It's been too long since
my last update, and has been even more so "too long" since I was
playing gigs at a normal rate. Thankfully, however, things are about
to change for the better this summer!
Between now and the end
of August, I'll be doing 15 virtual shows and 58 in-person shows, both
for Pint Size Polkas and with my band. Together, it's still a far cry
from a normal summer, but it's a significant step in the right
direction! Oktoberfest season is also shaping up in promising fashion.
Thank you very much for
your support during this lean last year! I'm hoping you'll visit one
of the venues below and we can celebrate the return of live polka
PINT SIZE POLKAS
Highlights for Pint Size Polkas include in-person visits this
summer to libraries in CO, IA, IL, IN, KS, MN, WI, and WY. If youíre
not in one of these states, ask your local library if theyíll be
offering a virtual edition of my Pint Size Polkas program! Hopefully
weíll be able to continue moving forward, and 2022 sees a return to
normal booking volume and fewer scheduling complications! For now,
please visit the Events page for details on
my schedule in 2021.
THE MIKE SCHNEIDER BAND
If youíre a fan of my band, the really good news for you is, with Pint
Size Polkas having a slower summer, Iíll be around more for
traditional solo and band performances locally! And the fun starts
this afternoon at the Biergarten at Olbrich Park, where Iíll be
playing from 3:30-7:30 PM. You can also catch Jim Thull and me at
Estabrook Park in Milwaukee this Sunday from 3-6 PM (itís technically
Ferd Buchelís gig, so itís not listed below. Stay tuned to Estabrook
Park's Facebook page for more dates later this summer). As always, you
can get all the details on the Schedule page.
If youíve not been following me on Facebook or YouTube, youíve
missed several dozen weeksí worth of unplugged performance videos Iíve
put together since April 2020. I plan to continue producing these as
my schedule allows moving forward, even post-COVID. Get caught up by
watching on YouTube and Facebook today!
As always, be
sure to join our growing list of fans on Facebook
here, or the Mike Schneider Band
here. Once youíre there, click the
Like button at the top of the page.
That's all for this
month. Thanks again and talk to you soon!
Uncle Mike and his Polka Band