“Urban Cowboy” Lone Star Stomp Set for April 14th

Daniela Abrego, Tim Kaminski, Keely Knipling, Rebecca Hafner and Claire Rogers prepare for the “Urban Cowboy” Lone Star Stomp on April 14th.

Get ready for “hard hat days and honky tonk nights” at the 29th annual Lone Star Stomp! Set for Saturday, April 14th at the George Ranch Historical Park, the Fort Bend History Association’s annual gala will feature an “Urban Cowboy” theme, paying homage to the classic 1980s western romance film.

“For the past few years, the Lone Star Stomp has stepped back in time to various eras, including Prohibition, the groovy ’60s and the wild west. So when Tim Kaminski, Board of Trustees president, came up with the idea to revisit the early ’80s with an ‘Urban Cowboy’ theme, the committee immediately agreed it would be a perfect fit. The early 1980s were such an iconic time in the Houston area, and we think everyone will enjoy the fun, honky-tonk atmosphere we plan to provide,” said Keely Knipling, chairman for the Stomp.

The George Ranch Historical Park’s Arena will be transformed into an atmosphere reminiscent of the iconic Gilley’s nightclub, which was originally located in Pasadena before it burned down in 1990. Guests will be able to test their mechanical bull-riding skills and enjoy “Bud” and “Sissy” signature cocktails.  The evening will also include dinner catered by Rudy’s Bar-B-Que and live music by the Triumphs.

Proceeds from the Lone Star Stomp benefit the educational and preservation efforts of the Fort Bend History Association and Fort Bend Museum.  Sponsorships and tickets are available and can be purchased by contacting Zarinah K. Poole at 281-342-1256 or zpoole@fbhistory.org. Tickets are $80 each or $150 per couple. Visit www.fbhistory.org/lone-star-stomp.html for more information.