Weekend Lineup
Oh my gourd! Oktoberfests abound!

Also this weekend - Friday: Das Ist Lustig at Oktoberfest in Bryan...Jeff Woolsey & Dancehall Kings at Lodge 88 in Houston...Little Joe y Familia in Rosenberg...Jody Nix at Martinez Social Club. Saturday: Justin Trevino in Cameron...Rennie Guenther & Happy Travelers in Geronimo...Das Ist Lustig & Polish Pete at St. Arnold's Brewery in Houston...Al Sulak & Country Sounds at Fort Bend County Fair...The Twilights in Sealy. Sunday: Shiner Hobos in Gonzales...Liz Talley & Dusty Spur at VFW in Houston...Czech Melody Masters in Round Rock.

Church Picnic Alert: Trinity Lutheran in Corpus Christi has Majeks on Saturday night. Sunday: Ascension Church in Bastrop with Sean Orr...Sacred Heart in Crosby with Texas Sound Check...Holy Rosary in Frenstat with Mark Halata & Texavia...St. Matthew in Houston has several groups...Holy Rosary in Hostyn has Incredible Music Makers and Dujka Brothers.

Harvest all the OFests you can and Polka On, y'all!


Coming in October: The Czech Center in La Grange plans to honor the Vrazels' Polka Band at its Heritage Fest Muziky event. Gary E. McKee and Theresa Cernoch Parker collaborate on a feature story about the polka legacy created by the Vrazels. Gary's column features a tragic story about a Fredericksburg dance hall from the past. Since it's Oktoberfest season, Theresa visits with an OFest expert - Mike Barker of Alpenfest. On the sidelines now because of Parkinson's disease, Mike still shared some good advice about embracing this special time of the year. Justin Everett reviews a Cajun CD by Chris Rybak, and profiles DJ Craig Ebel. Of course, we have your listing of dances, festivals, live music events, and church picnics.

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Hallettsville Kolache Festival
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Check out this story by the Victoria Advocate

Lockhart Western Swing
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Moravians in Conroe
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Slavic Festival
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Shiner Red Ravens
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La Grange Western Swing
Click on photo to see images by Gary E. McKee

Watch the videos by Mason Nesvadba of Joe Zetka & Friends at St. Philip picnic in El Campo

Watch the videos  by George Weber of Texas Sound Check and Dujka Brothers at Hallettsville Kolache Festival...the Praha Brothers with special guests Alfred Vrazel and Fritz Hodde at the Marak Picnic

Watch the videos by Walt Harfmann of the polka jam at Corn Hill Church Picnic...Franz & Schorsch in Walburg...Ennis Czech Boys in Elgin...Huber Eduard-Bozen in Italy
"Hey you, pull over," shouted the traffic cop, who fined a woman $75 for not wearing a seatbelt.

She went home fearing her husband would see the checkbook and ask what happened. Then inspiration struck, and she wrote in the register, "One pullover: $75."

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