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Thursday, September 21

Amarillo: Tri State Fair – Kimberly Dunn, 9:30P…806-376-7767

Brenham: Bluebonnet Opry (3rd Thurs.) @ Silver Wings Ballroom, 7:30P – featuring Nashville recording artist Mandy Barnett, 7:30P...979-451-0816

Brenham: Washington County Fair – Flatland Cavalry, 8-9:30P; Green River Ordinance, 10-11:30P…979-836-4112

Buda: Glen Collins/Alibis @ Onion Creek Senior Center, 6-9P…512-468-4451

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

Ft Worth: Oktoberfest – Der Spaten Halle: AlpenMusikanten, 5, 8 & 10P; Walburg Boys, 6 & 9P; Der Wiesn Tent: Brave Combo, 6 & 9P; Alpine Village Band, 8 & 10P; Die Aktivität Tent: Nick Ballarini, 6 & 9P (Banner ad above)

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

 

Friday, September 22

Amarillo: Tri State Fair – Moe Bandy, 9:30P…806-376-7767

Brenham: Washington County Fair – Brandon Rhyder, 8-9:30P; Casey Donahew Band, 10-11:30P…979-836-4112

Bryan: Rick Trevino @ Texas Reds Steak & Grape Festival, 5P

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

Ft Worth: Oktoberfest – Der Spaten Halle: Off The Grid, 5P; Das Ist Lustig, 6, 7 & 9P; Walburg Boys, 8 & 10P; AlpenMusikanten, 9p; Der Wiesn Tent: AlpenMusikanten, 6P; Off the Grid, 8P; Das Ist Lustig, 9P; Walburg Boys, 10P; Die Aktivität Tent: Nick Ballarini, 9P (Banner ad above)

Granger: Texas Neon Ramblers @ Cotton Club, 7-11P 512-859-0700

Houston: Mike Gest Duo @ Rudi Lechner’s, 6P 713-428-2019

McKinney: Oktoberfest – Virginia Street Stage: Alpine Village Band, 5 & 6:30P, 8 & 9:30P; Prost Stage: Royal Klobasneks, 5-7:30P; Brave Combo, 8-10P (Banner ad above)

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

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

 

Saturday, September 23

Amarillo: Tri State Fair – Rick Trevino, 9:30P…806-376-7767

Austin: 2nd Annual Burnet Road Block Party @ Little Longhorn Saloon, 2-5P – Los Texmaniacs, Shotguns Ready, & More!...512-458-1813

Blanco: Raise the Roof Fundraiser @ Twin Sisters Dance Hall – Tibby Armke/ABCs of Country, 10-11:20A; Kevin Ray Adams, 11:40A-1P; Zydeco Blanco, 1:20-2:40P; Ennis Czech Boys (Sponsored by Texas Polka News), 3-4:20P; Bobby Mack, 4-6P; 7P Dance: Jesse Stratton Band, Lost Sounds of Texas Honky Tonk (Banner ad above)

Brenham: Washington County Fair – Dujka Brothers, 5-9P; Walker County, 9-10:30P; Dwight Yoakam, 11P-12:30A…979-836-4112

Bryan: Texas Reds Steak & Grape Festival

Cistern: Neon Light Cowboys @ Cistern Country Store, 9P-1A…512-739-7840

Ft Worth: Oktoberfest – Der Spaten Halle: Alpine Village Band, 11A; Brave Combo, 2P; Terry Cavanagh/Alpine Express, 5P; Off the Grid, 6 & 10P; Das Ist Lustig, 9P; Der Wiesn Tent: Nick Ballarini, 11A; Alpine Village Band, 1P; AlpenMusikanten, 2P; Off the Grid, 4P; Die Aktivität Tent: Nick Ballarini, 2 & 9P (Banner ad above)

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

Houston: Lesa Cormier/Sundown Playboys (CFMA) @ VFW #10352, 6-10P. 832-493-3440

Houston: Mike Gest Duo @ Rudi Lechner’s, 6P 713-428-2019

Houston: Oktoberfest with TubaMeisters @ Liederkranz Hall, 7-11P (Banner ad homepage)

Houston: St. Jerome Fall Festival – Black Tie Affair, 7-10P (Banner ad homepage)

Liberty: Liberty Opry on the Square – Country Music Extravaganza, 4P 936-336-5830

McKinney: Oktoberfest – Virginia Street Stage: Royal Klobasneks, 11:30A-3:30P; Alpine Village Band, 4:30-7P; AlpenMusikanten, 7:30-9:30P; Prost Stage: Czech & Then Some, 11:30A, 1P; 3-7:30P; Brave Combo, 8-10P (Banner ad above)

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

Tomball: Bluegrass Jam (4th Sat.) @ Kleb Woods Nature Center, 12-4P…281-373-1777

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

 

Sunday, September 24

Bryan: Deana Carter @ Texas Reds Steak & Grape Festival, 5P

Cyclone: St. Joseph Picnic – Jerry Haisler/Melody 5, 11A-2P...254-985-2280

El Campo: St. Phillip Church Picnic @ KC Hall Grounds – Dujka Brothers, 11A-1P...979-543-3770

Ellinger: St. Mary Bazaar - Holub Polka Band, 10:30A-12:30P Rescheduled from Aug. 27/Hurricane Harvey

Ft Worth: Joe Belinski 26th Anniversary Show & Dance @ Will Rogers Memorial Center – Bobby Flores (solo), Rocky King Band, Johnny Bush, 4P…940-452-0851

Geronimo: Jim Bolado @ VFW, 3-6:30P…830-379-9260

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

Houston: Liz Talley/Dusty Spur @ VFW #10352, 2-5:30P (Ad, Monthly Calendar page)

Houston: Slavic Heritage Festival @ KC Hall, E Whitney Dr, 12-6P (Banner ad above)

Houston: St. Jerome Fall Festival – Mango Punch, 5-8:45P (Banner ad above)

McKinney: Oktoberfest – Virginia Street Stage: Auf Geht’s, 1-5P; Prost Stage: Czech & Then Some 12-1:30P; AlpenMusikanten, 2-5P (Banner ad above)

Sealy: Immaculate Conception Bazaar @ KC Hall – Kovanda’s Czech Band, 11:30A (Banner ad above)

Seguin: St. James Picnic – Los Kolaches, 11A-2P...830-379-1796

Serbin (Giddings): Wendish Fest @ Wendish Heritage Museum – TubaMeisters, 12:45P (Banner ad above)

CANCELED Victoria: Czech Heritage Festival @ Community Center – Shelia Lee, 10-11A; Shiner Hobo Band, 11A-1P; Majek’s Polka Band, 1-4P; Jam – Majeks, Red Ravens, 4-4:30P; Red Ravens, 4:30-7:30P; In the annex: Curtis Grimes, 3-5P READ MORE ON VICTORIA CHS FACEBOOK PAGE

West: Country/Polka Battle Dance @ KC Hall, 1-5P – Roger Kirby/Texas Heartbeat vs. Jodie Mikula Orchestra (Banner ad above)

 

Monday, September 25

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

Austin: Central Texas Accordion Association Meeting/Jam @ Casa Chapala, 9041 Research Blvd, 7:30 pm. Entertainment by Jan Flemming, a German accordionist who lives in Austin. He plays all different genres of music, teaches, and gives seminars. He is very interesting and will put a great show. Please bring your accordions for the open mic period following Jan... 512-913-1747

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

 

Tuesday, September 26

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, Tribute to Tony Rozance presented by Mike Middleton. Bring your friends and any memorabilia you would like to contribute to Mike for display at the Accordion Museum in honor of Tony Rozance, teacher, musician, accordionist extraordinaire. Mike plans to play songs that Tony taught him and talk about Tony's life and great talent. Many of you took lessons from Tony and may want to share a 3- to 5-minute story about Tony and Trudy Rozance. More info on the program - 210 –651-4359…Venue phone: 210-805-8600

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

 

Wednesday, September 27

Houston: Das Ist Lustig @ 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, September 28

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

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

 

Friday, September 29

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

Boerne: Oktoberfest @ Olde Town Shopping Center - Yodel Blitz, 5-8P, Jump Fuze Band, 8P-12A…830-249-9511

Brenham: Pettit Brothers @ Nathan’s BBQ, 6P… 979-251-9900

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

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

Houston: Jeff Woolsey/Dancehall Kings @ SPJST Lodge 88, 8-11:30P…713-869-5767 (Ad, this page)

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

Rosenberg: Fort Bend County Fair – Kevin Fowler, 10P…281-342-6171

San Antonio: Oktoberfest @ Bier Garten Riverwalk – Das Ist Lustig, 4-8P; Chris Cruz Band, 8P-12A (Banner ad above)

San Antonio: Oktoberfest @ Alamo Brewing Co – TubaMeisters, 5-7P; Chris Rybak, 7-9P; Ennis Czech Boys, 9:30-11:30P…210-872-5589

San Antonio: Canciones – Tex-Mex Dance Party @ Pearl Park, 5:30-8:30P, Featuring Nicolette Good and Demitasse

Taylor: 17th Annual BBQ Cook-Off Free Dance with Old Friends Band @ SPJST Lodge 29, 7:30-11:30P...512-352-9139

 

 

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Hofner Tribute in Helotes Floore's Store in Helotes did it up right, celebrating its 75th anniversary with a salute to 101 years of Adolph Hofner. The Circle C Band and New Pearl Wranglers provided the music, and Adolph's daughter, Kathy, joined in to sing a tune or two. And of course, everybody did the Cotton Eyed Joe! Images by Gary E. McKee See the photos

Hofner Tribute in Helotes

Floore's Store in Helotes did it up right, celebrating its 75th anniversary with a salute to 101 years of Adolph Hofner. The Circle C Band and New Pearl Wranglers provided the music, and Adolph's daughter, Kathy, joined in to sing a tune or two. And of course, everybody did the Cotton Eyed Joe! Images by Gary E. McKee

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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.

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Meet Mollie B in this interview with the station.