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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 music!

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 at for details on my schedule in 2021.

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 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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