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Here are more details about Williamsburg Live festival

Funhouse Fest packed Colonial Williamsburg in 2016. (WYDaily file)
Funhouse Fest packed Colonial Williamsburg in 2016. (WYDaily file)

Residents in the Historic Triangle can look forward to the Funhouse Fest replacement, Williamsburg Live, having a full line-up of food and entertainment.

After the Virginia Arts Festival announced in October 2018 the popular music festival, Funhouse Fest, would no longer be running, the organization let locals know in February that Williamsburg Live would be taking its place.

Related story: Funhouse Fest may be gone, but a new festival has come to take its place

The performing acts were announced at that time as well, with Norah Jones headlining followed by Mandolin Orange and Emmylou Harris.

In addition, the organizers also released the list of 11 food trucks that will be available for guests:

  • Prost
  • Food-A-Tude
  • Matchsticks BBQ
  • Colonial Williamsburg Huzzah’s
  • Virginia Blue Crab Company
  • Chesapeake Concessions
  • Joysicles
  • Cast Iron Catering Company
  • Capt’n Crabby
  • State Fair Kettle Corn
  • Little Piggy’s Wurst Nightmare

Alewerks Brewing Company and Billsburg Brewery will also be making exclusive brews for the event.

Related story: Funhouse Fest on ‘hiatus’ in 2019

The event will take place on the Lawn of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg on June 21-22. Gates for the concert will open at 6 p.m. on June 21. The first performance will be from Parker Millsap at 7:30 p.m. followed by Jones at 9 p.m.

On Saturday, gates open to the public at 5:50 p.m. with a performance from Mandolin Orange at 7 p.m. followed by Emmylous Harris at 9 p.m.

Tickets for the event went on sale in February and can be purchased either online, by phone at 757-282-2822, or in person at the Virginia Arts Festival Box Office. The price for tickets ranges between $45 to $60 for Friday night and between $45 and $125 for Saturday.

Colonial Williamsburg will also be offering hotel specials for the event, which can be found online.

The event is co-presented by the city of Williamsburg, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and in partnership with Visit Williamsburg. It is also funded partially by the Virginia is for Lovers marketing leverage program.

Alexa Doiron
Alexa Doiron
Alexa Doiron is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She graduated from Roanoke College and is currently working on a master’s degree in English at Virginia Commonwealth University. Alexa was born and raised in Williamsburg and enjoys writing stories about local flair. She began her career in journalism at the Warhill High School newspaper and, eight years later, still loves it. After working as a news editor in Blacksburg, Va., Alexa missed Williamsburg and decided to come back home. In her free time, she enjoys reading Jane Austen and playing with her puppy, Poe. Alexa can be reached at

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