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Join us Sunday, Feb. 21, at Wallis American Legion Hall for our annual fundraiser. Music by Red Ravens!

Join us Sunday, Feb. 21, at Wallis American Legion Hall for our annual fundraiser. Music by Red Ravens!

Texas Music Festival coming Saturday, March 5, Sealy KC Hall. Music by Red Ravens and Czechaholics!

Texas Music Festival coming Saturday, March 5, Sealy KC Hall. Music by Red Ravens and Czechaholics!

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

Friday, February 5

Eagle Lake: Lazy Farmers @ Community Center, 7:30-10:30P

Ennis: Alex Meixner @ KJT Hall, 7:30-11P (Banner ad, above)

Granger: The Pearl Snaps @ Cotton Club, 8:30P-12A

Mission: Squeezebox @ Mission Bell RV Resort, 7-10P (Banner ad, above)

Pearland: Enzian Buam @ King's Biergarten, 6-10P

 

Saturday, February 6

Austin: Charles Thibodeaux/Austin Cajun Aces @ Callahans General Store, 12-4P

Austin: Charles Thibodeaux/Austin Cajun Aces @ Central Market North, 6:30-9P

Columbus: Lost Cause @ Shaws Bend Social Club, 8:30P-12:30A

Fort Worth: Bobby Flores @ Stagecoach Ballroom, 8:45P-12:15A

Gatesville: Spur City Rounders @ VFW, 8P

Granger: People’s Choice @ Cotton Club, 9P-1A

Granger: Squeezebox @ Sts. Cyril/Methodius Rec Center, 6-10P (Banner ad, above)

Houston: Alex Meixner @ Liederkranz Hall, 7-10P (Banner ad, above)

Houston: Moonglow Orchestra (Mardi Gras) @ SPJST Lodge 88, 8-11:30P (Ad, Monthly Calendar page)

Liberty: Liberty Opry on the Square – Gospel, 2P

Marathon: Community Center Fundraiser/Fish Fry - Justin Trevino, 6P-12A, Dance @ 8P

New Baden: New Baden Jamboree @ Community Center, 6-10P
Featuring Stetson Trio, Dennis Ivey, Daniel Gonzales/Old Country

Pearland: Enzian Buam @ King's Biergarten, 5-10P

Proctor: Jeff Woolsey/Dancehall Kings @ River Club, 8P-12A

Round Top: Round Top-Carmine Foundation Fundraiser w/Charles/Fab 4 @ Rifle Hall, 8-11P

Yoakum: Los Kolaches (Pearl City Club) @ Turner Hall, 8P-12A (Banner ad, above)

 

Sunday, February 7

Austin: Charles Thibodeaux/Austin Cajun Aces @ The Continental Club, 3:30-6:30P

Houston: James Garner Band @ VFW #10352, 2-6P (Ad, Monthly Calendar page)

Houston: International Polka Association Fundraiser – Squeezebox @ SPJST Lodge 88, 1-4P (Banner ad, above)

Round Top: Polka Bowl 2016 w/Alex Meixner @ Rifle Hall, video taping & Super Bowl halftime (Banner ad, above) 

San Antonio: Country Tradition @ Martinez Social Club, 3-6:30P

 

Monday, February 8

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

Giddings: Lone Star Opry @ Giddings High School, 7:30P - Featuring Peevler Brothers, John Mikulin, Todd Gross, Minnie & Ella Jordan

Tuesday, February 9

Austin: Charles Thibodeaux/Austin Cajun Aces @ All Saints Episcopal Church, 3:30-6P

Austin: Charles Thibodeaux/Austin Cajun Aces @ Evangeline Cafe, 7:30-9:30P

Houston: German Singing Society @ Liederkranz Hall, 7P

New Braunfels: Fat Tuesday – Alex Meixner @ Brauntex Theater, 7:30-9:30P (Banner ad, above)

San Antonio: Countrymen @ Martinez Social Club, 7:30-10:30P

 

Wednesday, February 10

Houston: Das Ist Lustig @ Rudi Lechner's, 6-10P

San Antonio: Countrymen @ Martinez Social Club, 7:30-10:30P

Schulenburg: Pettit Brothers @ Sengelmann Hall, 7P

 

Thursday, February 11

Canton: 8th Western Swing Valentine Party @ Civic Center - Justin Trevino & Amber Digby, Noon & 6; Hoss Huggins/Ponderosa Band, 2 & 8P

Dripping Springs (Austin): Charles Thibodeaux/Austin Cajun Aces @ Hudson’s on Mercer, 7-10P

El Campo: Charlie Merta @ American Legion, 7:30-10P

Houston: Das Ist Lustig @ Rudi Lechner's, 6-10P

 

Friday, February 12

Canton: 8th Western Swing Valentine Party @ Civic Center - Jeff Woolsey/Dancehall Kings, Noon & 6P; Bobby Flores/Yellow Rose Band, 2 & 8P

Conroe: JEM Dandy Legends (60+ Dance Club) @ Conroe Activity Center, 6:30-10P

Corpus Christi: Dancehall Sounds @ VFW #3837, 8P-12A

Ennis: Ennis Czech Music Fest Polka On! Pre-Party - Out of the Box Band @ Sokol Clubroom, 6-11P (Banner ad, above)

Fort Worth: Jason Roberts @ Lil’ Reds Longhorn Saloon, 9:15P-1A

Granger: Scooter Dubec @ Cotton Club, 8:30P-12A

Houston: Das Ist Lustig @ Rudi Lechner's, 6-10P

Pearland: Enzian Buam @ King's Biergarten, 6-10P

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Cajun French Music Association Houston Mardi Gras w/Cajun Soul & Friends See the photos by Gary E. McKee and John Roberts

Cajun French Music Association Houston Mardi Gras w/Cajun Soul & Friends

See the photos by Gary E. McKee and John Roberts

Flag City Opry, Edna Featuring Billy Mata See the photos by Gary E. McKee

Flag City Opry, Edna
Featuring Billy Mata

See the photos by Gary E. McKee

Charles/Fab 4 @ Sweet Home See the photos by Karen Kay Williams

Charles/Fab 4 @ Sweet Home

See the photos by Karen Kay Williams

Big 3 Dance @ Shelby Red Ravens, Fritz Hodde/Fab 6, Central Texas Sounds See the photos by Gary E. McKee, Louise Barcak, Earline Berger Okruhlik, John Roberts Watch the videos of the Polka Jam by Walt Harfmann

Big 3 Dance @ Shelby
Red Ravens, Fritz Hodde/Fab 6, Central Texas Sounds

See the photos by Gary E. McKee, Louise Barcak, Earline Berger Okruhlik, John Roberts

Watch the videos of the Polka Jam by Walt Harfmann

Red Ravens @ Da Costa See the photos by Karen Kay Williams

Red Ravens @ Da Costa

See the photos by Karen Kay Williams

PoLK of A Meeting Fritz Hodde/Fab 6 See the photos by Gary E. McKee, Mark Hiebert, Earline Berger Okruhlik

PoLK of A Meeting
Fritz Hodde/Fab 6

See the photos by Gary E. McKee, Mark Hiebert, Earline Berger Okruhlik

Charles/Fab 4 in Seguin See the photos by Gary E. McKee

Charles/Fab 4 in Seguin

See the photos by Gary E. McKee

Watch the videos of All Around Czechs @ Cyclone Flag Hall by Walt Harfmann

Executive Director Cristina Bali Ends Tenure at Texas Folklife

Cristina at 2014 Polka Symposium in Schulenburg. Gary E. McKee photo

Cristina at 2014 Polka Symposium in Schulenburg. Gary E. McKee photo

Cristina Ballí, executive director of Texas Folklife, has announced that she is stepping down as of February 1. Ballí took over the reins of the organization in 2012, and had been program and associate director since 2009. Prior to 2009, Ballí was program director and project coordinator for the South Texas region for Texas Folklife. Read more.

I will miss working with Cristina. She did an outstanding job of promoting all Texas roots music, especially polka. Through the Big Squeeze contest and Apprenticeship program, young artists are continuing the tradition of polka music. Thanks, Cristina, and the polkabeat nation wishes you well!

 

Fayetteville Captures All Generations With Art, Music, Quilt Auction and Diversified Events

In the Spirit of a New Year, Fayetteville, Texas proudly presents its' array of activities for 2016 that is guaranteed to spark everyone's imagination thanks to the art, music, and creativity of this great Czech/German hometown National Registry community. Read more.


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