Nothing compliments a great day in the outdoors like delicious craft beer and free live music!  It’s time to get your groove on, and thanks to Cox Communications and the Producers of FloydFest, we plan to have the best musical line-up in GO Fest history!  Grab a beer, sit around the campfire, kick off your shoes, and rock the night away to these funky tunes.

Check out our 2016 schedule to get a gist of how we roll-

Friday, Oct. 14, 2016:

  • 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Uncle John and Friends live on Cox Music Stage
  • 9:00 – 10:00 p.m. ENO Silent Disco

Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016:


5:00 – 5:45 p.m. Urban Soil 

Hailing from the streets of downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, Urban Soil weaves Americana, rock and soul into their explosive live shows. Here’s one of their music videos for a song called “Dig Deeper”.  Urban Soil was the FloydFest 2016 “On the Rise” runner-ups, which also won them the opening spot at this year’s GO Fest.


6:15 – 7:00 p.m. Rebekah Todd and The Odyssey

Joining us from Wilmington, NC, Rebekah is a gifted songwriter and folk, blues, soul musician with a voice that was meant to be heard—natural, soulful, and effortless.  Rebekah Todd and The Odyssey were the FloydFest 2016 “On the Rise” winners, which also won them a prime spot at this year’s GO Fest.


7:30 – 8:15 p.m. Dale and the Z Dubs

This talented group from Washington, DC is sure to bring a fresh rock/reggae groove to GO Fest! Check out their live show from Floyd Fest 2016: a live cover of the Red Hot Chili Peppers “Around the World”

Karl Denson

9:00 – 11:00 p.m. Headliner Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe

They don’t like to brag, but Karl and his band The Tiny Universe are highly regarded as one of the best live bands on the planet!  Mr. Denson himself has had an epic career touring with the Rolling Stones, Slightly Stoopid, and Lenny Kravitz.

The album, “New Ammo”, will showcase the grittier side of the band’s musical oeuvre, including stand outs like “My Baby” and a raucous rendition of The White Stripes, “Seven Nation Army.”  DownBeat praised the album as, “music for both the party and for fans of instrumental prowess.”  So join the party with Karl Denson on October, 15th, 2016, you won’t regret it!

Here are some videos of Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe:
1. “Brown Sugar” The Rolling Stones with Karl Denson Live
2. “My Baby” KDTU Official Video release New Ammo
3. “Ashley’s Roach Clip” KDTU Live
4. “Mary Mary” Run DMC Cover – KDTU Live feat. Vokab Kompany


101.5 The Valley’s Music Place Acoustic Stage

AcousticStage SquareThe 101.5 The Valley’s Music Place Acoustic Stage showcases local bands in a busking-like style. One outlet, acoustic sound and plenty of ice cold beer– we won’t blame you for staying put for hours. This year the acoustic stage will be located near the food zone so that you can enjoy some regional background jams while you eat!

Here’s this year’s lineup for the 101.5 Acoustic Stage:

SATURDAY, Oct. 15, 2016

  • 10:00 AM — Dan McBroom
  • 11:15 AM — Sandra Lyerly
  • 12:30 PM — John McBroom
  • 1:45 PM — Gypsy Weeds
  • 3:00 PM — Phil Norman and Will Farmer
  • 4:15 PM — Mike Franke

SUNDAY, Oct. 16, 2016

  • 11:00 AM — Dancing Chicken Band (quartet)
  • 12:15 PM — Seph Custer (duo)
  • 1:30 PM — Tom Dorathy (trio)
  • 2:45 PM — Carrington Kay
  • 4:00 PM — Sonny Campbell

Want to play the acoustic stage at GO Fest 2017?

Calling all local singer/songwriters and acoustic Troubadours! 

If you want a chance to perform at this year’s Go Outside Festival, now is the time to submit your audition tape or MP3 of original music to 101.5 WVMP. This year, the 101.5 acoustic stage has been re-positioned to be right in the heart of the action in the midst of the food trucks and the social areas. The 2016 GO Outside Festival is going to be the best ever and we want to showcase our fantastic local talent in the best way possible.

Send a sample of your work to The deadline for entries is September 21. Remember, this is an acoustic stage and is designed for non amplified performance. All accepted artists will be compensated for their performance. For more information visit, or call 540 344 2800.