Weekend Lineup
Erin go polka! St. Pat's Day dance in West!

Irish eyes are smiling and getting ready to polka at the KC Hall in West on Sunday. Music from 1-6 pm with The Moravians and Jodie Mikula Orchestra. Dance a jig. Drink green beer. Dine on Irish stew. 

Also this weekend: Fests - Heart of Texas Music Festival in Brady...Honky Tonk Music Festival in Tomball. Squeezebox continues its Texas tour - Brazoria KC Hall on Friday. Limited tickets. 979-215-0109...Cyclone Flag Hall on Saturday. Limited tickets. 254-985-2258...Round Top Rifle Hall on Sunday. SOLD OUT!

Friday -  Das Ist Lustig at Rudi Lechners in Houston (Sat. too!)...Off the Grid in Liberty Hill...Enzian Buam at Kings in Pearland (Sat. too!)...Jimmy Dale Rockabiliy show at Sengelmann in Schulenburg. Saturday - Jake Penrod & Million Dollar Cowboys in Anhalt...Nathan Colt Young in Da Costa...Ed Kopecky & Fun Time Czech Band in Deanville...Los Elegantes at Lodge 88 in Houston...Glen Collins & The Alibis in Killeen...Bobby Flores & Yellow Rose Band at London Hall...Kenny James at Alpine Brauhaus in Webster. Sunday - Sean Orr has a busy day with THREE performances in Austin...Off the Grid in Cedar Park...SA Country in Geronimo...Country Jim & The Allstars at Houston VFW...Jerry Haisler & Melody 5 at Sefcik Hall...GEEZER at Gruenau Hall in Yorktown.

Looking ahead to next week: The Heart of Texas Music Festival continues all week. Monday - Fayette County Country Music Opry features Missy Brown and Allison Crowson's Tribute to Loretta Lynn. Tuesday - Houston Accordion Association Jam at Pizza Inn on Mangum...Comal Country Music Show in New Braunfels...Southern Breeze in The Woodlands. Wednesday - Glen Collins & The Alibis in Austin...Mike Stroup & Friends in Flatonia...Chris Rybak at Hallet Oak Gallery in Hallettsville...Das Ist Lustig @ Rudi Lechners...Off the Grid in New Braunfels. Thursday - Bluebonnet Opry  in Brenham features Jake Penrod's Tribute to Hank Williams...Mike Gest & Night Session in Conroe.

Have a shamrockin' time! Polka On!

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. 

April preview: Sean Orr, Fiddlers Frolics

Photo Gallery 
Squeezebox in Hville
Click on photo to see images by Karen Kurtz, Joe Cool Pavlicek, Gary E. McKee
More Squeezebox in Hville
Click on photo to see images by Karen Kurtz, Joe Cool Pavlicek, Gary E. McKee
Squeezebox at Lodge 88
Click on photo to see images by Julie Matus, Earline Berger Okruhlik, Theresa Parker
Fritz Hodde in Elgin
Click on photo to see images by Gary E. McKee

Watch the video by Walt Harfmann of Fritz Hodde at the event

Polka Trending
Feast and Fanfare has polka theme for retiring teacher 

Music fundraiser in Iowa

Back by popular demand: Polka Princess Mollie B returns in Santa's Castle fundraiser

Czech Newspaper Museum to Open in La Grange
The Texas Czech Heritage & Cultural Center in La Grange will hold a Grand Opening Dedication of the Czech Newspaper Museum-České Noviny Muzeum on Sat., March 16 at 2 pm. The new museum is a replica of an early print shop and will tell the story of many early Czech newspapers printed across Texas. Also included in the museum is a printing press, gas engine, and related equipment used to print those newspapers. Read more.

Houston Saengerbund Hosts German Music and Language Scholarship Competition March 30
The Houston Saengerbund is excited to present a new opportunity to foster German language and music by engaging in community outreach. For the very first time, high school seniors from Houston area schools will participate in a German music and language scholarship competition at the Houston Saengerbund on Sat., March 30 at 7 pm. Read more.


Majek Winery 5th Anniversary
Click on photo to see images by Gary E. McKee 

Watch the videos  by Walt Harfmann of Fritz Hodde & Fab 6 in Elgin...The Moravians at TPMM Fundraiser...Alex Meixner Band at Sefcik Hall...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
Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Jack:  On what musical instrument did the showoff musician play his St. Patrick's Day tunes?
Ally:  I have no idea.
Jack:  On his brag-pipes.

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