Texas Dutchmen

texas dutchmenWhat do you get when you mix years of experience with the exuberance of youth? That sound is the Texas Dutchmen!! With Harry's brand of excitement, a four horn section, and electric bass or tuba. This is the powerful lively Texas Dutchmen sound that is instantly recognizable both on the stage and on the radio. Combine that with the ability to play a wide variety of polka styles, including Texas Czech favorites, landlers, concert style, European style, and even a little country and big band tossed in for spice!

The Texas Dutchmen band was formed in 1970 with the musicians from Czech, German and Polish backgrounds.

Since then, the band has played thousands of shows throughout Texas and the Central US, including weddings, anniversaries, two "Mollie B" RFDTV videos, the Praha Picnic, the National Polka Festival in Ennis, the Knights of Columbus State convention, the SPJST Convention as well as many of the dance halls and clubs in Texas. The band also appeared on radio shows on KFRD, KTRH, KSEV, KULP and the Ennis festival KBEC live broadcast.

The band has appeared at the National Polka Festival in Ennis Texas, the Sam Houston Race Park, Alley Theatre, the Bill Mraz hall, the Wurstfest in New Braunfels, the St. Lawrence Polka Club, Yukon Oklahoma, Holyrood Kansas, Grand Island and Wahoo Nebraska, the Great Bend Polka Days, the Holiday Inn Polka fest in Omaha, The Kansas Polkatennial, the Westfest at West, Texas, the Fort Bend Czech Festival at Rosenberg Texas, the TPMA music awards, and numerous festivals, bazaars and other dances. They also appeared at the Accordion Kings sponsored by the National Endowment of the Arts in Houston Texas at the Houston's Miller Outdoor Theatre.

The Texas Dutchmen have issued 12 recordings, the last 3 available on CD. Special thanks to all the DJ's who have played Texas Dutchmen songs on the radio!


Children 12 and under are FREE. One daily admission includes all participating halls: KJT, KC, and Sokol. (Josh Ward / Kody West Country Concert admission is additional)
 ticketFRI., MAY 24... $9;
SAT., MAY 25... $14;
SUN., MAY 26... $11;
3 DAY - $30

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Park and Ride from Downtown (Intersection of N Dallas and W Belknap) to the KJT, KC and Sokol Halls.

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