she can remember. At 11 years old, Rebekah’s father, a musician himself, gave her a black acoustic Washburn guitar and taught her to play. Flooding the house with sounds of classic rock and folk, her father played everything from Pink Floyd to the Righteous Brothers, leading Rebekah to instantly find her musical niche somewhere between melodic soul and alternative folk rock.

Growing into her soulful voice and and musical style, the singer-songwriter started to pull inspiration from a wide range of musical genres, citing passionate singer/songwriters like Lauryn Hill and Susan Tedeschi as her inspiration and shaping the music she writes and performs today.

After receiving her bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from East Carolina University in 2012, Rebekah has been devoting her life to writing and touring. Currently based in Wilmington, North Carolina, Rebekah is a gifted performer with a natural, soulful, and effortless voice and two releases under her belt, releasing her debut EP, Forget Me Not, in 2011, first LP, Roots Bury Deep, in 2014 and most recent full length, 'Crooked Lines' in February, 2017.

Playing over 170 gigs in just 12 short months, her band Rebekah Todd & The Odyssey won the On The Rise series for FloydFest 2016 and are set to play the mainstage in 2017 alongside acts such as St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Shovels and Rope, and Turkuaz.

Links:

http://www.rebekahtodd.com/
https://www.facebook.com/RebekahToddMusic
https://www.twitter.com/Rebekah_Todd
https://www.instagram.com/rebekahtoddandtheodyssey/

The Town of Floyd is producing a series of free events designed to provide a fun, family-friendly atmosphere in The Warren G Lineberry Park. These events will take place on alternating Thursdays from early June to the end of August and will feature, music, movies, and theater productions with lots of additional activities provided to highlight the park and community organizations.

The Small Town Summer Event Series is free and open to the public.

At all Floyd Small Town Summer events there will be food vendors, community organizations, face painting, games, inflatables and fun activities for all ages! Some of the community organizations partnering this week to provide activities include: Girl Scouts, Younglife/Wyldlife, Floyd County SPCA, FCHS SCA, and more.

The park will be open and access provided to the public starting at 6 pm on all Floyd Small Town Summer events.

Note: The Mama Said String Band has replaced South Hill Banks in the line-up.

For more information, visit: http://www.floydsmalltownsummer.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/floydsmalltownsummer/.
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