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Brill Music Fest Will Now Have Free Admission

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

WILLIAMSBURG — The Brill Music Festival, scheduled to take place this weekend, will now be free to attend.

The festival, sponsored by CultureFix, is set to take place on Saturday, April 23 through Sunday, April 24 on the lawn of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg (301 S. Nassau St.). The weekend will be filled with not only a great line up of performers, but activities including Yoga and Bubbles, as well as food and beverage options from area food trucks and breweries.

Initially, CultureFix was charging $20 for general admission (to included one drink), and $50 for VIP admission (which included two drinks, a t-shirt, snacks, and seating area). However, it was announced this week that the organization decided to change course and have free admission to the festival.

Hannah Warner, spokesperson for CultureFix, gave the following statement to WYDaily:

“As it’s the first music festival of the season, ticket sales were slow and with a new concept we decided to make it free! We are excited to have a good crowd to experience it.”

At 8 a.m., a yoga and bubbles session will be taught by local instructor, Katy Henderson, with founder of the Williamsburg-based music and culture program, Peace Culture Music, Daniel Scruggs, providing the sounds of multiple percussion instruments to accompany the class.

“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.”

Following the class at 10 a.m., Scruggs will lead a community drum circle.

“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.”

Live music will begin at 3 p.m. with the Little Birdies and Cook County Bluegrass. 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.

For more information on the Brill Music Festival, please visit the website for CultureFix.

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