Starlight Concert Series Features Buckwheat Zydeco
If you've seen a Buckwheat show, you know what to expect: rocking, stomping, good time Creole party music. If you haven't seen Buckwheat Zydeco live, you're missing one of the music world's most exciting and fun performers. Don't just take our word for it, come out and enjoy the party on Sunday, August 5, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mason District Park Amphitheater. It’s all part of the free entertainment featured in the Spotlight by Starlight Concert Series at Mason District Park located at 6621 Columbia Pike in Annandale, VA.
Buckwheat Zydeco is the stage name of Stanley Dural, Jr., an American accordionist and zydeco musician. He is one of the few zydeco artists to achieve mainstream success. His music group is formally billed as Buckwheat Zydeco and Ils Son Partis Band, but often they perform as merely Buckwheat Zydeco.
In 1988, Eric Clapton invited the band to open his North American tour as well as his 12-night stand at London’s Royal Albert Hall. As even more doors opened, Buckwheat found himself sharing stages and/or recording with Keith Richards, Robert Plant, Willie Nelson, Mavis Staples, David Hidalgo, Dwight Yoakam, Paul Simon, Ry Cooder and many others.
His music has been featured in films including The Waterboy, The Big Easy, Fletch Lives and Hard Target. BET’s show Comic View, used his live version of “What You Gonna Do?” as theme music for the program’s 10th anniversary “Pardi Gras” season. He also wrote and performed the theme music for the PBS television series Pierre Franey’s Cooking In America. Buckwheat won an Emmy for his music in the CBS TV movie, Pistol Pete: The Life And Times Of Pete Maravich.
The band released two albums in 2009. The first, Lay Your Burden Down, won a Grammy Award for Best Cajun and Zydeco Album. Later that year they released a greatest hits album, Essential Recordings: Let the Good Times Roll.
Concerts take place outdoors so bring a picnic basket, blankets and lawn chairs.
In the event of inclement weather, call 703-324-SHOW after 6 p.m. for performance cancellation updates. For general information and directions visit us online.