'Mollie B. Polka Party' heading to Texas
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 3:52 AM
Tickets are on sale now for the "Mollie B. Polka Party" to be held March 8 to 11 at Sokol Hall in Ennis, Texas.
The "Mollie B. Polka Party" is a one-hour television show that airs on RFD-TV each Wednesday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 10 p.m. (EST).
Now after 32 weeks of broadcasts and 50 episodes later, the "Mollie B. Polka Party" is one of RFD-TV's most popular shows.
It is hosted by Mollie Busta of the Squeezebox Band from Ohio, who originally grew up in Spring Grove.
Each program features different polka bands shot on location at various polka festivals located around the U.S. Mollie B. introduces each band as well as interacting extensively with the audience.
"I was very excited about the opportunity. I wanted to help transform the polka show into a way for the world to see that polka is for everyone and expose different styles of polka music by some of the greatest polka bands to the RFD-TV viewers," Mollie B. explained.
The "Mollie B. Polka Party" hosted over 65 bands in the past 50 episodes of taping and in Texas Mollie B. will host 30 bands including the Dujka Brothers, the Ennis Czech Boys, the Jodie Mikula Orchestra, Brave Combo, the Red Ravens, Czech and Then Some, Randy Eckhart & the Dutch Hop Music Makers, Mark Halata & Texavia, The Jim Busta Band, Karl & The Country Dutchmen, and SqueezeBox plus many more.
"Mollie B. Polka Party" participants can take a polka dance class each day before the broadcast taping begins.
The dance lessons are free to ticket holders and will take place on Thursday, March 8 through Saturday, March 10, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. daily.
The RFD-TV broadcast taping will take place from 1 to 9 p.m. at Sokol Hall, located at 2622 E Hwy. 34, Ennis, Texas. Food and drink are available each day at the tapings.
Tickets are on sale now for $15 a day or $50 for all four days and can be purchased by calling RFD-TV at (615) 227-9292, online at www.rfdtv.com, or by mailing a check to RFD-TV c/o: Mollie B Polka Party, 1 Valmont Plaza, 4th Floor, Omaha, NE 68154.
Portions of the taping of the "Mollie B. Polka Party" in Texas will begin airing on RFD-TV on Saturday, May 5 at 10 p.m. (EST).