Rising Appalachia's Leah Smith perfroming at the twelfth annual FloydFest music festival, held July 25-28, 2013. Rising Appalachia plays a variety of types of world music and often feature banjo and fiddle, as well as folk instruments from other countries in their works. performs at the twelfth annual FloydFest music festival, held July 25-28, 2013. The festival was presented by Across The Way Productions, a management company based in Floyd, Virginia specializing in creating and producing live music events. Among other things, they produce FloydFest, Floyd Fandango and various area concerts.