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Dickson Street friend memorialized Sunday

By: 12 March 2011 2 Comments

The Fayetteville, and really the Northwest Arkansas, community was shocked last week when a fixture on Dickson Street died in a fire at his shop. This Sunday, they will gather to memorialize him during a fundraising concert.

Bruce Walker, long-time owner of Flying Possum Leather, died due to smoke inhalation when the shop burned last weekend. Walker, as well as his dog Bugsy, were fixtures on Dickson Street, which is Fayetteville’s primary entertainment district. He was known not only for his fine workmanship, but also for being a friend to all who came around.

The event is 1p.m.  to 9 p.m. Sunday. It’s at George’s Majestic Lounge, 519 W Dickson St., in Fayetteville.

According to the Facebook event there will be live music all day on two stages:
Jed Clampit, Sarah Hughes Band, Guta, Mountain of Venus, Mark Bilyeu of Big Smith, Charliehorse, Kory Montgomery Band, 1 oz Jig, Foxy’s Brown Bag Band, Pope County Bootleggers, Rock House Reunion with Suds & Sandals, Ultra Suede, Big ‘Uns, Earl & Them, Ozark Blues Society Jam, Benjamin Del Shreve, Groovement, Brandy Armstrong, Tim Warden, and Daryl Brooks Band with Special Guest Cherry Brooks.

Food is being donated by Pesto Cafe, Greenhouse Grille, Jose’s, Hog Haus, Common Grounds, Flying Burrito and Little Bread Company.

All proceeds from the event go to the Bruce Walker Memorial Fund. Those of you who cannot make it may donate to the fund at First Security Bank, account no. 8258929.

The City of Fayetteville is suspending paid parking on Dickson St on Sunday.

“After this line-up, Monster Mug Night begins to carry on the festivities with Megan Slankard and a very special surprise guest,” according to the event listing.

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