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    Chesnutt headlines 15th Annual Gulf Coast Gala

    Chesnutt sitting at a table with arms crossed. A bottle of alcohol and glass is on the table.

    Tickets, tables available

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    Tables are priced at the Benefactor level for $10,000, Grand Patron $5,000, Patron $2,500 and Friend $1,200. Individual tickets are available for $150.

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    Country music singer and Southeast Texas music legend Mark Chesnutt will headline the 15th Annual Gulf Coast Gala at Lamar State College Port Arthur.

    “An Evening with Mark Chesnutt” will feature an all-acoustic performance of the Beaumont native’s greatest hits. The performance takes place Saturday, April 28, at 7 p.m. at the Carl Parker Multipurpose Center on the campus of LSCPA, 1800 Lakeshore Drive, Port Arthur.

    The black-tie or business attire event includes a formal meal preceding the night’s entertainment and, as always, proceeds benefit the College and the Museum of the Gulf Coast.

    Chesnutt is considered one of country music’s true musical treasures with critics hailing him as a classic country singer of the highest order.

     “The Gulf Coast Gala is always a great night of entertainment each spring but to have a legend of country music like Mark Chesnutt is particularly exciting,” LSCPA President Dr. Betty Reynard said. “Mark’s impact on the world of music is huge and we’re fortunate to be able to experience his style and talent in person.”

    Chesnutt has 14 No. 1 hits, 23 top 10 singles, four platinum albums and five gold records to his credit.

    Mark is easily identified for his string of hits including “Brother Jukebox,” “Blame It On Texas,” “Old Flames Have New Names,” “Old Country,” “It Sure Is Monday,”  “Almost Goodbye,” “I Just Wanted You To Know,” “Going Through The Big D,” “It’s A Little Too Late,” “Gonna Get A Life.” One of his biggest, “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing,” held its position at the top of the charts for four consecutive weeks.

    Married since 1992, Mark and Tracie Chesnutt are the parents of three boys, Waylon, Casey and Cameron.