Weekend Lineup
Schulenburg Sausagefest!

Rainy day. Sunny day. Any day is a good day to celebrate sausage. That's what the good folks in Schulenburg plan to do on Saturday at the 6th Annual Sausagefest. Slight adjustment - Sausagefest has been moved from downtown to Wolters Park due to threat of bad weather! You'll still be able to experience the only festival in Texas featuring sausage-making contests, plus contests to find the best homemade wine, pickles, and sauerkraut. And if you have a real talent for hog calling, then sign up for that competition. There won't be a parade, but everything else will go as planned with Schulenburg High School Band playing at 11:30A, Opening Ceremony at 11:45A, and Grand March at noon. The music lineup is stellar, y'all!  The Moravians, 12-2P; The Czechaholics, 2:20-4:30P; Mark Halata & Texavia, 5-7P; and Bill Pekar & The Rainey Brothers, 7:30-10P. Watch for updates on the fest Facebook page and call 979-743-4514 if you have any other questions!

Also this weekend: Fests - 72nd Strawberry Festival in Poteet featuring Tejano on Saturday and Bobby Flores on Sunday... 42nd Llano Fiddle Fest featuring The Gimbles.
Friday -  Sean Orr in Austin...Allen Walling (Alpenmusikanten) at Henk's Deli in Dallas...This Is It! in Eagle Lake...Das Ist Lustig at Rudi Lechners in Houston (Sat. too!)...Enzian Buam at King's in Pearland (Sat. too!)...Glen Collins & The Alibis in Seguin. Saturday - Brave Combo in Austin...Sean Orr in Bastrop...Jeff Woolsey in Dripping Springs...Rocky King at Schroeder Hall...Charles Thibodeaux & Austin Cajun Aces in Hunter...Bobby Flores in Navasota...New Baden Jamboree featuring The Sunshine Strummers, Nick Watson & Country Connection, and Stanley McBride & Backroom Pickers...The Kreneks in Sealy...Kenny James in Webster. Sunday - Off the Grid in Austin...Red Ravens in Elgin...Wild River Band in Fayetteville...5th Annual Country Gospel Jamboree in Giddings...Liz Talley & Dusty Spur in Houston...Lost Cause in Schulenburg. 

Looking ahead to next week: Monday - Charles Thibodeaux/Austin Cajun Aces in Austin...Sean Orr in Hallettsville. Tuesday - Al Dressen & Super Swing Revue at Bob Wills Night in Austin...Jam session in Geronimo...Brave Combo in Hurst...Crossroads Country Opry in Victoria. Wednesday - Glen Collins & The Alibis in Austin...Das Ist Lustig at Rudi Lechners. Thursday - Brave Combo in Westlake.

Sausage lovers unite (under an umbrella)! Polka On!

Coming in April: Bastrop musician Sean Orr enjoys taking his audience on a cultural trip when playing his fiddle, from polka to Cajun, to Celtic, to Texas swing. He'll be joining Chris Rybak again this year at the Fiddlers Frolics in Hallettsville. Find out how this Texas State Championship fiddle fest got its start and is celebrating its 49th year. Gary McKee shares the history of Moravia Store, celebrating 130 years of good times. Justin Everett reviews the new CD by The Moravians, profiles DJ Roy Haag from New Braunfels, and remembers George Klein, famous Memphis DJ and Elvis' best friend. Of course, we have your listing of church picnics, dances, festivals, and live music events. Visit texaspolkanews.com to see the latest issue.

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Watch the videos  by Walt Harfmann of Jodie Mikula, Dujka Bros, Red Ravens, Ennis Czech Boys & Fritz Hodde at the South Texas Polka & Sausage Festival in Hallettsville...Fritz Hodde & Fab 6 in Elgin...The Moravians at TPMM Fundraiser...Alex Meixner Band at Sefcik Hall...Praha Brothers in Corn Hill...Red Ravens with special guests in Cyclone.

Watch the videos  by George Weber of the El Campo Polka Fest featuring Red Ravens, Fritz Hodde & Fab 6, The Majeks...Enzian Buam in Sealy...Red Ravens & Texas Sound Czech in Rosenberg
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Bartender: "We have Corona on tap."

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Bartender: "Eight dollars."

Me: "Here you are. OK now, what's the wi-fi password?"

Bartender: "youneedtobuyadrinkfirst; no spaces and all lowercase."

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