Funhouse Fest Returns to Colonial Williamsburg, June 22 & 23rd!

Funhouse Fest is back!  The multi-day music festival presented by Bruce Hornsby in partnership with the Virginia Arts Festival returns for the third consecutive year to the Lawn of the Art Museums in Colonial Williamsburg on June 22nd & 23rd.  The event will once again feature two stages worth of thrilling performances hand-picked by Bruce, who will also present two unique sets of his own.  

Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers will kick the festival off on Friday evening with a main-stage performance drawing from Bruce's thirty-plus year career.  We're delighted to announce 27-time Grammy award winner and 7-time CMA award winner Alison Krauss will close out the main-stage Friday evening.  The genre-defying musician released her latest album, Windy City, in 2017 to critical acclaim.  On Saturday, Bruce Hornsby and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra will partner to present the Virginia debut of Bruce's adventurous new orchestral program which utilizes the modern classical musical language in a pop song context and includes several of his beloved compositions.  We're also thrilled to announce the masterful Americana trio The Wood Brothers will perform on Saturday as well.  Stay tuned for many more performer additions to be shared over the coming weeks!  

Claim your Funhouse Fest tickets early via the Fan Pre-Sale now underway at  Tickets to the festival go on sale officially beginning Friday, February 2nd at 10am ET.  Don't miss out -- this year's Funhouse Fest is shaping up to be the best yet!  

Spike Lee's She's Gotta Have It Premieres November 23rd on Netflix

Bruce and long-time collaborator Spike Lee have joined forces once again on a re-make of the first Spike Lee Joint, She's Gotta Have It.  Bruce contributed the score for the 10-episode series and makes an on-screen cameo as well.  The series premieres November 23rd exclusively on Netflix.  


Two More FreeNoise Downloads Added at!

The FreeNoise series highlighting some of the Noisemakers's hottest recent performances continues to grow!  Recent additions include September 29th, 2016 at Edmonds Center for the Arts in Edmonds, WA and June 29th, 2016 at Kodak Hall, Eastman Theatre in Rochester, NY! Visit to explore the series and enjoy FREE full-show MP3 downloads.   

Summer Tour Dates Added!

Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers have added new dates this summer!  Newly announced dates include returns to Pisgah Brewing Co, the Bijou Theatre, and Knucklehead's, among other stops.  Pre-sale for the newly added dates, with the exception of the performances in Beaver Creek, CO and Steamboat Springs, CO, begins Tuesday, March 21st at 10am local time at  On-sale for the new dates begins Friday, March 24th at 10am local time.  

June 15th – Augusta, GA – Jessye Norman Amphitheater
June 16th - Black Mountain, NC – Pisgah Brewing Co.
June 17th – Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theatre
June 27th – Lexington, KY – Lexington Opera House
June 29th – Kansas City, MO – Knucklehead's
July 1st – Steamboat Springs, CO – Steamboat Free Summer Concert Series
July 3rd – Beaver Creek, CO – Vilar Performing Arts Center
July 6th – Phoenix, AZ – Celebrity Theater
July 7th – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
July 8th – Stateline, NV – Montbleu Resort Casino



Funhouse Fest Returns To Williamsburg - June 23 - 25, 2017

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

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 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