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Grammy-winning act Los Lonely Boys to play Victoria

By JULIAN CAVAZOS
June 11, 2009 at 1:11 a.m.


IF YOU GO

WHERE: Riverside Park special events area

WHEN: Aug. 29

COST: $25 pre-sale beginning June 12. After July 12, $35

TICKETS:Hastings, 5206 N. Navarro St., Victoria, 361-573-3721 FYE, 7800 N. Navarro St., No. 261, Victoria, 361-578-0482 Daniel Torres, DT Productions, 361-648-1812 Revista de Victoria, 2001 E Sabine, Suite 107Victoria, 578-9686

Crossroads blues-rock fans will be in "Heaven" at the news Los Lonely Boys are coming to Victoria. The Texan rock group will play Victoria on Aug. 29.

Known for the 2004 hit "Heaven" and 2005's "Diamonds," the San Angelo-based group is coming to Riverside Park as part of a fundraiser for Girl Scouts of Greater South Texas.

Proceeds go toward scholarships and outreach programs. South Texas is home to nearly 15,000 Girl Scouts.

The Girl Scouts "deserve it. They work so hard selling cookies," said Daniel Torres, owner of DT Productions, who is promoting the concert. "I think they deserve more. Some girls come from single-parent homes."

The band will perform at Riverside Park's special events area. About 3,000 pre-sale tickets are available starting June 12. After July 12, tickets will cost $35. The special events arena will be open, so more than 10,000 people can attend, Torres said.

Besides Los Lonely Boys, other local Tejano, rock and oldies groups will be performing. A barbecue cook-off also will take place the same day.

If this entire event is successful, Torres would like to make this an annual event.

"Victoria has the capacity and capabilities of bringing these things here," Torres said. "If Victoria supports these things, we can do this every year."

Los Lonely Boys have never performed in Victoria before. Four days after heading to Victoria, the Boys will be in Kuwait performing for U.S. troops.

Crossroads residents can enjoy listening to the Grammy Award-winning Boys here instead of going to Houston, Torres said.

"Instead of going to the Reliant Arena or the Toyota Center, I think these people will take advantage of something like this," he said. "I have a feeling this is going to be the biggest concert Victoria's ever seen."

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