Bruce Hornsby and the Virginia Arts Festival have announced the inaugural Funhouse Fest – a music festival that gathers a group of award-winning, iconic artists & friends for three days of revelry in Williamsburg, on the lawn of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg, June 24-26.
Named after Hornsby’s 1998 song “Funhouse,” the festival is curated by Bruce, who will perform each day at the event, and unites musicians known for their genre-bending proclivities, including 14-time Grammy-winner Ricky Skaggs, iconic singer-songwriters Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle performing together as Colvin & Earle, blues master Taj Mahal with his band, legendary drummer Jack DeJohnette featuring Ravi Coltrane and Matt Garrison, label-defying vocalist Aoife O’Donovan, and groundbreaking bands Greensky Bluegrass, Railroad Earth and ChessBoxer. Many of these artists have collaborated with, performed with or opened for Bruce over his 30-plus-year career.
An Evening with Bruce Hornsby (solo) kicks off the festival on Thursday, June 23 at Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall, 8pm. The proceeds from this intimate solo performance benefit Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg, Virginia Shakespeare Festival, and Virginia Arts Festival’s educational outreach program. Tickets to the solo performance are available for $25 – $35 with purchase of 3-day festival pass.
3-Day passes and VIP options are now available via a fan pre-sale on the Tour page. Tickets to Funhouse Fest go on sale on March 4th via Ticketmaster. Be sure to visit FunhouseFest.com for the complete line-up, ticketing information and additional updates about the event.