Buffalo River 

Buffalo River Birthday Bash with "Sunpie" Barnes

  • 12 Mar 2017
  • 7:00 PM
  • George's Majestic Lounge, Fayetteville, AR

Press Release 

World Class Zydeco/Blues Band to Play Buffalo River Birthday Bash

March 12, 2017 (Sunday) - at George’s Majestic Lounge

   New Orleans music icon Bruce “Sunpie” Barnes and the Louisiana Sunspots, his world-class 6-piece band, will be performing at George’s Majestic Lounge at 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 12th in a special benefit concert celebrating the 45th birthday of our nation’s first national river – the Buffalo River.

Doors open at 6 p.m. There is a $15 entry fee at the door.  Net proceeds and other donations will go to assist the Buffalo River Watershed Alliance (BRWA) in their mission to preserve and protect the Buffalo River now and for future generations.    

Sunpie, originally from Benton, Arkansas, has a special connection with the Buffalo River.  He served as a Buffalo National River Park naturalist for 4 years and as a Ranger for the National Park Service for 30 years while also pursuing his musical career.

    Sunpie recently completed a 58 city tour spanning 34 countries, playing in the bands of both Paul Simon and Sting in their “Paul Simon and Sting Together” tour.  Along with his musical group, he has traveled worldwide playing festivals with his unique style of what he calls Afro-Louisiana music incorporating blues, zydeco, gospel, Caribbean and African influenced rhythms and melodies. He is a multi-instrumentalist, master accordion and harmonica player, and also plays piano, rubboard, talking drum, and dejembe.  His sound is known as Bouje Bouje music meaning “music that moves” and is Louisiana music at its best.  Sunpie has performed for over 20 years at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and shared the stage at festivals with artists from across the globe including Willie Nelson, BB King, Dr. John, The Neville Brothers, Willie Dixon and Phish.  He has recorded 6 critically acclaimed CDs with his compositions currently featured in 16 Hollywood film productions.  

Hope to see you there. Let's celebrate!

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