It Keeps On Going!

mid august showsThe northeast has been great so far– super cool gigs at Plattduetsche, Asbury Festhalle up on the roof!, and of course Musikfest… well, maybe cool isn’t the word– it’s been a bit toasty… but, thank you to all of the fans who are supporting the music.

Tuesday brings the band back to Reichenbach Hall in Manhattan and of course Wednesday is our show in Boston at Johnny D’s. There are still tickets available, so get yourself and any peeps in any proximity to Boston out to check out the rare New England club show…

Thursday will be a new venue for us– The Hofbrau Bierhaus in Patchogue, Long Island… We’ve been trying to coordinate with a street fair going on that evening- so there will be lot’s of fun stuff in Patchogue that night. The Alex Meixner Band will be playing inside from 6:30- 9:30 pm— so come early and stay late- it will be a great time!

Friday night is our annual gig at the Evergreen Club in Fleetwood, PA. Free admission, great food and drink and a totally awesome atmosphere for everyone. It’s a great place for everyone to get together!

Saturday night, we’ll be playing a wedding… We’ve been working up some new arrangements for the happy couple and their family– it’s a lot of fun playing these parties! :)

On Sunday we return to The Alpine up in Honesdale, PA for their annual Summer Oktoberfest. It’s been a few years since we’ve had the honor to entertain for the Eiffert Family and the people under the big tent up there. Another great venue– lot’s of amazing homemade food, good beer and a band that’s ready to mix up all the traditional and party songs for some good peeps…

Monday will be a first time gig for me– doing 2 solo sets at the Elizabethtown Fair. I’ll be wandering a bit with my accordion and then doing a family show… Hope to be having a great time with the kiddos and families.

Can’t believe we’re looking at the end of summer– then things really kick off for Oktoberfest!!!!!!


Into the Northeast!!!

Hank gets comfy in the vanAfter romping through the Midwest for the past few days with some cool shows in Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin and Ohio– we’re continuing east. It has been great seeing some old friends and fans as well as meeting some new ones! The van has been definitely overpacked with 4 of us for this initial leg, but we’re staying cozy. We have an afternoon show at Bethlehem Musikfest’s Volksplatz stage from 3:30 to 5pm on Thursday Aug 13 and then onto Long Island where we return to the biergarten at Plattduetsche in Franklin Square, NY from 6-10pm. It’s always a great party there for all ages and then onto Asbury Park, NJ at the new Asbury Festhalle and Biergarten— where, weather permitting, we will be performing in the afternoon outside from 5-9pm — so keep an eye on the updates for that. It’s a super cool place!

And the back to Bethlehem Musikfest for our annual Festplatz show on the 16th from 3:30-7pm. It is a great day to enjoy the traditional polkas of Walt Groller before us and then The Alex Meixner Band before the fest closes out with a cover band for the night. I always enjoy seeing all the hometown peeps at this show each year.

Musikfest through Johnny D'sThe boys and I get to relax on Monday before heading to NYC for a return to Reichenbach Hall, Manhattan’s premier German biergarten/ restaurant on Tuesday, August 18 at 7pm… and if you’re anywhere near Boston-check out our show at Johnny D’s in Somerville, MA on Wednesday, August 19. I have great memories of playing at this club with Polka Freakout a few years ago- and sadly, the club will be permanently closing in the winter. So, check out a historically awesome music room featuring an old friend from my Ithaca College days- Britt Connors and her band Bourbon Renewal opening for us. She’s a wonderful singer/ songwriter and her band is excellent… Looking forward to a great evening there! Please pickup tickets ahead of time if possible– ordering online is easy and let’s the club know we’ll have some people there to enjoy the music! It’s rare that I get up to Boston- so hopefully we can start building it into our tour routing.

See y’all out there!