Willkomen, Y’all!

The Austin Polka Band is an ensemble of musicial veterans who love playing, performing and doing our part to preserve and share Polka and traditional German music here in Central Texas. We are professionals or retired professionals from all walks of life. Most of us have 30+ years of music experience and we have been performing together in this band since 2002, enjoying what we do and sharing good times with our audiences. Let us put the Polka in your next party and give some Gemütlichkeit to your next gathering! When we strike up the band, anything could possibly happen … and usually does!


Our repertoire includes your classic Polka favorites from Germany, Poland, Bohemia, Austria and even the U.S.A., along with a few pieces you may never have heard! Waltzes, schottisches, marches, show tunes, folk tunes … our tune list goes on and on. We’re not trying to toot our own horns here … OK, maybe we are … but if you add up our individual years of merry music making, we’ve been at it since before Mad King Ludwig tried on his first pair of lederhosen! And, oh yes, we DO play the Chicken Dance and will gladly provide lessons to every member of your group!


“Ein Prosit der Gemütlichkeit,” heard in lusty chorus in bierhalls from Bavaria to Central Texas is loosely translated as “a space or state of warmth, friendliness and good cheer.” Since 2002, the Austin Polka Band has served up a heaping helping of Texas-style Gemütlichkeit for celebrations, reunions, special events, parades and of course Oktoberfest! Contact us for a quote today and add a little Oktoberfest and a lot of Gemütlichkeit to your next gathering!


Roll it out!
Polka Pix!
Austin Polka Band
One of Austin’s Top World Music Bands
In 2013, we were named one of the Top Performing Bands in Austin in the prestigious Austin Music Awards, in the World Music category. Pretty cool, eh?