Photos: Dr. Neil Burnie Tribute Music Concert

November 23, 2014

A tribute concert in memory of the late Dr. Neil Burnie was held at Pier 6 on Saturday evening [Nov 22], with a host of local entertainers taking the stage, with proceeds from the night going to the Neil Burnie Foundation.

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The well-known veterinarian died following a marine accident on November 11th, and was buried at sea last week Sunday. In addition to his work with animals and ocean advocacy, Dr. Burnie was also involved in the music world, and played the saxophone.

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The pre-event notice said, “Our good friend Dr. Neil Burnie was all about giving. He freely shared his passion for the natural world as well as his music with anyone who would listen. So now we want to pay tribute to this adventurer, veterinarian, teacher, friend, companion, and musician.

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Clips from the upcoming Ocean Vet television series — which is based on Dr. Burnie’s marine exploits — were on display on a television, while photos of Dr. Burnie were also shown at the event.

The MC for the night was Uzimon, who was decked out for the occasion in flippers and a snorkel mask, while performers included BONES, Duty Free, Homegrown, Life Sentence, The Big Days, Kennel Boys, Gavin Djata Smith from Chewstick, Tony Brannon, Graffiti Park and more.

The slideshow below contains around 250 photos from the evening’s event:

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  1. Triangle Drifter says:

    Bernews, your photographer really captured what seemed to be the mood of the night. You can see it in so many faces. Joy for a life lived to its fullest & sorrow that it was ended too soon.

    Well done.

  2. Kunta says:

    Looked interesting too bad I missed it.

  3. Derek A. G. Jones says:

    Thanks for sharing the pictures. I saw a few friends scattered amongst the crowd. I wish I were on island to join in with celebrating the life of such an inspirational man.

  4. Hannah says:

    What a great night!!! The musicians all sounded amazing, and as you can see, it was a packed house – full of positive energy. Neil’s spirit lives on! I’m so looking forward to seeing the work that the Neil Burnie Foundation will do.