Weekend Lineup
Polka for a good cause in Hungerford, Seaton, San Antonio & New Taiton

It doesn't matter which dance you plan to go to on Sunday, you can't go wrong! If you go to Hungerford, you'll hear the Red Ravens, feast on a BBQ chicken dinner, and raise funds for the KJT Hall improvement fund. If you go to Seaton, you'll hear The Moravians, feast on hamburgers, and raise funds for the Texas Polka Music Museum in Schulenburg. Musicians bring your instruments and join in the jam! If you go to San Antonio, you'll hear the Czechaholics, feast on sausage in a bun and kolaches, and support the Bexar County Czech Heritage Society. If you go to New Taiton, you'll hear the Alex Meixner Band, feast on hamburgers, and support the music program at El Campo High School. 

Also this weekend: Friday - Sean Orr in Austin...Rabbs Creek in Eagle Lake...Monte Good in Seguin. Saturday - Rocky King in Blanco...Nathan Colt Young in Da Costa...Off the Grid in Fredericksburg...Justin Trevino in Geronimo...Jeff Woolsey in Goliad...New Baden Jamboree...Lost Cause in Sealy...Alex Meixner in Seaton...Kenny James in Webster. Sunday - Glen Collins & The Alibis in Geronimo...Liz Talley & Dusty Spur in Houston...Enzian Buam at Washington State Park Texas Independence Day celebration.

Looking ahead to next week: Monday - Brave Combo with the Denton High School Jazz Band in Denton. Fat Tuesday - Charles Thibodeaux & Austin Cajun Aces have THREE appearances in Austin that day!...Alex Meixner at annual Fat Tuesday party in New Braunfels...The Gathering Music Show in Geronimo featuring Monte Good, Bob Appel & Daryl Seabrook...Houston Accordion Association at Son Nam Vietnamese Restaurant. Wednesday - Mike Stroup & Friends in Flatonia...Das Ist Lustig at Rudi Lechners in Houston...Alex Meixner in Los Fresnos...Pettit Brothers in Schulenburg. Thursday - Farm Street Opry in Bastrop featuring Nathan Colt Young and Redd Volkaert...Floresville Opry featuring Richard Orr and Bobby Marquez...Bobby Flores at the Fulton Oysterfest...Best Little Cowboy Gathering in La Grange and the National Accordion Association Convention in Richardson get underway.

Whatever you give up for Lent, make sure you keep dancing! Polka On!
 
 


Coming in March: The Majek's Orchestra was established in 1897 and family members continue the tradition to this day. Find out more about this great musical family and the Czech migration to Corpus Christi. Gary McKee takes us on a dance hall tour in his column. Theresa Parker reports on the successful dance at Sefcik Hall benefitting the International Polka Association. Justin Everett reviews the new CD by Alex Meixner, profiles DJ Rick Canik from Columbus, and tells us about a chance meeting of Elvis, Johnny, Jerry Lee, and Carl that turned into a session known as the Million Dollar Quartet. Of course, we have your listing of dances, festivals, and live music events.
 

The March issue of Texas Polka News includes the 4th Annual Spring & Summer Fest Guide. Find out the music lineups and activities at popular festivals like the South Texas Polka & Sausage Festival in Hallettsville, celebrating its 40th year. Also marking milestone anniversaries are the Burton Cotton Gin Festival and the Texas Folklife Accordion Kings and Queens in Houston, both turning 30 this year. Check out who's playing at the National Polka Festival in Ennis, Schulenburg Sausagefest, Kolache-Klobase Festival in East Bernard, Germanfests in Tomball and Muenster, Polish Days in Bremond, and Slavnost at the Czech Center in La Grange. There are even a couple of out-of-state festivals worth the road trip - Beckster Fest in Iowa and Pulaski Polka Days in Wisconsin. And Live Oak Brewing Company in Austin gives you the first glimpse of the popular church picnic schedule. 


Photo Gallery 
Corpus Christi Polka Fest
Click on photo to see images by John Roberts and Gary E. McKee 
Charles/Fab 4 in New Taiton
Click on photo to see images by Karen Kay Kurtz

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Praha Bros in Corn Hill
Click on photo to see images by Justin Everett & Betty Nemex

Watch the videos  by Walt Harfmann of Praha Brothers in Corn Hill...Red Ravens with special guests in Cyclone...Dujka Brothers at SPJST Lodge 18 in Elgin...Praha Brothers and special performance by Alice Sulak, Alfred Vrazel, Jerry Haisler at Sefcik Hall

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
WEEKLY LAUGH
A man checked into a hotel for the first time and went up to his room. Soon after, he called the desk and said, "You've given me a room with no exit. How do I get out?"

"Sir, that's absurd," the desk clerk replied. "Have you looked for the door?"

"Well," the man said, "there's one door that leads to the bathroom. There's one that goes into the closet. And there's a door I haven't tried, but it has a 'Do Not Disturb' sign on it."

Submitted by Anna Cernoch     Share your jokes: Theresa@polkabeat.com
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