Legendary Lyle Lovett to Perform in Victoria

by Katy Walterscheidt | Jun 05, 2017

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Four-time Grammy Award winner, singer-songwriter Lyle Lovett and His Large Band will perform in Victoria, Texas on Tuesday, August 22. The concert will benefit Golden Crescent Habitat for Humanity.

“What an incredibly unique opportunity this is to have Lyle Lovett and His Large Band come to Victoria,” said Clay Crockett, chair of the event. “It is a can’t-miss event for any music lover. It will be the concert of the year in this area.”

Lovett will perform at 7:30 p.m. August 22 at the Victoria Fine Arts Center, 1002 Sam Houston. Tickets go on sale to the general public on June 9 and range in price from $50-$120. Tickets can be purchased online at www.goldencrescenthabitat.org or in person at the Victoria Symphony office, 405 E Loma Vista Ave.

A singer, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers. 

Whether touring as a ‘Duo’ or with his ‘Acoustic Group’ or his ‘Large Band,’ Lovett’s live performances show not only the breadth of this Texas legend’s deep talents, but also the diversity of his influences, making him one of the most compelling and captivating musicians in popular music.

Since his self-titled debut in 1986, Lyle Lovett has evolved into one of music’s most vibrant and iconic performers. Among his many accolades, besides the four Grammy Awards, he was given the Americana Music Association’s inaugural Trailblazer Award, and was named Texas State Musician. His works, rich and eclectic, are some of the most beloved of any artist working today.

Proceeds from the event will be used to help build simple, affordable homes for local families in need. Since 2012, the annual Speaking of Sweat Equity event has raised enough funds to help build six homes.

The event name pays homage to the fact that every Habitat partner family invests 300 hours of “sweat equity” in lieu of the cash down payment a typical homeowner pays when purchasing a home. Featured speakers and artists address how they invest their own forms of sweat equity to overcome personal and professional challenges.

“It is a special treat for Victoria and Habitat,” said Cynthia Staley, Executive Director Golden Crescent Habitat. “We are honored to host an event that bonds our mission to the community and provides entertainment as well.”

Previous Speaking of Sweat Equity event speakers include Taya Kyle, author of "American Wife" and wife of "American Sniper" Chris Kyle; Mark Schultz, combat sports legend and inspiration for the film "Foxcatcher;" Marcus Luttrell, the Lone Survivor; Emmitt Smith, former Dallas Cowboy, member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and “Dancing with the Stars” winner; and Bethany Hamilton, the Soul Surfer.

Golden Crescent Habitat for Humanity, an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity, International, is a nonprofit ecumenical ministry that helps build simple, decent, affordable homes for people in need. It serves Victoria, DeWitt, Lavaca, Jackson, and Goliad counties. The Habitat affiliate was founded in 1994 and completed its first house in 1996. Since then, Habitat has built 102 homes which provide a roof over the heads of nearly 400 people. For more information, visit www.goldencrescenthabitat.org