"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, and Guitar
Luke Eisennmenger- Tuba, and Bass Guitar
Turner Blick- Drums and Vocals


  • Rathskeller Bier Haus
    Rathskeller Bier Haus
    Nov 19, 2021, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Rathskeller Bier Haus, 4524 Farnam St, Omaha, NE 68132, USA
    Join us for German night at The Rathskeller! Great "Germarican" food! Great Beer! PROST!
  • Linde Oktoberfest Tulsa
    River West Festival Park
    Oct 23, 2021, 11:00 AM – Oct 24, 2021, 5:00 PM
    River West Festival Park, 2100 S Jackson Ave, Tulsa, OK 74107, USA
    Authentic German food, drink, and fun! Ranked as a Top 5 Oktoberfest in the U.S.
  • Fremont Golf Club Oktoberfest
    Fremont Golf Club
    Oct 20, 2021, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Fremont Golf Club, 2710 N Somers Ave, Fremont, NE 68025, USA
  • Frisco Oktoberfest
    Frisco Oktoberfest
    Oct 02, 2021, 12:00 PM – Oct 03, 2021, 10:00 PM
    Frisco Oktoberfest, Frisco, TX, USA
    Join us in Frisco Square for lots of yummy food, shopping, cold bier, great music, and activities the whole family can enjoy!
  • Corsicana Oktoberfest
    The Collin Club
    Oct 01, 2021, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    The Collin Club, 211 W Collin St, Corsicana, TX 75110, USA
    Enjoy German beer, food and music
  • German American Society Oktoberfest
    German American Society
    Sep 18, 2021, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    German American Society, 3717 S 120th St, Omaha, NE 68144, USA
    137th German Day Oktoberfest. Get ready for some German food and beer, and live entertainment.
  • Oktoberfest at Rathskeller Bier Haus
    Sep 10, 2021, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Omaha, 4524 Farnam St, Omaha, NE 68132, USA
    Great “Germarican” food! Great Beer! PROST!
  • WestFest
    West Fairgrounds
    Sep 04, 2021, 12:00 PM – Sep 05, 2021, 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.
  • Krause's Cafe
    New Braunfels
    Sep 03, 2021, 7:00 PM
    New Braunfels, 148 S Castell Ave, New Braunfels, TX 78130, USA
    Great Food and Music
  • Das Fest USA
    Walworth County Fairgrounds
    Aug 14, 2021, 12:00 PM – Aug 15, 2021, 11:00 PM
    Walworth County Fairgrounds, 411 E Court St. Elkorn, Wisconsin
    DAS Fest USA kicks off the Oktoberfest season with authentic German food, bier, shops and entertainment. #DiscoverYourDeutsch
  • Saints Peter and Paul Festival
    Aug 01, 2021, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Omaha, S 36th St & X St, Omaha, NE 68107, USA
    "Greatest Festival in Town" Enjoy music and ethnic foods!
  • German American Society
    Jul 30, 2021, 6:00 PM
    Omaha, 3717 S 120th St, Omaha, NE 68144, USA
    Great food and music
  • Colfax County Fair
    Colfax County Fair
    Jul 17, 2021, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CDT
    Colfax County Fair, Leigh Nebraska
    Join us for some polka fun!
  • John C. Fremont Days
    Chautauqua Tent
    Jul 10, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Chautauqua Tent, 105 E 6th St, Fremont, NE 68025, USA (Chautauqua Tent)
    A family fun, festival. A favorite of "The Happy Players" as they have been performing their since the band first started in 2014.
  • Humphrey Days
    Jun 12, 2021, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Humphrey, Humphrey, NE 68642, USA
    Barbeque and Polka in the park
  • JayFest Fundraiser
    West Point
    Jun 04, 2021, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    West Point, West Point, NE 68788, USA
  • The Heritage a Meridian Gardens
    The Heritage at Meridian Gardens
    Jun 02, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    The Heritage at Meridian Gardens, 4515 38th St, Columbus, NE 68601, USA
  • Graduation Party
    May 22, 2021, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Prague, Prague, NE 68050, USA
Libby Brettmann, 402-720-6920
Jameson Brettmann, 402-719-3447
Libby Brettmann, 402-720-6920
Jameson Brettmann, 402-719-3447