Texas Polka Festival & Symposium | Schulenberg, Texas | Feb. 22

Texas Polka Festival 2014

The Texas Polka Festival & Symposium featuring the state’s European polka traditions of German, Czech and Polish heritage takes place Sat., Feb. 22, in Schulenburg, Texas.  Performances by The Boerne Village Band, Brian Marshall, Czech Melody Masters, Mark Halata, Santiago Jimenez Jr., and a showcase of contestants in the Big Squeeze Accordion Contest. Panel discussions include European history, Texas dance hall architecture, polka music history, culture and more. Tickets $0-15.

POLKAPOCALYPSE | Multicultural Polka Festival | Nov. 23

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The First Annual POLKAPOCALYPSE, a multicultural polka festival, takes place Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at the Elisabet Ney Museum from Noon to 5 p.m. Tap your feet to the Czech, Polish, Slavic, Mexican-American and Ukrainian Polka beat. Lineup includes Brian Marshall, The Fabulous Polkasonics, Conjunto Los Pinkys, The Flying Balalaika Brothers, Mark Halata and Texavia. Family-Friendly and #FREE Admission. #Austin #ATX

Elisabet Ney Museum
304 East 44th Street
Austin, TX 78751
 

Texas Wendish Festival 2013 | Giddings, Texas | Sept 22

Image Credit: Texas Wendish Heritage Society

Image Credit: Texas Wendish Heritage Society

Join the Texas Wendish Heritage Society for its 25th Annual Texas Wendish Festival, Sunday, September 22, 2013.  Activities include live Czech music, children’s activities, a washer pitching competition, sauerkraut making demonstrations, Wendish Easter egg decorating demonstrations, quilting, classic cars and trucks, food and more.

The Texas Wendish Heritage Society preserves the history of the Texas Wends, Slavic immigrants from Lusatia, an area in eastern Germany.  Today the Wends of Lusatia are called Sorbs.

Texas Wendish Heritage Museum | St. Paul Lutheran Church
1011 County Road 212
Giddings, TX 78942

 

International Music Festival Celebrates Diverse Cultures of Austin | Sept 7-8

Texas Music Museum 3rd Annual International Festival Sept 2013 Schedule

The Texas Music Museum presents the Third Annual International Music Festival celebrating the diverse cultures of Austin with FREE live entertainment and music from around the world. September 7-8, 2013 | Noon to 7 p.m. | George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center | #Free #Austin #ATX #ATXMusic

George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center
1165 Angelina Street
Austin, TX 78702
 

Westfest Czech & Polka Festival | West, Texas | Aug. 30 – Sept. 1

Westfest

Westfest Czech & Polka Festival takes place Labor Day weekend in the Czech community of West, Texas (15 miles north of Waco). Polka music and dancing, food booths, parade, 100+ juried arts and crafts vendors, carnival and midway and more! The Cultural Amphitheater features various dance groups, including Czechoslovakian, Norwegian, Mexican, Scandinavian and Dutch.

Westfest
1110 S. Main Street
West, Texas 76691

Texas Wendish Festival – Sept 23 – Giddings, TX

Join the Texas Wendish Heritage Society for its 24th Annual Texas Wendish Festival on Sunday, September 23, 2012.  Activities include live Czech music, children’s activities, a washer pitching competition, sauerkraut making demonstrations, Wendish Easter egg decorating demonstrations, quilting, classic cars and trucks, food, contests, and more.

The Texas Wendish Heritage Society preserves the history of the Texas Wends, Slavic immigrants from Lusatia, an area in eastern Germany.  Today the Wends of Lusatia are called Sorbs.

Texas Wendish Heritage Museum | St. Paul Lutheran Church
1011 County Road 212
Giddings, TX 78942

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Austin Music and Culture Festival

Celebrate the many diverse cultures of Austin at the Music and Culture Festival, June 9-10, 2012, at The Utopia Theater, School of Social Work Building, UT Austin.  Saturday performances include Chinese traditional and fusion music and dance, Indian subcontinent traditional music, music from the British Isles, and Russian folk music.  Sunday’s lineup includes Czech music and folk songs, Middle Eastern world music, Latin and South American music, and African traditional music.  (See complete schedule below.)  Free AdmissionPark Free in Lot #12 on Martin Luther King between Trinity and San Jacinto, and walk one block north to the Social Work Building on San Jacinto Blvd.

Image Credit: Austin Chinese Arts Association

Saturday, June 9th

11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Chinese Traditional and Fusion Music and DanceAustin Chinese Arts Association

1:45 – 3:00 p.m. Indian Subcontinent (India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh) Traditional Music featuring Ustad Amzad Rahman and Company

3:15 – 4:30 p.m. Irish, Welsh, Scottish, and English Music featuring The Blue Buckskin Winchers

4:45 – 6:00 p.m. Russian, Serbian, Ukrainian, and Balkan Music featuring The Flying Balalaika Brothers

Image Credit: The Flying Balalaika Brothers

Sunday, June 10th

Noon – 1:30 p.m. Czech Music and Folk Songs featuring The Czech Melody Masters and the Austin Happy Czech Singers

1:45 – 3:00 p.m. Middle Eastern World Music (Turkey, Iraq, and Iran) featuring Atash

3:15 – 4:30 p.m. Latin and South American Music (Puerto Rico, Cuba, Brazil, Argentina, and Ecuador) featuring Zafra with Javier Jara

4:45 – 6:00 p.m. African Traditional Music featuring Zoumountchi

The Utopia Theater, School of Social Work Building
The University of Texas at Austin
1925 San Jacinto Blvd.
Austin, TX 78712

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The Music and Culture Festival is presented by the Texas Music Museum and co-sponsored by the School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin.  This project is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division.

Buda Beer & Polka Fest

The Buda Beer & Polka Fest takes place on Saturday, October 22, 2011, from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m.   Enjoy authentic polka bands, German food, German and European beers, games and competitions, arts, and crafts.  Admission $10.  Kids 12 and under free with adult.  Half off for seniors (50 and over) and military personnel and their families.  Acres of free parking.

 
Buda City Park
204 San Antonio Street
Buda, TX 78610 

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Texas Wendish Festival

Join the Texas Wendish Heritage Society for its 23rd Annual Wendish Festival on Sunday, September 25, 2011.  Activities include Czech music, a silent auction, children’s activities, washer pitching, Sorbian folk dancing, sauerkraut making demonstrations, Easter egg decorating demonstrations, quilting, classic cars and trucks, food, contests, and more.

The Texas Wendish Heritage Society preserves the history of the Texas Wends, Slavic immigrants from Lusatia, an area in eastern Germany.  Today the Wends of Lusatia are called Sorbs.

1011 County Road 212
Serbin, Texas 

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