Weekend Lineup
Boogie, Fling, Picnic

It's time to Boogie Back to Bastrop for the Western Swing Festival. Friday evening features Jeff Woolsey & Dancehall Kings and Rocky King Band. Then Saturday it's de ja vu all over again as the same two bands provide the music you need to shuffle on! In Houston, get ready to dance to the Red Ravens at the Summer Fling, KC Hall on Whitney Drive. Dinner is also served plus they always have a fun bucket raffle for some unique refreshment baskets.

On Sunday, pray, picnic, polka! Incredible Music Makers play at Sts. Cyril & Methodius in Cistern. They're also doing a karaoke contest with cash prizes. This could be your big break!...The Holub Polka Band provides the music at St. Mary's Bazaar in Ellinger.

Also this weekend - Saturday: The Wall Dance Club near San Angelo will host the Czechaholics. Sunday: Glen Collins & The Alibis are in Elgin...Southern Breeze is at VFW in Houston...Roger Kirby & Texas Heartbeat are at Sefcik Hall...GEEZER is at Gruenau Hall in Yorktown.

Y'all stay cool & Polka On!


Coming in September: TPN celebrates 30 years of publishing with a special anniversary issue. Read about the 30th birthday bash and enjoy all the photos. Former editor John Rivard pays tribute to TPN founder Julius Tupa, and a reader survey reveals the Top 30 polkas, waltzes, and bands. Gary E. McKee reports on huge polka fests of the past. Justin Everett reviews a CD by the Holub Polka Band, and profiles DJ David Kolar. Other news: we remember polka musician Ed Kadlacek...find out more about the Lockhart Fest featuring Western Swing and BBQ...there are two polka cruises you can sign up for, one out of Galveston and the other out of Miami...Texas Folklife is searching for musicians in its Apprenticeship Program. Of course, we have your listing of dances, festivals, live music events, and church picnics.

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Cameron Church Picnic
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Fayette County Opry
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Weimar Church Picnic
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Sweet Home Sunday
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