SUBSCRIBE TO THE TEXAS POLKA NEWS! Texas Polka News is a full-color monthly publication dedicated to the mission of promoting polka music and other Texas roots music. Click here to subscribe or renew your subscription.

                                  SUBSCRIBE TO THE TEXAS POLKA NEWS!

Texas Polka News is a full-color monthly publication dedicated to the mission of promoting polka music and other Texas roots music. Click here to subscribe or renew your subscription.

Join us for Membership Meeting/Free Dance, Sunday, July 9. Dance 2-6P with music by Holub Polka Band.

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

Download your Spring/Summer Fest Guide today!

Download your Spring/Summer Fest Guide today!

Thursday, May 25

Belton: Sunny Sweeney, Bri Bagwell @ Schoepf’s BBQ, 6P…254-939-1151

Denton: Pettit Brothers w/Fred Eaglesmith Show @ Dan’s Silverleaf, 8P…940-320-2000

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

Ennis: 51st National Polka Festival Polka On! Pre-Party @ KJT Bar Room, 7-11P – Czech & Then Some, polka jam, Polka On! giveaways (Banner ad, above)

Grapeland: 20th Gospel Bluegrass Music Festival @ Salmon Lake Park

Kerrville: 46th Kerrville Folk Festival – Billy Crockett, Amy Speace, Dan Navarro, Jeff Black, South Austin Moonlighters

New Braunfels: Terry Cavanagh @ River Hofbrau, 6:30-9:30P…830-626-2200

New Braunfels: Maifest – Alex Meixner Band w/Catie Offerman @ Krause’s Café, 7-10P…830-625-2807

San Antonio: 36th Tejano Conjunto Festival - Hall of Fame Gala @ Guadalupe Theater, 6P -  performance by Bene Medina y el Conjunto Aguila and Special Hall of Fame Presentations

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

 

Friday, May 26

Austin: Billy Mata/Texas Tradition @ Broken Spoke, 7:30P-1A…512-442-6189

Bandera: Jeff Woolsey @ 11th Street Cowboy Bar, 8P…830-796-4849

Cistern: Under the Texas Moon @ Cistern Country Store, 8P-12A…512-739-7840

Denison: Music on Main w/Brave Combo @ Heritage Park, 7:30P…903-464-4452

CANCELED!!!!Elm Mott: Roger Kirby/Texas Heartbeat @ American Legion 7-10P…254-822-1218

Ennis: 51st National Polka Festival – 31st King & Queen Dance Contest w/Czechaholics @ KC Hall, 7-11P (Banner ad above)

Ft Worth: Pettit Brothers w/Fred Eaglesmith Show @ Shipping & Receiving, 9P…817-887-9313

Granger: Bubba’s Friday Friends @ Cotton Club, 7-11P…512-859-0700

Grapeland: 20th Gospel Bluegrass Music Festival @ Salmon Lake Park

Kerrville: 46th Kerrville Folk Festival – American Dreamer, Trout Fishing in America, The Rifters, Shake Russell & Michael Hearne, Jimmy LaFave

New Braunfels: Maifest – Alex Meixner Band w/Catie Offerman @ Krause’s Café, All Day…830-625-2807

Pasadena: Hometown Opry (4th Friday) @ East Harris County Activity Center, Spencer Hwy, 7:30P...281-479-4232

Pearland: Das Ist Lustig @ King’s Biergarten, 6-10P…832-569-4141

San Antonio: 36th Tejano Conjunto Festival - See the schedule

San Antonio: Monte Good @ Martinez Social Club 8-11:30P…210-661-2422

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

 

Saturday, May 27

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

Cistern: Texas Soundmasters @ Cistern Country Store, 9P-1A…512-739-7840

Dallas: Safari Nights Music Series – A Hard Day’s Night @ Dallas Zoo, 6P…469-554-7500

Fischer: Pettit Brothers w/Fred Eaglesmith Show @ Fischer Haus Concerts, 8P…512-538-5230

Fredericksburg: Charles Thibodeaux/Austin Cajun Aces @ Torre di Pietra Winery, 2-6P…830-644-2829

Ennis: 51st National Polka Festival – Texas Sound Check, Dujka Brothers, Jodie Mikula, Brave Combo, Jerry Haisler/Melody 5, Texas Dutchmen, Ennis Czech Boys, Fritz Hodde/Fab 6, The Moravians, Country Concert: Bart Crow (Banner ad above)

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

Grapeland: 20th Gospel Bluegrass Music Festival @ Salmon Lake Park

Houston: Donny Broussard/Louisiana Stars (CFMA) Honor Our Veterans @ VFW #10352, 6-10P…832-493-3440

Kerrville: 46th Kerrville Folk Festival – Del Barber, Kenny White, Cheryl Wheeler, Brother Sun, Jonathan Byrd/Pickup Cowboy

New Braunfels: Off the Grid @ Herbert’s Taco Hut, 6:45-9:45P…830-626-9323

New Braunfels: Rick Trevino & Gabe Garcia Band @ Freiheit Country Store, 8P…830-625-9400

New Braunfels: Maifest – Alex Meixner Band w/Catie Offerman @ Krause’s Café, All Day…830-625-2807

Pearland: Das Ist Lustig @ King’s Biergarten, 6-10P…832-569-4141

San Antonio: 36th Tejano Conjunto Festival - See the schedule

Shiner: Shiner Catholic Church Pre-Picnic Party @ Historic Beer Stand, KC Park – Bill Pekar & Rainey Brothers, 7-10P (Banner ad above)

Weatherford: Joseph Hall Tribute to Elvis @ Texas Opry Theater, 7P…817-341-1000

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

 

Sunday, May 28

Dime Box: St. Joseph Picnic w/Central Texas Sounds, 4-8P

Ennis: 51st National Polka Festival – Czech Melody Masters, Czech & Then Some, Alex Meixner, Brave Combo, Praha Brothers (Banner ad above)

Geronimo: Glen Collins/The Alibis @ VFW, 3-6:30P…830-379-9260

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

Grapeland: 20th Gospel Bluegrass Music Festival @ Salmon Lake Park

Hallettsville: 135th Sacred Heart Picnic @ KC Hall, J&S Playboys, Red Ravens, Jodie Mikula (Banner ad above)

Houston: Loose Change @ VFW #10352, 2-5:30P (Ad Monthly Calendar page)

Kerrville: 46th Kerrville Folk Festival – Cosy Sheridan, Terri Henrix, Suzie Vinnick, Peterson Brothers, Railhouse Band

Pearland: Das Ist Lustig @ King’s Biergarten, 6-10P…832-569-4141

Robstown:  DanceHall Sounds with DJ Allen Pollard @ Community Hall, 4612 CR 42, 4-7:30P…361-549-8119

San Antonio: 36th Tejano Conjunto Festival - See the schedule

San Antonio: Alpine Express Duo @ Riverwalk Biergarten, 2-6P…210-212-7299

San Antonio: Wrangler Country @ Martinez Social Club 3-6:30P…210-661-2422

Santa Fe: Pee Wee Bowen Band @ Haak Winery, 5:30-8:30P...409-925-1401

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

Shelby: 60th Shelby Volunteer Fire Department Celebration @ Harmonie Hall, Free dance w/Texas Sound Check, 3-7P…979-830-8010

Shiner: 31st Shiner Catholic Church Picnic @ KC Park – Shiner Hobos, John Holub, Shim-Mix, Chris Rybak, The Emotions (Banner ad above)

 

Monday, May 29

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

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

 

Tuesday, May 30

Houston: Houston Saengerbund singing practice (every Tues.) @ First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 7:30P 713-726-0706

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

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

 

Wednesday, May 31

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

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

Round Rock: Main Street Concert Series w/Colin Huntly @ 221 E Main St, 6-8P…512-218-5400

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

Schulenburg: Pettit Brothers @ Sengelmann Hall, 7P…979-743-2300

 

Thursday, June 1

Austin: Charles Thibodeaux/Austin Cajun Aces @ Cypress Grill, 6:30-8:30P…512-358-7474

Bastrop: Farm Street Opry (1st Thursday) @ Bastrop Convention Center, 7P…512-332-8981

Belton: Jarrod Birmingham, Brett Hendrix Band @ Schoepf’s BBQ, 6P…254-939-1151

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

Floresville: Floresville Opry (1st Thursday) @ Wilson County Show Barn, 6-:30P…830-393-6512 or 830-391-1062

The Woodlands: Mike Gest/Night Session (60+ Club) @ S. County Community Center, 6:30-10P…936-662-8099 or 281-615-8612

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

 

Friday, June 2

Austin: First Friday Dance (Band TBA) @ Wessels Hall - Pioneer Farms, 8-11P…512-837-1215

Denton: Brave Combo @ Dan’s Silverleaf, 8-11:30P…940-320-2000

Eagle Lake: Odessa @ Community Center, 8-11P…979-234-2903

Granger: Bubba’s Friday Friends @ Cotton Club, 7-11P…512-859-0700

Houston: Auf Geht’s @ Rudi Lechner’s, 6P…713-428-2019

Kerrville: 46th Kerrville Folk Festival – Kathy Mattea, The Don Juans, Tom Paxton, Rev Robert B Jones

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

San Antonio: Rex McNiel @ Martinez Social Club, 8-11:30P…210-661-2422

Florida Snowbird Polka Band Schedule

www.20polkabands.com

www.20polkabands.com

Get the weekend lineup of dances, latest polka news, weekly laugh & links to photos, videos & more delivered to your inbox each week.


Weimar Gendeke The Bohemian Princess made its maiden voyage and took home 3rd place for Out of Town Organization. Enjoy photos of the parade and dancing to Czechaholics. See the photos by Joe Cool Pavlicek and Gary E. McKee

Weimar Gendeke

The Bohemian Princess made its maiden voyage and took home 3rd place for Out of Town Organization. Enjoy photos of the parade and dancing to Czechaholics. See the photos by Joe Cool Pavlicek and Gary E. McKee

Musical Tribute to 20 Years The Texas Czech Heritage & Cultural Center celebrated its 20th anniversary with a special musical program. Czech & Then Some, also celebrating its 20th anniversary, provided the music, along with several guest artists. See the photos by Gary E. McKee and Julie Matus

Musical Tribute to 20 Years

The Texas Czech Heritage & Cultural Center celebrated its 20th anniversary with a special musical program. Czech & Then Some, also celebrating its 20th anniversary, provided the music, along with several guest artists. See the photos by Gary E. McKee and Julie Matus

Slavnost May Fest The rain held off for the 16th Annual Slavnost at TCHCC. Families enjoyed a special immigrant tribute ceremony, fried chicken dinner, sawmill demonstration, village tours, museum displays, and music by Jodie Mikula Orchestra. See the photos by Gary E. McKee

Slavnost May Fest

The rain held off for the 16th Annual Slavnost at TCHCC. Families enjoyed a special immigrant tribute ceremony, fried chicken dinner, sawmill demonstration, village tours, museum displays, and music by Jodie Mikula Orchestra. See the photos by Gary E. McKee

Armed Forces Day Polka Fest American Legion in Rosenberg hosted its annual military tribute. Texas Sound Check and Texas Legacy Czech Band were in a battle to provide only the best polka and country music. See the photos by John Roberts

Armed Forces Day Polka Fest

American Legion in Rosenberg hosted its annual military tribute. Texas Sound Check and Texas Legacy Czech Band were in a battle to provide only the best polka and country music. See the photos by John Roberts

Bluebonnet Opry Bluebonnet Opry in Brenham presented a polka show featuring Allison Crowson, Gene Hackemack, and Al Sulak, plus that great house band. See the photos by Gary E. McKee and Julie Matus

Bluebonnet Opry

Bluebonnet Opry in Brenham presented a polka show featuring Allison Crowson, Gene Hackemack, and Al Sulak, plus that great house band. See the photos by Gary E. McKee and Julie Matus

More Photos/Videos

Sweet Home Volunteer Fire Department Fundraiser. Music by Lost Kolaches, Shiner Hobo Band, The Moods. Photos by Joe Cool Pavlicek

Moravia Fest. Music by Mark Halata & Texavia. Photos by Joe Cool Pavlicek, Gary E. McKee

Hostyn Maifest. Music by Texas Sound Check and Czechaholics. Photos by Earline Berger Okruhlik, Joe Cool Pavlicek, Julie Matus & Gary E. McKee

SPJST Car Show. Music by Praha Brothers. Photos by Justin Everett and Theresa Parker

Sefcik Sunday Night. Music by Roger Kirby & Texas Heartbeat. Photos by Theresa Parker

St. Mary's in West 125th Anniversary. Music by All Around Czechs. Photos by Justin Everett

Boehm Implements in Shiner 75th Anniversary. Music by Shiner Hobo Band. Photos by Karen Williams & Gary E. McKee

Eagle Lake Friday Night Dance. Music by This Is It. Photos by John Roberts

 

Watch the videos by Theresa Parker of Musical Tribute to 20 Years at Sanford Schmid Amphitheater in La Grange

 

Watch the videos by Walt Harfmann of Jodie Mikula Orchestra at Slavnost at TCHCC, and Fritz Hodde & Fab 6 and Czechaholics at wedding dance in Cyclone

Polka Trending

 

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

Congrats to the Dujka Brothers and Squeezebox! They tied for the award of Favorite International Style Song by the International Polka Association. The songs were Church Picnic Polka by the Dujkas, and North Shore Polka by Squeezebox. Mollie B was chosen once again as Female Vocalist of the Year, and Lenny Gomulka was named Male Vocalist of the Year.

Find out who else received an award, and who was inducted into the IPA Hall of Fame for 2016. All will be honored at the IPA Hall of Fame and Awards Banquet on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at the Millennium Hotel in Cheektowaga, New York.

Massachusetts: Polka-thon to benefit Farm Share Program

Minnesota: Bavarian Fest

Iowa: Town of Clutier celebrates zip code day

Minnesota: Pat Cadigan remembered at International Polka Festival

Minnesota: Thousands dance weekend away at International Polka Festival

Nebraska: Polka radio host "Moostash Joe" uplifted others for decades

28th Accordion Kings & Queens Set for June 3 in Houston

Come out and celebrate the legends of Texas Roots Music at Texas Folklife's Accordion Kings & Queens Concert, Saturday, June 3, at 7 p.m. It will be a star-studded affair, featuring the Texas Tornados with Flaco Jiménez, Santiago Jiménez Jr., Step Rideau & the Zydeco Outlaws, Sheryl Cormier & Cajun Sounds, and The Moravians. Big Squeeze grand prize winners Mason Nesvadba, Luis Gonzalez, and Donovan Bourque will also take the stage. Grab your boots and dancing shoes! Pick up your FREE tickets at Miller Outdoor Theatre the day of the event. For advance reserved seating become a member of Texas folklife: texasfolklife.org / 512-441-9255.

 

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.

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.