Inaugural Radford Community Fest
Venue: Downtown Radford, Radford
Organizations: Florencia & The Feeling, Music Road Company, Solacoustix, The Floorboards
Date: Saturday, August 24, 2024
Time: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Event Types: Music, Food, Drink Specials, Miscellaneous, Family Friendly
Cost: Free
Description:
Radford University and the City of Radford presents the Inaugural Radford Community Fest street festival on Saturday, August 24, 2024 on East Main Street between Tyler Avenue and Third Avenue.

Music Schedule:
• 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM: Solacoustix
• 1:30-3:00 PM: Music Road Co. Trio
• 3:30-5:00 PM: The Floorboards
• 5:30-7:00 PM: Florencia & The Feeling

Students, families, community members and visitors are invited to join us for a day of live music, entertainment, vendors, food trucks, a kids zone play area which will include arts & crafts, bounce houses & games and a beer garden. Food, drinks, and crafts will be available for purchase.

Radford Community Fest is free to attend and open to all.

Johnson City, Tennessee-based pop-funk fusion band Florencia & the Feeling independently released its debut album, Birthday, in March 2023, which Vents Magazine called, "pure, unadulterated fun".

Since its conception in April 2021, the five-piece has been impressing listeners with its upbeat funky grooves, heartfelt songwriting, and all-around good vibes, loading its music with four-part harmonies, hints of jazz, and Latin roots.

The five members of the band fuse together the many genres in all of their backgrounds, funk, jazz, Nu Soul, jam, pop, indie rock, roots, and more, to create a distinctive blend. This fusion has earned the group recognition and esteemed performances, such as the Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion in Tennessee/Virginia, Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival in North Carolina, and an opening slot for The Mavericks. Radio Bristol praised the band’s "tight rhythmic jams and groovy guitar riffs," while the Bristol Herald Courier called their sound "happy music" and "joyful noise", applauding that "their songs compel smiles on faces and dancing from feet".

Links:

https://www.florenciaandthefeeling.com/
https://www.facebook.com/florenciaandthefeeling
https://www.youtube.com/c/florenciarusinol
https://www.instagram.com/florenciaandthefeeling

The Floorboards artfully marry rock n' roll and country roots music with the sights and sounds of southern mountain towns.

The Floorboards have quickly become a staple in the Southeast and are branching out with purpose. Having co-billed with bands such as Trampled By Turtles, Yarn, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Laura Reed, and performed at venues and festivals in the southeast along side Drive by Truckers, Jackson Brown, Allison Krauss and Union Station, the band is picking up steam like the 611.

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/thefloorboards
https://www.twitter.com/TheFloorboards1
http://www.reverbnation.com/floorboards

Music Road Company is a Floyd, VA based band that plays a great music featuring elements of rock, funk, reggae and fun for your dancing and listening pleasure designed to groove and move you. Featuring members of both Spoon Fight and the Color J.

Coming from such diverse places as South Africa, Ecuador, Key West, Maryland and Virginia, the band brings many cultural influences together to produce music without boundaries. Moving fluidly from funk to reggae, rock to afrobeat, their sound bounces from blues and soul to island dance and back again, bound together by one common ideal: Music should feel good and spread positive vibes. They get on stage to lift themselves up to a higher frequency and they won’t stop until they bring the entire audience with them

Music Road Company is a cooperative of common creative companions conspiring to command your cognitive locomotion. This crew digs through a wide and deep catalog of tunes and musical traditions to get you groovin’ and your hip bones movin'!

Links:

http://www.musicroadco.com/
https://www.facebook.com/musicroadco
https://www.instagram.com/musicroadco/

Solacoustix is a music phenomenon, specializing and performing anything from Blues and R&B to rock based in Roanoke, VA. Solacoustix has played Floydfest and around the state to several college and university crowds.

Jo Jo leads on Bass while Stuart mixes and mashes all types of current and classic music and adds his own soulful voice and makes it his own. Chris is a beast on drums and Cameron rocks the keys which makes this band the one to book for any event. No matter if you need a solo acoustic blues artist or a full band, Solacoustix can meet your needs.

Links:

https://sites.google.com/view/solacoustix/home
https://www.facebook.com/jojo.stockton.3
https://www.instagram.com/jojo.stockton.3/

Traffic will be redirected during this time.

Vendors are invited to secure a space at the Radford Community Fest by purchasing a tent spot through the University Ticket Hub. There are 70 available spots for a fee of $50.00. Vendors may bring their own tents, tables and chairs to build the 10 foot by 10 foot space. Limited spots offer power as well. For more information, visit: https://radfordactivities.universitytickets.com/w/event.aspx?id=1535&p=1.

The Radford Community Fest is a new event proudly co-hosted by the City of Radford and Radford University.

To view the event flyer, visit: https://i.postimg.cc/05mkCNWK/Radford-University-Community-Fest2024.png.

For more information, visit: https://www.radford.edu/news/radford-community-fest-24.html or https://www1.radford.edu/content/radford-community-fest/home.html or https://www.facebook.com/radfordstudentlife or https://www.facebook.com/RadfordUniversity or https://www.facebook.com/events/756416266653984.
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