The Alex Meixner Band 

click to enlarge cover_feature11-1.jpg

"I feel the music I perform, and how it's being presented by my band truly brings people together to enjoy life," says Alex Meixner, the wild, Grammy-nominated polka player. "We need more of this in the world."

Meixner began playing at age 6 with his sisters and father in an ethnic folk ensemble and hasn't looked back. He fires up crowds with bouncing accordion jams fueled by a relentless desire to spread the joy of performance. When he isn't sweating it out onstage with a smile across his face, the gifted player teaches young kids the fundamentals of music through community programs and private lessons.

"I hope people learn that the themes of all of the different forms and traditions of folk music represented have more in common than not in common," he says. "Despite the use of different musical instruments, rhythms and languages, the themes of dance, love and family are prevalent in every form of folk music." Well said.

Friday: 6:30-7:30 p.m., Altria Stage.

Saturday: 12:15 to 1:15 p.m., Dominion Dance Pavilion; 4-4:45, Community Foundation Stage.

Sunday: 1:15 to 2:15 p.m., Dominion Dance Pavilion.



Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

  • Re: Safety Town bites the dust.

    • For some reason, Safetytown popped into my mind this morning. Sad to see it's gone…

    • on May 8, 2017
  • Re: Richmond's Craft Beer Industry is Overwhelmingly White. How Can That Be Changed?

    • BAFGA,"scoffed at restaurants outside the city"?,I'm not sure about the "scoffing" part,but how many Denny's…

    • on May 7, 2017
  • Re: Richmond's Craft Beer Industry is Overwhelmingly White. How Can That Be Changed?

    • According to Style Weekly, the Richmond area ends at the city limits. Always has been,…

    • on May 1, 2017
  • More »
  • Latest in 2013 Richmond Folk Festival

    Copyright © 2017 Style Weekly
    Richmond's alternative for news, arts, culture and opinion
    All rights reserved
    Powered by Foundation