Molli B Polka Party
Saturday, October 15 – Cuba Community Hall, Cuba, KS – 7:00-10:00pm
Tickets are $15.00. Children through 10-years of age are FREE. Teenager’s (11-18) admission is $5.00. Doors will open at 5:30. Food is available from 6:00-7:00. The hall is on the south end of Main Street. To purchase tickets on-line with Paypal or credit card, click HERE or visit the store on MollieB.com.
For more information, or to purchase tickets with cash or check, contact Karen at 785-729-3875 or Joe at 785-729-3316.
About Mollie B….
Mollie Busta has been performing polka music all her life. Mollie started her career performing with the Jim Busta Band, while she continues to perform with the Jim Busta Band, she also performs with SqueezeBox, her own band, and many other bands. Mollie has shared her many talents with fans in over 25 states and eleven countries and continues to inspire young musicians with her love for music.
Between the Jim Busta Band, her father’s traveling polka band, practices and recording sessions, music always filled the Busta household in small-town Minnesota while Mollie was growing up. She started singing in the band at age three and joined on piano when she was eight-years-old. For years to follow, Mollie played several instruments both in the school bands and choirs, as well as in her father’s band.
During her high school years, Mollie arranged songs for the school’s band and choir programs, the Jim Busta Band, and even found time to create her own original compositions. Mollie also served as the student-director for her high school band rehearsals and concerts.
Mollie went on to continue to develop her love of music and received a Bachelor of Arts in Music (trumpet and voice) from Luther College (Decorah, IA). Mollie’s senior paper was on polka music which gave her a chance to educate her classical music professors and colleagues about the music dear to her heart. Mollie also received a Master of Arts in Instruction from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota (Winona, MN). In 2005, Mollie joined Ted Lange’s Bratwurst Boys. In 2007, Ted and Mollie changed the name to Squeezebox. SqueezeBox showcases Mollie’s versatility on several instruments, as well as her talented vocals.
In July of 2011, the first Mollie B Polka Party aired on Mollie B Polka Party on RFD-TV. Mollie was a creative director and co-producer of these shows. The Mollie B Polka Party currently airs in over 55 million homes on RFD-TV on Wednesday at 6:30pm and Saturday at 10:00pm ET.
In 2016, Mollie agreed to host a polka documentary about celebrating with polka music in the state of Wisconsin, called “POLKA!” This documentary will be aired on Wisconsin Public Television in March of 2017.
Mollie’s talents have also been showcased in front of a live audience during The Mollie B Christmas Special at RFD-TV the Theatre in Branson, Missouri. The holiday special took place every November from 2011 through 2014. Mollie performed, directed, co-wrote, co-produced, choreographed, and hosted this 2-hour live performance. The theatre holds 2,000 people and Mollie’s cast has featured up to 33 renowned musicians and artists. This show is aired during the holiday season on RFD-TV and is available for purchase on DVD and CD.
Mollie has won the title of the “Favorite Female Vocalist” award numerous times, both from the United States Polka Association and the International Polka Association. She has also won multiple awards from the Polka America Corporation for her polka recordings with Ted Lange. Additionally, Mollie has won the “2013 Polka Promoter of the Year” award, from the Wisconsin Polka Hall of Fame, and was inducted into the Iowa Polka Hall of Fame in 2015.
Some of Mollie’s most note-worthy performances as a vocalist, instrumentalist, actress, and/or music arranger include: Penny Gilley Show on RFD-TV (2012-2015), Caribbean Cruises (2001, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013,-2016), Wurstfest (New Braunsfels, TX 2009-2013, 2015-2016), Norsk Hostfest (Minot, ND, 2013-2015), Toledo Symphony (Bryan, OH, 2010), Anniversary Mass with Daniel O’Donnell (Moline, IL, 2010), Big Joe Polka Show on RFD-TV (2005-2008), Iowa Governor Culver’s Inauguration Gala (Iowa City, IA, 2007), “American Folk Arts Festival” (Bangor, ME, 2006), President’s Palace in the Dominican Republic (2004), Sound of Music (Spring Grove, MN, 2003), Library of Congress (Washington, DC, 2002), Kennedy Center of Performing Arts (Washington, DC, 2002), “Polka Passion” (National PBS special, 2001), and Handel’s “Messiah” & Mozart’s “Requiem” (Decorah, IA, 2000). In addition, she has performed with award winning bands and artisit, such as Karl and the Country Dutchmen, the Jimmy Sturr Orchestra, Bruce Bradley Band, Gary and the Ridgeland Dutchmen, Music Connection, Brian and the Mississippi Valley Dutchmen, the Out-of-Town Czechs, the Polka Nuts, John Gora and Gorale, Toledo Polka Motion, Polka Family, Klancnik and Friends, the Don Wojtila Band, Kenny Brandt, Steve Meisner, Kevin Solecki, Alex Meixner, Hank Guzevich, Fred Ziwich, Lenny Gomulka, Al Piatkowski, and more.
She has performed on over twenty recordings, several of which are available today. (Click HERE)
When Mollie finds herself away from the stage, she enjoys teaching music, dancing, exercising, playing with her nieces & nephews, and traveling.