Fringe Festival is back

| January 13, 2014

The wait is over for art lovers who dig the weird, zany, serious, funny, good, bad and downright ugly, all wrapped into one. Sweet Briar’s biennial Fringe Festival is back. The collaborative four-day arts series is brought to you by the students, faculty and staff of the College’s Performing Arts Division — with help from talented colleagues, friends and regional artists. The good times roll Thursday, Jan. 30, through Sunday, Feb. 2, at various venues across campus.

Rusty Eklund and his Guerrilla Drummers will perform at Sweet Briar’s 2014 Fringe Festival.

So … wondering what “arts” you might see? It runs the gamut. From Joey Headset’s stand-up comedy to classical guitar by Rafael Scarfullery, from the visual — theatrical performances, an exhibition of Josef Albers’ paintings, for example — to full-on participatory fun. Think “Rocky Horror Picture Show” or a Sweet Briar spin on reality TV called “So You Think You Can Light?” where contestants design stage lighting to music in the auditorium.

“You’ll ‘oooh’ and ‘ahhh’ like it’s the Fourth of July!” proclaims the 2014 Fringe Festival brochure.

All of the two dozen events are free and non-ticketed.

Please visit the website,, for the latest schedule, but be sure to check back frequently for updates as last-minute changes may occur. For more information, contact Shelbie Filson at [email protected] or (434) 381-6228.

For more information on the history of Sweet Briar’s Fringe Festival, please visit these related articles:

Fringe Festival brings arts, Elvis to SBC
2012 Fringe Festival celebrates arts and landscapes

Jennifer McManamay


Category: Dance, Music, Performing Arts, Theatre Arts, Uncategorized