October 22, 2012 at 10:37 AM EDT
Country Western Festival Scheduled for the Second Weekend of Galveston’s Mardi Gras
Grab your boots and dust off your cowboy hat!  A once in a lifetime country music festival is coming to Galveston!  Be sure to include “Boots on the Beach” on your Mardi Gras must do list.  Texas country music fans of all ages are invited to join the festivities on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 during the second weekend of Galveston’s Mardi Gras celebration.  The festival will feature a beer garden and food vendors as well as live music and room for dancing.  Infamous Texas songwriter Jerry Jeff Walker will be gracing the stage, along with country heavy hitters Joe Ely, Jesse Dayton, Paula Nelson and Galveston locals Sam Navarro and the Lone Star Devils.
 
Boots on the Beach is a family friendly festival presented by Mitchell Historic Properties and the George Mitchell Family in conjunction with The Tremont House Mardi Gras Ball and Parade Viewing Party.  Country fans wanting to two-step the night away are invited to join the fun by purchasing tickets in advance online.  For regular Mardi Gras Ball goers, complimentary tickets to Boots on the Beach are included with the purchase of an overnight package at The Tremont House.  An overnight package which includes tickets to the country music festival is also available at The Hotel Galvez & Spa, which is located just across the street from the festival venue.
 
Country lovers can join the festivities at Beach Central, 21st and Seawall, on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 from 4 p.m. to Midnight.  Purchase tickets in advance for $30 or for $40 at the gate. For more information about the festival, visit www.BeachCentralGalveston.com.  For information regarding the Tremont House Mardi Gras Ball visit www.Galveston.com/MardiGrasBall. For more information regarding festival package rates at Hotel Galvez & Spa, call the hotel directly at 409-765-7721 or click here.
 
Mitchell Historic Properties oversees Galveston properties owned by George Mitchell and the Mitchell family throughout Galveston, including Beach Central Park. The Mitchell’s ongoing preservation of Galveston’s historic downtown helped spark the resurrection of The Strand National Historic Landmark District and Pier 21 as a tourist destination. Visit www.MitchellHistoricProperties.com or call (409) 763-5806 for leasing information.
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