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 Visit us during TCHCC Heritage Fest Oct. 20, 2018!

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 Check out our 4th Annual Oktoberfest Guide to plan your fall festival travel schedule!

Check out our 4th Annual Oktoberfest Guide to plan your fall festival travel schedule!

Monday, October 15

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

LA GRANGE: Fayette County Country Music Opry (3rd Mon.) @ KC Hall, 7P, Featuring Paul Schlesinger, Tara Schlesinger, and Zach Novak…979-966-3568

 

Tuesday, October 16

EDNA: Flag City Opry (3rd Tues.) @ KC Hall, 7P, Featuring Bob Appel & Margie LeBlanc…361-782-9211

HOUSTON: Houston Accordion Association Jam (3rd Tues.) @ Pizza Inn on Mangum & 18th, 6P…713-861-2389

NEW BRAUNFELS: Comal County Country Music Show (3rd Tues) @ KC Hall, 7:30-10P, with Bruce Weldy, Lynn Poe, Fruit Balderas, Sally Carlson, Vernon Doege, & Paul & Tara Schlesinger…830-625-2279

PFLUGERVILLE: Accordion Pfree Pfor All, several venues throughout town during the day; evening concert @ Rec Center features Bob Bisciglia, Mike Middleton, Markus Baggio, Matt Tolentino, Ginny Mac, Chris Rybak, 6:30-8:30P (Banner ad above)

 

Wednesday, October 17

AUSTIN: Glen Collins/The Alibis @ South Austin Senior Center, 7:30-9:45P…512-978-2400

HOUSTON: Auf Geht’s @ Rudi Lechner’s, 6-10P…713-782-1180

SAN ANTONIO: Jim Bolado & Country Sounds @ Martinez Social Club, 7:30P…210-661-2422

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

 

Thursday, October 18

AUSTIN: Oktoberfest @ Banger’s – Off the Grid, TBA…number

BRENHAM: Bluebonnet Opry (3rd Thurs) @ Silver Wings Ballroom, 7:30P, Fall Polka Show – Czechaholics, Alfred Vrazel, Brian Marshall

EL CAMPO: Odessa @ American Legion, 7:30-10P…979-543-3108

GRANGER: Rian & Rob @ Cotton Club, 9P-1A…512-859-0700

SEGUIN: Silver Opry (3rd Thurs) @ Silver Center, 7-9P…830-303-6612

THE WOODLANDS: Bootleg Country Band @ Rob Fleming Park Rec Center, 6:30-9P…281-516-7348

WACO: Bobby Dean (Boot Scootin' Club) @ Sul Ross Center, 7-10P...254-752-6412

 

Friday, October 19

BURTON: Sean Orr @ Burton Road House, 8:30P…713-416-4005

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

GRANGER: DJ/Karaoke @ Cotton Club, 7-10P…512-859-0700

HOUSTON: Chris Rybak @ King’s Bierhaus, 6-11P…281-990-3042

LA GRANGE: Heritage Fest – Polka On! Octoberfest on the Deck @ TCHCC – Dujka Brothers, 6-9:30 (Banner ad above)

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

CANCELED!!!! SACHSE: Sachtoberfest @ Backyard on 5th - Matt Tolentino Band, 5P; Brave Combo, 8P & 9:30P

SEGUIN: Glen Collins/The Alibis @ Silver Center, 7:30-11P…830-303-6612

WALBURG: Edward Kopecky’s Fun Time Czech Band @ Dale’s Essenhaus, 7-11P…512-819-9175

YORKTOWN: 60th Annual Western Days in Downtown – Gary Glenn & 20X Band, 5P…361-564-2661

 

Saturday, October 20

ANHALT: Oktoberfest – Rennie Guenther/Happy Travelers, 12-2P; Ennis Czech Boys, 2-6P; Justin Trevino, 7-11P (Banner ad above)

AUSTIN: Oktoberfest @ Saengerrunde Halle – Cloverleaf Orchestra, 7-11P…512-666-SING

AUSTIN: Oktoberfest @ North by Northwest Brewery – TubaMeisters, 12-6P…512-467-6969

AUSTIN: St. Thomas More Oktoberfest – Austin Polka Band, 1-3P (Church Picnics)

CAMERON: Bobby Flores/Yellow Rose Band @ VFW, 8:30-11:30P...254-295-6222

CISTERN: Smokin’ Guns, Live music & dancing @ Cistern Country Store, 9P-1A…361-865-3655

CANCELED!!!! CORINTH: Pumpkin Palooza @ Community Park – Soul Patrol, Texas Flood, Brave Combo, Escape, Walton Stout Band…940-498-3200

FAYETTEVILLE: Lickskillet Days – Buckaroos, 1P; Kendra Krupala, 4P; Los Kolaches. 7P…979-877-5290

FLORESVILLE: Bobby Flores & Darrell McCall @ Beefmasters Bull Sale…210-732-3132

FREDERICKSBURG: BestFest @ Marktplatz with Dutch Treat, 11A-1P; Fritz Hodde & Fab 6, 1:30-5:30P; Weldon Henson, 7-11P (Banner ad above)

GALVESTON: Oktoberfest @ Galveston Island Brewing – Auf Geht’s…409-740-7000

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

HARKER HEIGHTS: Glen Collins/The Alibis, 7-11P…512-921-9039

HOUSTON: CzechFest in the Heights @ SPJST Lodge 88 - SPJST Orchestra & Czech Chorus, 11A; Al Sulak & Country Sounds, 2-6P in the ballroom; Adrian’s Fault, 3-6P in the gazebo (Banner ad above)

HOUSTON: Centennial Oktober Festival @ Czech Center Museum Houston – Czech Melody Masters, 6-11P…713-528-2060

HOUSTON: Chris Rybak @ King’s Bierhaus, 6-11P…281-990-3042

KINGWOOD: Oktoberfest @ Holy Comforter Lutheran Church – Texas Sound Check, 11A-5P (Church Picnics)

LA GRANGE: Heritage Fest @ TCHCC – Jerry Haisler & Melody 5, Enzian Buam alternate 11:30A-6P; Muziky @ Amphitheater – Legacy of Vrazels Polka Band, 7P (Banner ad above)

LA GRANGE: Josh Tiemann (Acoustic) @ Mullins Prairie Store, 8P-12A…979-247- 4220

LIBERTY: Trinity Valley Exposition Rodeo Dance – Rocky King Band, after rodeo till 1A…

NAVASOTA: Jake Hooker/The Outsiders @ Western Club, 8:30P-12:30A…936-825-9070

PEARLAND: Off the Grid @ King’s Biergarten, 5-10P…832-569-4141

RED ROCK: Texas Highriders @ Watterson Hall, 9P-1A…512-304-5860

SEGUIN: Heart of Texas Roadshow with Darrell & Mona McCall, Dottsy @ Texas Theater, 7:30P…830-372-6168 $15

TAYLOR: OkTaylorFest @ Texas Beer Co – Austin Polka Band, 5-7P…512-466-6939

TEMPLE: St. LukeFest @ St. Luke’s Catholic Church w/Czech & Then Some, 12-4P (Church Picnics)

TOMBALL: Jeff Woolsey/Dancehall Kings @ VFW, 8P…281-351-2427

WALLIS: Charles & Fab 4 @ American Legion, 8-11:30P…979-478-9913

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

YORKTOWN: 60th Annual Western Days in Downtown 10A-1A – Nathan Colt Young, Cactus Country Band, Rick Trevino, Kevin Fowler…361-564-2661

 

Sunday, October 21

AUSTIN: 24th Annual Cesky Vecer @ Saengerrunde Hall – Kovanda’s Czech Band, 6:30-9:30P (Banner ad above)

AUSTIN: Oktoberfest @ North by Northwest Brewery – TubaMeisters, 12-4P…512-467-6969

BREMOND: St. Mary Festival – Brian Marshall, 12-3P (Banner ad above)

ELGIN: Glen Collins/The Alibis @ SPJST Lodge 18, 3-7P…512-285-3100

FAYETTEVILLE: Lickskillet Days…979-877-5290

GERONIMO: Monte Good @ VFW, 3-6:30P…830-305-8829 or 830-379-0506

GONZALES: GEEZER Rock-n-Roll @ Elks Lodge, 3-6:30P (Banner ad above)

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

HOUSTON: Detour @ VFW #10352, 2-5:30P (Ad Monthly Calendar page)

HOUSTON: Chris Rybak @ King’s Bierhaus, 4-9P…281-990-3042

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

SEATON (Temple): Roger Kirby & Texas Heartbeat @ Sefcik Hall, 6-9P…254-985-2356

SWEET HOME: Red Ravens @ Community Center, 2-6P (Ad Monthly Calendar page)

WALLIS: Guardian Angel Bazaar – Al Sulak/Country Sounds, Blue Note Brothers, Destino Latino (Banner ad homepage)

YORKTOWN: 60th Annual Western Days in Downtown, 12-6P – Justin Trevino, Johnny Bush…361-564-2661

 

Monday, October 22

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

See full October schedule

 

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Concerts, Exhibits, Special Events

Call for Czech Student Essays & Performances
North Texas University
Deadline: October 15

Sat., October 27
Czech Soup Tasting
Episcopal Church of the Epiphany Houston 3-6 pm
Sponsored by Czech Heritage Society of Harris County

Sun., November 4
WWI Presentations & Reception
Texas Czech Heritage & Cultural Center, La Grange

Through November 25, 2018
World War I & The Birth of Czechoslovakia
Also celebrating 100 years of Czech independence
Texas Czech Heritage & Cultural Center, La Grange

Through November 26, 2018
Lidice 1942
Texas Czech Heritage & Cultural Center, La Grange

Mon., November 26
Texas Dance Hall Preservation Photo Exhibit
Exhibit opens; program TBA
Texas Czech Heritage & Cultural Center, La Grange
 

Videos

Watch the videos by Walt Harfmann of Franz & Schorsch in Walburg...Ennis Czech Boys in Elgin...bands from his European trips

Watch the videos by George Weber of Alfred Vrazel and Fritz Hodde sitting in with Praha Brothers at Marak Picnic

 

 

  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