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Join us for our next dance - Sat., April 29 at American Legion Hall in Sealy, 2-5:30 pm w/Texas Sound Check.

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

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Download your Spring/Summer Fest Guide today!

Download your Spring/Summer Fest Guide today!

Friday, April 21

Conroe: Mike Gest/Night Session (60+ Club) @ Conroe Activity Center, 6:30-10P 936-662-8099 or 281-615-8612

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

Hallettsville: Fiddlers Frolics w/Chris Rybak, Bonnie Riley, Keith Junot, Bayou Roux @ KC Hall, Starts @ 5P 361-798-2311

Houston: Mike Stroup w/Southern Light @ Hickory Hollow in the Heights, 7-9P...713-869-6300

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

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

San Antonio: Countrymen @ Martinez Social Club 8-11:30P 210-661-2422

Tours: Roger Kirby/Texas Heartbeat (West Over 40 Club) @ Tours Hall, 7-10P

West: Stříbrňanka from Czech Republic @ KC Hall, 7P (Banner ad above)

 

Saturday, April 22

Austin: Immigrant Songs w/Brave Combo @ Continental Club, 8-11P 512-441-2444

Austin: Texas Folklife Big Squeeze Contest Finals @ Bob Bullock Museum, 1-5P Grand prize winners will be named in Polka, Conjunto, & Cajun/Zydeco categories; performances by Rio Jordan, Ruben Paul Moreno, Gulf Coast Playboys (Banner ad above)

Burton: 28th Cotton Gin Festival – Shiner Hobo Band, 12-2:30P; Hilltop Ramblers, 2:30-4P; Dujka Brothers, 4-6P (Banner ad above)

Burton: Lost Cause @ White Horse Saloon, 7-11P 979-277-5768

Cistern: Max Rios/Waysiders @ Cistern Country Store, 9P-1A 512-739-7840

Da Costa: Al Sulak/Country Sounds @ Hermann Sons, 8:30PM 210-226-9261

Ennis: Stříbrňanka from Czech Republic @ KJT Hall, 7P (Banner ad above)

Flatonia: Mike Stroup Trio @ Henry K's, 7:30-10:30P...606-645-0094

Granger: People’s Choice @ Cotton Club, 9P-1A 512-859-0700

Hallettsville: Fiddlers Frolics w/Chris Rybak, Bonnie Riley, Keith Junot @ KC Hall Pavilion, 1-6P; Broken Alibi, Wade Bowen @ KC Hall, 8:30P-1A 361-798-2311

Hico: Spring Swing Street Dance, Pecan St, Downtown, Noon-10P Featuring Bobby Flores/Yellow Rose Band, along with Hot Texas Swing Band, Robert Carlson, Joan Huggins 254-485-0682

Houston: Bubba Brown & Friends (CFMA) @ VFW #10352, 6-10P (Ad Monthly Calendar page)  

Liberty: Liberty Opry on the Square – Country & Western Show, 4P 936-336-5830

Marble Falls: Off the Grid @ Flat Creek Estate Winery Crawfish Boil, 4-7P 512-267-6310

Navasota: Johnny Bush & The Bandoleros @ Western Club, 8:30P-12:30A 936-825-9070

New Braunfels: Red Ravens (Goodtime Club Fundraiser) @ Eagles Hall, 7-11P (Banner ad above)

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

Round Top: Wild River Band @ Henkel Square Market, 11:30A-2:30P...979-249-5840

Seaton (Temple): Ennis Czech Boys @ Sefcik Hall, 7-11P 254-985-2356

Seguin: Quebe Sisters Band, Justin Trevino and Dottsy 2:30P & 7:30P @ Texas Theater (830) 379-6382 or (830) 372-6168

Waco: Roger Kirby/Texas Heartbeat @ Shriners Hall, 7-11P

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

 

Sunday, April 23

Bellville: 15th Fruehling Saengerfest @ Concordia Hall, 11A Featuring Round Top Brass Band, several German Singing Groups

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

Geronimo: Charles/Fab 4 @ VFW, 3-6:30P 830-379-0506 or 830-305-8829

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

Hallettsville: Fiddlers Frolics @ KC Hall, Starts @ 5P 361-798-2311

Houston: 22nd SpringFest – Kovanda’s Czech Band, 11A-2P; Czechaholics, 3-6P @ SPJST Lodge 88 (Banner ad above)

Houston: Texas Roadrunners @ VFW #10352, 2-6P (Ad, Monthly Calendar page)

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

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

Robstown:  DanceHall Sounds with DJ Allen Pollard @ The Community Hall, 4612 CR 42, 4- 7:30P 361-549-8119, $10/person for temporary members, $8/person for lifetime members

San Antonio: Most Wanted @ Martinez Social Club 3-6:30P 210-661-2422

Schulenburg: Red Ravens (Swiss Alp Club) @ KC Hall, 3-6P (Banner ad above)

Sweet Home: Nathan Colt Young @ Community Center, 3-7P (Ad, Monthly Calendar page)

West: Spring Fling @ KC Hall – Dujka Brothers, Czech & Then Some, 1-6P (Banner ad above)

Wharton: Wharton Co. Fair Kick-Off Dance @ Crescent Community Center – Al Sulak/Country Sounds, 2-6P 979-677-3350

 

Monday, April 24

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

Austin: Central Texas Accordion Assoc. Meeting/Jam @ Casa Chapala, 7:30P, Featuring Gene Bartkiewicz, who played with the Jimmy Sturr Orchestra for 15 years...512-459-4242

Granger: Stříbrňanka from Czech Republic @ Cotton Club, 7P

Stephenville: Larry Joe Taylor’s Texas Music Festival @ Melody Mountain Ranch, Doors open @ 2pm 254-968-8505 – Randy Brown, South by Southwest, Asleep at the Wheel

 

Tuesday, April 25

Bryan-College Station: Stříbrňanka from Czech Republic @ Brazos Center, 7P

Houston: Houston Saengerbund Fruehlingskonzert/Spring Concert @ First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 7:30P, Bring your family and your friends to this free concert. Join us for a reception after the concert with Maibowle and cake. You ask, what is Maibowle? It is a refreshing beverage with wine, champagne, and woodruff or mint. The recipe goes back to 854, when monks at the Abbey in Pruem in the German Eifel made this beverage to strengthen heart and liver
713-726-0706

Round Rock: 15th Taste of Round Rock w/music by Christ Rybak @ Round Rock Sports Center, 6-8P 512-255-5805

Stephenville: Larry Joe Taylor’s Texas Music Festival @ Melody Mountain Ranch, 6P 254-968-8505 – Coalition, Randall King, Sean McConnell, Whiskey Myers, Randy Rogers Band

Wharton: Keith Junot Band @ Wharton Co. Fair, 8P 979-677-3350

 

Wednesday, April 26

La Grange: Stříbrňanka from Czech Republic @ Fair Pavilion Hall, 7P (Banner ad above)

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

San Antonio: S.A. Country @ Martinez Social Club 7:30-10:30P 210-661-2422

San Antonio: Fiesta Gartenfest @ Beethoven Maennerchor – TubaMeisters, 5:15P 210-222-1521

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

Stephenville: Larry Joe Taylor’s Texas Music Festival @ Melody Mountain Ranch, 254-968-8505 – Noon: Bri Bagwell, Michael Hearne, Brandon Rhyder, Gary P Nunn; 5P: Koe Wetzel, Shane Smith/The Saints, Sam Riggs, Kevin Fowler, Cody Johnson Band

 

Thursday, April 27

San Antonio: Fiesta Gartenfest @ Beethoven Maennerchor – Tuba choir, 5P; Dance band, 6P; Concert band, 7:15P; Fiesta’s King Antonio, 8:15P; Terry Cavanagh/Alpine Express, 9P 210-222-1521

Stephenville: Larry Joe Taylor’s Texas Music Festival @ Melody Mountain Ranch 254-968-8505 – Noon: Clayton Landua, Richard Leigh, Kaitlin Butts, Guy Clark Tribute, Billy Joe Shaver, Radney Foster; 5P: Coalition, Flatland Cavalry, Parker McCollum, Mike Ryan, Roger Creager, William Clark

Victoria: Stříbrňanka from Czech Republic @ Community Center, 7P

Waco: Old Friends (Boot Scootin’ Club) @ Sul Ross Center 7-10P 254-855-0796

 

Friday, April 28

Corsicana: Johnny Bush & The Bandoleros, Tony Booth and Pretty Miss Norma Jean @ Palace Theater (903) 874-7792

Denton: 37th Arts & Jazz Festival @ Quakertown Park – 7 Stages of Music! 5-11P 940-565-0931

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

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

Lamesa: Chicken Fried Steak Festival – Jody Nix, 9P-12A 806-872-4345

Muenster: 42nd Germanfest, German Stage: Alpine Village, Noon & 2P; Ennis Czech Boys, 4 & 6:30P; Opening Ceremonies, 6P; Alpenmusikanten, 8-11P; Texas Stage: Pat Waters/Chainlink, 2:30P; Ryan Ready/Nikki Horner, 4:30P; A Hard Night’s Day, 6P; Time Machine Band, 8:30P (Banner ad above)

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

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

San Antonio: Freddy Cruz @ Martinez Social Club 8-11:30P 210-661-2422

San Antonio: Fiesta Gartenfest @ Beethoven Maennerchor – TubaMeisters, 5:15P210-222-1521

Stephenville: Larry Joe Taylor’s Texas Music Festival @ Melody Mountain Ranch, 254-968-8505 – Noon: BJ Barham of American Aquarium, Keith Sykes, Walt Wilkins, Max Stalling, Mike McClure & Cody Canada, Ray Wylie Hubbard; 5P: Thomas Michael Riley, Mark McKinney, Jason Boland/The Stragglers, Wade Bowen, Stoney LaRue, Josh Abbott Band

Temple: Bloomin' Festival @ Downtown - Mac Haik Stage: Josh Ward, 6:30P; Johnny Lee, 8:30P Cefco Stage: Bella Fellows, 6P; Angel Gonzalez Y Vimina, 7P; Stefani Montiel, 8:30P; Gary Hobbs, 10:30P

Wharton: Wharton County Fair Texas Country Concert @ Johnson Arena, 5P – Bellamy Brothers, Kyle Park, Roger Creager 979-677-3350

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Anhalt Cajun Fest The DeFaTras San Antonio Chapter of the Cajun French Music Association did it up big again with its annul Crawfish & Shrimp Boil, April 8 at Anhalt Hall. Click the photo above to see the images by Lauren Haase & Gary E. McKee

Anhalt Cajun Fest

The DeFaTras San Antonio Chapter of the Cajun French Music Association did it up big again with its annul Crawfish & Shrimp Boil, April 8 at Anhalt Hall. Click the photo above to see the images by Lauren Haase & Gary E. McKee

Happy Cajun Feet! Lauren Haase captured all kinds of stylish footwear on the wooden dance floor of Anhalt Hall.

Happy Cajun Feet!

Lauren Haase captured all kinds of stylish footwear on the wooden dance floor of Anhalt Hall.

Texas Western Swing Awards The Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame held its 30th annual awards show in San Marcos on April 7. Photos by Gary E. McKee

Texas Western Swing Awards

The Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame held its 30th annual awards show in San Marcos on April 7. Photos by Gary E. McKee

Tomball German Heritage Festival

Friday Polka Time/Thursday Kick-Off See the photos by Theresa Parker, Earline Berger Okruhlik, & Julie Matus

Friday Polka Time/Thursday Kick-Off See the photos by Theresa Parker, Earline Berger Okruhlik, & Julie Matus

Saturday in the Sun See the photos by Earline Berger Okruhlik & Theresa Parker Watch the videos  by Theresa Parker of Chris Rybak Band with special guests Sean Orr & Santiago Jimenez Jr.

Saturday in the Sun See the photos by Earline Berger Okruhlik & Theresa Parker Watch the videos  by Theresa Parker of Chris Rybak Band with special guests Sean Orr & Santiago Jimenez Jr.

Sunday Fun See the photos by Julie Matus

Sunday Fun See the photos by Julie Matus

Schulenburg Sausagefest See the photos by Gary E. McKee & Julie Matus

Schulenburg Sausagefest

See the photos by Gary E. McKee & Julie Matus

Fan Photos See the photos by Walt Harfmann of Red Ravens in Elgin

Fan Photos

See the photos by Walt Harfmann of Red Ravens in Elgin

Watch the videos by Walt Harfmann of Walburg Boys in Walburg; Red Ravens in Elgin; Hville Fest Bands - Ennis Czech Boys, Leo Majek Orchestra, Dujka Brothers, & Jodie Mikula Orchestra; and Jerry Haisler & Melody 5 in Seaton

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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

Safeguarding the Dance Hall Days of Texas - a feature in Preservation magazine of the National Trust for Historic Preservation

Texas Folklife: Big Squeeze Finals

 

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.