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

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 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, October 8

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

 

Tuesday, October 9

AUSTIN: Al Dressen’s Super Swing Revue @ Sam’s Town Point, 7P…512-701-3411

GERONIMO: Jam Session (2nd Tues.) @ VFW, 3-6:30P - Musicians, singers, and listeners are welcomed…830-303-9903

WACO: Roger Kirby & Texas Heartbeat (Young at Heart Club) @ Sul Ross Center, 7-10P...254-752-6412

 

Wednesday, October 10

BELLVILLE: Austin County Fair – Charles & Fab 4, 7-11P…979-865-5995

HOUSTON: Auf Geht’s @ Rudi Lechner’s, 6-10P…713-782-1180

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, October 11

BELLVILLE: Austin County Fair, 6P-12A – Cody Wayne, Moe Bandy, Rodney Atkins…979-865-5995

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

GRANGER: Rian & Rob @ Cotton Club, 9P-1A…512-859-0700

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

 

Friday, October 12

BELLVILLE: Austin County Fair, 8P-12A – Jake Worthington, Tracy Byrd…979-865-5995

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

ELM MOTT: Roger Kirby/Texas Heartbeat @ American Legion 7-10P…254-822-1218

FLATONIA: Mike Stroup Trio @ Henry K's, 8P...361-827-5395

GRANBURY: Auf Geht’s @ Ketzler’s Schnitzel Haus…682-936-2777

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

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

SAN ANTONIO: Octuberfest @ Market Square – Off the Grid, 5-8P, Celebration of German and Mexican cultures…210-207-7275

SAN ANTONIO: Oktoberfest @ Beethoven Maenerchor, 5P (Banner ad homepage)

SEGUIN: Countrymen @ Silver Center, 7:30-11P…830-303-6612

 

Saturday, October 13

ARANSAS PASS: Baconfest VIP dinner, dance, concert w/Jason Roberts Band benefiting Aransas Pass Police & Fire Departments @ Redfish Bay Boathouse…361-445-1796

AUSTIN: Oktoberfest @ German Free School – TubaMeisters, 11A-1P; Austin Polka Band, 1-3P…512-467-4569

AUSTIN (West Lake Hills): Austin Polka Band @ Strange Land Brewery, 6-8P…512-276-2295

BELLVILLE: Austin County Fair, 7P-12A – Shotgun Rider, Shane Smith & The Saints, Aaron Watson…979-865-5995

CELINA: Oktoberfest – Imperial Brass, 11:30A; Royal Klobaneks, 2P; Auf Geht’s, 5P; The Dogensteins, 7:30P…972-382-3300

CISTERN: Austin’s Tracie Lynn @ Cistern Country Store, 9P-1A…361-865-3655

DA COSTA (Victoria): Nathan Colt Young @ Hermann Sons Hall, 8P…361-578-2039

FAYETTEVILLE: Pickin’ Park (2nd Sat) @ Town Square, All Day…512-415-3177

GRANBURY: Oktoberfest @ Ketzler’s Schnitzel Haus – Off the Grid, 6-10P…682-936-2777

GRANGER: Jeff Woolsey/Dancehall Kings @ Cotton Club, 9P-1A…512-859-0700

HOUSTON: Bob & Mike @ Liederkranz Oktoberfest, 7-10P…713-957-9004

KILGORE: Oktoberfest @ Downtown, 1-9P, Featuring David Luna on accordion, The Bier Nuts, and Adam Brown/The Triple Crown Band (Banner ad above)

LA GRANGE: Pettit Brothers @ Mullins Prairie Store, 8P-12A…979-247- 4220

MADISONVILLE: Texas Mushroom Festival – The Courthouse: Mighty Mustangs Drum Line & Jazz Band, 11A, Rhythm Coalition Band (Blues, Country, Rock), 12P; Shayne Porter (Texas Soul, new single out – Long Time), 2:30 & 3:45P; Connie Davila (Latino, Country), 3:15 & 4:30P. Gospel Stage: Madisonville First Baptist Children’s Choirs & others, 10A, First Baptist Church Praise Band, 11A; Wade Phillips, 12P; New Life Missionary BC, 1P; Madisonville Christian Fellowship Student Band, 2P; Ivan Nacianceno, 4P. Taste of Texas Biergarten: Toby Gill, 10-11A; Jarrod Sterrett & Hired Guns, 12-1:15P; Modulation, 3:15-4:30P (Banner ad above)  

NAVASOTA: Doug Boggs/Cowboy Jazz Band @ Western Club, 8:30P-12:30A…936-825-9070

NEW BRAUNFELS: Rocky King Band @ Freiheit Country Store, 9P-1A…830-625-9400

RED ROCK: Glen Collins/The Alibis @ Watterson Hall, 9P-1A…512-304-5860

ROSENBERG: Odessa (Happy Cousins Dance Club) Public Dance @ American Legion, 8-11:30P…281-232-3531 or 281-342-4324

SAN ANTONIO: Oktoberfest @ Beethoven Maenerchor, 5P (Banner ad above)

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

WEIMAR: Mike Stroup Trio @ Whistling Duck Winery, 3-6P…512-913-4813

WHARTON: Al Sulak/Country Sounds @ Plaza Theatre, 2-4P…979-532-1862

 

Sunday, October 14

AUSTIN (Cedar Park): Austin Polka Band @ Red Horn Brewery, 12-3P…512-986-7038

AUSTIN: Glen Collins/The Alibis @ Pilot Knob VFW, 3-6:30P…512-243-8011

BELLVILLE: Austin Co Fair – Lost Cause, 1-5P…979-865-5995

EAST BERNARD: Holy Cross Picnic @ Riverside Hall – Dujka Brothers, 12-3P; Red Ravens, 3-6P (Banner ad above)

ELGIN: Fritz Hodde/Fab 6 @ SPJST Lodge 18, 3-7P…512-285-3100

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

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

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

HURST: Peace Lutheran Church Oktoberfest – Brave Combo, 5-8P (Church Picnics)

LOCKHART: Al Dressen/BBQ Playboys @ Kreuz Market, 12:30P…398-2361

NEW BRAUNFELS: Cloverleaf Orchestra (Goodtime Club) @ Eagles Hall, 3-7P (Banner ad above)

NEW TAITON: Wharton County Dozinky Fest @ Taiton Community Center - Czechaholics, 1-5P (Banner ad above)

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

SAN ANTONIO: Church of the Resurrection Polka Mass w/TubaMeisters, 10:30-11:30A…210-655-5484

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

SEATON (Temple): Edward Kopecky’s Fun Time Czech Band @ Sefcik Hall, 6-9P…254-985-2356

SWEET HOME: Charles & Fab 4 @ Community Center, 3-7P (Ad this page)

WESTPHALIA: Church of the Visitation picnic with Jerry Haisler & Melody 5, 11A-2P (Church Picnics)

 

Monday, October 15

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 Paul Schlesinger, Tara Schlesinger, and Zach Novak…979-966-3568

 

Tuesday, October 16

EDNA: Flag City Opry (3rd Tues.) @ KC Hall, 7P, Featuring Bob Appel & Margie LeBlanc…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 Bruce Weldy, Lynn Poe, Fruit Balderas, Sally Carlson, Vernon Doege, & Paul & Tara Schlesinger…830-625-2279

PFLUGERVILLE: Accordion Pfree Pfor All, several venues throughout town during the day; evening concert @ Rec Center features Bob Bisciglia, Mike Middleton, Markus Baggio, Matt Tolentino, Ginny Mac, Chris Rybak, 6:30-8:30P (Banner ad above)

See full October schedule

 

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Concerts, Exhibits, Special Events

Call for Czech Student Essays & Performances
North Texas University
Deadline: October 15

Sat., October 27
Czech Soup Tasting
Episcopal Church of the Epiphany Houston 3-6 pm
Sponsored by Czech Heritage Society of Harris County

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