Weekend Lineup
Czechs in Ft Worth, Germans in Houston, THMDC in Sealy
The National Hall in Ft Worth is hosting Czech Heritage Day Saturday with Jodie Mikula Orchestra. Lots of great comfort food and beverages. Houston Liederkranz is throwing the first of two Oktoberfest parties this month on Saturday night with Mike Gest & Night Session. Don't want to miss this chance to see Mike and the boys in lederhosen. Texas Heritage Music & Dance Club says it's fall y'all. Let's dance on Sunday at American Legion Hall in Sealy. Charles & The Fab 4 promises to play some polkas and waltzes along with all that great country music they play.
Have one last summer fling at the KC Hall on Whitney Dr. in Houston Saturday night. Rescheduled from Aug. 26, Red Ravens are ready to play! The Telstars will be over at Lodge 88 in Houston on Saturday night. And i f you're going to be near Round Top, DUCK! It's the annual - 145th to be exact - Schuetzenfest on Sunday. It's a great tradition where the Rifle Hall member who has the best score shooting at targets is crowned king and buys a keg for everyone! Music by Donnie Wavra & the Hi Liters. 
More Sunday Fun: Polka Sunday at the VFW Hall in Geronimo with the Czechaholics...Glen Collins & The Alibis in Elgin...Bootleg Country at VFW in north Houston...Nathan Colt Young in Sweet Home.

Church Picnic Alert: Ed, Fritz & Friends will provide the music for the Holy Trinity Picnic in Corn Hill. That's Ed Kopecky, Fritz Hodde, and other cool musicians. TubaMeisters will be at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Killeen.

Cancellation Reminders: Dozinky Polish Festival at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church in Houston originally set for Sept. 16-18, has been rescheduled for Oct. 27-29. Read more. 32nd Annual Victoria Czech Fest, scheduled for Sept. 24, has been canceled until next year. Read more. Czech Day at Lodge 88 set for Oct. 1 has been canceled. Read more.

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Caldwell Kolache Festival
Great crowd at the 33rd annual fest! Images by Earline Berger Okruhlik and Julie Matus

Elgin Sunday Polka
Mark Halata & Texavia provided the great music for a Sunday afternoon. Images by Gary E. McKee
Marak Church Picnic
Beautiful day for a picnic. Lots of great music by Praha Brothers and Vrazels. Images by Justin Everett and Gary E. McKee

Flag City Opry Polka Show
The August Polka Show had some of the best polka musicians on stage. Images by Phil Elliott
Shiner Church Picnic
Lots of great dancers at the 96th annual picnic. Images by Joe Cool Pavlicek and Gary E. McKee

Le Cajun Music Awards
The Cajun French Music Association held its annual awards show and festival in August. Images by Norman Alexander  
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MarktPlatz Concert in Fredericksburg. Czechaholics provided the music and the arts group that sponsors the series said it was the best turnout of the season! Images by Mark Hermes

International Music Festival at the Texas Music Museum in Austin featured a performance by the Austin Polka Band. Images by Gary E. McKee

Dem Old Cotton Fields Back Home. Gary couldn't help but stop at a cotton gin on his trek from Marak to Elgin.

Watch the videos by Walt Harfmann of Jodie Mikula Orchestra, Chris Rybak, and Dujka Brothers at Westfest

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Boss: "That's great, but please stop calling them 'stool softeners.'"

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