February 26, 2018

Marc Broussard live in Birmingham on St. Patrick's Day

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marc broussard 2018 streamCelebrate St. Patrick’s Day with singer-songwriter Marc Broussard live from the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center.

Tickets to the 8 p.m. Saturday, March 17, performance are $40, with $10 student tickets. UAB faculty may purchase a limited number of $25 tickets. Faculty and staff may receive a 20 percent discount on single tickets. Call 205-975-2787 or visit www.AlysStephens.org.

ASC members can come early at 6 p.m. and enjoy free food, drinks, door prizes and live music by Michael Warren before Broussard takes to the Jemison Concert Hall stage. Pre-party tickets for nonmembers are $20 advance or $25 at the door. Become an Alys Stephens Center member and enjoy the benefits; to RSVP, purchase a pre-party ticket or become a member, call 205-975-4012.

Broussard is an artist with a unique gift of channeling the spirits of classic R&B, rock, and soul into contemporary terms. In 2002, Broussard released his debut album, “Momentary Setback,” which he recorded and released independently at age 20. The son of acclaimed Louisiana musician and Boogie Kings guitarist Ted Broussard, the younger Broussard made his debut belting “Johnny B. Goode” onstage at age 5 while sitting in with his father’s band. Throughout his life, Broussard has been tapped as a talent to watch and “was destined to be a music man,” according to his bio.

Pre-show party offers food, drink and live music, free for ASC members. Party is $20 advance, $25 at door for nonmembers.

His song “Home” was successful on radio and catapulted him onto the national touring stage. His music has been placed in many TV shows and movies thanks to the timeless, soulful nature of his vocals.

Broussard is active in philanthropic work, founding the Momentary Setback Fund for victims of hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and released “Bootleg to Benefit the Victims of Hurricane Katrina” in 2005, with all proceeds used to rebuild his home state. In 2016, Broussard released a follow-up to his 2007 “S.O.S.: Save Our Soul” album of covers. “S.O.S. 2: Save Our Soul: Soul on a Mission” is an album of soul covers from the 1950s and ’60s, from which he donated half of profits to the City of Refuge in Atlanta. The live performance video of the acoustic version of “Cry to Me” from the album has garnered over 1 million views on YouTube.

His latest record, “Easy to Love,” was released in 2017, with the lead single “Don’t Be Afraid to Call Me.” “Easy to Love” placed in the Top 25 on the Top Independent Albums chart.

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