czechaholicsWhen you're looking for a Czech Polka band in the South Central Texas area, one name stands out above the rest. “The Czechaholics”!!!! Their reputation for excellence, professionalism and pure entertainment make them the number one choice in bands. The Czechaholics have entertained hundreds of thousands of people in the state of Texas, since their debut. "The Czechaholics" was formed in November of 2002. They began with five musicians, minimal equipment and small crowds. As of today, The Czechaholics still have five highly talented musicians, and are now one of the top drawing Czech Polka bands in all venues they play. Today, The Czechaholics include, Mark Hermes – Piano & Button Accordion, Vocals, Brian Svetlik – Drums, Lead & Harmony Vocals, James Marek – Bass Guitar, Button Accordion, Lead & Harmony Vocals, Brian Klekar – Alto, Soprano & Tenor Saxophones, Button Accordion, Keyboards, Lead & Harmony Vocals, Mayo Walker – Keyboard, Rhythm/Lead Guitar, Tenor Sax & Fiddle.<p>

The Czechaholics recorded their debut album, (Spreadin’ The Tradition) in January 2006. "Spreadin’ the Tradition" include favorites, such as, Lover’s Kiss Waltz, Corn Cockle Polka, & Memories of Cameron Waltz.

Their second album (Ještě Jednou – One More Time), recorded November 2008 include, Hills of Shiner Polka, Moon Over Moravia Waltz, and Grinder’s Polka.

Their Third album (Beyond the Shadows), released April 2009 include, Green Meadow Waltz, Champagne Polka, and Red Red Wine.

Their 4th album ("4" Čtyři), released July, 2011 include, Red Rose Polka, Happiness Waltz, & Walk Through This World With Me.

Their most recent album (A Cause for Celebration), released November 2014 won the 2015 Polka America Corporation award for album of the year. Songs include, Tinker Polka, Beautiful America Waltz, & My Angel Polka.

Having been influenced by other leading Czech polka bands, such as The Red Ravens, Dujka Brothers, Lee Roy Matocha, and The Vrazels’ Polka Band, The Czechaholics have formed their own unique, more contemporary, style of music to spark interest in the imaginative youth as well as to gratify the traditional sound for the elder generations. So, if you’re planning a Church Picnic, a Polka Festival, Wedding, Family Reunion, or just a dance on a Saturday night... The Czechaholics are the band that will gladly entertain you for many years to come.

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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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