Live from the Shaftman Performance Hall Stage, inside historic Jefferson Center, The Floyd Radio Show hits the road to bring its original radio plays, comedy bits, ads, jingles, music and more to the Star City for one special night. Hosts Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle bring together a new variety show for this special evening, writing and performing original material unique to our community and cleverly incorporating Roanoke Valley novelties, music and local celebrities into the skits and bits performed throughout the show. Come one, come all! Enjoy a rare opportunity to enjoy and even participate in the always original and forever entertaining Floyd Radio Show.
The Floyd Radio Show is rooted in Floyd, VA where a musical and artistic community provides endless inspiration for the show, which appears live at the Floyd Country Store on the first Saturday of each month, September through May. Anna and Elizabeth brought the first show to life in September 2011 to an appreciative and captive audience and now entering into its third season, the show promises to be better than ever!
Highlights of past seasons include: the melodrama of Myrtle Vermillion (a small-town autoharp sensation on her first visit to the big city); the entertaining new Ballad-style GPS–one product we wish was real!–and the Poetry Olympic Games, complete with Edgar Allen Poe-Vaulting.
Musical guests from past seasons include award winning flatpicker and guitar maker Wayne Henderson, banjo player Riley Baugus (whose credits include work on the soundtrack of Cold Mountain), West Virginia storyteller Jimmy Costa, singer Carol Elizabeth Jones, and a host of local favorites including Floyd’s own Mac & Jenny Traynham, Janet Turner, Chance McCoy (now of Old Crow Medicine Show) and Blacksburg’s Black Twig Pickers.
Each show is streamed live online during the show, and is available as a podcast.
Tickets for this show are $20 plus fees. This show is General Admission.