The historic downtown Depot in Tomball will be filled with the sound of old-style country music and the metallic ping of flying washers as the City presents the annual Tomball Honky Tonk Music Festival and Two-Step Washers Tournament. Texas honky tonkers Jeff Woolsey and the Dancehall Kings are scheduled to headline the annual festival with the hard-core, honky tonk shuffle sound that they call their own.
Festival guests will two-step to the sound of hard-wood dancefloor favorites, Doug Boggs and the Cowboy Jazz Band, along with a special performance by Miss Leslie. Rounding out the bill this year will be local favorites Jim Sloan and his Country All-Stars. Joining the Country All-Stars this year are Bobby Whitten and Kevin Carter.
A new addition to this year's event is the Tomball Two-Step Washers Tournament presented by Custom Washer Boards and the Tomball Tribune. With a total prize package of $500, the tournament begins at 1 p.m. with registration at noon. It's single elimination with a three-hole washer board, and a $10 entry fee. Entrants may register online or in person on the day of the contest. Guaranteed entry for the first 64 entrants if registered in advance online (a small online fee applies). All remaining available spots will be $10 cash at the event up to a half hour before start-up.
There will be food and merchandise vendors, kids zone and more.