Julie & Hugo

    It’s that time of year to start thinking about Southwest Polka Party 2017! We are very excited about our line-up of bands this year as we are bringing 3 bands who have never played before at Southwest Polka Party – The Smilin’ Scandinavians from Washington state, The Gruber Family Band from California and Wayne Appelhans and the Dutch Hops from Colorado. There will also be 3 bands returning from prior years – Joey Tomsick Orchestra from Ohio, the Top Notchmen from Wisconsin and Julie Lee & her White Rose Band from North Dakota. Fr. Arnold Kari will again be our warm-up guy in the Esplanade Ballroom as people are coming in each morning. Check out the band schedule link to view pictures of all of our bands.

    Our Monday night dance last year was a sold out success so we have expanded Monday night for 2017 to include two separate dances to allow more people to dance that night. First of all, there will be an “Oktoberfest Party” in the Esplanade room and will be limited to the first 350 paid customers. The Gruber Family Band will be playing for your enjoyment for this dance and will also keep you entertained with their “show”. We will again have some door prizes given away at this dance.

    In addition to this we are having a “Singles Dance Party” in the Bienville Ballroom on Monday night with music by Julie Lee & her White Rose Band. This is a dance for “singles only” and there will be door prizes given away and lots of mixers and some line dances too. We encourage all the singles coming to the festival to start here on Monday night to meet and get to know some of the singles who will be there all week – a time to get acquainted. This dance will also be limited to the first 300 paid customers.

    Monday night dances are from 6:30 to 10:30 pm with doors opening at 5:30 pm. Tickets are sold for each dance separately for $15.00 each.

    The credit card option was a big hit last year and we will again be taking Visa, Master Card or Discover cards for payment in addition to checks and cash. There will be a 5% service charge that will apply to all credit card transactions.

    Reservations can be made by calling Julie at 701-367-9696. You can also email Julie at julielee@whiteroseband.com, but DO NOT leave your credit card info on an email. You MUST CALL to leave your credit card number. Remember – emails are not secure and we don’t want credit card numbers on an email for your protection.

    We know this year will be fabulous and we hope you will join us for SWPP 2017!

-Julie Lee & Hugo Ternes

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