- Downtown OWA
Hey Music Lovers, join us for free musical performances at the OWA Live Music Series featuring Boukou Groove.
OWA Live Music Series
Our summer concert series is back! Join us select Saturdays this summer on the OWA Island Amphitheater for a sizzling hot lineup of live music!
Saturday, August 13 will feature headliner Boukou Groove from 7:30-9pm with opening act, Nashville South at 5:30pm. Grab a cold beverage to go from your favorite Downtown OWA restaurant and meet us at the Island!
Must be 21+ to consume alcohol. Please enjoy responsibly.
Learn more about the artists below!
Formed in 2010, Boukou Groove is a New Orleans funk, soul, and jam band composed of veteran-vocalist/keyboardist/Moog Bass & Donnie Sundal, and guitarist, Derwin “Big D” Perkins. The combination of Big D’s gripping N’Awlins funk guitar and Donnie Sundal’s wailing keyboards and “blue-eyed soul” voice have lit up audiences around the world. That same chemistry has been distilled intotheir albums A LIL’ BOUKOU IN YOUR CUP (2012), LET THE GROOVE RIDE (2015) and the Single release 2019 “Never Steal Our Thunder”.
Boukou Groove often have top-ranked musicians join them live so it is no surprise that A LIL’ BOUKOU IN YOUR CUP features special guests Sam Bush, the father of Newgrass, on mandolin, and Junior Marvin of Bob Marley’s Wailers on guitar. The song “Two To Tango” features John Cleary on solo piano, and, to date, has enjoyed 1.3+ million plays on Spotify, while the song “Stay Broke” was named “2012 Song ofthe Year” by Peter Barakan, a renowned DJ and host of “Barakan Beat” on Inter FM and “WeekendSunshine” on NHK FM in Japan.
The title track on LET THE GROOVE RIDE was accompanied by a full-length video release by Live For Live Music, and features special guest Nigel Hall from Lettuce on background vocals. “Blame It On Me”marks Big D’s vocal debut,and is one of the most streamed songs on the album. Bob Marley and the Wailers guitarist, Junior Marvin, also makes an appearance.
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