Groovement to perform at DG’s Tap House


Courtesy of Byran Burkhart/Groovement

Funk and rock group Groovement will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday at DG’s Tap House. 

Jacob Beals

Groovement will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday at DG’s Tap House. Admission is $5 at the door.

The band has been together since 2009, performing soul and rock music out of Fayetteville, Ark. Saturday’s concert will be the group’s third time performing at DG’s Tap House, said Bryan Burkhart, founder of the band. 

“We love Ames,” Burkhart said. “DG’s is one of our favorite venues that we’ve played.”

One of Groovement’s goals is to convey energy to the crowd through their music. They draw inspiration from artists who come from many types of genres including pop, rock and soul.

“Influences come from everything like Motown and Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder to classic rock like Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix and to modern rock, alt rock and even grunge,” Burkhart said.

Here is a video that was recorded from one of Groovement’s live performances last year for their song “Something to Live For,” which was uploaded on the band’s YouTube channel:

Groovement also writes original music, and Burkhart said the members of the group are always sharing ideas with one another when it comes to songwriting, since the members add their own input to new songs.

“It really is all collaborative,” Burkhart said. “There has not been one Groovement song written that somebody has come up with the whole song written with everybody’s parts and lyrics.”

The band is currently on its winter tour, which started Friday. Burkhart explained that the band recently joined a booking agency. In the past, the group used to not travel far from home on its tours. 

“We wouldn’t venture out probably more than about three hours,” Burkhart said. “We had a pretty good following in that radius and so it was time to expand.”

Here is one of Groovement’s latest songs, “Clouds”, which was posted on their page on Reverbnation

Burkhart also went on to explain the positive aspects about touring and what he enjoys most about being on the road. 

“Getting to play every day is fun,” Burkhart said. “Going to a new city with a new crowd every night is a blast.”

To find out more about Groovement, visit their website.