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This Saturday, May 4, join me for my first ever appearance at the La Crosse County Library in Onalaska, WI starting at 10 AM. Iím also looking forward to visiting the Flagg-Rochelle Library again for my 11th straight year on Friday, May 17 for a little pre-summer polka fun starting at 6:30 PM. Then before I hit the road for the summer, you can catch my Pint Size Polkas show at Cutler Park in Waukesha for another round of Pizza, Polkas and Preschool Art in the Park. May is going to be an awesome month!

Then the day after Memorial Day, for the third year in a row Iíll be kicking off my summer touring season for Pint Size Polkas in Tulsa, OK for their wonderful City-County library system. Iíve really enjoyed the three summers Iíve spent there since 2014 and am looking forward to returning again later next month! In June Iíll be back in TX, and then making my first official appearances in Alabama and Florida the week of June 10 before heading to Georgia for a return visit the week of June 17. Iíll round out the month with performances in IA, IL, and WI, including six shows at Summerfest June 28-30. This will mark our 10th straight year performing on the Kids Stage there and we canít wait Ė hope youíll come and help us celebrate! Stay tuned for news on my crazy travel schedule in July with Juneís newsletter. In the meantime, be sure to visit the Events page at for complete details on all the places Iíll be performing this summer.

The Milwaukee Moose Lodge and Old German Beer Hall have become two staples in my schedule. I appear at both venues on almost a monthly basis. In May, join me for a solo afternoon event at the Moose on Thursday, May 16 starting at 12:30 PM. Then on Friday, May 18, the band and I will be back at the Old German Beer Hall starting at 8:30 PM. Whether youíre looking to dance, take in an authentic Milwaukee experience, or just enjoy some good music, food and fun, these two venues have all your musical needs covered!

The summer Biergarten season also begins later next month with my first solo appearance of the year at the Biergarten at Olbrich Park in Madison on Saturday, May 25 starting at 4 PM. Itís located along the shores of beautiful Lake Monona, and is easily one of the nicest, most family-friendly (they have games and even sandboxes for the kids!) Biergarten atmospheres youíll ever want to experience.

In June weíre looking forward to returning to Luther Memorial Chapel on Sunday, June 23 for their annual family picnic, which weíre had the pleasure of being part of now for the last five years or so. And after a year hiatus, weíre looking forward to taking the stage again at Veteransí Memorial Park in West Allis on Thursday, June 27 starting at 7 PM. For details on all up coming Mike Schneider Band Events, please be sure to visit the Schedule page.

Iím very happy to report that Iím continuing to make good progress on my upcoming Christmas CD. Iíve finished writing and recording the main parts for nine songs, and hope to have a tenth in a similar state of completion by the end of this week. My goal is to have all my lead parts done before the summer, and then get working on my second accordion parts as well as the parts other musicians will be playing when I get back early this Fall. Quick work unfortunately is not one of my strong suits, but I hope to make up for that in the quality department. I love the Christmas Season, and hope that joy comes through the music! Stay tuned for more details as they become available.

As always, be sure to join our growing list of fans on Facebook here, or for Pint Size Polkas 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!

Mike Schneider
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