Mollie B Polka Party This Weekend

Mollie B Polka Party This Weekend


Local Bands to Headline at LIVE Taping of
RFD-TV's Mollie B Polka Party This Weekend
LIVE TV Event Taking Place in Medina, MN

Omaha, NE, ( - RFD-TV's popular weekly Polka music program, the Mollie B Polka Party, is producing a live TV event this week, August 8th -11th, at the Medina Entertainment Center in Medina, MN. Many local bands will be featured.  Tickets are on sale now at

Mollie Busta (Mollie B), a multi-talented musician and dancer, who hails from a family of small town mid-west American entertainers, has been a featured star on RFD-TV for two seasons. The Mollie B Polka Party is a one-hour HD traditional music and variety series, which debuts twice weekly (Wednesday at 7:00pm EST and Saturday at 10:00pm EST) on the RFD-TV network and every Saturday at 10:00pm EST on FamilyNet. The series includes dancing, music, live events and specials.  Mollie B entertains an avid fan base and tours regularly with her husband, Ted Lange, and their band, Squeezebox. 

Many local bands from Medina, MN and neighboring mid west states, including Mollie B's home state of Ohio, will be featured in the 4-days of live performances.  A complete list of bands, and their time schedules, can be found below in the Notes to Editors. 

"The Mollie B Polka Party represents the best in wholesome, variety entertainment that's suitable for everyone in the family to watch and enjoy. Mollie B's an incredible performer who knows how to put on a good TV show, as well as a live music and dance party," says Patrick Gottsch, Founder and President of Rural Media Group, Inc. "RFD-TV and FamilyNet are blessed to have such a passionate performer who so truly connects with her audience and who has helped to turn the polka genre into a rural America phenomena." 

Tickets for the Friday and Sunday Medina performances, are still available on the RFD-TV web site: or by calling: 402-991-6290. Thursday and Saturday are sold out. Press credentials are available for this event. To be credentialed, or to request an interview with Mollie B, please email:


Complete Band Performance Line-Up (all times local):

Thursday – SOLD OUT:
2:00 Malek's Fishermen Band
3:30 Dale Dahmen & the Polka Beats with Mollie B
5:00 Chuck Thiel & the Jolly Ramblers
6:00 The Leon Olsen Show
7:00 Gary's Ridgeland Dutchmen
8:00 Karl & the Country Dutchmen with Mollie B
9:00 Kris & the Riverbend Dutchmen with Mollie B

12:00 Barefoot Becky
1:00 the Alaska Polka Chips
2:00 The Andy Zurbey Orchestra
3:00 Brian & the Mississippi Valley Dutchmen
4:00 Alpensterne
5:00 The Marv Nissel Band
6:00 Gordy Prohaska & the Little Fishermen with Mollie B
7:00 Jolly Zuks
8:00 Music Connection
9:00 Craig Ebel & DyVersaCo

Saturday – SOLD OUT:
12:00 Nathan's Oldtime Band
1:00 SqueezeBox with Mollie B
2:00 Polish Connection
3:00 Don Peachey & the Band with Mollie B
4:00 The Cathy Erickson Band
5:00 The Wendinger Band
6:00 Out of Town Czechs
7:00 the Czech Area Concertina Club
8:00 The Dale Pexa Band
9:00 The Chmielewski Funtime Band

11:45  Adam Sandhurst & the Jolly Jammers
12:45 Harvey Becker & the Riverside Dutchmen with Mollie B
1:45 Kenny Brandt with guest artist Mollie B
2:45 Kid Polka
3:45 SqueezeBox with Mollie B
4:15 Scott Bixby with Mollie B
5:15 Jersey Polka Richie
6:15 Jim Horazdovsky and the James Gang
7:15 Rhythm Playboys with Mollie B


About Rural Media Group, Inc. (RMG): Rural Media Group, Inc. is the world's leading provider of multimedia content dedicated to the rural and western lifestyle.  RMG is the parent company of RFD-TV, FamilyNet, RURAL TV, RFD-TV the Magazine and RFD-TV the Theatre. RFD-TV, the flagship network for RMG, launched in December 2000.  RFD-TV is the nation's first 24-hour television network dedicated to serving the needs and interests of rural America with programming focused on agriculture, equine and the rural lifestyle, along with traditional country music and entertainment. RMG acquired FamilyNet, America's trusted entertainment network dedicated to providing wholesome and responsible viewing choices for today's diverse family.  RURAL TV produces rural business news covering commodity markets for both cash and futures. Daily productions include Market Day Report and the Rural Evening News. RMG networks are distributed into more than 63-million homes worldwide by DBS, telco and cable systems including DISH Network, DIRECTV®, Comcast, Verizon FiOS TV, AT&T U-Verse, Mediacom, Charter, Optimum, Brighthouse, Suddenlink, Time Warner, Cox, and more than 600 independent rural cable systems. RFD-TV The Magazine is the print programming guide for the networks, which has attracted over 180,000 paid subscribers.  RFD-TV The Theatre is a 2000 capacity soft seat venue in Branson, MO where entertainment programming is produced.  Corporate headquarters are in Omaha, NE, and production operations are in Nashville, TN.  For more information, visit,, and  Follow us on Twitter and Facebook: @OfficialRFDTV @RURALTV @FamilyNet

CONTACT: Sarah A. Chase:,  (Mobile) 402-889-5152

About the Mollie B Polka Party:
The show airs on RFD-TV:
Wed at 7pm EST, repeats Thurs at 9amEST
Sat at 10pm EST, repeats Mon at 4am EST
The show airs on FamilyNet every Saturday at 10pm EST
This one-hour program features the nation's top polka bands and a wide-variety of ethnic styles produced on location at music festivals from around the country.  Along with Ted Lange, Mollie B serves as Creative Director in expanding and improving RFD-TV's prime-time polka programming. The first tapings of the Mollie B Polka Party took place in Wahoo, Nebraska from June 13-16, 2011 at the Starlight Ballroom.  RFD-TV used six high-definition cameras for the production, making it the first polka broadcasts to be shot and aired in true 1080i HD.  Mollie B tours regularly throughout the year and is available for bookings. For more information please contact Ted Lange: 419-966.3530.  Email: or visit

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