After a successful debut event in 2012, Ferrum College renewed its partnership with the multi-day music extravaganza FloydFest, sponsoring the festival’s Workshop Porch Stage again last summer with the shared goal of showcasing regional musical styles. The partnership expanded in 2013, and the College’s Blue Ridge Institute & Museum held a musician/band contest that gave three lucky winners the opportunity to play FloydFest for the first time. In addition, Ferrum Outdoors sponsored a rock climbing wall so that more than 1,000 kids and adults could scale the wall for free, and the College’s Office of Sustainability presented special programming about composting and about our impact on water quality and the organisms that live in streams.
Ferrum College’s partnership with FloydFest allows the College to reach a broad potential student base, including those with an interest in Ferrum’s environmental, sustainability, outdoors, music, art, and theatre programs. In addition, it offers myriad opportunities to reach out to and engage College alumni and others in the community. Look for us again this summer and stop by to say hello!