Weekend Lineup
Praha! Then Polka On all weekend!

If it's August 15th, then it's the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and it's the Prazka PoutThat's tomorrow! The day will begin with Holy Mass at 10 am, then enjoy the Praha stew and fried chicken dinner beginning at 11 am. The music never stops with the Dujka Brothers and Praha Brothers taking turns on the stage during the day, and All Around Czechs playing from 7-11 pm. The auction is at 1 pm, Bingo just about all day, country store, kids' games, cake walk, souvenirs, and the chance to visit with your old friends and meet some new ones! 

Polka on Saturday
Mike Stroup & the Moravian Woodpeckers will be at Pavlas Tavern in Moulton...New Braunfels will be a hot spot for polka as the Czechaholics play for the Goodtime Polka & Waltz Club public dance at Eagles Hall and The Oompahs take the stage at Krause's Cafe.

Polka on Sunday
Mark Halata & Texavia will be at SPJST Lodge 18 in Elgin...Red Ravens at Schroeder Hall in Goliad...Dujka Brothers in Schulenburg...Church Picnic Alert: St. Monica's in Cameron will feature music by Czech & Then Some.

Also this Weekend
Friday Troy Hess, Lynn Landry, Ameri Shaye at Alvin Opry...Vic Rodriguez Karaoke & Dancing at Cistern Country Store...Das Ist Lustig at Rudi Lechner's in Houston (Sat., too!)...Fab 5 Beatles Tribute at SPJST Lodge 88 in Houston...Glen Collins & The Alibis in Seguin...Mama Tried at Sweet Home.
Saturday: EZ Country at Cistern Country Store...The Brothers Tweed Band at Mullins Prairie Store...Kenny James in Webster.
Sunday: Winchester at Houston VFW...Nathan Colt Young in Sweet Home.

Looking ahead to next week: Monday - Charles Thibodeaux & Austin Cajun Aces in Austin... Fayette County Opry f eaturing a Special Tribute to Tammy Wynette by Allison Crowson, Duane Wavra.  Tuesday - Houston Accordion Association meeting & jam at Pizza Inn on Mangum & 18th...Comal County Country Music Show in New Braunfels...Alan Walling in Plano (Wed. & Thurs., too!)  Wednesday - Glen Collins & The Alibis in Austin...Mike Stroup Trio in Flatonia...Off the Grid at Krause's Cafe in New Braunfels...Bimbo at Martinez Hall in San Antonio...Sean Orr in Schulenburg.  Thursday - DJ Marty Mar at Cistern Country Store...Charles & Fab 4 in El Campo...then get ready for Boogie Back to Bastrop which starts Friday night!



Pray! Picnic! Polka On!


August issue: The Moravians. Known as the Aggie Polka Band, this young band from Ennis celebrates a decade of continuing the polka tradition. Gary McKee pays tribute to Texas historian Lonn Taylor and looks at the polka scene 66 years ago, the year Gary was born. Justin Everett reviews the latest CD by Texas Legacy Czech Band and profiles DJ Bob Guyette from Massachusetts. This issue is jam-packed with photos from the PoLK of A 30th Anniversary celebration, and Stars, Stripes & Polka On dance. Of course, we have your August calendar of dances, festivals, and live music events, and the listing of church picnics. 

The August issue also features our 5th Annual Oktoberfest Guide. It's bigger and better than ever. 40 pages filled with the inside info you need to plan your fall festival trips. The issue also features a story on a new Oktoberfest song by The Klaberheads of Ohio. Watch the video.


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Photo Gallery 
Weimar Picnic
Click on photo to see images by Joe Cool Pavlicek and Gary E. McKee
Texas Heritage Music & Dance Club
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Dujka Bros @ Mullins Prairie
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Benefit in Sweet Home
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Roger Kirby in Elm Mott
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Gary P. Nunn @ Lindenau Hall
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Watch the videos  by Walt Harfmann of Ennis Czech Boys at Sefcik Hall...Frittz Hodde/Fab 6 at SPJST Lodge 18 in Elgin...the bands at Slovenefest in Pennsylvania...Dujka Brothers and Red Ravens at St. John...Dujka Brothers with vocal by Roger Kirby at Granger dance...Mason Nesvadba and Mark Halata & Texavia at Bremond Polish Days...Czechaholics & Moravians at Ammannsville Picnic.

Watch the videos  by George Weber of Texas Sound Check, Charles & Fab 4, Mark Halata & Texavia at PoLK of A party in New Taiton...Ennis Czech Boys, Dujka Brothers, Mason Nesvadba at at East Bernard Kolache Fest...Shiner Hobos and Mark Halata/Texavia at Shiner Picnic...Texas Sound Check and Czechaholics at Hostyn Picnic...the Spring Awakening Dance in West featuring Dujka Brothers and Czech & Then Some.
WEEKLY LAUGH
Early one morning, a mother went in to wake up her son.
"Wake up, son. It's time to go to school."

"But why, Mom? I don't want to go."

"Give me two reasons why you don't want to go."
 
"Well, the kids hate me for one, and the teachers hate me, too!"

"Oh, that's no reason not to go to school. Come on now and get ready."
 
"Give me two reasons why I should go to school," the son said.

"Well, for one, you're 52 years old. And for another, you're the principal!"


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