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For anyone who thinks life on the road for a musician is glamorous, consider this: I write this from a Super 8 in Westminster, CO just outside of Denver. The phone doesn't work, the WiFi keeps dropping and at best is about as fast as dial up, there's no fridge or microwave in the room, and I'm paying almost $100 per night for the two-night stay. And this is one of the cheapest decent places I could find. Crazy!

But I wouldn't do it if I didn't love the music, and I consider myself so fortunate to actually be able to make a living doing something I love in these crazy times. I am also extremely grateful to the many libraries and patrons who have supported my program this summer, from way down in Waycross, GA, to way up in Crookston, MN, to way over in Green River, WY. Thank you!

I've also been mentioning that all proceeds from CD sales go directly to my gas tank, and people have been responding. CD sales are way up compared to my last full summer on the road in 2019, for which I say thank you all the more!

So where will I be the rest of the summer? Great question! Check out the Events page at for details on all my upcoming library shows here in CO, then in NM, IA, and WI throughout July and August.

A big, big thank you to the libraries in Albuquerque, NM; Farmington, NM; and Garfield County, CO. They not only have all invited me back for repeat performances, but they all also hired me to do virtual programs for their libraries during the pandemic. I am grateful to every library that hires me, but especially to those who helped support me when I couldn't work anywhere else. Thank you!

For the Mike Schneider Band, I'll be back in action at many of your favorite places again in August, September, and throughout Oktoberfest season. Be sure to stay tuned to the Schedule page for details on upcoming events.

Highlights for the band include return visits to Hustisford for their Music in the Park program, St. Joseph Parish in Big Bend, and West Bend Germanfest next month; and Oak Creek Lions, St. Dismas Parish in Waukegan, St. Gregory the Great in Milwaukee, Gemuetlichkeit Days in Jefferson, MobCraft Beer in Milwaukee, and OLA Parish in Beloit in September. We'll also be doing a Polka Mass for St. Joseph in Big Bend, and possibly even one for Oak Creek Lions. Keep an eye on the Schedule page for details!

As always, be sure to join our growing list of fans on Facebook here, or for Pint Size Polkas here. Once you’re there, click the Like button at the top of the page.

That's all for this month. I hope you're having a great summer, and hope to see you soon!

Mike Schneider
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