Holidaze Coming!!

happinessshirt_frontI probably say this every year, but this year really has flown by… Between crazy gigs and traveling, seeing the kids growing at home (both in size and in all of their developing talents and interests) and just the plain turning of the calendar– time sure is marching on!

That being said, I have to again thank everyone in New Braunfels for the amazing hospitality and great times at Wurstfest. It is a great testament to a group of people working hard to have a good time together and do a wonderful event for their community that this festival continues to grow every year. If more communities and organizations across our country could come together in this fashion I think we’d find people would be a lot happier….With that all said, I’m greatly appreciative and always look forward to returning to New Braunfels… (as I will for my annual Fat Tuesday show at the Brauntex Theatre on Tues Feb. 17— tickets are available now– perfect for Christmas stocking stuffers!!!!

In the meantime, speaking of Christmas stockings—- we’ve now added the new “Happiness is a Choice” t-shirts to the website store (from toddler and youth sizes to ladies and men’s cuts in all conventional sizes up to XXXL) — in addition to the current CDs, hat pins, I’m so happy to see some of y’all discovering (or re-discovering) the music of my friend/ mentor Don Lipovachttp://alexmeixner.com/alexstore

I have 1 more trip for the year— centered around an extended stay in Cleveland, OH. (Where I understand a heatwave is in order, right?) I’m honored to return to the annual Thanksgiving Polka Fest at the Marriott on Fri. Nov 28. We’ll be staying in town for a very special wedding on Saturday and then I’ll be continuing with an educational residency in the Lakewood Public Schools for 3 days, culminating in a concert with my band on Wed. Dec. 3 at the Lakewood Civic Auditorium and then a 2 night stay at the new Hofbrau Haus in downtown Cleveland. I look forward to seeing all of my Cleveland friends at all of these very cool venues before the band and I truck out to Hoboken, NJ to play at the Pilsener Haus on Saturday Dec. 6.

There are a few more special Christmas tour shows in PA and NY during the week– that have some tickets available, so come on out and check out the shows on Sunday, Dec. 7 at the American Club of Coplay, PA for the Coplay Fire Department benefit,  Tues. Dec. 9 at the Village Lanterne in Lindenhurst, NY, Wed. Dec. 10 at the Evergreen in Fleetwood, PA and Friday Dec. 12 at the Unter Uns in Altoona, PA. These are all great venues that the band and I enjoy returning to– we hope to see you and perform some fun shows.

Performances are starting to fall in line for the 2015 tours. If there are any venues that you would like to see the Alex Meixner Band return to or start, please let them know we’re booking now. It’s always a challenge to get all of the venues and dates to line in our extensive travel schedule, but we’re working as hard as we can to help everyone “Choose Happiness” with our music!!

Hope everyone is staying warm as the Thanksgiving holiday is fast approaching!


Wurstfest Rolls On!!!

1553226_10205321686989656_4496425641634564780_oI can’t overstate how amazing the people and guests of New Braunfels are to me and my band each year. This year is no exception! To single out highlights of the trip so far is almost unfair, but suffice to say I have been enjoying the fans, other musicians, vendors, volunteers, opas and omas…

The weather was perfect all weekend and yesterday– (How can you explain standing room only on a Monday night at any festival?!?) Most of the country is getting a bit of a cold spell and New Braunfels is not an exception- but the tent is staying warm and the food, beer and good times will roll on!!! We hope to see y’all there tonight for our last show! It’ll be hot in the tent with Alex Meixner Band and our good friends- die Schlauberger!

happinessshirt_frontAt Wurstfest, we also premiered the brand new ” Happiness is a Choice— Choose Happiness t-shirts”  They are now available in the online store in youth sizes (From 2T-4T-5/6T to Youth Small-Medium-Large) to all of the Ladies and Men’s sizes. Check em out as they make great Christmas presents along with the new cd and hat pin.

Thank you again for your great support of my music and the whole band. I am so appreciative of the love that is shown to us down here!


Wurstfest Time is Here!

logoWurstfestAfter a week off from Oktoberfest– it’s time to hit the road for the biggest German festival of the year– Wurstfest in New Braunfels, TX! It’s always a great time– and this year is no exception! First, I am happy to announce that I will be doing an extra show at the festival on the opening Saturday at the new venue- (Stelzenplatz)- with my good friends, Max Baca and Los Texmaniacs. This Grammy Award winning conjunto group will be performing repertoire which has roots in Germany and Austria before developing in Mexico and the southwest USA. I’ll be playing a few songs with the band, as Max Baca and I have been recording together for the last few years and always look forward to collaborating together!

Of course, The Alex Meixner Band will be featuring the usual suspects– Ed Klancnik on drums, Mikey Kramar on Horns, strings, accordions and things and Hank Guzevich on Horns, Guitar and Polexican shuffles– as well as Michael Bridge on Accordion for the weekend gigs. We’ve got some new tunes to showcase– especially from the new “Happiness is a Choice” cd and we’ll also have the new cd and hat pins for sale– as well as premiering the new “Happiness is a Choice” t-shirt! (Watch for it on the online store very soon!) We hope everyone enjoys the show and stuff… (I’m especially proud of the stuff on this go around, as my 7 year old daughter Zoey did the water color that is gracing the cd cover, hat pin and new t-shirt!!!!!)

The schedule will be crazy as always down there– but I look forward to seeing all of my friends at Wurstfest!