Weekend Lineup
Kolaches in East Bernard, 
Picnics in Hallettsville & Schulenburg

It's time for that annual ritual of celebrating the kolache in East Bernard on Saturday. Great music, food, & fellowship INSIDE Riverside Hall. Enjoy music outside, too, in the pavilion where they've rustled up some of those industrial size fans. Ahhhh! KULP will be broadcasting from the festival, lots of vendors to do some summer shopping. It's just all around one of the best festivals to look forward to each year!

Church picnic alert: Sunday - St. Mary in Hallettsville with Texas Sound Check, J&S Playboys, and Red Ravens...St. Rose in Schulenburg with Mark Halata & Texavia and Czechaholics.

Celebrate the Accordion: More great events coming up that salute the accordion during National Accordion Awareness Month - Squeezebox Blowout at the Brazoria County Museum in Angleton features Mark Halata & Texavia on Friday night and JR Gomes y los Conjunto Bandits and Step Rideau & Zydeco Outlaws on Saturday...Accordion Free For All in Austin on Tuesday, June 12...Not Just Oom-Pah Workshop and Concert on June 16-17.

More great music: FRIDAY: West Texas Western Swing Festival in Snyder...Off the Grid in New Braunfels...Roger Kirby & Texas Heartbeat in Elm Mott. SATURDAY: Lost Cause in Fayetteville...Jeff Woolsey & Dance Hall Kings in Granger...The Twilights in Rosenberg...DJ Kermit Myers (Ragin' Cajun) in San Antonio...Charles & Fab 4 in Seaton. SUNDAY: Glen Collins & The Alibis in Austin...The Moravians in Elgin...Southern Breeze at North Houston VFW...Neon Cowboys in Sweet Home.

Y'all stay cool & Polka On!

Subscription Drive Underway!

Only a few more weeks before the big Texas Polka News birthday bash. Buy your tickets online by June 16 and you'll get a coupon to save $5 off the cost of the TPN 30 t-shirt to be unveiled at the party. Yes, if you have already bought tickets online, you get a coupon! Click here to get your advance tickets for $10. Mark the date on your calendar: Saturday, June 30 at KC Hall in Schulenburg. Six polka bands * Dance lessons by Valina * Door prizes * Subscription drive winners announced * Lifetime TPN subscription raffle * Slovacek's - official food sponsor * Shiner Beer - official band sponsor * Texas Folklife - official stage sponsor * Original Kountry Bakery Schulenburg - official kolache sponsor

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Accordion Kings & Queens
Click on photo to see images by Lauren Haase and Gary E. McKee

Tom Tom Festival Yoakum
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Corn Hill Church Picnic
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All Around Czechs in Cyclone
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Charles/Fab 4 in Sweet Home
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The Velvets in Luling
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Polka jam in Seaton. Click on photo to see images by Justin Everett

Watch the videos by Walt Harfmann of All Around Czechs in Cyclone and Jodie Mikula in Corn Hill. PLUS, National Polka Fest bands - Alex Meixner, Czech Harvesters, Alpenmusikanten, Fritz Hodde/Fab 6, Czechaholics, Ennis Czech Boys, Eva Adams Ceska Kapela, and The Moravians. Also check out Edward Kopecky's Fun Time Czech Band in Taylor
A grocer put up a sign that read, "Eggplants, 25 cents each. Three for a dollar."
All day long, customers came in exclaiming, "Don't be ridiculous! I should get four for a dollar!" Meekly, the grocer would agree and package four eggplants.
The tailor next door saw what was happening and finally asked the grocer, "Aren't you going to fix the mistake on your sign?"
"What mistake?" the grocer asked. "Before I put up that sign no one ever bought more than one eggplant."
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