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Brill Music Festival in Colonial Williamsburg Will Combine Yoga and World Music

CultureFix is kicking off the spring festival season in Colonial Williamsburg with the Brill Music Festival on April 23 on the Lawn of the Art Museums Colonial Williamsburg. (Courtesy of CultureFix)

WILLIAMSBURG — CultureFix, the local event planning group, is kicking off the spring festival season with the Brill Music Festival.

Set to take place on April 23 at the Lawn of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg, 301 S Nassau St., the one day festival will start at 8 a.m. with a free yoga & bubbles session with local teacher Katy Henderson. At 10 a.m. there will be a community drum circle lead by Daniel Scruggs, the founder of the Williamsburg based music and culture program, Peace Culture Music.

“We decided that we wanted to do something a little bit different,” said CultureFix President Steve Rose. “We tried yoga at one of our other concerts last year and fifty or sixty people showed up. So we contacted Katy with Studio South and she said Yoga and Bubbles is pretty popular right now.”

In addition to leading the drum circle, Scruggs will play an array of percussion instruments to accompany the yoga class.

“I call it a sacred sound journey,” Scruggs said of the music that he plans to play. “I play sacred and traditional instruments that were used for relaxation in different cultures of the world.”

The live music part of the festival will start at 3 p.m. with the Little Birdies with Cook County Bluegrass takes the stage.

At 5 p.m. Virginia Beach-based reggae band, Adwela & the Uprising will play, followed by Richmond-based tribute band, the English Channel. This group plays hits from English bands of the 1960s and 1970s.

General admission for the live music is $20. One drink is included in the cost of the ticket. VIP tickets are available for $50 and includes two drinks, a t-shirt, snacks, and seats.

The festival will happen rain or shine as a large tent will be set up over the stage and lawn.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please click here.

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