January Is National Polka Month
Help us celebrate with a Texas-sized polka party, and support the International Polka Association on Sat., Jan. 18, from 7-11 pm at Martinez Social Club in San Antonio. This year’s event will feature two bands presenting a Czech-Mex celebration with Mark Halata & Texavia and Max Baca & Los Texmaniacs.
The evening will be emceed by IPA Hall of Famer Alfred Vrazel and Danny Zapletal of Czech & Then Some, who serves as a trustee on the IPA Hall of Fame board.
This will be the fifth year to have an IPA benefit dance sponsored by Texas Polka News. National Polka Festival has joined as co-sponsor.
The first IPA benefit was a Super Bowl party with Squeezebox held in Houston at Lodge 88 in 2016. The second dance was held at the KJT Hall in Ennis in 2017 to celebrate the induction of Carl Finch of Brave Combo into the IPA Hall of Fame, and the 20th anniversary of Czech & Then Some. The third dance was held in Schulenburg at the KC Hall to celebrate the Dujka Brothers IPA Music Award for their recording of Church Picnic Polka. Last year’s dance was held in Seaton at Sefcik Hall with music by the Praha Brothers and a presentation from the IPA to Alice Sefcik Sulak.
“We are excited to have two bands this year that represent different cultures of Texas Polka,” Danny Z said.
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