‘Bittersweet’: FloydFest co-founder parts ways with event


FLOYD, Va. – A co-founder of FloydFest is parting ways with the event after more than two decades of working together, according to Sam Calhoun with Across-the-Way Productions Incorporated.

FloydFest Co-Founder Kris Hodges worked as a talent buyer and led the art team during his tenure as co-founder of the festival, officials said.

“We wish Kris Hodges the absolute best for his future endeavors, and we thank him for his indelible contributions to FloydFest and its enduring brand,” the Across-the-Way Productions team said.

Hodges released the following statement to 10 News on Wednesday in regards to his departure.

This year, FloydFest was canceled after organizers said its new location was not currently viable for a festival. But according to Calhoun, FloydFest is set to return in 2024, at its new venue in Floyd County, FestivalPark.

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