Hornsby's Funhouse Fest to return in 2017

hbridges@vagazette.com

It's official - Funhouse Fest will return to Williamsburg next summer.

The news came as part of Virginia Arts Festival's announcement Wednesday evening of its 2017 season, featuring more than 40 performances around the region.

June's three-day Funhouse Fest, the first of its kind, replaced the Festival Williamsburg concept of years past, moving from the Virginia Room of Williamsburg Lodge to a massive tent on the lawn of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg.

The 2017 Funhouse Fest will occur June 23-25, according to Cynthia Carter West, Virginia Arts Festival's public relations director.

Once again, Grammy-winning musician and Williasmburg resident Bruce Hornsby will have a hand in the festival.

"He's definitely involved and curating and playing," West said.

For the inaugural festival in June, Hornsby invited friends and music legends such as Ricky Skaggs, Taj Mahal Trio, Jack DeJohnette and more.

West said an announcement about the musicians to play at the 2017 festival will likely come early next year.

Read more in Saturday's Gazette.

Bridges can be reached by phone at 757-345-2342.

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