"Teens Keep Polka Traditions Alive"

Polka Power!: A look into one of the hottest young polka bands in the Midwest


“The Happy Players” polka band and band members Luke Eisenmenger (left), Jackson Brettmann (middle left), Jameson Brettmann (middle right) and Turner Blick (right) performed on April 24 in Norfolk, NE. Photo courtesy of Libby Brettmann.

Based in Fremont Nebraska
Founded in 2014
Genre: Polka
It all started with a 2013 Christmas gift and the "Beer Barrel Polka" on a cell phone...(The Happy Players). This group of young energetic musicians started back in middle school and have won the hearts of many in the area. They hope their band helps to promote a multigenerational love for Polka music.
Jameson Brettmann - Accordion, Trombone, and Vocals
Jackson Brettmann- Keyboard, Trumpet
Luke Eisennmenger- Tuba
Turner Blick- Drums and Vocals


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    Great food and music
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    Walworth County Fairgrounds, 411 E Court St. Elkorn, Wisconsin
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    Sep 03, 7:00 PM
    New Braunfels, 148 S Castell Ave, New Braunfels, TX 78130, USA
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  • WestFest
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    Sep 04, 12:00 PM – Sep 05, 11:00 PM
    West Fairgrounds, 1110 S. Main Street West, Texas
    Czech festival featuring constant live music and entertainment, authentic food & beverages, and non stop family-oriented activities.
  • Frisco Oktoberfest
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    Oct 02, 12:00 PM – Oct 03, 10:00 PM
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    Jun 12, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
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    Jun 04, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
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    Jun 02, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
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    May 22, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
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    Apr 14, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    View on News Channel Nebraska or click link to view on Facebook live
  • Fremont Friendship Center
    Friendship Center
    Dec 30, 2020, 10:00 AM
    Friendship Center, 1730 W 16th St, Fremont, NE 68025, USA
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    Dec 02, 2020, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
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Libby Brettmann, 402-720-6920
Jameson Brettmann, 402-719-3447
Libby Brettmann, 402-720-6920
Jameson Brettmann, 402-719-3447