National Polka Festival and Church Picnics
The fun at the 52nd National Polka Festival in Ennis starts tonight with the Polka On! Pre-Party sponsored by polkabeat.com and Texas Polka News. The party starts at 7 pm at the KJT Hall Bar with music by Czech & Then Some and other guest musicians. Gary E. McKee will be there to give away door prizes such as CDs, stickers, fans, t-shirts PLUS everyone attending will get the new TPN 30 koozie - hot off the press or whatever machine they use to make those. The Ennis group will be the first to see the logo and own a koozie for their very own! The festival's King & Queen contest takes place Friday night at Sokol Hall with Jodie Mikula Orchestra and Czech Republic entertainers Eva Adams Ceska Kapela. The Saturday parade is always a blast and downtown comes alive with vendors, street dances, and kolache-eating contests. Three halls will keep you polka hopping on Saturday and Sunday. Sorry I won't be there! I'll be in Los Angeles celebrating my granddaughter, Jane's first birthday!
Church picnic alert: Sunday - Shiner Spring Church Picnic at KC Park gets underway with a pre-party Saturday night. Legal Limit is the band. On Sunday, enjoy Shiner Hobos, Mark Halata, Chris Rybak, Yodel Blitz, and The Emotions....Sacred Heart in Hallettsville features J&S Playboys, Red Ravens, and Texas Sound Check...St. Joseph in Dime Box has DJ Michael Craig playing your faves all day.
More great music: Donnie Broussard & Louisiana Stars will be at VFW #10352 in Houston Saturday night hosted by Cajun French Music Association. Country Jim & The Allstars will be at the same VFW the very next day for a Sunday afternoon dance.
Live from LA, y'all Polka On!