Ushering in Prince Albert’s 11th Annual Polkafest with a burst of high-energy, the Dan Schira Band got the bulk of the crowd on the dance floor within their very first song.
© Herald photo by Tyler Clarke
Prince Albert’s own Dan Schira Band opens this weekend’s 11th Annual Polkafest on Friday night at the Prince Albert Exhibition Centre.
The local outfit slowed things down with their second song -- a waltz -- exemplifying the anticipated range in music at this weekend’s Polkafest.
"The Polkafest is all about music," one of the event’s organizers Lawrence Bodnar told the Herald earlier this week. "When you mention polkafest, people need to keep in mind it is not just polka, but all types of dancing -- waltzes, two-step, modern rock -- there is a little bit of everything."
By press time on Friday, polka enthusiasts were still on their feet, dancing their hearts out well into the evening.
Things are expected to kick back into life today (Saturday), with the Prince Albert Exhibition Centre doors opening at 1 p.m., with dance taking place from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Sunday’s festivities consists of a pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., with entertainment by the Rev. Rick Martin Gospel Band, the Dan Schira Band and the Polkafest Jam Band.