City Corner column: 'Lover, Lover' singer highlights Bootfest lineup

By Jennifer Sourdellia
June 30, 2013 at 1:30 a.m.

Can you tell me all about this year's lineup of music entertainers for Bootftest?

Absolutely. The Victoria Convention and Visitors Bureau is proud to announce the entertainment lineup for the third annual Bootfest, scheduled for Oct. 4 and 5 in downtown Victoria.

This year's headliner for Oct. 5 is country music artist Jerrod Niemann. He has appeared several times on U.S. and Canadian country music charts. His most notable song is his 2010 debut single, "Lover, Lover," which ranked No. 1 on the U.S. country music charts and is certified platinum.

Bri Bagwell and Micky and the Motorcars are the opening acts for Niemann.

Opening acts for Bootfest on Oct. 4 are The Turnpike Troubadors and Six Market Blvd.

Several area and regional bands will perform on the Shiner Bock Stage 2 on both days, including Bill Pekar and the Rainey Brothers, Joshua Cole (formerly the Six String Boys), the Krystals, Jeremy Halliburton, Nate Rodriguez and the Washers.

In addition to all of the free concerts, there will also be arts and crafts vendors, a Kid's Corral, a fireworks show and a variety of food and drinks.

Keep watching this column for more details about Bootfest or visit

Is the city's annual Fourth of July fireworks show being held again this year at the Victoria Mall?

The location of the annual Fourth of July fireworks show has moved back to its original location at the Victoria Community Center grounds, 2905 E. North St. The celebration will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the Scott Taylor Band hitting the stage, followed by Two Tons of Steel at 8 p.m. Be sure to arrive early to find a great spot for watching the fireworks show that begins at 9:30 p.m. After the fireworks, the celebration continues with music by Rhythm of the Road. There will be a variety of food and drink vendors available. For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 361-485-3200.

How can I become a volunteer for the new Welcome Center located at the Inez rest area on U.S. Highway 59?

The Victoria Convention and Visitors Bureau recently opened a Welcome Center at the Texas Department of Transportation Inez Rest Area on U.S. Highway 59. The center provides tourism information services, free popcorn and coffee and guidance for visitors. The Welcome Center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

Volunteers are needed to staff the Welcome Center. Volunteers must:

Complete a volunteer application form and submit it to the Victoria CVB, 700 Main Center, Suite 101

Have a positive attitude

Have knowledge of the culture and history of the area

Be over 18 years of age

Have minimal computer skills, great communication skills and an outgoing personality

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please visit for a volunteer application. For more information, call the Victoria CVB at 361-485-3118 or email

Do you have a question about the city of Victoria? Please submit your questions and comments about any city department to Jennifer Sourdellia in the Communications/Public Information Office by emailing or mail to P.O. Box 1758, Victoria, TX 77902.



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