Almost anything can be improved with music, as evidenced by tuba-accompanied balcony serenades, operatic State of the Union addresses, and yodeled bank statements. Tune your ears to the sweet sounds on stage with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get two general admissions to Bluegrass & BBQ Festival at Chantilly Festival Farm in Floyd (a $24 value at the event, a $16 value if ordered online). The festival is scheduled for 11 a.m.–6 p.m. on Saturday, May 28. Parking is available at the event for $3.
At the Bluegrass & BBQ Festival, local musicians will crank out toe-tapping tunes while area artisans show off their wares in an outdoor setting spanning dozens of acres of open land. Headliner Ashlee Blankenship & Blades of Blue leads a lineup of soulful string-pluckers such as Janet Turner, The Mike Mitchell Trio, and BCR featuring Bernie Covey. Bootleg BBQ and Buffalo & More will banish hunger pangs with their barbecued creations, preventing choruses of growling stomachs from ruining tender ballads. Hayrides and kite flying keep families entertained, and antique-tractor displays remind observers of the days when machinery had to be pulled by mules. Concertgoers can bring their own lawn chairs and blankets for settling into the rolling hills of the countryside and their own instruments for jumping into impromptu jam sessions.
Bluegrass & BBQ Festival
Floyd County's annual Bluegrass & BBQ Festival welcomes friends and families to convene on Chantilly Festival Farm's 101 acres of grassy, rolling hills and celebrate local barbecue and music. Two stages showcase bluegrass veterans, aspirant local musicians, and overhead stage lights that always dreamed of hitting the big time. After licking fingers clean of prize-winning barbecue, guests can scope antique tractors and cars, fly kites, or explore myriad children's activities.
2697 Franklin Pike SE
Floyd, Virginia 24091Get Directions