The lack of a stormwater permit and the need for more preparation at its new home off US 221 has led to the cancellation of FloydFest 2023.  Tickets purchased for this year’s festival can be rolled over to next year or they will be refunded, with that decision needed by May 5. Sam Calhoun, Chief Operating Officer for Across the Way Productions, says the music and outdoors festival vows to return in July 2024 to what it calls “Festival Park.”


Floydfest has been canceled after issues were brought to light back in late March. See the full information in the image below.

Posted on 3/29/23 — Permitting and logistical factors” at the new FloydFest site on US 221 – FestivalPark – is not currently viable for a 2023 festival. Across the Way Productions says it is exploring other options for that same weekend in July and will have more information to make public on April 6th. Sam Calhoun is with ATW; he says the permitting issue is with “one state agency” – not with Floyd County or VDOT on site improvements that might be needed.

(FF release) Due to final permitting and logistical factors beyond our control, the new FloydFest site, FestivalPark, is not currently viable for a 2023 festival, and we are currently exploring all options. We will be back with more information on April 6.

Make zero mistake — FloydFest and its future are strong, and this we do know: We will see each of you, our FloydFest Family, in July 2024, as we christen your new home, FestivalPark. More information will be announced next week.

Very few ‘independent’ music festivals exist these days. Our patrons, our memories, this ‘music, magic and mountains,’ this community, our collective anticipation for future FloydFests, are what keep each of us going, and we don’t take that lightly.

We are risk-takers by nature and trade. We don’t settle for status quo, because each of us deserves this annual gathering filled with love, magic, surprise, release and recharge. So, we balance pushing the boundaries of imagination and creativity with sustaining this annual gift we all give to each other: FloydFest.

Looking outward and inward, “FloydFest” is exactly what we all need this year. To boot, we have embarked on a paramount project: to make good on building all of us a forever home where we will celebrate life, love and living for decades to come. This dual mission hits deep for each of us. And thus, the news we received this week hits even deeper: