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Join us for dances on March 18 (Texas Legacy Czech Band) and June 16 (Mark Halata & Texavia) at American Legion Hall, Sealy.

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Thursday, February 15

BRENHAM: Bluebonnet Opry (3rd Thurs) @ Silver Wings Ballroom, 7:30P, Featuring Paul Schlesinger, Priscilla Speed, Bob Appel…979-836-4347

CANTON: 10th Annual Classic Country, Western Swing, & Honky Tonk Music Festival @ Canton Civic Center with Tommy Hooker Band, 12-2P & 6-8P; Caddo Creek Band, 2-4P & 8-10P…903-245-6300 or 903-567-0575

EL CAMPO: Texas Mavericks @ American Legion, 7:30-10P…979-543-3108

MISSION: Barefoot Becky/Ivanhoe Dutchmen @ Riverside Club, 1-5P…956-581-1033 (Texas tour ad above)

 

Friday, February 16

CANTON: 10th Annual Classic Country, Western Swing, & Honky Tonk Music Festival @ Canton Civic Center with Jeff Woolsey/Dancehall Kings, 12-2P & 6-8P; Will Banister/Modern Day Ramblers, 2-4P & 8-10P…903-245-6300 or 903-567-0575

CISTERN: Vic Rodriguez, Karaoke & Dancing @ Cistern Country Store, 8P-12A…361-865-3655

FLATONIA: Mike Stroup, Annie Rost, Lenny Nichols @ The Wine Haus, 7:45-10:45P...361-865-5050

GRANGER: Abraham Weaver @ Cotton Country Club, 7-11P…512-859-0700

HOUSTON: Das Ist Lustig @ Rudi Lechner’s, 6-10P…713-428-2019

PEARLAND: Enzian Buam @ King’s Biergarten, 6-10P…832-569-4141

PHARR: Barefoot Becky/Ivanhoe Dutchmen @ Pharr South Park, 7-10P…956-787-7839 (Texas Tour ad above)

SAN ANTONIO: Burgundy @ Martinez Social Club, 7:30-11P…210-661-2422

SEGUIN: Glen Collins/The Alibis @ Silver Center, 7:30-11P…830-303-6612

 

Saturday, February 17

ANHALT: Billy Mata/Texas Tradition @ Anhalt Hall, 8P-12A…830-438-2873

AUSTIN: Crawfish Boil with Charles Thibodeaux/Austin Cajun Aces @ Little Woodrows, 6th Street, 2-4:30P...512-477-2337

BELLVILLE: Austin County Go Texan Dance with Jeff Woolsey/Dancehall Kings @ Austin Co Fairgrounds, TBA…979-865-5995

CANTON: 10th Annual Classic Country, Western Swing, & Honky Tonk Music Festival @ Canton Civic Center with Shane Vandiver/The Nightlife, 12-2P & 6-8P; Brady Honeycutt, 2-4P & 8-10P…903-245-6300 or 903-567-0575

CISTERN: Smokin’ Guns @ Cistern Country Store, 9P-1A…361-865-3655

CYCLONE: Red Ravens @ SPJST Lodge 24 Flag Hall, 7-11P…254-985-2393

GRANGER: Debonaires @ Cotton Country Club, 9P-1A…512-859-0700

HOUSTON: Battle Dance – Barefoot Becky/Ivanhoe Dutchmen & Dujka Brothers @ SPJST Lodge 88, 5-10P (Banner ad above)

HOUSTON: Das Ist Lustig @ Rudi Lechner’s, 6-10P…713-428-2019

MILANO: VFD Chili Supper w/Paul & Tara Schlesinger & friends @ Milano Fire Department Hall, 5-7:30P…512-455-6691

PEARLAND: Enzian Buam @ King’s Biergarten, 5-10P…832-569-4141

SAN ANTONIO: Salsa Night @ Pearl Stable, 7-11P with Jose Amador and NATIAO Latin Jazz...atpearl.com

SAN MARCOS: Off the Grid Mardi Gras Party @ Zelick’s Tavern, 1-5P…512-757-8787

SEATON (Temple): Seaton Brethren Church Sausage Supper w/Jerry Hailser on accordion @ Star Hall, 3P, Homemade pork sausage, sauerkraut, new potatoes, seasoned green beans, bread, homemade desserts and tea or coffee. Dine in or drive thru plates - $10 each. Also a bake sale, raffle, and a silent auction. Proceeds benefit the ministry of the church, community and other projects.

SEATON (Temple): Charles/Fab 4 @ Sefcik Hall, 7-11P…254-985-2356

CANCELED!!!! TAYLOR: Paul & Tara Schlesinger & Dennis Schroeder @ SPJST Assisted Living, 1:30-2:30P…512-352-6940

WEBSTER: Kenny James @ Alpine Brauhaus, 6-9P…281-336-0788

 

Sunday, February 18

ELGIN: Glen Collins/The Alibis @ SPJST Lodge 18, 3-7P...512-285-3100

ENNIS: Barefoot Becky/Ivanhoe Dutchmen & Czech & Then Some @ KJT Hall, 1-6P (Banner ad above)

GERONIMO: Czechaholics @ VFW, 3-6:30P…830-305-8829 or 830-379-0506

GRANGER: Can’t Hardly Playboyz @ Cotton Country Club, 5-10P…512-859-0700

HOUSTON: Country Jim/The Allstars @ VFW #10352, 2-5:30P (Ad Monthly Calendar page)

SAN ANTONIO: Off the Grid @ Pearl Brewery Farmers Market, 11A-2P

SAN ANTONIO: Off the Grid @ Kunstlers Brewing, 4-7P…210-688-4519

SAN ANTONIO: Freddy Cruz @ Martinez Social Club, 3-6:30P…210-661-2422

SEATON (Temple): Jerry Haisler/Melody 5 @ Sefcik Hall, 6-9P…254-985-2356

SWEET HOME: Nathan Colt Young @ Community Center, 2-6P (Ad Monthly Calendar page)

 

Monday, February 19

AUSTIN: Charles Thibodeaux/Austin Cajun Aces @ Evangeline Cafe, 6:30-8:30P...512-282-2586

ELLINGER: Fayette County Country Music Opry (3rd Mon.) @ Chamber of Commerce Hall, 7P, Featuring Derek Spence in George Strait Tribute…979-966-3568

 

Tuesday, February 20

EDNA: Flag City Opry (3rd Tues.) @ KC Hall, 7P, Featuring Billy Mata, Priscilla Speed, Nikki Vincent…361-782-9211

HOUSTON: Houston Accordion Association Jam (3rd Tues.) @ Pizza Inn on Mangum & 18th, 6P…713-861-2389

NEW BRAUNFELS: Comal County Country Music Show (3rd Tues) @ KC Hall, 7:30-10P, Featuring Chuck Woods, Lynn Poe, Fruit Balderas, Sally Carlson, Vernon Doege, & Paul & Tara Schlesinger…830-625-2279

PLANO: Alan Walling @ Bavarian Grill, 6:45-10P…972-881-0705

WACO: Roger Kirby/Texas Heartbeat (Young at Heart Club) @ Sul Ross Center 7-10P…254-855-0796

 

Wednesday, February 21

AUSTIN: Stardusters @ South Austin Rec Center, 7:30-10P…512-448-0787

HOUSTON: Das Ist Lustig @ Rudi Lechner’s, 6-10P…713-428-2019

PLANO: Alan Walling @ Bavarian Grill, 6:45-10P…972-881-0705

SAN ANTONIO: Vernon Doege @ Martinez Social Club, 7:30-10:30P…210-661-2422

SCHULENBURG: Pettit Brothers @ Sengelmann Hall, 7P…979-743-2300

 

Thursday, February 22

EL CAMPO: Gravel Road @ American Legion, 7:30-10P…979-543-3108

 

Friday, February 23

AUSTIN: Billy Mata/Texas Tradition @ Broken Spoke, 9P-1A…512-442-6189

AUSTIN: Paul Schlesinger/Knights of Texas Swing @ Patsy’s Café, 7P…512-444-2020

AUSTIN: Los Texmaniacs @ The Saxon Pub, 6P…512-448-2552

CISTERN: Vic Rodriguez, Karaoke & Dancing @ Cistern Country Store, 8P-12A…361-865-3655

GRANGER: Second Hand Rose @ Cotton Country Club, 7-11P…512-859-0700

HOUSTON: The Fab 5 – Beatles Tribute @ SPJST Lodge 88, 8-11:30P (Ad Monthly Calendar page)

HOUSTON: Das Ist Lustig @ Rudi Lechner’s, 6-10P…713-428-2019

PEARLAND: Off the Grid @ King’s Biergarten, 6-10P…832-569-4141

SAN ANTONIO: Countrymen @ Martinez Social Club, 7:30-11P…210-661-2422

SEATON (Temple): Award-winning Czech singer Eva Adams @ Sefcik Hall, 7:30-10:30P, with special guests Vasek, Danny Zapletal, David Slovak...254-985-2356 OmnivastEntertainment.com

STAFFORD: Pat Green @ Redneck Country Club, 8P…281-809-4867

WALLIS: Al Sulak & Country Sounds @ KC Hall, 6-9P (Banner ad above)

 

Saturday, February 24

AUSTIN: Crawfish Boil with Charles Thibodeaux/Austin Cajun Aces @ Little Woodrows Palmer Lane, 2-4:30P...512-918-2337

AUSTIN: Glen Collins/The Alibis @ Guero’s Taco Bar, 6:30-9P…512-447-7688

CISTERN: Neon Light Cowboys @ Cistern Country Store, 9P-1A…361-865-3655

CORPUS CHRISTI: 33rd Annual Polkafest @ Sokol Hall, 10A-7P, Featuring Czechaholics, Red Ravens, The Majeks (Banner ad above)

DALLAS: Award-winning Czech singer Eva Adams @ Sokol Hall, 7:30-10:30P, with special guests Vasek, Danny Zapletal, David Slovak; Czech School program @ 5P...214-368-5608 OmnivastEntertainment.com

DRIPPING SPRINGS: Jeff Woolsey/Dancehall Kings @ Mercer Street Dancehall, 8:30-11:30P…512-858-4314

FT WORTH: Billy Mata/Texas Tradition @ Lil Red’s Longhorn Saloon, 9P-1A…817-740-0078

GOLIAD: Bobby Flores/Yellow Rose Band @ Schroeder Hall, 8:30P-12:30A…361-573-7002

HOUSTON: Das Ist Lustig @ Rudi Lechner’s, 6-10P…713-428-2019

LIBERTY: Liberty Opry on the Square – Country Show, 4P…936-336-5830

MISSION: Heart of Texas Roadshow @ Riverside Club with Dion Pride, Tony Booth, Amber Digby and Justin Trevino…956-581-1033

PEARLAND: Off the Grid @ King’s Biergarten, 5-10P…832-569-4141

WEBSTER: Kenny James @ Alpine Brauhaus, 6-9P…281-336-0788

 

Sunday, February 25

AUSTIN: Jason Roberts Band @ Little Longhorn Saloon, 4P…512-458-1813

ELM CREEK (Seguin): 132nd Celebration of German Heritage @ Christ Lutheran Church, 10:30 church service with Litt’l Fishermen Orchestra, also providing afternoon music; sausage dinner, auction…830-303-4669

ENNIS: Award-winning Czech singer Eva Adams @ KJT Hall, 2-5P, with special guests Vasek, Danny Zapletal, David Slovak...972-875-7982 OmnivastEntertainment.com

GERONIMO: Bob Appel @ VFW, 3-6:30P…830-305-8829 or 830-379-0506

GRANGER: Can’t Hardly Playboyz @ Cotton Country Club, 5-10P…512-859-0700

HOUSTON: Detour @ VFW #10352, 2-5:30P (Ad Monthly Calendar page)

SAN ANTONIO: Nashville Sounds @ Martinez Social Club, 3-6:30P…210-661-2422

SCHULENBURG: Lost Cause (Swiss Alp Dance Club) @ KC Hall, 3-6:30P (Banner ad above)

SEATON(Temple): Roger Kirby/Texas Heartbeat @ Sefcik Hall, 6-9P… 254-985-2356

See full February schedule

 

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Concerts, Exhibits, Special Events

Big Squeeze Accordion Contest Showcases
Sponsored by Texas Folklife

Saturday, Feb. 10
Ennis Czech Music Festival
Sokol Hall, Ennis4:30-5P

Sunday, Feb. 11
Pleasant Grove Library
Dallas, 2-5P

Saturday, Feb. 17
Café 4212
Houston, 3-5P

Sunday, Feb. 18
MECA
Houston, 3-5P

Saturday, Feb. 24
Larry's French Market & Cajun Restaurant
Nederland, 3-4P

Saturday, March 3
McDonald Public Library
Corpus Christi, 2-4P

Sunday, March 11
Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center
San Antonio, 2-4:45P

Friday, March 23
Los Fresnos High School
Los Fresnos, 7-8:30P

Saturday, March 24
Palmview High School
Palmview, 1-2P

 

Thursday, Feb. 15
Accordion Virtuosi of Russia
Boerne Performing Arts Center, Boerne, 7:30P

Through March 17, 2018
Made in Czechoslovakia: Exhibit of Czech Ceramic and Glass
Texas Czech Heritage & Cultural Center, La Grange

Through mid-April, 2018
Celebrating the Ceramic Art of Jalisco: Tonalá, Tlaquepaque, El Rosario, and Santa Cruz de la
Huertas
Texas Folklife Gallery, Austin

 

Videos

Watch the videos by Walt Harfmann of Red Ravens in Elgin and Alex Meixner and the Walburg Boys in Walburg

 

 

Safeguarding the Dance Hall Days of Texas - a feature in Preservation magazine of the National Trust for Historic Preservation

Safeguarding the Dance Hall Days of Texas - a feature in Preservation magazine of the National Trust for Historic Preservation