FIFTH & FEDERAL has partnered up with FLOYDFEST to bring Lynchburg it's first ever Pre- FLOYDFEST event! It will be a full day of great music from numerous genres on our newly built "Lynchburg City Limits Stage" overlooking the Fifth & Federal front lawn. Ballast Point Brewery will be in the yard with tons of great beers on tap, and our yard bar will be serving up hand crafted cocktails. In true HAWAIIAN LUAU fashion Fifth & Federal is going "WHOLE HOG" with our BBQ(pig will be ready by 12 so come early while supplies last)! More exciting news to come......
**First 100 guests get a Lei necklace**
**** Free Chance to win (2) 5-Day GA tickets + (1) GA Tent Tag to Floydfest****
****Tickets to Floydfest available for purchase all day on site***
--Ballast Point Tap Tent in the yard all day------
----Whole Hog BBQ starting @12pm($15per)---
------Craft Cocktail yard bar----------------
--------Lei Necklaces for first 100 guests------
Band's & Bio's:
----TRAVERSE BROTHERSHIP 1-2:30pm--------
“This is a band that possesses a soulful magic and heart you don’t find in many young bands. This is real art." – Danny Harlen Mote, Lucky Trend Music
Twin brothers Eric and Kyle Travers have been making music and stunning audiences since they first began performing together at 13 years old.
In 2012 the twin brothers formed their latest project, Travers Brothership, an Alternative, Soul, and Funk ensemble based out of Asheville, NC.
It is safe to say The Brothership stands out amongst most acts climbing the charts in the U.S. today. Why do they stand out so boldly amongst the others? They care to make each concert a unique and unforgettable experience. Utilizing the band's unmatched live energy and superior songwriting, they create a live atmosphere that transforms an audience into a community. A Travers Brothership concert is best described as a wild block party, and this is a party you don't wanna miss.
Following the success of the "I Don't Mind EP" the band began touring nationally in 2013 and has since performed 400+ concerts across the United States. The band has shared the stage with many accomplished acts such as: Charles Bradley, Taj Mahal, String Cheese Incident, Blues Traveler, The Marcus King Band, Robert Randolph, Leftover Salmon, Trombone Shorty, Rebirth Brass Band, Dr. John, and many more.
Over the course of two national tours the band began work with Grammy award winning producer, Juan "Pericles" Covaz, and Grammy nominated engineer, Matt Williams. Following recording sessions at Full Sail University in Winter Park, FL and The Eagle Room in Asheville, NC the band's first album "A Way To Survive" was complete.
"A Way To Survive" was released in 2016 to critical acclaim and outstanding reviews. The album has won numerous awards including "Best Studio Album of 2016" at Homegrown Music Network, and has received airplay on radio stations throughout the U.S. and beyond.
Following the success of their first record, the band was voted "Best Alternative Band of 2016" by the readers of Asheville's Mountain Xpress, confirming the bands status as a staple of the Southeast music scene.
Travers Brothership is currently touring the U.S. in support of "A Way To Survive" and writing songs for their highly anticipated sophomore release.
"There are hundreds of great bands aiming for the major leagues, but few of them bring such a complete package as Travers Brothership. In this horse race, I've found where I'm putting my money." - Brian Swenk, Homegrown Music Network
Origin: Asheville, NC
Genre: Rock and Roll - Blues - Soul
------SOUTH HILL BANKS 3-4:30pm---------
***FloydFest 17 “On-The-Rise” Competition Winner***
South Hill Banks – Lance Thomas (vocals, guitar), Eric Horrocks (mandolin, vocals), Ryan Horrocks (banjo), Dan Fiasconaro (guitar, vocals), and Matt Eversole (upright bass) – have carved a niche for themselves with their jam
infused bluegrass sound.
Formed in August 2015 in Richmond, Virginia, South Hill Banks pulls from a wide range of influences such as classic rock, jam, blues, to traditional bluegrass to keep audiences entertained with a blend of sounds old and new. Since the release of their debut album, Riverside Dr., South Hill Banks has gone on to showcase at the IBMAs in Raleigh, NC, win Floydfest's "On the Rise" Competition, 2018 Rock'n to Lock'n finalist, host a successful monthly residence at The Camel in Richmond, VA, and be feature in the "On the Rise" section in Relix Magazine. SHB has created an ever growing fan base by headlining a multitude venues as well as directly supporting some of the top national touring acts in their genre.
Chained to a Memory: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VchAJlLONdg
-----------Erin & the Wildfire 5-6:30------
Erin & The Wildfire is a Charlottesville-based band that has been steadily carving out a reputation for themselves in recent years as one of the most captivating live acts to come out of Central Virginia since their formation in 2012. Fronted by powerhouse vocalist and Fincastle native Erin Lunsford, the band has been making waves throughout Virginia stirring up their unique sonic melting pot of soul, funk, and r&b. The group's striking sound, goofy charm, and relentless work ethic has propelled them to some of the Commonwealth's biggest stages, including a main stage spot at 2014's Lockn Festival, three appearances at Floydfest 2015, and back-to-back performances at the 2014 and 2015 Festy Experience.
-----------Los Chupacabras 7-8:30pm--------
Lurking in the Blue Ridge Mountains is an eclectic herd of friends that go by Los Chupacabras. Inspired by the mythical creature, this ensemble of talented players sprung from the misty hollows steeped in mystery and mayhem. One lone chupacabra is to be feared but together, they synchronize a whole new beast of rhythm. If you’re lucky, you may be able to spot them late in the night, holding down a blend of reverb-soaked surf, psychedelic, exotica, and cinematic music.
---------Chamomile and Whiskey 9-11pm ------
Growing up in Nelson County, Virginia, a small town along the Blue Ridge Mountains, Koda Kerl and Marie Borgman met each other in elementary school. Little did they know then that one day they would be touring with each other as a musical duo. While both considered the duo as a side project in the beginning, they eventually decided that it was time to sit down, formulate a band, and officially start making music. Marie made chamomile tea and luckily, Koda happened to bring a fifth of Evan Williams. They instantly decided that mix -- of earthy tea and a strong, warm kick of bourbon -- embodied the exact sound they were working toward.
In that moment, Chamomile and Whiskey was born.
The band started playing bigger venues around the nearby city of Charlottesville and eventually landed a record deal with a small, local indie label called County Line Records. In 2012, they put out a four-song debut EP titled The Barn Sessions while continuing to focus on touring. The following year, they released their first full-length album, Wandering Boots. Over the years, they added some members -- Marsh Mahon on bass, drummer Stuart Gunter, lead guitarist Drew Kimball, and banjo player/supporting vocalist Ryan Lavin (commonly referred to as just Lavin). They’ve toured nationally and played along giant acts at notable festivals like Floyd Fest and Festy. And in the beginning of 2016, they started working with producer Rob Evans on their second studio album, Sweet Afton.
Chamomile and Whiskey make connections between people -- they did it with their name, and they’re doing it with their new album, Sweet Afton. Lavin, who was raised in Galway, Ireland, used to smoke Sweet Aftons, the cheap, unfiltered, and now defunct brand of Irish cigarettes. Coincidentally, fiddle player Marie grew up on Nelson County’s well-known Afton Mountain, which also happened to be the backdrop for many of the songs from the record. Between the bluegrass fiddle melodies and traditional Irish rhythms, it’s easy to hear both of these childhood connections and inspirations in Sweet Afton.
Fittingly enough, the record begins with an ode to their roots, “Nelson County”. The band loaded up a cooler of beer, invited a group their favorite local musicians, and all gathered around just a couple of mics to give the track an intimate, live recording feel. The album also features the first studio recording of “Good As It Could Be”, one of the band’s most notable songs and a fan favorite. “Lavin wrote it years ago and it’s become our ‘party anthem’ at shows. It’s got a good energy to it, it kind of personifies who we are as a band,” says lead singer and guitar player Koda. But the band isn’t afraid to dig deeper -- Koda wrote the record’s first single, “Gone”, after the passing of his father, who was one of his biggest musical influences growing up. The emotional storytelling and sentimentality of the song is coupled with the perfect amount of pedal steel, which is one of the many instruments you can hear on the album; others include flute, cello, and a tin whistle.
In the past, the band has been dubbed “mountainous folk rock”, but their combination of complex rhythmic patterns, varied influence of cultural music, and multi-utilization of instruments makes them unique, yet relatable, to a number of different genres. But beyond the skill that lies within each player of Chamomile and Whiskey is the band’s ultimate goal: to genuinely engage and have fun with the audience. “We have some serious material -- some songs are lighthearted, some are serious and even sad. But at the end of the day, we really try to have a good time. We’re a very energetic band and any time we have a show, we want it to be a party.” Whether you’re listening to Chamomile and Whiskey live or tapping your foot along at home, Sweet Afton is the unprecedented masterpiece where tradition and innovation meet.
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