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    ‘Bag of Donuts’ headlines concert at LSCPA

    Band members sitting in front of band logo.

    The self-labeled superpop music group will headline the second annual Endless Summer Concert series at Lamar State College Port Arthur on May 18 at the Carl Parker Center, 1800 Lakeshore Drive in Port Arthur. The concert, which starts at 7:30 p.m., benefits athletics scholarships at the college. The concert was originally slated for September but was postponed due to Hurricane Harvey.

    Bag of Donuts is a New Orleans-based quartet celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Along with their flair for kabuki make-up and extravagant costumes, the four New Orleans natives cover songs in a style they have branded as “Superpop”: Any song popular from any era.

    Their flamboyant performances are a combination of ultimate showmanship, call and response audience participation, visual ingenuity, professional musicianship and pure entertainment with a nod to the comedy gods.

    With over 100 live dates each year, BOD have become headliners at festivals from Texas to Florida including an annual slot at the world famous French Quarter Festival which surpassed 700,000 attendees in 2014. Further building on that propulsion, New Orleans Magazine named them one of the most popular local acts alongside Grammy winning heavyweights, Rebirth Brass Band. Their performances draw thousands at events for NFL, NBA and PGA. In addition, there is always a salute to their hometown which is at the heart of BOD’s charm.

    To quote the band: “It‘s like Mardi Gras all year long.”

    The LSCPA Endless Summer Concert Series enters its second year after debuting in 2016 with the 1980s tribute band “The Molly Ringwalds.” Last year’s event brought out a large and appreciative crowd and Scott Street, Director of Athletics at LSCPA, expects an even bigger turnout for BOD in September.

    “Bag of Donuts brings with them the flair of New Orleans and a list of songs from the past five decades,” he said. “They will put on a concert people will be talking about for a long time.”

    General admission tickets are $20 with sponsorship and table options available at various levels. To purchase tickets or for sponsorship, contact the Seahawks Athletics office at 409-984-6291.