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The Lunch Hour: A Midday Music Break

KUAF presents The Lunch Hour, an intimate concert series, with music from local artists and lunch from local restaurants - all in the KUAF lobby and all on your lunch break!

Inspired by NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts, this free concert series is a celebration of local artists and local businesses.

Each month, you will get to learn about new music, meet new musicians, eat new food, hear from artists and businesses about building community AND learn about your public radio station.

To listen to the audio version ONLY and to subscribe to The Lunch Hour audio podcast, click HERE.

This Summer KUAF's the Lunch Hour is partnering with McDonald's to bring you a summer concert series of food and music. The series will include tiny desk style performances in a McDonald's playplace as well as conversations with local owner/operators. These concerts will lead up to a minifestival on Sept 16th!

The Lunch Hour Summer concert Series sponsored by McDonalds kicks off continues with a performance from Dazz & Brie in Fayetteville, AR located at 578 E Joyce Blvd Fayetteville, AR 72703
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🌞🎶 Join us for a sizzling edition of the "Lunch Hour Summer Concert Series," sponsored by McDonald's, as we bring you an electrifying performance by the incredible Steph Simon and a special appearance by McDonald's Owner/operator, Mike Gentry. 🎤 Steph Simon 🎤 with his soulful voice and captivating stage presence, Steph has wowed audiences worldwide. His music transcends genres and speaks to the heart. 🍔 Meet Owner Mike Gentry 🍔 We're thrilled to have Mike Gentry, a passionate advocate for our community and a dedicated McDonald's owner, join us for this special event.
Mark your calendars for the next unforgettable afternoon of music, community, and delicious McDonald's food! Join us on Sept 1st at Noon for a concert experience like no other. 📍 Location 📍 McDonald's on Joyce in Fayetteville, AR This event is FREE and open to everyone. So bring your friends, family, and coworkers, and let's make this summer lunch break one to remember! Don't forget to hit that 'Subscribe' button, 'Like' this video, and share it with your friends. Stay tuned for more updates and behind-the-scenes sneak peeks leading up to the event.

May's Lunch Hour Video

Enjoy the latest Episode of the Lunch Hour featuring the amazing Hip-Hop Artist Curtis III.

April's Lunch Hour Video

Experience an unforgettable episode of KUAF's The Lunch Hour featuring Auralai, an exceptional singer and cellist. Prepare to be captivated as Auralai's cello melodies and soulful vocals intertwine in a mesmerizing performance. From classical elegance to contemporary charm, Auralai's unique musical fusion will leave you in awe. Feel the raw emotion and artistic expression as Auralai takes the stage, showcasing her extraordinary talent. Don't miss the incredible showcase of Auralai's musical prowess on "The Lunch Hour".

March's Lunch Hour Video

Welcome to Sarah Lily's Lunch Hour Performance with KUAF local NPR station in Fayetteville, AR! In this video, you can enjoy a live performance by Love More records artist Sarah Lily as she shares her unique musical style. Accompanied by her guitar and captivating vocals, Sarah Lily delivers a soulful showcase of her talents with songs exploring themes of love, loss, and self-discovery. Whether you're a fan of her music or discovering her for the first time, this must-watch performance is sure to transport you to another world

February's Lunch Hour Video:

In this lunch hour performance, KUAF invited Mike Day!

Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, Day uses his upbringing as motivation to create film portraying Black life in America. Day discovered his passion for film while focusing on Broadcast Journalism and African American studies at the University of Arkansas.

Enjoy his live performance with us and support the next generation of Black Filmmakers!

Janurary's Lunch Hour Video:

Watch Amos Cochran and the Fort Smith Symphony's String Quartet performance for the January edition of the Lunch Hour- live from the Fayetteville Public Library

Watch Stephen Ivey's performance for the December edition of the Lunch Hour- live from KUAF

Watch Jackson Hoyts performance for the November edition of the Lunch Hour- live from KUAF

Watch Avian Alia's performance for the September edition of the Lunch Hour- live from KUAF

Watch Eddie Canyon's performance for the August edition of The Lunch Hour - live from KUAF!

The July performance of The Lunch Hour is now up on KUAF's YouTube page! Watch Pura Coco's performance of below and you can watch the conversation with Jasper, Ethan and Mo' Tacos and Churros at our YouTube page.

The June performance of The Lunch Hour is now up on KUAF's YouTube page! Watch their performance of Beaches below and you can watch the entire performance, plus their conversation with Jasper and Ethan at our YouTube page.

For May's Lunch Hour, Adam Faucett performed in the KUAF lobby with food from The Farmers' Table Cafe. You can watch Adam's full performance and the conversation with Adam, The Farmers' Table Cafe, Jasper and Ethan here.

April's Lunch Hour brought Old Man Saxon to the KUAF lobby with lunch from Odd Soul Pizza. You can watch the conversation with Old Man Saxon, Jeffro Brown from Odd Soul, Jasper and Ethan here.

The Lunch Hour in March featured Fayetteville band, Modeling, and lunch from Arsaga's at the Mill. Watch the conversation between the band, Cindy Arsaga and Spencer Anderson from Arsaga's at the Mill, Jasper and Ethan here.

February's Lunch Hour brought Amor to the KUAF lobby with lunch from Secondhand Smoke. You can watch the conversation with Amor, Nate Walls of Secondhand Smoke, and hosts Cyrenthia and Jasper.

The Lunch Hour for January featured Mia Gjeldum performing in the KUAF lobby with lunch from Mockingbird Kitchen.

We kicked off The Lunch Hour with a performance from our good friend and local rapper BAANG, with food from WoodStone Pizza. Watch BAANG's performance and the converation between BAANG, Jerrmy Gawthrop of WoodStone Pizza, Kyle Kellams and Jasper Logan below.

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  • Check out all The Lunch Hour past Conversations
  • February's Lunch Hour was a celebration of music, food, and community at the Black-Owned Business Expo in the Fayetteville Town Center. The live conversation of this Lunch Hour, features a number of Black business owners who offer their thoughts and insights on how to express their power and drive for the black businesses in Arkansas.
  • Singer-songwriter Mia Gjeldum sits down with Leigh Helm and Chrissy Sanderson of Mockingbird Kitchen, Cyrenthia McLennan, and Leigh Wood to talk building community through music and food for our Lunch Hour podcast.
  • BAANG performs in the KUAF lobby for our first ever Lunch Hour!The lunch hour live Conversation in the Black Expohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUYoE6oaG_wIn the live conversation of this lunch hour, we went around and interviewed black business owners who offer their thoughts and insights about their business in the Black Expo to express their power and drive for the black businesses in Arkansas.