The Jimmy Simmons & Friends Encore concert will bring an all-star lineup of Lamar University alumni musicians together Saturday, May 3, for a show-stopping concert in the Montagne Center . Lamar University President Jimmy Simmons will lead the ensemble and perform during this evening of spectacular entertainment, which is the highlight of Lamar’s 2008 Red, White & You celebration. The 7:30 p.m. jazz concert will feature 20 top talents from across the country. It’s a who’s who of Lamar’s most stellar performers – many of them taught and mentored by Simmons himself. Table seating on the floor of the center is sold out, but plenty of seats remain on the concourse level, with tickets priced at $10 per person. Lamar University faculty and staff may reserve two seats each at no charge, and LU students will be admitted free with validated identification. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. Dress is casual. To order tickets, call the Lamar Office of Alumni Affairs, phone (409) 880-8921, or visit the office in Building B of the John Gray Center , 855 E. Florida Ave. in Beaumont . Tickets also will be available May 3 at the Montagne Center box office. For additional information, email or visit

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