5:00pm Saturday, October 4th
3rd Annual Jim Bach Memorial Oktoberfest
with Polka Band Brian McCarty
Price: $5.00 at the Gate
Kansas City's own Polka Band, Specializing in Slovenian and Cleveland style polka, The Brian McCarty Band is a four member band of brothers Brian and Gary McCarty, J.J. Schneller and Coker Thomas.
Brian, who says he asked for an accordion for Christmas, grew up on Polka. His brother Gary, grew up playing guitar but later took up the classic polka instrument, the banjo. Schneller, who drums for the band, is a long-time friend of the McCarty brothers and joined the band after stopping by their house once and being intrigued by their music. Thomas, who answered an ad for the band. Initially, he didn't find Polka interesting, but after hearing the band he joined the, playing Sax in their band since 1995.