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Donna the Buffalo will be providing some of the musical entertainment at the SolarFest at SVAC in July.

MANCHESTER >> Donna the Buffalo will be leading the "herd" to SolarFest on the evening of Friday, July 15, headlining at its new location at the Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester.

Naomi Bindman, President of SolarFest Board said, "We are honored that Donna the Buffalo has chosen SolarFest as the only stop in Vermont on their tour this summer, and are delighted to have their energy and creativity kick off our Sunrise Celebration."

SolarFest will be held on July 15 and 16 at the campus of the Southern Vermont Arts Center.

This two-day gathering of ideas and innovations begins the third decade of SolarFest's solar-powered festival of energy education through the arts. Surrounded by the beautiful art on Mt. Equinox, SolarFest combines wide-ranging workshops, thought-provoking speakers, and the latest innovative technologies with top quality musical performers, including a singer-songwriter competition, along with Theater-in-the- Woods and many other family-friendly activities.

Since its inception in 1995, SolarFest promotes artistic excellence and community-building while providing both general and detailed information on a wide range of sustainable living topics. The mission of this 501(c)3 non-profit corporation is to connect people, the arts, ideas and technology, fostering partnerships to create a vibrant present and a sustainable future.


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One of the most dynamic and determined bands continuously touring America for since 1989, Donna the Buffalo has created a community environment at their shows through their distinctive, groove-heavy, and danceable music. Donna the Buffalo is a band for the people that is accessible, positive, and memorable.

With roots in old time fiddle music that evolved into a soulful electric American mix infused with elements of cajun/ zydeco, rock, folk, reggae, and country, Donna's music often contains social and moral responsibility as core beliefs, and they are just simply fun to get out and celebrate life with.

Donna the Buffalo is Jeb Puryear (vocals, electric guitar) and Tara Nevins (vocals, guitar, fiddle, accordion, scrubboard) joined by David McCracken (Hammond organ, Honer Clavinet & piano), Kyle Spark (bass) and Mark Raudabaugh (drums).