Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Hometown: TribeFest for the Cure Will Feature Local Bands

tribefest spreadA festival this weekend on the College of William & Mary campus will help to fight breast cancer.

The third annual TribeFest for the Cure benefits the Tidewater affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, part of the national foundation that funds breast cancer research, advocacy, and educational and scientific programs.

In the first two years, the project has raised more than $12,000 for the cause.

From 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday, the event will feature a live music, food and drink, and chances to learn more about the foundation and disease. There will be a moon bounce and face painting for children, as well as wine raffle and silent auction for adults. The William & Mary mascot the Griffin is also slated to make an appearance.

The festival will be held at the William J. Fields Courtyard outside the Mason School of Business’ Miller Hall. There a stage will be set up to showcase a slew of local bands.

tribefest logoIn February, TribeFest held a battle of the bands competition for a featured student slot in the program. After more than 300 votes were tallied, Three Four – a quintet that plays indie, alternative and rock music – won the evening spot in the lineup. They will be playing from 6:45 to 8 p.m.

They will be joined by other area performers, including a salsa dance lesson. See the schedule and lineup here.

Local Voice Media – the parent company for WYDaily, 92.3 The Tide and 107.9 Bachfm – is one of the sponsors for the festival. Other sponsors include Paul’s Deli, O’Connor Brewing Co. and William & Mary.

Tickets for the TribeFest can be purchased online or at the event. Pre-sale admission is $10 and include a meal ticket. The Festival Experience package is $15 and includes entrance, a meal ticket and beverage cup.

Children ages 11 and under get in free. Family Packs are available for $40, and cover two adult tickets, two beverage cups and four meal vouchers.

Contact masontribefest@mason.wm.edu for more information on ticket purchasing, or visit the TribeFest website.

Related Articles