Grammy®-winning singer-songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist Bruce Hornsby and Virginia Arts Festival are bringing back Funhouse Fest, the outdoor music festival that gathers award-winning artists for a weekend of music-making in an intimate summer setting. Funhouse Fest returns to the Lawn of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg, June 22-23, 2018.
Named after Hornsby’s 1998 song “Funhouse,” the festival is curated by Bruce Hornsby, who will be performing alongside notable musicians throughout the weekend, as in past years.
Born and raised in Williamsburg, Virginia, Bruce Hornsby grew up in a musical family, and cut his teeth in the music business playing in local clubs and hotel bars. A decade after bursting onto the scene with The Way It Is, he returned to Williamsburg with his family, making the historic city his home base. Hornsby’s work displays a creative iconoclasm that’s been a constant in the artist’s two-and-a-half decade recording career.
Headlining the Friday evening performance is Alison Krauss, winner of seven Country Music Association Awards and 27 Grammy® awards, including five for Raising Sand, her collaboration with Robert Plant that won Album of the Year and Record of the Year in 2009. Her new album, Windy City, is her first effort away from her band Union Station in a decade. The album, produced by renowned music legend Buddy Cannon, has received critical acclaim and two Grammy® nominations.
Funhouse Fest is also pleased to announce The Wood Brothers will perform on Saturday, June 23. The Americana/Folk Rock trio is made up of brothers Oliver Wood and Chris Wood, and drummer Jano Rix. The Wood Brothers seamlessly blend the blues, folk, and roots-music they loved as kids into their own evocative sound.