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Amos Lee joins Bruce Hornsby’s 3rd annual Funhouse Fest lineup

While speaking at a Funhouse Fest sponsor lunch Monday, Bruce Hornsby announced the addition of American singer-songwriter Amos Lee to the lineup for the third annual Funhouse Fest. (Tom Davis/WYDaily)
While speaking at a Funhouse Fest sponsor lunch Monday, Bruce Hornsby announced the addition of American singer-songwriter Amos Lee to the lineup for the third annual Funhouse Fest. (Tom Davis/WYDaily)

Funhouse Fest has added another name to its 2018 lineup — and it’s an artist who has opened for popular bands like Bob Dylan, Dave Matthews Band and Adele.

While speaking at a Funhouse Fest sponsor lunch Monday, Bruce Hornsby announced the addition of American singer-songwriter Amos Lee to the lineup for the third annual Funhouse Fest.

Lee joins Alison Krauss, the Wood Brothers and Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers on the main stage during the two-day festival on June 22 and 23. A second stage will host performances by a variety of artists, which are still being assembled at this time.

Funhouse Fest is held on the grounds of Colonial Williamsburg.

Amos Lee has established himself as a popular American singer-songwriter whose musical style encompasses folk, rock and soul, according to his website. He was born in Philadelphia and graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in English. After working as a schoolteacher and bartender he began to pursue a career in music.

Since that time, Lee has recorded five albums and has toured as an opening act for Norah Jones, Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello, Paul Simon, Van Morrison, Dave Matthews Band, Adele, and the Zac Brown Band, among others.

In 2011, his album Mission Bell debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

The Virginia Arts Festival co-produces Funhouse Fest with Grammy Award-winning musician and Williamsburg native Bruce Hornsby.

Last year’s Funhouse Fest was headlined by Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers, nine-time Grammy Award winner Sheryl Crow, “blues-jazz-roots ensemble” Lake Street Dive, and “genre-bending” singer-songwriter Rhiannon Gidden. The Staves, yMusic, and Kenny Garrett. Bruce Hornsby & Sonny Emory Duo also performed at the festival.

The event is co-presented with the City of Williamsburg, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, and in partnership with Visit Williamsburg.

Tom Davis contributed reporting.

WYDaily archives were used in this story.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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