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I write this email today from my first ever stay at an AirBnB. Iíve probably had 500 nights in hotel rooms since I started doing Pint Size Polkas, but lodging here in Colorado Springs is kind of pricey, and not always very good (especially if you look for deals like I do). And I have to say, the AirBnB experience so far has been very good, and saved me about $100 for my four-night stay here in town. Woohoo!

This is my second week here in CO, and I have to say this is one of the nicest places to visit. Every good thing youíve heard about CO is true! Their libraries are awesome, and the scenery cannot be beat. The traffic around Denver can be a little much, but get outside of that area and particularly into the central part of the State, and there are some amazing sights to be seen! Just drink lots of water (I was more than two miles above sea level at one point)!

While Iíve been out here, I had the chance to appear on FOX21 in Colorado Springs with Abbie Burke to discuss my shows for the Pikes Peak Library District. Itís easily one of the craziest morning crews Iíve ever worked with (and I mean that in a good way)! Check out my Facebook Page for Pint Size Polkas to watch this fun segment online.

I still have a few more shows here in CO this week, and then head to MT for the very first time Monday through Wednesday next week. Then Iíll be in North Dakota for the first time ever on Thursday, followed by shows in MN and WI on Friday. Whew! Get all the details on everything coming up in July and August on the Events page at, including two trips to MI, a visit to our library in town, and my first ever appearance at the Tall Tales Festival in Burlington, WI, where Iíll be doing my ďReal American HeroesĒ program. Hope to see you soon!

When I get home in August, I still have several Pint Size Polkas commitments, but the focus shifts more toward festivals, beer gardens and other community events. A few long standing events in particular include the Hustisford Music in the Park program on Tuesday, August 13; Oak Creek Lionsfest on Friday, August 30 (and Sunday, September 1); and a rain date for the West Allis Concert in the Park on Thursday, August 22. Hoping for nicer weather that night!

New events include a stop at Sendikís Towne Centre for a special Talk of the Towne Beer Garden event theyíre running on Saturday, August 17; Honeymoon Acres for Tri-City Nights in New Holstein on Friday, August 23; and a very special International event the Schwabenhof in Menomonee Falls is hosting on Saturday, August 31. August should be a very fun month for the Mike Schneider Band, and I hope youíll come out and help us celebrate!

For details on all up coming Mike Schneider Band events, please be sure to visit the Schedule page.

Iíd like to give West Bend Germanfest particular mention in this update because it might be the one and only chance for you to come see me provide three musical services at one event. Itís going to be a crazy day, but it should be fun! Theyíve hired me to start their Sunday morning with a Polka Mass, which will presided by Bishop Schuerman of the Milwaukee Archdiocese. Immediately following Mass, Iíll be doing my Pint Size Polkas show (bring your kids and/or grandkids, and tell everyone you know to do the same)! Then weíll wrap up our portion of the day there with a traditional polka performance from 1-2 PM, featuring all your usual polka and German favorites.

Iíve heard from traditional polka fans for years, maybe even decades, ďIf we could only get the kids involved in polka music.Ē This is your chance to do just that at an event thatís familiar to the polka community! Come for Mass at 10 AM, bring the kids for my Pint Size Polkas music, magic and comedy family show at 11 AM, and then enjoy more polka fun with my band from 1-2 PM. Free admission and free parking make West Bend Germanfest an event you donít want to miss!

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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