Thanks, Love and A Wonderful Holiday Season!

Alex teaching an accordion masterclass at a school in Pearland, Texas in March 2014.

March 2014 – Alex teaching an accordion masterclass at a school in Pearland, Texas

With just a few days for Christmas, everyone is getting those last minute presents and hopefully enjoying the best of the season with their loved ones. I got back from my last tour of the year very early on Sunday morning and am happy that my kids were visited by St Nicholas and escaped Krampus, Belznickel or Knecht Ruprecht for another year!

I must express my complete thanks to all of y’all who have supported my music by attending and enjoying shows, purchasing and rocking the cds, t-shirts, koozies and hat pins publically- and of course expressing your appreciation (and even occasional concerns) for the boys in the band and me. It is appreciated more than you’ll ever know and I look forward to bringing you more entertainment in the coming new year. The final tour for 2014 brought many more fun memories of great fans and friends in 4 states and allowed me to step back a few times and realize even more how lucky I am to be pursuing my love of performing music and interacting with people of so many different walks and stages of life… Whether at a biergarten in a cosmopolitan city or an old ethnic club in a rural community or in a school setting running between elementary and high school students– I get the opportunity to perform and teach and learn from so many people. It’s a wild ride sometimes, but definitely worth it! So with all that in mind, I hope y’all are deriving the same enjoyment I get from the different settings so many of you visit me in…. and my hope is that in this holiday season, you too are getting the opportunity to step back and get to appreciate all the opportunities and love in your life.

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All that aside, if you’re looking for last minute stocking stuffers– please get in your orders for any of the CDs (Alex Meixner, Don Lipovac, Polka Family or Brave Combo), t-shirts and hat pins in the next day or so- in order to get them shipped in time for gift giving! http://alexmeixner.com/alexstore/

Merry Christmas and all the best in the New Year!

Alex

Just a Few More Days…

december 2014 highlightsAfter a great time at the Cleveland Polka Thanksgiving Festival and an amazing residency in the Lakewood, OH schools- we only have 2 more nights in Cleveland at the new Hofbrau… Hope y’all are able to party with us on Thursday and Friday night before we head east for the final northeast trip of the year! Thursday is from 7-11pm and Friday will be rocking from 9:30pm-1:30am.

Saturday has The Alex Meixner Band playing at Pilsener Haus in Hoboken, NJ from 8pm- midnight before a special show at the American Club in Coplay, PA- Alex’s hometown. This performance will be a benefit for the Coplay Fire Department– so come on out and have a great time supporting a great cause. Tickets are available by calling 610-262-2005 or email  coplayfiredepartment@rcn.com.

On Monday- everyone will be celebrating Alex’s birthday at Reichenbach Hall in NYC starting at 7pm and continuing the party at the Village Lanterne in Lindenhurst, NY (Long Island ) on Tuesday– both places always have great food and drinks– as well as a super cool vibe– perfect for after work or a good excuse to call in for a day!!

On Wednesday, the band returns to PA and our annual Christmas show at the Evergreen in Fleetwood to see all of our friends and fans in the Reading area before closing out in Altoona, PA at the Unter Uns on Friday, December 12.

A new feature in the web store— we’re adding to the section of “Alex’s Favs” with some CDs by Brave Combo and Polka Family, 2 of Alex’s all-time favorite bands. We figure while you’re stocking up on Christmas presents, we can help you increase those music collections with some of the best recordings that have influenced the sound that y’all enjoy live and in the studio! (In the case of Polka Family, you’ll get to hear a few of the arrangements that Hank performs with the Alex Meixner Band on his many tours with the boys each year!) http://alexmeixner.com/alexstore/

In the meantime, enjoy this holiday season– and remember to choose Happiness!

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!

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