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Visit us during TCHCC Heritage Fest on Oct. 21!

Visit us during TCHCC Heritage Fest on Oct. 21!

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Friday, October 20

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

Cistern: Keen Country Band @ Cistern Country Store, 8P-12A…512-739-7840

Farmers Branch: Bloomin’ Bluegrass Festival & Chili Cookoff @ Texas Historical Park

Ft Worth: Dr Honky Tonk @ Stagecoach Ballroom, 8P-12A…817-831-2261

Granger: Family Tradition Band @ Cotton Club, 7-11P…512-859-0700

Houston: Oktoberfest @ Kings Bier Haus The Heights – Enzian Buam, VIP Stage; Chris Rybak, Oktoberfest Tent, 6-10P…281-990-3042

La Grange: Heritage Fest & Muziky @ TCHCC – Dujka Brothers, 6-9:30P (Banner ad above)

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

Round Top: Sean Orr @ Stone Cellar, 7P…979-249-3390

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

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

Wallis: Central Texas Sounds (Wallis Dance Club) @ American Legion, 8-11:30P…979-478-2494

 

Saturday, October 21

Anhalt: Oktoberfest @ Anhalt Hall – Ennis Czech Boys, 2-6P; Justin Trevino, 7-11P (Banner ad above)

Austin: TubaMeisters @ The Brass Tap @ The Domain, 4-8P…813-226-2333

Beaumont: Oktoberfest in Rogers Park, 3-8P – Royal Klobasneks…409-838-3435

Cistern: Vic Rodriguez Karaoke & Dancing @ Cistern Country Store, 9P-1A…512-739-7840

Corinth: Pumkin Palooza @ Corinth Community Park – A Hard Day’s Night, 1-2:30P; Brad Thompson, 3-4:30P; Texas Flood, 5-6:30P; Brave Combo, 7-9P…940-498-1386

Dickinson: Off the Grid @ Texas Beer Refinery Oktoberfest, 12-3P…832-779-1221

Farmers Branch: Bloomin’ Bluegrass Festival & Chili Cookoff @ Texas Historical Park

Fredericksburg: 8th Annual KC BestFest @ Marktplatz – Fritz Hodde/Fab 6 & Dutch Treat, 12-5:30P; Felix Truvere/Open Road Band, 7-11P (Banner ad above)

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

Ft Worth: Tejas Brothers @ Stagecoach Ballroom, 8:30P-1A…817-831-2261

Galveston: Auf Geht’s @ Galveston Island Brewing, 6-9P…409-740-7000

Granger: Rian Castillo @ Cotton Club, 9P-12A…512-859-0700

Houston: Moonglow Orchestra @ SPJST Lodge 88, 8-11:30P…713-869-5767 (Ad Monthly Calendar page)

Houston: Oktoberfest @ Kings Bier Haus The Heights – Chris Rybak, VIP Stage; Enzian Buam, Oktoberfest Tent, 6-11P…281-990-3042

Kingwood: Oktoberfest @ Holy Comforter Lutheran Church – Texas Sound Check, 12-5P...281-358-6500

La Grange: Heritage Fest & Muziky @ TCHCC – Bohemian Dutchmen, Red Ravens, 11:30A-6P; Legends Series Part V Featuring The Legacy of Bobby Jones & the Bobby Jones Czech Band @ Sanford Schmid Amphitheater, 7-9:30P (Banner ad above)

Liberty: Rocky King Band @ Trinity Valley Expo, after rodeo…936-336-7455

Navasota: Cornell Hurd Band @ Western Club, 8:30P-12:30A…936-825-9070

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

Seguin: Heart of Texas Roadshow w/Jeannie Seely, Dallas Wayne, & Dottsy @ Texas Theatre, 2:30 & 7:30P…830-372-6168

Taylor: Octaylorfest! @ Texas Beer Co. – Czech Melody Masters, 7-10P…512-466-6939

Taylor: Annual RVOS Customer Appreciation Dinner/Dance, open to the public @ SPJST Lodge 29, with Glen Collins/The Alibis…512-352-9139

Tomball: Doug Boggs @ VFW #2427, 8P-12A…281-351-2427

Victoria: EZ Country @ VFW #4146, 8P-12A...361-573-2261

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

 

Sunday, October 22

Austin: TubaMeisters @ St. Elmo Brewing Co., 5-7P...737-300-1965

Bellville: Sts. Peter & Paul Oktoberfest – Mark Halata/Texavia, 11A-1P (Banner ad above)

Caldwell: Central Texas Sounds @ Burleson County Expo, 1-5P; Sponsored by Burleson County Czech Heritage Society

Dallas: Czech Heritage Day @ Sokol Hall – Czech & Then Some, 3-6P…214-368-5608

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

Geronimo: Charles/Fab 4 @ VFW, 3-6:30P…830-379-9260

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

Houston: Oktoberfest @ Kings Bier Haus The Heights – Chris Rybak, VIP Stage; Enzian Buam, Oktoberfest Tent, 4-9P…281-990-3042

Houston: Southern Breeze @ VFW #10352, 2-5:30P (Ad Monthly Calendar page)

Needville: St. Michael’s Bazaar @ Columbus Hall, Shiner Hobo Band, 12-3P (Banner ad above)

Pearland: Off the Grid @ King’s Biergarten, 5-8P…832-569-4141

Plantersville: St. Mary’s Church Bazaar rescheduled from Sept. 3 - Chris Rybak, 11A-1P; Bill Mock/Hwy 105 Band, 1-5P...936-894-2223

San Antonio: Jim Bolado @ Martinez Social Club, 3-6:30P…210-661-2422

Schulenburg: Al Sulak/Country Sounds (Swiss Alp Dance Club) @ KC Hall, 3-6:30P (Banner ad above)

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

Shiner: Lutherfest @ United Lutheran Church – Los Kolaches & Polka Spirit Band, 11A-3P…316- 594-2345

Sweet Home: Red Ravens @ Community Center, 2-6P (Banner ad above)

 

Monday, October 23

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

Houston (Cypress): Bluegrass Music Jam (every Mon.) @ Weekley Community Center, 6:15-9P…281-373-1777

 

Tuesday, October 24

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, October 25

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

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

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

 

Thursday, October 26

Austin: Oktoberfest @ Bangers Sausage House & Beer Garden - Off the Grid, 5P; Alpine Village Band, 8:30P..512-386-1656.

Canton: Honky Tonk Music Festival @ Civic Center – Monte Good/Honky Tonk Heroes, 12-2P, 6-8P; Jake Hooker/The Outsiders, 2-4P & 8-11P…903-245-6300

El Campo: Texas Mavericks @ American Legion, 7:30-10P...979-543-5396

Galveston: Texas Dance Hall Tour @ Garten Verein, 7-11P – Asleep at the Wheel, Dale Watson…409-765-7834 (Banner ad above)

McAllen: South Texas Rotary Oktoberfest @ International Museum of Arts/Sciences, Alpine Express, 6:30-10:30P…866-937-3789

San Antonio: Wrangler Country @ Martinez Social Club, 7:30-10:30P…210-661-2422

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

 

Friday, October 27

Austin: Charles Thibodeaux/Austin Cajun Aces @ Stubbs BBQ Graceland, 6-8P…512-792-9778

Austin: Oktoberfest @ Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden - Der Kelin Steins, 12P; Austin Polka Band, 4P; Chris Rybak, 6:30P; Not Past 11, 10P…512-386-1656

Canton: Honky Tonk Music Festival @ Civic Center – Coby Carter Five Miles West, 12-2P & 6-8P; Jeff Woolsey/Dancehall Kings, 2-4P & 8-11P…903-245-6300

Cistern: Vic Rodriguez Karaoke & Dancing @ Cistern Country Store, 8P-12A…512-739-7840

Elgin: Hogeye Festival @ Downtown – Free Street Dance, Sean Orr/Texas Gold Band, The Shop Dawgs, 6-10P (Banner ad above)

Flatonia: Czhilispiel @ Downtown – Free admission: Bret Mullins Band, 6-8:30P; Grupo Emocion, 9P-12A (Banner ad above)

Ft Worth: 27th Annual Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering @ Mule Alley in Historic Stockyards – Mikki Daniel, Kristyn Harris & Hailey Sandoz, 4P; Dan Roberts, 4:30P; Jean Prescott, 5P; Don Edwards, 5:30P; Western Swing Festival, 9P-12A featuring Red Steagall/Boys in the Bunkhouse with Leon Rausch, Bobby Flores, Jake Hooker, Jason Roberts…817-444-5502

Ft Worth: Will Banister/Modern Day Ramblers @ Stagecoach Ballroom, 8P-12A…817-831-2261

Galveston: 36th Annual Island Oktoberfest @ First Lutheran Church, 5-11P – Das Ist Lustig, Midlife Crisis, TubaMeisters, Alpenmusikanten, Becky & Klaus (Banner ad above)

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

New Braunfels: Alpine Express @ Krause’s Café, 7-11P…830-625-2807

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

San Antonio: Monte Good @ Martinez Social Club, 8-11:30P…210-661-2422

Sealy: Texas Dance Hall Tour @ Peters-Hacienda, 7-11P – Amber Digby, The Derailers…979-885-2354 (Banner ad above)

Taylor: Glen Collins/The Alibis @ SPJST Lodge 29, 7:30-11:30P…512-352-9139

 

 

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Hostyn Fall Picnic Can you tell the balloon artist was in Hostyn Sunday? Images by Gary E. McKee and Julie Matus   See the Photos

Hostyn Fall Picnic

Can you tell the balloon artist was in Hostyn Sunday? Images by Gary E. McKee and Julie Matus  

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Brewery OFest Ennis Czech Boys squeezed out the polka tunes in San Antonio. Images by Gary E. McKee   See the Photos

Brewery OFest

Ennis Czech Boys squeezed out the polka tunes in San Antonio. Images by Gary E. McKee  

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Methodist Dance Red Ravens played the annual Methodist Church dance in Shiner. Images by Karen Williams   See the Photos

Methodist Dance

Red Ravens played the annual Methodist Church dance in Shiner. Images by Karen Williams  

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Sweet Home Sunday Glen Collins & The Alibis charmed the crowd. Images by Gary E. McKee See the Photos

Sweet Home Sunday

Glen Collins & The Alibis charmed the crowd. Images by Gary E. McKee

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THMDC Fall Dance. John Roberts captured the crowd dancing to Charles/Fab 4, and having fun at the Texas Heritage Music & Dance Club fall dance.

 

Watch the video by Theresa Parker of the Ennis Czech Boys at Twin Sisters Dance Hall.

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Watch the videos by Walt Harfmann of Dujka Brothers, Mark Halata/Texavia, and Red Ravens at Hallettsville Kolache Festival

 

 

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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.

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