Blues legend to perform at VC’s Welder Center

Jimmie Vaughan

Grammy Award-winning guitarist Jimmie Vaughan will return to Victoria this summer for a performance at Victoria College’s Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, July 11.

Vaughan, known for his contributions to blues and roots music, will be joined by his band, The Tilt-A-Whirl Band. A four-time Grammy winner, Vaughan has helped breathe new life into the music that has been his lifeline for decades, becoming a hero to those who cherish America’s real gift to musical history.

“When I talk about country and blues, they’re the same thing,” said Vaughan. “Muddy Waters and Hank Williams, Webb Pierce and Jimmy Reed. When I was a kid, I didn't understand the difference. Everybody was always asking me, ‘Why do you want to play blues? Why don’t you play country?’ But I would listen to the country guys and they would be doing a Jimmy Reed song. They’re playing the same lick. And Ray Charles, Little Milton, Guitar Junior, Lonnie Brooks, B.B. King – they all did country songs. Is Bob Wills country blues or jazz? And the answer is, it’s American music. I’m tired of trying to pigeonhole everything. I want to bring it together; it comes from the same place.”

Vaughan performed at the Welder Center for the first time last year.

“We are thrilled to welcome Jimmie Vaughan back to the Welder Center stage,” said Sue Prudhomme, VC’s Executive Director of Cultural Affairs. “When he performed here last year, he loved the amazing energy of the Victoria audience. Performers and audience members appreciate our intimate atmosphere. There’s no bad seat in the Welder Center!”

Tickets go on sale Friday, March 8, starting at $50 for standard seats and $65 for premium seating. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

The Welder Center Box Office is the only authorized ticket seller, with tickets available online at or in person at the box office. A limited number of student seats are available for $20 each at the box office. All sales are final, and no refunds or exchanges are offered.

Box office hours are Tuesday-Friday from 12:30-5:30 p.m.

For more information, contact the Welder Center at (361) 570-TKTS.