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Join us for a dance on June 16 (Mark Halata & Texavia) at American Legion Hall, Sealy.

Join us Sunday, July 8 for our membership meeting and dance. Music by Enzian Buam 2-6 pm.

  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

Monday, May 21

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

LA GRANGE: Fayette County Country Music Opry (3rd Mon) @ newly remodeled KC Hall, 7P - Featuring Amanda Peevler, Ronnie Caywood, and Briana Adams…979-966-3568

 

Tuesday, May 22

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

 

Wednesday, May 23

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

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

ROUND ROCK: Paul & Tara Schlesinger @ Parkwood Meadows Senior Living, 6:30-7:30P…512-969-6154

SAN ANTONIO: Most Wanted @ Martinez Social Club, 7:30-10:30P…210-661-2422

SAN ANTONIO: Sunset Sessions (every Wed) @ Pearl Park - DJ Nandez, 5:30-9P

SCHULENBURG: Pettit Brothers @ Sengelmann Hall, 7P

 

Thursday, May 24

EL CAMPO: Czechmates @ American Legion, 7:30-10P… 979-543-5396

ENNIS: National Polka Festival Polka On! Pre-Party @ KJT Bar, 7P - Czech & Then Some (Banner ad above)

KERRVILLE: Folk Festival @ Quiet Valley Ranch

NEW BRAUNFELS: Alex Meixner @ Krause’s Maifest, 8P…830-625-2807

ROUND TOP: Mike Stroup & Annie Rost @ Stone Cellar, 7-11P...979-249-3390

 

Friday, May 25

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

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

ENNIS: National Polka Festival, King/Queen Contest @ Sokol Hall, - Eva Adams Ceska Kapela, 6P; Jodie Mikula Orchestra, 8P (Banner ad above)

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

HOUSTON: Mike Stroup, Annie Rost, Lenny Nichols @ Hickory Hollow Heights, 5:30-8:30P...713-869-6300

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

KERRVILLE: Folk Festival @ Quiet Valley Ranch

NEW BRAUNFELS: Billy Mata @ Riley’s Tavern, 9P-12A…512-392-3132

NEW BRAUNFELS: Alex Meixner @ Krause’s Maifest, 8P…830-625-2807

ROUND TOP: Jimmy Rohde & Aaron Gross @ Stone Cellar, 7-11P...979-249-3390

 

Saturday, May 26

AUSTIN: Glen Collins/The Alibis @ Guero’s Taco Bar, 6:30-9P…512-447-7688

BANDERA: Justin Trevino @ Arkey Blue’s Silver Dollar, 8:30P-12:30A…830-796-8826

BANDERA: Jeff Woolsey/Dancehall Kings @ 11th Street Cowboy Bar, 8:30P-12:30A…830-796-4849

BLANCO: John Christopher Way @ Twin Sisters Dance Hall, 8P-12A…830-833-5773

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

DRIPPING SPRINGS: Off the Grid @ Sky Cinemas, 6-8P…512-457-0700

ENNIS: National Polka Festivalsee schedule (Banner ad above)

FAYETTEVILLE: Pettit Brothers @ Blue Mule Farm, 1-3P

FLORESVILLE: All City Youth Programs Fundraiser @ Event Center, Rocky King Band

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

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

HOUSTON: Donnie Broussard/Louisiana Stars @ VFW #10352, 6-10P...281-256-3097

KERRVILLE: Folk Festival @ Quiet Valley Ranch

LA GRANGE: The Bandits @ Mullins Prairie Store, 8P-12A…979-247-4668

NEW BRAUNFELS: Alex Meixner @ Krause’s Maifest, 8P…830-625-2807

ROUND TOP: Sean Orr’s Texas Gold Trio @ Stone Cellar, 7-11P…979-249-3390

SHINER: Spring Pre-picnic party @ KC Park with Legal Limit, 6-10P (Banner ad above)

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

 

Sunday, May 27

BANDERA: Rocky King Band @ Arkey Blue’s Silver Dollar, 8:30P-12:30A…830-796-8826

DIME BOX: St. Joseph Homecoming Bazaar & Picnic @ church grounds, BBQ meal 10:30 am to 1 pm, $10 per plate. Silent and live auctions, bingo and children's games. Music by DJ Michael Craig

ENNIS: National Polka Festivalsee schedule (Banner ad above)

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

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

HALLETTSVILLE: Sacred Heart Church Picnic @ KC Hall – J&S Playboys 11A-1P; Red Ravens, Texas Sound Check, 1-7P (Banner ad above)

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

KERRVILLE: Folk Festival @ Quiet Valley Ranch

ROBSTOWN: DanceHall Sounds with DJ Allen Pollard @ Community Hall, 4612 CR 42, 4-7:30P; $10/non-members, $8/Lifetime members…361-549-8119

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

SEATON (Temple): Larry Burgin/Texas Tradition @ Sefcik Hall, 6-9P...254-985-2356

SHELBY: 61st Shelby VFD Celebration @ Harmonie Hall, Auction, 1P, dance after auction with Charles/Fab 4

SHINER: Spring Picnic @ KC Park – Inside: Accordion Jam, 11A; Shiner Hobo Band, 2P; Mark Halata/Texavia, 4P; The Emotions, 9P; Historic Beer Stand: Yodel Blitz, 2P; Bingo Pavilion: Chris Rybak, 6P (Banner ad above)

Wimberly: Songwriter Chuck Brodsky in Concert @ Old Glory Ranch, 6-9P...512-847-3646

 

Monday, May 28

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

KERRVILLE: Folk Festival @ Quiet Valley Ranch

 

Tuesday, May 29

KERRVILLE: Folk Festival @ Quiet Valley Ranch

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

 

Wednesday, May 30

KERRVILLE: Folk Festival @ Quiet Valley Ranch

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

SAN ANTONIO: Bimbo @ Martinez Social Club, 7:30-10:30P…210-661-2422

SAN ANTONIO: Sunset Sessions (every Wed) @ Pearl Park - Benjamin Boogie, 5:30-9P

SCHULENBURG: Pettit Brothers @ Sengelmann Hall, 7P

 

Thursday, May 31

El Campo: Odessa @ American Legion, 7:30-10P… 979-543-5396

KERRVILLE: Folk Festival @ Quiet Valley Ranch

 

Friday, June 1

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

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

EAGLE LAKE: Odessa @ Community Center, 8-11P…979-234-2903

FAYETTEVILLE: Charles/Fab 4 @ Heh, Remember When, 7:30P…979-249-2552

GRANGER: Les Huff @ Cotton Club, 7-10P…512-859-0700

KERRVILLE: Folk Festival @ Quiet Valley Ranch

LIBERTY HILL: Off the Grid @ Dahlia Café, 6:30-8:30P…512-515-7772

ROUND TOP: Black Cat Trio @ Stone Cellar, 7-11P...979-249-3390

SAN ANTONIO: Rocky King Band @ Martinez Social Club, 8-11:30P…210-661-2422

SCHULENBURG: Sengelmann Hall 6th Anniversary Party – free hors-d’oeuvres, 4:30-6:30P; music by Rockin’ Lloyd Tripp, 6-9P; car show in parking lot

YOAKUM: 90th Tom Tom Festival @ Yoakum City Park – Los Kolaches, evening…361-293-2309

See full June schedule

 

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Concerts, Exhibits, Special Events

Through August 18
Eugene Cernan: A Czech on The Moon Exhibit
Czech Center Museum, Houston

Friday, May 18
Zaskok (The Stand-In) Play
Beltonian Theatre 219 E. Central Ave., Belton, 7P

Saturday, May 19
Zaskok (The Stand-In) Play
Sanford Schmid Amphitheater, Texas Czech Heritage & Cultural Center, La Grange, 7P Buy tix

Sunday, May 20
Zaskok (The Stand-In) Play
Sokol 7448 Greenville Ave., Dallas, 1P

Tuesday, May 22
Traditional Czech Music Concert
Czech Center Museum, Houston
Ceska Moravska Kapela, 6P

Through November 25, 2018
World War I & The Birth of Czechoslovakia
Also celebrating 100 years of Czech independence
 

 

Videos

Watch the videos by Walt Harfmann of Red Ravens in Cyclone and the bands at 12th Annual Ennis Czech Music Festival

 

 

  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