Bruce Hornsby & Virginia Arts Festival are thrilled to announce the return of Funhouse Fest to the Lawn of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg, June 23 – 25! Named after Bruce’s 1998 song “Funhouse,” the 3-day event is once again curated by Bruce, who will be performing in three unique projects over the course of the weekend, and unites musicians known for their broad-ranging, genre-defying styles. The initial line-up announcement, ticketing information and full festival info can be found at FunhouseFest.com.
Headliners for Funhouse Fest 2017 are nine-time Grammy® Award winner Sheryl Crow, two sets from festival host Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers, the blues-jazz-roots ensemble Lake Street Dive, and genre-bending singer-songwriter Rhiannon Giddens. Acclaimed British female trio The Staves and the adventurous ensemble yMusic will offer individual sets while also collaborating on a one-of-a-kind performance, and acclaimed jazz saxophonist Kenny Garrett will be among the artists performing. Additional artists will be announced soon.
“I only want to do the Funhouse Fest every year if we can put together a special, unique and stylistically varied array of artists.” said Hornsby. “This year’s lineup fits that description and builds on last year’s in every way. From Sheryl Crow to Rhiannon Giddens, from jazz great Kenny Garrett to British vocal trio The Staves, the totally original chamber group yMusic and Lake Street Dive, this year’s group is truly exciting. Can’t wait!”
The three performances offered by festival host Bruce Hornsby include Top 90 Time – Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers Play The Hits & Near Hits on Friday, Saturday’s Bruce Sings Jerry – The Music of the Grateful Dead performed by Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers with The Staves and additional special guests, and a special Bruce Hornsby & Sonny Emory Duo performance on Sunday.
A special fan pre-sale for Funhouse Fest will begin Tuesday, March 14th at 10am at http://brucehornsby.shop.ticketstoday.com with 3-Day Passes, Single Day Passes, VIP and Premium tickets available. General on-sale for Funhouse Fest begins Friday, March 17th at 10am ET via FunhouseFest.com.