Exclusive interview: Bruce Hornsby previews first night of Funhouse Fest

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Funhouse Fest kicks off Friday, June 24, with what festival founder Bruce Hornsby likes to refer to as “Pickin’ and Grinnin’ Night.”

The Friday portion of the three-day festival, which will take place on the lawn at the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg, is all about fast-paced bluegrass. Hornsby, who is an investor in WYDaily’s parent company, Local Voice, will take the stage with his “country-soul brother” Ricky Skaggs and his band Kentucky Thunder.

“Ricky and I always jump at the chance to play with each other,” Hornsby said in an exclusive interview with Local Voice founder and CEO Tom Davis.

Greensky Bluegrass will open for Hornsby with their dynamic blend of traditional bluegrass and electrifying rock. Hornsby and Skaggs will close out the night.

“You’ll hear some serious tempos and some serious virtuosity,” Hornsby said.

Gates open at 6 p.m. and performances begin at 7:15 p.m. Click here for more information about the festival and to purchase tickets.