Renaissance Asheville Hotel’s Bellman Sidney Barnes…Hidden Discovery

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On June 11th, Renaissance Hotels across the world invites you to discover emerging talent in music, culinary, and arts. Check out the hidden discoveries Renaissance Asheville has in store.

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Guests find themselves responding to this smiling gentleman with the “smooth as honey” voice, not realizing that they are in the presence of a genuine musical legend.

Asheville is known for many things, not the least is its indigenous music scene. From sidewalk buskers to acoustic coffee houses, musicians thrive in this creative and energizing city.

Smiling and greeting guests most evenings at Renaissance Asheville Hotel is Mr. Sidney Barnes. Guests find themselves responding to this smiling gentleman with the “smooth as honey” voice, not realizing that they are in the presence of a genuine musical legend.

Sidney’s big break came in 1962, when after auditioning for Berry Gordy, he was signed to a contract and flown to Detroit with many other early Motown Stars. In the 60s, Sidney was signed to legendary Chess Records and wrote songs for or performed with Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, Minnie Ripperton, and Maurice White of Earth, Wind and Fire. Donnie Hathaway, George Clinton and Chaka Khan are just a few of the many other artists that have also benefited from Sidney’s talents. Sidney has never given up on his passion for music and continues to perform in both Europe and the United States and when not touring, keeps our guests smiling here at the hotel.

Sidney Barnes will be performing at the Renaissance Asheville Hotel’s “What’s the Buzz..?” event on Thursday, June 11th from 4:30pm to 7:00pm on the outdoor patio. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear one of Asheville’s own musical legends in an intimate and fun setting.

About Renaissance Asheville:    
Renaissance Asheville is a full service hotel located at 31 Woodfin Ave in downtown Asheville, NC. For more information, contact the Director of Operations, Drew Walls, at 828-252-2711, or go online to http://www.renaissanceasheville.com/discover-asheville/local-events.

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