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Funhouse Fest more than delivered on the music

Funhouse Fest more than delivered on the music

In the best of “the show must go on” tradition, the Virginia Arts Festival’s Funhouse Fest kicked off right on time Friday with Bruce Hornsby and his Noisemakers, gray clouds and the threat of rain hovering all around.

Then, as promptly as weather apps predicted, an hour into his show, the fest site had to be evacuated due to a severe weather warning, asking folk to check the website for updates on what happens next or doesn’t.

An hour of so later, people flocked back into the tent and the grounds of the Arts Museums of Colonial Williamsburg to hear the evening’s main attraction, Alison Krauss.

It was quite a start to this third Funhouse Fest, which, under Hornsby’s...