Weekend Lineup
Tomball Tinsel Town

Herzlich willkommen, y'all! It's  a Texas German celebration Dec.  7-9, on the old downtown streets of  Tomball. Come and enjoy the family friendly  ambience - Gemütlichkeit  - of Tomball's unique music/street  festival with four stages of live
continuous music, and an open-air  market along with antique shops in

Featured entertainers this year is  Mädel Jäger from Pittsburgh. Billed  as "Your Favorite Bros-in-Hosen,"  this talented group of musicians play  a variety of traditional tunes from  Germany, Austria, and Slovenia, as  well as American Classics.  Of course, music can be heard  throughout the festival all weekend
long, featuring Chris Rybak on his  own party stage, Auf Geht's, Eurofest  Trio, Das Ist Lustig, TubaMeisters,  Tyrolean Folk Brass, Terry Cavanagh  & The Alpine Express, Home Brewed  Brass, Kevin Anthony, and the  Armstrong Family Bluegrass Band. Check out the schedule!


Also this weekend: Friday - Sean Orr in Austin...Odessa in Eagle Lake...Enzian Buam in Pearland. Saturday - Sean Orr in Brenham...Glen Collins & The Alibis in Killeen...Lost Cause in Rosenberg...Jeff Woolsey & Dancehall Kings in Round Top. Sunday - Red Ravens in Elgin...Bootleg Country in Houston...Moonglow Orchestra in Schulenburg...Lost Cause in Sweet Home... The Travelers in New Braunfels. Did you get your tickets for the Gun & Gift Card Raffle? The winners will be announced at the dance in New Braunfels. Time is running out. Get yours today!

Tis the season: Saturday - Christkindlmarkt in Hallettsville featuring Ameera York... Czech Christmas at Czech Center Museum in Houston... Burton Christmas Village in the tiny town of Burton (pop. 300)... Mikulas (St. Nick) Visit at Sokol Dallas, includes last performance of the Cunning Little Vixen Tour. Sunday -  Taylor Czech Chorus at Caldwell Brethren Church. 

See a screening of the documentary "Dance Hall Days" at Wied Hall on  Sunday. The movie starts at 2 pm with a s pecial Q&A after the film with the stars and director. $10  Benefitting Wied Hall and "Dance Hall Days."  Watch the tailer at dancehallroadtrip.com/dancehalldays

Mark your calendar for Monday, Dec. 17 for Fayette County Opry special Christmas show featuring Dennis Stryk, Allison Crowson, Dujka Brothers, and Arthur Bosque!

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Festival of Texas Fiddling
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Find out who won the Texas Master Fiddler awards.
Texas Fiddling with Bobby Flores
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Ellinger Polka Fest
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Moravia Store Christmas Party
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TCHCC Czech Gala
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Toys for Tots Telstars
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Sweet Home Sunday
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GEEZER at Nordheim
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New Year's Eve
CYCLONE: Jerry Haisler & Melody 5 @ SPJST Flag Hall, 8:15P-12:15A 
DALLAS: Jodie Mikula Orchestra @ Sokol Hall, 8:30P-1A 
ENNIS: The Moravians @ Sokol Hall, 8P-12A
HOUSTON: Driftwood @ SPJST Lodge 88, 8P-12:30A
ROUND TOP: Lost Cause @ Rifle Hall, 8:30P-12A
SWEET HOME: Charles/Fab 4 @ Community Center, 8P-12A
YOAKUM: Original Moods @ Turner Hall, 8P

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Watch the videos  by George Weber of Red Ravens at KULP Polka Expo...Mikula/Texas Heartbeat Veterans Dance in West...Bluebonnet Opry Polka Show

Watch the videos by Walt Harfmann of Czechaholics in Elgin...Jodie Mikula in West...Wurstfest:  Alex Meixner plus Denis Novato, Mark Halata, Jodie Mikula Orchestra, Ennis Czech Boys, Mollie B & Squeezebox...TCHCC Heritage Fest: Enzian Buam and Jerry Haisler & Melody 5, Legends Series Tribute to Vrazels' Polka Band
What's a sheep's favorite Christmas song?
Fleece Navidad

Who is a Christmas tree's favorite singer?
Spruce Springsteen

What is Santa's primary language?
North Polish
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