30A Unplugged – Donnie Sundal & Joshua Starkman
Enjoy original music by singer-songwriters Donnie Sundal & Joshua Starkman!
Join us for an intimate dinner show featuring Donnie Sundal of Boukou Groove and Joshua Starkman. This is an exclusive, all-access event that gives fans the opportunity to go backstage & experience Donnie Sundal and Joshua Starkman like never before!
Tickets include admission, three-course chef-inspired dinner & gratuity. Music ONLY tickets are also available.
Cocktail Hour – 5:30-6:15 pm
Seating opens at 6:00 pm
Dinner Show – 6:30-8:00 pm
Photo opportunity/autographs/shop – 8:00 pm
Donnie Sundal has worn many musical hats over the span of his career- from studying the art of music, to playing with legends, to producing and engineering. Donnie truly exemplifies the versatility of a musical artist.
Drawing from a diverse palate of sounds, his voice and sound is soulful, funky, and always rock solid. Donnies ability to weave seamlessly among genres, and most importantly, his respect for his art, has earned him the respect of his peers. This has allowed him to perform alongside incredible music talents, including the “Father of Newgrass”-Sam Bush, Guitarist, Junior Marvin of Bob Marleys Wailers, Ivan Neville, George Porter Jr., Roosevelt Collier and Deva Mahal. He earned an endorsement from Moog Music for keyboards in 2012.
After studying at Berklee College of Music, in Boston and touring Canada, He and his family eventually found themselves in Destin, Florida. Now, it is home base while working on music projects, including, Boukou Groove, along side of New Orleans Guitarist, Derwin Perkins and touring locally, nationally and internationally.
His solo record, Falling through the Cracks (2010) displays true artistry. Donnie produced the album, alongside Phil Garrod, at his studio, Neptone Recording, with partners Jennifer Sundal, Mike and Gayle Kent. Since 2011, Donnie has focused mainly the collaborative band, Boukou Groove, based between New Orleans and the Emerald Coast. The band has released in 2 Albums “A Lil Boukou In Your Cup” 2012 and “Let The Groove Ride” 2015 that have brought together elements of New Orleans Funk, Blues, and Soul. This combination has lead him to national and international tours including two tours in Japan for Peter Barakan’s Live Magic Festival. At the present time, Donnie is touring with Boukou Groove and back in the recording studio with Big D Perkins on their 3rd co-produced and co-written Cd. The first Single of the new CD was released during their performance at the 50th New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in April 2019.
Currently, Boukou Groove’s song “Two To Tango” co-written by Donnie and Big D Perkins, on Spotify currently has 1.8 million plays.
Joshua Starkman is a smile-inducing musician who wants you to “Have A Great Day!” He began his musical journey as a teenager in South Florida before ending up in New Orleans, where he has lived for nearly a decade. Throughout his life and career in music, Josh has realized the importance of positivity, community, and strength in cultural diversity.
The “Have A Great Day” Series aims to highlight the importance of these themes while promoting and documenting the beauty of humans through music. Since starting his “Have A Great Day” series in 2018, Josh has had the chance to film and play with such New Orleans luminaries as The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Dee-One, Hassizle, Denisia, Funky Big Sam, Stanton Moore of Galactic and many more! Additionally, Josh has taken his social media explorations outside of New Orleans to New York, Los Angeles and Miami where he documented new and exciting musicians and music scenes! He is on a mission to promote and document life through music around the world and is dedicated to his positive message.
Josh has many more exciting plans for you to be inspired by the beautiful world of music and harmony between people and places, everywhere. Have a great day and keep on smiling!