• 10:30am
    John Turner
    Scottish Fiddling
    10 time National Scottish Fiddling Champion, recording artist, composer, teacher, carries on the traditional style of the Golden Era of Scottish Fiddling. Hear him live and unaccompanied once again at the Occasion for the Arts.
  • 11:15am
    Daniel Scruggs
    Multicultural Drumming

     Daniel Scruggs is a world citizen, professional musician and experienced educator who is on a mission to educate, inspire and unite.  He has traveled extensively throughout our world as a student and educator of human cultures and global music making traditions.  These journeys have provided him opportunities for learning immersion in twenty three countries throughout five continents. Throughout his travels, Daniel has collected hundreds of rare musical instruments, as well as cultural artifacts, curiosities and unique geological wonders from around the world.  This collection forms the basis of his interactive educational programs.

  • Noon
    Acoustic Pop
    Winsome is a guitar based acoustic group covering popular music from the 60s, 70s and beyond with a focus on well crafted vocal harmonies. Members are Jane Ferguson, John Trindle, Rob Weinberg and Niki Worrell.
  • 1:00pm
    Scrapper Tuesday
    Scrapper Tuesday is a trio that plays pop and rock and makes it sound like Americana. They mix in blues, bluegrass and roadhouse to create their good time sound. Phil Casey writes toe-tapping originals, often about the people, places and history of Hampton Roads, and plays guitar, mandolin and cigar box guitar. Matt Houser, Phil’s son-in-law, plays the tasty licks on electric guitar and cigar box guitars (which he also makes.) Mark McGowan ensures the center holds on bass. They started playing together in 2016.
  • 2:00pm
    Daniel Scruggs
    Multicultural Drumming
  • 2:45pm
    Skip Friel
    Acoustic Rock
    “Friel is a very talented vocalist with a big and unique voice,” writes Toronto Exclusive Magazine. Whether performing original compositions or favorite cover songs, award-winning songwriter Skip Friel delivers an energetic and moving performance. Friel’s music spans from acoustic variety to tasteful rock. Cover songs include both contemporary and popular tunes of the past. Skip is at home in large festival venues, as well as on intimate, acoustic-friendly stages.
  • 3:45pm
    Joe’s Day Off
    Joe’s Day Off (JDO) is a local Williamsburg Virginia band that covers country, rock, standards, & oldies with great harmonies and a variety of instruments. They’ve been rocking the town since 2007. Frontman, Joe Duggan, can play solo, or the band can perform as a duet, trio, quartet, or quintet. For small venues and special occasions, JDO can perform acoustic sets, or for large event, they can add additional players.
  • 10:00am
    Colonial Williamsburg Fifes and Drums
    The march of the Fifes and Drums is an indispensable part of the Colonial Williamsburg visit. The shrill fife and the resounding drum broadcast a wave of sound throughout the Historic Area, announcing the red-and-blue-uniformed regiment moving through the streets of Williamsburg.Standing along Duke of Gloucester Street as the Fifes and Drums march by, today’s guests experience exactly what the soldiers of the 18th century felt as the vibrations of sound resonate not just in their ears, but through their whole bodies.
  • 10:30am
    William the Conjurer
    Magician performing family friendly magic
  • 11:15am
    Sammy Lee
    Motown Folk
    Rooted in blues tradition, Sammy Lee has a soul that wails. Cadence-driven, acoustically inclined, Motown folk is showcased in his pristine and energetic performances, with stylistic nods towards the cities that have provided him with his unique sound. Many vocalists of closely related genres seem tepid and soft spoken by comparison. Sammy offers a shock to the system with a skilled and polished delivery that provides a glimpse into the expertise developed over the many evolutions his career has endured. Over a decade of vocal expertise allows this rough and dirty baritone to stun audiences with a range that bewilders, a devastatingly honest lyrical vulnerability, and a power and range that leaves Sammy in a category all his own. Needing no pretense and no disguise, Sammy’s show is a stripped down and naked performance by design. His thoughts in a world of processed and filtered pretenders? Less is more, passion speaks for itself, and authenticity reigns.
  • 12:15pm
    Poisoned Dwarf
    Poisoned Dwarf is a Celtic music group that plays virtuosic, innovative and passionate renditions of traditional Irish and Scottish music on acoustic instruments. Five talented musicians create a driving sonic energy that has been captivating audiences for over a decade with whistles, flutes, violin, guitar, percussion, and Uilleann pipes together with exciting and lyrical vocals. Poisoned Dwarf performs at a wide variety of musical venues from highland festivals to theaters, from churches to sophisticated listening venues throughout the East Coast, to the occasional pub just for fun.
  • 1:15pm
    Clan MacCool
    Clan MacCool is a highly interactive band that specializes in Irish/Scottish traditional music, occasional piracy and constant fun! We offer an array of Celtic traditional (and not so traditional) songs, tunes and reels, and during Pirate season, we'll don our best piratic finery and treat adults and kids alike to a rollicking good time with sea chanties, sword demos and other interactive fun! Pulling from old Celtic music, sea chanties and our own music over the course of nearly two decades, Clan MacCool continues to entertain, educate and enthrall! Whether Celtic or Maritime music is your fancy, look to Clan MacCool for music, merriment and a bit of mayhem!
  • 2:15pm
    Runaway String Band
    Runaway String Band features four long-time Williamsburg-area musicians whose mix of traditional and contemporary bluegrass, old-time, and swing music builds on the spirit of the early string bands.
  • 3:15pm
    Crazy X
    Acoustic Rock
    Crazy X is a high energy, rock ‘n country showband that makes entertaining and connecting with crowd the number one priority. Crazy X was formed in 2007 and consists of Heather Pabalate (Vocals), Dane Davis (guitar &  vocals), Kenny Thompson (drums), Robert Bingham (keyboards), Ric Donzell (lead guitar) and John Shifflette (Bass). With a wide array of musical backgrounds from which to draw, Crazy X authentically delivers country & rockin’ tunes with engaged audience participation! Crazy X understands that it is all about YOU – the audience! Get on your feet --- We look forward to seeing you soon!