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Average White Band

Columbia Theatre to present "Average White Band"

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt


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PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC: Average White Band is coming to Southeastern Louisiana University’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts for one performance only on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at or at 985-543-4371.

     HAMMOND – Regarded as one of the best soul and funk bands in the history of music, Average White Band will perform at Southeastern Louisiana University’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts on Saturday, September 17, at 7:30 p.m.
     Though best known for their timeless instrumental mega-hit “Pick Up the Pieces,” the band’s strength is found in their accomplished song-writing, stretching across several gold- selling albums and multiple Grammy® nominations for the Atlantic Records label.
     “Average White Band has long been one of my favorites,” said Roy Blackwood, Columbia Theater interim director. “With their creativity, technical precision and rich rhythms, they are endlessly entertaining. Audiences have long supported what the music industry says about this group, that ‘you simply must see Average White Band.’”
     Tickets for Average White Band range from $38 - $44 and are available at the Columbia Theatre box office on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. or by phone at (985) 543-4371. Patrons may also get tickets online at

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