Join Texas Polka News in saluting the music of Adolph Hofner in the centennial of his birth on Wed., Aug. 17, and kicking up our heels at a Czech polka dance on Wed., Aug. 24. Both are part of the Summer Dance Hall Series at the Pearl Stable in San Antonio, held from 6-9 pm.
The Hofner salute will feature music by The New Pearl Wranglers, led by David Bedrich of Austin. (David also plays for Czech Melody Masters and The Swingsters.) Adolph's daughter,
Kathy Hofner Fielding, will be there, and maybe join the band for a tune or two.
The polka dance on the 24th will feature the music of Mark Halata & Texavia. Texavia played
at the Pearl Stable last year and everyone had a ball.
LIFE AT THE PEARL
When the San Antonio Brewery closed in 2001, the brewery grounds were repurposed using the majestic brew building as a focal point, into the “community” of Pearl. Boasting 324 apartments, 15 restaurants, 13 retailers, and 18 resident businesses, as well as a twice-weekly Farmers Market, Pearl has formed an exciting neighborhood on the upper San Antonio River just north of downtown known as Museum Reach. The newest addition is Hotel Emma, which
opened last fall in the Brewhouse.