Tommy Thomsen Western Swing Band
Saturday, May 25, 2019
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Soper Reese Theatre
Featuring Western Swing Hall of Famer, Tommy Thomsen, and a six piece band including steel guitar, sax, and fiddle, this lively group brings a uniquely American style of dance to the Soper Reese Theatre at 7:00 pm on Saturday, May 25. Reserved seating tickets are $25, $20 and $15. Be sure to bring your dancing shoes.
Western Swing is an amalgam of blues, Dixieland, ragtime, big-band swing, country, pop, and breakdowns. Groups like Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys attracted huge crowds to dance halls and clubs in Texas, Oklahoma and California during the 1930s and 1940s. Contemporary bands include Asleep at the Wheel and the Hot Club of Cowtown.