Tuesday, August 16, 2022

What’s in store for Funhouse Fest? Let Bruce Hornsby fill you in

Funhouse Fest is this weekend, and Bruce Hornsby is sharing how he pulled together the third-annual festival and what festival-goers can expect.

Hornsby spoke with Tom Davis, president and CEO of WYDaily’s parent company Local Voice Media, and dished out the details on the two-stage, two-day festival.

The front man for Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers said he’s “picky” about who plays in the festival, and thus, he’s proud to present the 2018 lineup.

“From the first year, we’ve made a nice reputation,” Hornsby said.

Booking bands for the show isn’t always easy, as artists play gigs all over the country. For example, Alison Krauss will headline Friday night, and Hornsby explained how she expressed interest in headlining the 2017 festival. Scheduling conflicts prevented that from happening, but they were able to make it work for 2018.

Other acts, like The Wood Brothers, are also “jumping through hoops” to get on stage at Funhouse Fest, Hornsby said.

Hornsby said he’s thrilled to have a headliner who has a “larger following” like Krauss, but also shared what he thinks each act brings to the table.

He told the story of meeting Amos Lee in Brentwood and booking him for Funhouse Fest.

The Virginia Symphony Orchestra will share the stage with Hornsby Saturday night, and he dropped some hints for what to expect from the performance.

He even spoke about his upcoming album, “Absolute Zero,” and whether or not guests can expect to hear any new tracks this weekend.

Hear directly from Hornsby below on what to expect for Funhouse Fest 2018.

Bruce Hornsby shares how he booked Allison Krauss

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Hornsby on what’s new in 2018

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Meeting Amos Lee and booking him for Funhouse Fest

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Booking The Wood Brothers

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“What we really do”: What’s in store for Friday night’s show

https://soundcloud.com/user-655490347/bruce-hornsby-om-the-funhouse-fest-lineup

What to expect Saturday night

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Tom Davis contributed reporting.

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