Weekend Lineup
Kolaches in East Bernard, homecoming in Houston, CHURCH PICNICS!

Help the Czechs of East Bernard celebrate the 29th year of the Czech Kolache Klobase Festival on Saturday at Riverside Hall in East Bernard. This event brings people together to enjoy good music, good food, and to celebrate ethnic heritage and culture. Beginning at 10:30 am and continuing nonstop until 8 pm, this year's festival again features a first-rate lineup of entertainers, including Ennis Czech Boys, Czech & Then Some, Dujka Brothers, Red Ravens, Texas Sound Check, and The Road Company, a prime country tribute band. The three-band concert at 4:30 pm inside the hall will star Czech & Then Some, Dujka Brothers, and Red Ravens.

Help SPJST Lodge 88 celebrate 55 Years on Beall St. Sunday. It's the annual Homecoming event filled with food, music, and polka smiles! Lodge members get a free dinner (yay! I'll be in line!). Guest admission is $15 which includes dinner and dance with Chris Rybak Band from 2-6 pm.

Church Picnic Alert!
HALLETTSVILLE: St. Mary's Picnic - Texas Sound Check, 10:30A-2P; J&S Playboys, 2-5:30P; Red Ravens, 5:30-9P
SCHULENBURG: St. Rose Picnic @ KC Hall - Mark Halata/Texavia, 12-4P; Czechaholics, 4-8P

Also this weekend
Special events: West Texas Western Swing Festival in Snyder thru Saturday featuring Bobby Flores, Jeff Woolsey, more!

Friday: Off the Grid in Burton...Texx-Roc at Cistern Country Store...Brave Combo in Denton...Odessa in Eagle Lake...Das Ist Lustig at Rudi Lechner's in Houston (Sat. too!)...Enzian Buam at Kings in Pearland (Sat. too!).
Saturday: Rocky King at Cameron VFW...Vic Rodriguez at Cistern Country Store...Off the Grid in Fredericksburg...Mama Tried at Mullins Prairie Store...Nathan Colt Young in Luchenbach...The Twilights in Rosenberg...Bayou Sounds in San Antonio...Kenny James in Webster.
Sunday: Glen Collins & The Alibis in Austin...Lost Cause at  50th Anniversary Frelsburg Volunteer Fire Dept...Liz Talley & Dusty Spur at Houston VFW...Jerry Haisler & Melody 5 in Seaton...Charles & Fab 4 in Sweet Home.

Looking ahead to next week: Tuesday - Roger Kirby & Texas Heartbeat in Waco. Wednesday - San Antonio Combo in New Braunfels. Thursday - Beto & The Fairlanes at San Marcos Summer in the Park.

The Texas Dance Hall Tour hosted by Asleep at the Wheel and Ray Benson, presented by Central Market and benefiting The Texas Dance Hall Preservation, returns June 13th - 16th in the Dallas / Fort Worth area. The Tour aspires to bring attendees the truest form of the Texas Dance Hall experience with a four-day weekend at four historic and one of a kind dance halls. Featuring the best in Texas music with performances by Hot Club of Cowtown, Jason Roberts, Asleep at the Wheel, Big Cedar Fever and Summer Dean, guests will be two-stepping their way to an unforgettable weekend. Get tickets here.




Polka On as you feast on kolaches, klobase, fried chicken!


Coming in June: Cajun music, like polka, is happy music. Editor Gary McKee tells us the origins and current Cajun music scene in Texas. In his column, Gary pays tribute to zydeco music. Justin Everett reviews George Strait's new CD and profiles DJ Todd Z from Polka Jammer Network. He also reports on the successful benefit for musician Henry Machicek. Curtis Oltmann of Charles and the Fabulous Four has retired and Gary tells us about his successful music career. The International Polka Association president announces hall of fame inductees and music award winners. Of course, we have your June calendar of dances, festivals, and live music events, and the listing of church picnics. Visit texaspolkanews.com to see the latest issue.


Photo Gallery 
Lost Cause @ Sengelmann's
Click on photo to see images by Gary E. McKee


Nathan Colt Young in Sweet Home
Click on photo to see images by Karen Kurtz

Watch the videos by Walt Harfmann of  Jodie Mikula Orchestra at Holy Trinity Corn Hill
Moravian Woodpeckers in Moulton
Click on photo to see images by Gary E. McKee
Luling Reunion
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Watch the videos  by Walt Harfmann of Jodie Mikula Orchestra at Holy Trinity Corn Hill...National Polka Festival bands...Praha Brothers, Czechaholics, & Fritz Hodde & Fab 6 at Henry Machicek Benefit in Granger...Jodie Mikula, Dujka Bros, Red Ravens, Ennis Czech Boys & Fritz Hodde at the South Texas Polka & Sausage Festival in Hallettsville.

Watch the videos  by George Weber of 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...El Campo Polka Fest featuring Red Ravens, Fritz Hodde & Fab 6, The Majeks.
WEEKLY LAUGH
No English dictionary has been able to adequately explain the difference between these two words -   "Complete" and "Finished."

In a recent linguistic competition held in London and attended by, supposedly, the best in the world, Samdar Balgobin, a Guyanese man, was the clear winner with a standing ovation which lasted over 5 minutes.

The final question was: "How do you explain the difference between COMPLETE and FINISHED in a way that is easy to understand? Some people say there is no difference between COMPLETE and FINISHED."

Here is his astute answer:
When you marry the right woman, you are COMPLETE.
When you marry the wrong woman, you are  FINISHED.
And when the right one catches you with the wrong one,  you are  COMPLETELY FINISHED !"

He won a trip around the world and a case of 25 year old Scotch!
Submitted by Shane Lala    Share your jokes: Theresa@polkabeat.com
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