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By SARA BERGQUIST sbe007@latech



Musical artist Marc Broussard has got soul, his lyrics are catchy and at 6 p.m. tomorrow, the Thomas Assembly Center will echo with his and his father Ted’s acoustic guitar beats.

Union Board will host this event, which is free to all students with a valid Tech ID and $10 for non-Tech students.

Following the concert, there will be a Homecoming pep rally which is sure to rev up all Tech students even more, Lindsay Mencacci, president of the Student Government Association and a senior biology major, said.

“Since the concert is going to bring out a lot of students, the pep rally is sure to have an awesome attendance,” Mencacci said.

Because it is part of Homecoming week, the SGA wanted to work alongside with the Union Board and make this part of their event as well, Mencacci said. 

Broussard’s roots are in Carencro, but his fame is spreading across the country.

Broussard took after his father Ted Broussard, a Louisiana Hall of Fame guitarist and member of the New Orleans rhythm and blues group Boogie Kings.

Marc and Ted will perform together acoustically at the concert.

Patrick Mears, production manger for Union Board and a senior mechanical engineering major, said the two will probably perform songs from Marc’s albums and collaborate on others.

Opening for the father-son duo are Drew Holcombe and Porterdavis.

Porterdavis’ music style is mostly all acoustic stuff,” Mears said. 

Porterdavis has recently added a British national champion harmonica player to the group. This new addition gives them a unique musical style, he said. 

“This group has a blues rock-pop thing going on,” Mears said.

Mears said he is eager to see how this concert turns out. 

“[Union Board] is excited and looking forward to this incredible and rare show at Tech,” Mears said.

“[Marc Broussard] is on his way to the top, and it is exciting to have someone come while they are blooming.”  

Paul King, special events coordinator for Union Board and a junior mechanical engineering major also said he is excited to see Marc and Ted Broussard perform on Tech’s campus.

“This is going to be a quality show,” King said.

“And students can’t beat the price. I think that this is going to be one of the best concerts Tech has ever had.”

Tickets for non-Tech students can be purchased in Tolliver today and in the TAC on Friday.

The concert will end at 10 p.m. and the Homecoming pep rally will follow.

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