FloydFest is underway, kicking off the first night of concerts with the great Sam Bush (above) whose concert featured a more electric and rock-oriented sound than we’ve seen from him in the past.

Bush’s concert capped a beautiful opening day and the festival, which runs through Sunday on the Patrick County farm just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, features an eclectic mix of music, arts, crafts, food and family-oriented entertainment.

The rain and clouds that threatened earlier in the day blew away as evening closed in, providing delightful weather.

The only storm that threated festival goers came from the National Park Service which brought in its "special interdiction" team to stop drivers on the Parkway and use any excuse to harass them with unreasonable searches and ticket them for stupid things like missing bolts on license plates and beads hanging from rear view mirrors.

Avoid the Parkway if you can and use back roads to get to the festival. It will be time well spent.