Update: Huey Lewis & The News, Sept. 9, Dickson Street, Fayetteville

June 24th, 2011 at 3:52 pm

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“… In 1987, Huey released this, ‘Fore!,’ their most accomplished album. I think their undisputed masterpiece is ‘Hip to be Square,’ a song so catchy most people don’t listen to the lyrics…” Want to hear that masterpiece? You can on Dickson Street in September.

Update (Friday, June 24 at 3:52 p.m.): The show has been confirmed by tournament officials. The start time is 8 p.m. The show is free.

Want some news?

As in Huey Lewis & The News?

It looks like you’ll have your wish.

According to his website, the venerable performer and his backing band, famous for the ’80s hits “Heart of Rock & Roll,” “Hip to Be Square” and “The Power of Love,” is scheduled to perform on Dickson Street in Fayetteville on Sept. 9, a Friday.

That might sound like an odd location, except that the date coincides with the the annual LPGA tournament that takes place in Rogers. Free entertainment has previously been offered on Dickson Street during the event, with last year’s music coming from Smashmouth.

While this show with Huey Lewis has not been officially confirmed as a free show, or one that is officially tied to the LPGA event, it would certainly seem to be the case.

We’ll update you as details emerge.