Weekend Lineup
Accordions in Houston, Church Picnic in Corn Hill!

Texas Folklife is celebrating 30 years of the best in our state's accordion music THIS SATURDAY, JUNE 1! Join them at the Accordion Kings & Queens at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston for an evening of dancing and roots music, featuring Texas accordion music genres including zydeco, Cajun, conjunto, Western Swing, and more. The winners of the Big Squeeze youth contest will also be performing.

Church Picnic Alert!
JARRELL: Holy Trinity Church of Corn Hill Dinner/Dance - Jodie Mikula Orchestra, 1-5P

Also this weekend
Special events: Momma's at Sengelmann Hall in Schulenburg is celebrating its 7th anniversary with a weekend of music - Tanya Edwards on steel drum on Friday, Jake Penrod on Saturday, Lost Cause on Sunday... 91st Tom Tom Festival in Yoakum on Friday and Saturday - Los Kolaches, Nathan Colt Young, more... 163rd June Fest in Cat Spring - Music by The Rewinders.

Friday: Brandi & Keith at Cistern Country Store...Off the Grid in Fredericksburg...Das Ist Lustig at Rudi Lechner's in Houston...Enzian Buam at King's in Pearland (Sat., too!).
Saturday: Briana Adams at Cistern Country Store...Mason Marek at Mullins Prairie Store in La Grange...The Moods, The Velvets, & O'Neal Brothers in Luling...Mike Stroup & The Moravian Woodpeckers at Pavlas Tavern in Moulton...Glen Collins & The Alibis at Watterson Hall...Off the Grid in San Antonio...The Twilights in Sealy...Kenny James in Webster.
Sunday: Hit-n-Run at VFW in Houston...Tom Teboe at Martinez Social Club in San Antonio...Nathan Colt Young in Sweet Home.

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, accordionly!


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 
National Polka Festival 
Polka On Pre-Party
Click on photo to see images by Theresa Cernoch Parker

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National Polka Festival
Bands & Dancin'
Click on photo to see images by Theresa Cernoch Parker, Betty Nemec, Walt Harfmann, Mark Hermes

Watch the videos by Walt Harfmann of  Ennis Czech Boys, Czechaholics, Jodie Mikula, Dujka Brothers, Mollie B & Squeezebox plus Jim Busta, Czech Harvesters, Fritz Hodde, Alex Meixner Band, Czech & Then Some, Czech & Then Some plus Alex!
Hallettsville Church Picnic
Click on photo to see images by Justin Everett & Joe Cool Pavlicek

Watch the videos by George Weber of Shiner Hobo Band and Mark Halata & Texavia at the Shiner picnic
Shiner Church Picnic
Click on photo to see images by Bill Bishop, Julie Matus & Joe Cool Pavlicek
Squeezebox at Schroeder Hall
Click on photo to see images by Karen Williams Kurtz
Squeezebox at Gruene Hall
Click on photo to see images by Gary E. McKee
Wall Dance Club in San Angelo
Click on photo to see images by Gary E. McKee
Slavnost in La Grange
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More photo albums:
Castell Testicle Festival by Joe Cool Pavlicek (Yes, you read that correctly)


Watch the videos  by Walt Harfmann of 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
A boy was attending his first wedding. After the service, his cousin asked him, "How many women can a man marry?"

"Sixteen," the boy responded.

"How do you know that?"

"Easy. All you have to do is add it up, like the preacher said: 4 better, 4 worse, 4 richer, 4 poorer."
Submitted by Anna Cernoch    Share your jokes: Theresa@polkabeat.com
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