Weekend Lineup
Squeezebox begins Texas tour;
polka in Needville

Texas will roll out the red carpet for Hollywood stars Mollie, Ted, Joe, and Dana, aka Squeezebox. Tour begins this weekend in Hallettsville on Saturday (hope you have your tickets; it's sold out!), then Sunday at Lodge 88 in Houston. Bring your Feburary issue of the Texas Polka News to get the band's autographs during the meet-and-greet. The issue features the band's movie debut in The Mule, starring Clint Eastwood. 
Meet some of the polka-dancing stars from The Mule: Louis & Elaine, Ross & Valina, Louis & Pat, Patsy, & Steve. (Get their autographs, too!) Just added: FREE DANCE LESSONS at 12:15 pm.

The Needville KCs are gearing up for the 25th Annual Polka Fest on Sunday at the KC Hall. From 1-6 pm the music will never stop as the Red Ravens and Czechaholics take turns playing your fave polkas, waltzes, and country turnes. Enjoy a massive sausage dinner. 

Also this weekend: Fests - Best Little Cowboy Gathering in Texas in La Grange...40th Oysterfest in Fulton benefits the volunteer fire department...National Accordion Association Convention in Richardson.

Friday - Roger Kirby & Texas Heartbeat in Elm Mott...NiteBeat Band at Lodge 88 in Houston...Off the Grid in Pearland. Saturday - Das Ist Lustig at Rudi Lechners in Houston...Czech Melody Masters in New Braunfels...Charles & Fab 4 in Rosenberg...Bayou Sounds in San Antonio...Kenny James in Webster. Sunday - Fritz Hodde & Fab 6 in Elgin...Southern Breeze at VFW #10352 in Houston...Charles & Fab 4 in Sweet Home.

Looking ahead to next week: Tuesday - Al Dressen & Super Swing Review at Bob Wills Night in Austin...Jam session at Geronimo VFW...Squeezebox at Tip O' Texas RV Resort in Pharr...Crossroads Country Opry in Victoria...Roger Kirby & Texas Heartbeat in Waco. Wednesday - Das Ist Lustig at Rudi Lechners in Houston...Drug Store Cowboys at Martinez Hall in San Antonio. Thursday - Squeezebox at Krause's Cafe in New Braunfels.

The sun will shine again! 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 
Hungerford KJT Fundraiser
Click on photo to see images by John Roberts  
TPMM Fundraiser Seaton
Click on photo to see images by Walt Harfmann and Justin Everett

Watch the video by Walt Harfmann of The Moravians at the event
Alex Meixner at New Taiton
Click on photo to see images by Karen Kay Kurtz
Alex Meixner at Sefcik Hall
Click on photo to see images by Walt Harfmann 

Watch the video by Walt Harfmann of Alex Meixner Band at the event

Polka Trending

Paczki Run to kick off week-long celebration

Experience the 8th annual Wheeling Polka Festival

Fritz's Polka Band Changing How the Music is Played and Heard

Musician honors veterans each year at Florida Strawberry Festival

On Wednesday, March 13, Milwaukee Public Television, WMVS, Channel 10, will be re-running the popular  Polka!  documentary that debuted two years ago. To help with the fundraiser, Steve Meisner will be live in the studio prior to the start of  Polka!  and during the breaks of the documentary. Steve will be part of the team starting around 6:30 with  Polka!  starting at 7. If you are in the Milwaukee area or are able to access WMVS, channel 10, you'll be able to catch Steve live as he performs "unplugged" for the television audience.



Czechaholics in San Antonio
Click on photo to see images by Gary E. McKee and Mark Hermes

Watch the videos  by Walt Harfmann of 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
You'll be a hit at your St. Patrick's Day party with these one-liners!

Why can't you borrow money from leprechauns? 
Because they're always a little short. 

What's Irish and stays out all night? 
Paddy O'furniture! 

What's a leprechaun's favorite kind of music? 
Sham-rock and roll. 

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