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Join us for Membership Meeting/Free Dance, Sunday, July 9. Dance 2-6P with music by Holub Polka Band ($5 cover for nonmembers).

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Download your Spring/Summer Fest Guide today!

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Thursday, June 22

Luling: 64th Watermelon Thump – Main Stage: Texas Unlimited Band…830-875-3214, x 303

Sherman: Hot Summer Nights @ Municipal Lawn, 405 Rusk St, 7P – Kevin Fowler…903-893-1184

Waco: Roger Kirby/Texas Heartbeat (Boot Scootin’ Club) @ Sul Ross Center 7-10P 254-855-0796

 

Friday, June 23

Austin: Junior Brown @ Broken Spoke, 9P…512-442-6189

Austin: Paul Schlesinger/Knights of Texas @ Patsy’s Café, 7-9:30P…512-444-2020

Bremond: 30th Polski Dzien @ downtown – Brave Combo, 8P (Banner ad, above)

Gonzales: Main Street Concert Series @ downtown, 7P – Los DesperadoZ…830-672-2815

Granger: Bubba’s Friday Friends @ Cotton Club, 7-11P 512-859-0700

Houston: Doug Boggs/Cowboy Jazz (Jeff Woolsey was originally scheduled) @ SPJST Lodge 88, 8-11:30P (Ad Monthly Calendar page)

Houston: Enzian Buam @ King’s Bierhaus Heights, 6-10P…281-990-3042

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

Luling: 64th Watermelon Thump – Main Stage: Mike Ryan, Hayes Carll…830-875-3214, x 303

New Braunfels: Gene Hackemack @ Friesenhaus Restaurant, 6-9P...830-214-0055

San Antonio: Countrymen @ Martinez Social Club 8-11:30P 210-661-2422

 

Saturday, June 24

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

Big Spring: Celebrating Jody’s 65th Birthday @ the legendary Stampede – Jody Nix/Texas Cowboys & Rocky King Band, 9P…432-267-2060

Bremond: 30th Polski Dzien @ downtown – Live music on 2 stages – Brian Marshall & Friends, The Westernaires, Jodie Mikula Orchestra, Jim Mazurkiewkz & Friends; Street Dance, 7P – Gordon Collier Band, Wade Bowen (Banner ad, above)

Dallas: Safari Nights Music Series – Rebirth Brass Band @ Dallas Zoo, 6P…469-554-7500

Ft Worth: Jeff Woolsey @ Lil’ Reds Longhorn Saloon, 8P…817-740-0078

Granger: Debonaires @ Cotton Club, 9P-1A 512-859-0700

Houston: Bayou Sounds (CFMA) @ VFW #10352, 6-10P. 832-493-3440

Houston: Enzian Buam @ King’s Bierhaus Heights, 5-10P…281-990-3042

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

Houston: Los Texmaniacs w/Flaco Jimenez @ The Heights Theater, 8:30P…214-272-8346

Kerrville: Jason Roberts Band @ Cailloux Theater, 7:30P…830-896-9393

SORRY! THIS IS NOT A PUBLIC EVENT :-( Ledbetter: KJZT Camp Guardian Angel Czech Night w/Ennis Czech Boys @ Cooper Farms

Liberty: Liberty Opry on the Square – Vince King – Elvis Tribute Artist, 4P 936-336-5830

Luckenbach: Hill Country Food Trucks & Texas Wineries @ Luckenbach Dance Hall, 12-11P – Live music – Julia Hatfield, L&M Kings, Zac Wilkerson, Dirty River Boys, more…830-997-3224

Luling: 64th Watermelon Thump – Shiner Hobo Band, 12-3P; Main Stage: Copper Chief, Ronnie Milsap, Diamond Rio…830-875-3214, x 303

Navasota: Monte Good/Honky Tonk Heroes @ Western Club, 8:30-12:30P…936-825-9070

New Boston (Texarkana): Darrell McCall, Justin Trevino, Myra Rolen and Mona McCall @ Music Country USA, 8P…903-628-0129

Weatherford: A Conversation with Legendary Roy Clark @ Texas Opry Theater, 7P…817-341-1000

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

West: Accordion Squeeze-Off @ Czech Best Western Inn, 10A-5P…254-826-0900

Yoakum: Lost Cause (Pearl City Dance Club) @ Turner Hall, 7-11P 512-341-9868 (Banner ad, above)

 

Sunday, June 25

Geronimo: Glen Collins/The Alibis @ VFW, 3-6:30P…830-379-9260

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

Granger: Sts. Cyril & Methodius Dinner/Dance – Ennis Czech Boys, Fritz Hodde/Fab 6, 3-9P

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

Houston: Enzian Buam @ King’s Bierhaus Heights, 6-10P…281-990-3042

Luling: 64th Watermelon Thump – Main Stage: Lance Lipinsky, Darrell McCall, Justin Trevino, Mona McCall, 5-8P…830-875-3214, x 303

Lyons: United Evangelical Church of Christ Homecoming – Chris Rybak, 10:30 Polka Service, music after

Plum: 90th Plum Feast w/music by Ken Brothers during the day, Incredible Music Makers, free dance, 7-10:30P (Banner ad, above)

Robstown:  DanceHall Sounds with DJ Allen Pollard @ Community Hall, 4612 CR 42, 4-7:30P. 361-549-8119

San Antonio: Alpine Express Duo @ Riverwalk Biergarten, 2-6P 210-212-7299

San Antonio: Bimbo & Borderline @ Martinez Social Club 3-6:30P 210-661-2422

Santa Fe: The LineUp Band @ Haak Winery, 5:30-8:30P…409-925-1401

Sealy: Summer Polka Fest @ KC Hall, Red Ravens, 1-5P

Seaton (Temple): Charles/Fab 4 @ Sefcik Hall, 6-9P 254-985-2356

Sweet Home: Nathan Colt Young @ Community Center, 3-7P (Ad Monthly Calendar page)

 

Monday, June 26

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

Industry: Four County Opry (Last Monday) @ Fireman's Hall, 6:30P…979-250-3226 or 281-684-4082

 

Tuesday, June 27

Houston: Houston Saengerbund singing practice (every Tues.) @ First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 7:30P…713-726-0706

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

San Antonio: San Antonio Accordion Assoc. Meeting/Jam, 5:30P @ Chester’s Hamburgers, NE Loop 410 210-805-8600

 

Wednesday, June 28

Brady: TruCountry TV Taping @ Ed Davenport Civic Center, featuring Bobby Flores, Darrell McCall, Tony Booth, Jody Miller, Norma Jean, Ava Barber, Heather Myles, Amber Digby, Jody Nix, Dottsy & More!...1-800-371-4121

Houston: Auf Geht’s @ Rudi Lechner’s, 6P 713-428-2019

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

San Antonio: S.A. Country @ Martinez Social Club 7:30-10:30P 210-661-2422

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

 

Thursday, June 29

Brady: TruCountry TV Taping @ Ed Davenport Civic Center, featuring Bobby Flores, Darrell McCall, Tony Booth, Jody Miller, Norma Jean, Ava Barber, Heather Myles, Amber Digby, Jody Nix, Dottsy & More!...1-800-371-4121

El Campo: Czechmates @ American Legion, 7:30-10P 979-543-5396

San Marcos: Summer in the Park @ Plaza Park, 7:30-9:30P – Brave Combo…512-393-8400

Sherman: Hot Summer Nights @ Municipal Lawn, 405 Rusk St, 7P – Hard Day’s Night…903-893-1184

Waco: Bobby Dean (Boot Scootin’ Club) @ Sul Ross Center, 7-10P…254-855-0796

 

Friday, June 30

Austin: Jason Roberts Band @ The Little Longhorn Saloon, 9P…512-524-1291

Austin: Billy Mata @ Broken Spoke, 9:30P-1A…512-442-6189

Denton: Brave Combo @ Andy’s Bar, 9P…940-565-5400

Ft Davis: Los Texmaniacs & Flaco Jimenez @ Ft Davis National Historic Site, 7P…432-426-3224

Ft Worth: Asleep at the Wheel & Ft Worth Symphony Orchestra @ Ft Worth Botanic Gardens, 8:15P…817-665-6000

Giddings: Lost Cause @ The Bull Pen, 8:30-11:30P…979-366-2500

Gonzales: Main Street Concert Series @ downtown, 7P – D.J. Richter & Texxas…830-672-2815

Granger: Bubba’s Friday Friends @ Cotton Club, 7-11P 512-859-0700

Houston: Auf Geht’s @ Rudi Lechner’s, 6P 713-428-2019

Luckenbach: Kevin Fowler, Sam Riggs @ Luckenbach Dance Hall, 8-11P…830-997-3224

Pasadena: Hometown Opry (4th Friday) @ East Harris County Activity Center, Spencer Hwy, 7:30P...281-479-4232

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

San Antonio: Burgundy @ Martinez Social Club 8-11:30P 210-661-2422

Shiner: Half Moon Holidays – Damon Curtis, 9:30P-12A…361-594-4180

Stamford: TCR Rodeo Dance – Jody Nix, 9:30P-1A…325-773-3138

Taylor: Ed Kopecky's Fun Time Czech Band @ SPJST Lodge 29, 7:30-11:30P...512-352-9139

Tomball: Penny Gilley, Doug Allen Nash and his Johnny Cash Tribute @ Main Street Crossing, 8P…281-290-0431

 

 

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51st National Polka Festival Click on photo above to see images from Saturday by Betty Nemec, Theresa Parker, Justin Everett, & Walt Harfmann And check out these photos: NPF Pre-Party NPF Friday King & Queen Contest NPF Parade NPF Sunday

51st National Polka Festival
Click on photo above to see images from Saturday by Betty Nemec, Theresa Parker, Justin Everett, & Walt Harfmann

And check out these photos:
NPF Pre-Party
NPF Friday King & Queen Contest
NPF Parade
NPF Sunday

Hallettsville Church Picnic 135th annual Sacred Heart Picnic featured music by J&S Playboys, Jodie Mikula Orchestra, and Red Ravens. Click on photo above to see images by John Roberts, Julie Matus, Joe Cool Pavlicek

Hallettsville Church Picnic

135th annual Sacred Heart Picnic featured music by J&S Playboys, Jodie Mikula Orchestra, and Red Ravens. Click on photo above to see images by John Roberts, Julie Matus, Joe Cool Pavlicek

Shiner Church Picnic 31st Annual Sts. Cyril & Methodius Picnic featured music by Shiner Hobo Band, Holub Polka Band, Shim-Mix, Chris Rybak, and The Emotions. Click on photo above to see images by Bill Bishop, Joe Cool Pavlicek, Gary E. McKee, and Julie Matus

Shiner Church Picnic

31st Annual Sts. Cyril & Methodius Picnic featured music by Shiner Hobo Band, Holub Polka Band, Shim-Mix, Chris Rybak, and The Emotions. Click on photo above to see images by Bill Bishop, Joe Cool Pavlicek, Gary E. McKee, and Julie Matus

More Photos/Videos

Ellinger Tomato Festival. Images by Lauren Haase and Gary E. McKee

Lost Cause at Moravia Store. Images by Joe Cool Pavlicek

Fayetteville Cajun Festival. Images by Gary E. McKee

 

Watch the videos by Theresa Parker of Czech & Then Some at the National Polka Festival Pre Party.

 

Watch the videos by Walt Harfmann of many bands at the National Polka Festival

Polka Trending

 

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

Congrats to the Dujka Brothers and Squeezebox! They tied for the award of Favorite International Style Song by the International Polka Association. The songs were Church Picnic Polka by the Dujkas, and North Shore Polka by Squeezebox. Mollie B was chosen once again as Female Vocalist of the Year, and Lenny Gomulka was named Male Vocalist of the Year.

Find out who else received an award, and who was inducted into the IPA Hall of Fame for 2016. All will be honored at the IPA Hall of Fame and Awards Banquet on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at the Millennium Hotel in Cheektowaga, New York.

Texas: Man plays polka music for drivers stuck in traffic

North Dakota: Polka fest in Hankinson

Pennsylvania: PolkaFest offers barrel of fun

Minnesota: Plenty to eat at music fest thanks to Marshall couple

Washington: Broadway Waltz

 

The Wisconsin Public Television Documentary POLKA! is a hit! Click here to watch the hour-long show. Meet Mollie B in this interview with the station.

The Wisconsin Public Television Documentary POLKA! is a hit! Click here to watch the hour-long show.

Meet Mollie B in this interview with the station.