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Join us for our fall dance on Sat., Sept. 29 from 2-5:30 pm at Sealy American Legion Hall, with music by Lost Cause.

 Visit us during TCHCC Heritage Fest Oct. 20, 2018!

Visit us during TCHCC Heritage Fest Oct. 20, 2018!

  Voted Best Plumber in Fayette County

Voted Best Plumber in Fayette County

  Voted Best Fried Chicken and Hamburgers in Fayette County

Voted Best Fried Chicken and Hamburgers in Fayette County

 Check out our 4th Annual Oktoberfest Guide to plan your fall festival travel schedule!

Check out our 4th Annual Oktoberfest Guide to plan your fall festival travel schedule!

Monday, September 17

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

LA GRANGE: Fayette County Country Music Opry (3rd Mon.) @ KC Hall, 7P - Featuring Jake Penrod in a tribute to Hank Williams…979-966-3568

 

Tuesday, September 18

BRENHAM: 150th Washington Co Fair – La Tropa Estrella, 10-11:30P…979-836-4112

EDNA: Flag City Opry (3rd Tues.) @ KC Hall, 7P…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, with 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...254-752-6412

 

Wednesday, September 19

BRENHAM: 150th Washington Co Fair – Dale Watson, Gary P Nunn…979-836-4112

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

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

 

Thursday, September 20

ADDISON: Oktoberfest – Main Stage: Off the Grid, Alpine Village Band, Walburg Boys, Alpenmusikanten; Bowl Stage: Napper Sisters, Das Ist Lustig, Alpenmusikanten, Auf Geht’s…800-233-4766

BRENHAM: Bluebonnet Opry (3rd Thurs) @ Silver Wings Ballroom, 7:30P, featuring Derek Spence – Tribute to George Strait 

BRENHAM: 150th Washington Co Fair – Enzian Buam, 10:30A-12:30P; Josh Ward, Kyle Park…979-836-4112

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

SEGUIN: Silver Opry (3rd Thurs) @ Silver Center, 7-9P…830-303-6612

WACO: Midnight Mustangs (Boot Scootin' Club) @ Sul Ross Center, 7-10P...254-752-6412

 

Friday, September 21

ADDISON: Oktoberfest – Main Stage: Frohsinn Kapelle, STV Almrausch, Texanischer Schuhplattler Verein, Bohemian Blitz, Walburg Boys; Bowl Stage: Bohemian Blitz, Off the Grid, Alpenmusikanten, STV Almrausch, Das Ist Lustig…800-233-4766

AUSTIN: Sean Orr @ BD Riley’s on 6th, 10P…512-494-1335 

BRENHAM: 150th Washington Co Fair – Ben Kadlecek & Trent Cowie, Sunny Sweeney, Trace Adkins…979-836-4112

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

GRANGER: DJ/Karaoke @ Cotton Club, 7-10P…512-859-0700

SEGUIN: Charles/Fab 4 @ Silver Center, 7:30-11P…830-303-6612

 

Saturday, September 22

Addison: Oktoberfest – Main Stage: Frohsinn Kapelle, Texanischer Schuhplattler Verein, Alpine Village Band, STV Almrausch, Walburg Boys, Alpenmusikanten, Bohemian Blitz; Bowl Stage: Alpenmusikanten, STV Almrausch, Ennis Czech Boys, Bohemian Blitz, Auf Geht’s, Alpine Village Band…800-233-4766

ARLINGTON: Oktoberfest @ Texas Live – Brave Combo, 1P…817-852-6688

BLANCO: Raise the Roof Festival @ Twin Sisters Dance Hall – Music during day by Temper Young, Tibby Armke & Friends, Zydeco Blanco, Bobby Mack; Dance, 7-11P with Grupo Folklorico de Bendiciones & Weldon Henson (Banner ad homepage)

BRENHAM: 150th Washington Co Fair – Dujka Brothers, 5-9P; Robert Earl Keen, Randy Rogers Band…979-836-4112

CEDAR PARK: Off the Grid @ Whitestone Brewery Oktoberfest, 5-9P…number

CISTERN: Keen Country Band @ Cistern Country Store, 9P-1A…361-865-3655

DA COSTA (Victoria): Charles & Fab 4 @ Sons of Hermann, 8:30P-12A…361-573-3941

FAYETTEVILLE: Lost Cause @ Rek Hill Social Club, 8P-12A…512-765-4828

FT WORTH: Jason Roberts Band @ Lil’ Red’s Saloon, 8P…817-740-0078

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

HOUSTON: The Telstars @ SPJST Lodge 88, 8-11:30P (Banner ad above)

HOUSTON: Mike Gest/Night Session @ Liederkranz Oktoberfest, 7-10P (Banner ad above)

HOUSTON: Bayou Sounds (CFMA Houston) @ VFW #10352, 6-10P…281-256-3097

LA GRANGE: Keith Hickle (Acoustic) @ Mullins Prairie Store, 8P-12A…979-247-4220

MISSOURI CITY: Oktoberfest @ Quail Valley City Centre - Texas Legacy Czech Band, Houston Saengerbund, 12-4P...281-403-8500

NAVASOTA: Landon Dodd/Dancehall Drifters @ Western Club Bar & Grill, 8:30P-12:30A…936-825-9070

NEW BRAUNFELS: Czech Melody Masters (Goodtime Club) @ Eagles Hall, 7-11P (Banner ad above)

ROUND TOP: Sean Orr @ Stone Cellar, 7P…979-249-3390

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

 

Sunday, September 23

ADDISON: Oktoberfest – Main Stage: Walburg Boys, Frohsinn Kapelle, Alpenmusikanten; Bowl Stage: Auf Geht’s, Napper Sisters, Das Ist Lustig…800-233-4766

CYCLONE: St. Joseph’s Picnic with Jerry Haisler & Melody 5, 11A-2P (Banner ad homepage)

GERONIMO: Glen Collins/The Alibis @ VFW, 3-6:30P...830-305-8829

GIDDINGS (Serbin): Wendish Fest 30 @ Wendish Heritage Museum – The Moravians (Banner ad homepage)

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

HOUSTON: Southern Breeze @ VFW #10352, 2-5:30P (Ad this page)

SAN ANTONIO (Selma): Rocky King Band @ Bracken Store & Ice House, 3-7P…210-651-6515

SAN ANTONIO: Off the Grid @ Sea World, 12-6P

VICTORIA: Czech Heritage Festival @ Community Center – Shelia Lee, Shiner Hobo Band, Red Ravens, Leo Majek Orchestra, Los Kolaches (Banner ad above)

 

Monday, September 24

AUSTIN: Central Texas Accordion Assoc (Last Mon.) @ Casa Chapala, 7P...512-459-4242

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

See full September schedule

 

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Concerts, Exhibits, Special Events

Sat., September 29
Celebrating the Centennial of the Founding of Czechoslovakia and the U.S. and Czech Partnership
Presented by Texas Czech Genealogical Society 8A-4P
Caldwell Civic Center

Sun., November 4
WWI Presentations & Reception
Texas Czech Heritage & Cultural Center, La Grange

Through November 25, 2018
World War I & The Birth of Czechoslovakia
Also celebrating 100 years of Czech independence
Texas Czech Heritage & Cultural Center, La Grange

Through November 26, 2018
Lidice 1942
Texas Czech Heritage & Cultural Center, La Grange

Mon., November 26
Texas Dance Hall Preservation Photo Exhibit
Exhibit opens; program TBA
Texas Czech Heritage & Cultural Center, La Grange
 

Videos

Watch the videos by Walt Harfmann of Franz & Schorsch in Walburg...Ennis Czech Boys in Elgin...bands from his European trips

Watch the videos by George Weber of Alfred Vrazel and Fritz Hodde sitting in with Praha Brothers at Marak Picnic

 

 

  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