HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK, Arkansas — Puddles Pity Party, described as “The Clown With a Golden Voice” and “Pagliacci by way of Pee-Wee Herman and David Lynch,” will perform Friday, September 18, as the opening night concert at Spa-Con V in the Hot Springs Convention Center.

The show will begin at 7 p.m. in Horner Hall. Seating will be general admission and tickets are $30. Admission to the concert is not included in the special weekend pass, day pass or VIP pass price. Concert tickets are available at www.spa-con.org.

Spa-Con V, a multi-genre pop culture convention, will run from September 18 through September 20. Advance tickets are available at www.spa-con.org.

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The show by the “Sad Clown with the Golden Voice” is not all sadness and longing. The show is peppered with a brilliant sense of the absurd, mixing lots of humor with the awkward, tender moments.    

Described by The Atlanta Journal Constitution as a veritable “Pagliacci by way of Pee-Wee Herman and David Lynch,” Puddles Pity Party has more than 620,000  YouTube subscribers and more than 200 million views for indelible  interpretations of classics by the likes of ABBA, David Bowie, Cheap Trick and Queen and his unforgettable mash-up of “Pinball Wizard/Folsom Prison Blues.”

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Early-bird tickets are on sale for Spa-Con V at www.spa-con.org. Weekend passes good for the entire convention are $25; day passes are $20, and VIP passes are $100. The ticket prices will increase April 15, and will increase again September 1.

Solleder said, “Our celebration of pop culture and comics brings together a diverse audience that loves everything from Batman to ‘Stranger Things,’ Pac-Man to Mario Smash Bros, Dungeons and Dragons to Pokemon and everything in between.

He said Spa-Con provides “possibly the best people-watching fun in the state. It has hosted celebrities from ‘Star Trek,’ ‘Twin Peaks,’ ‘Battlestar Galactica,’ and ‘Stranger Things,’ not to mention, NASA scientists and 12-foot-tall robots.”

For more information call Bill Solleder at 501-321-2027.

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