Howdy, Texas music fans! Until further notice, Texas Polka News will be published every other month instead of monthly. Next issues: July, September, November. Great thing about music is that you can listen to it anywhere! But we miss our dancing community and hope we will be scootin’ our boots and kickin’ up our heels in dance halls, festival pavilions, and church picnic fields soon! Texas Polka News and promises to keep you informed as to events being canceled as we all work to stay safe from the Coronavirus. We update the schedule daily. When in doubt please call the venue or organization to make sure events are still taking place. Until then check out these YouTube channels to help you polka on! Mollie B & Squeezebox, Alex Meixner Band, Buttonboxes by Walt Harfmann, George Weber, and The Manaccordionist Kelsey Lien.
Déjà Vu All Over Again
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Déjà Vu All Over Again

The rearing head of the Covid-19 virus and the actions taken by the government to prevent the spread of the silent, sometimes deadly illness has taken a toll on the entertainment industry like no o

Heritage Fest and Muziky Set for Oct. 17

The Texas Czech Heritage and Cultural Center in La Grange will host the annual Heritage Festival & Muziky on October 17. The Fest will be altered to a one-day event for 2020 only.

Dean Hansen, polka bandleader from Ithaca, Nebraska, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 12, at the age of 87.

If 2020 was a piece of sheet music...

The Central Texas Accordion Association published this lovely piece of music in their August 2020 newsletter. Sign up for the newsletter by emailing Dr. Mitchell R.

Columns & Opinions

Publisher's Note

We are pleased to announce that TEXAS POLKA NEWS – TPN and will continue.

A Message from Mark Hermes

Hello everyone!

Editor's Log

Polkadate Sept/Oct 2020. The Covid-19 calamity has forced the restructuring of many lives. We will explore some of those lives that have changed this year.

Po.L.K. of A. Texas


Well nothing has really changed has it?

Still hope everyone is doing well and staying as safe as possible.

Mason and Joe, Stay at Home Edition

Don't let Coronavirus ruin your love of polka music. Even though dancehalls are closed, the opportunities to listen to your favorite bands are still available.

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