PCAA concert series to feature Chris Rybak
Pedernales Creative Arts Alliance, sponsors of Oktoberfest, will host its final 2018 PCAA Concert Series on Marktplatz at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9.
The concert is scheduled for the Adelsverein Halle located on Marktplatz.
Those attending are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs, picnics, family and friends.
“Chris Rybak is a sure guarantee to get you in the mood for Oktoberfest,” said PCAA spokesman Debbie Farquhar. “He is one of the most popular accordion entertainers in Texas.”
Rybak began in music at the age of eight with piano lessons and by the age of 12, developed a love for the accordion after being inspired by the members of his father’s band (Leroy Rybak’s Swinging Orchestra in Texas).
He played accordion and trumpet in his high school band and won many competitions. By age 14, he was an often-requested guest entertainer at country music shows all over Texas.
Rybak recorded his first cassette tape at the age of 15.
In 1993, he was given the New Dawn Award from the Texas Polka Music Association.
In 1999, he signed a record contract with Mike Daily, who is best known in his role as steel guitarist for country western legend George Strait.
After signing with Daily’s Glad Music Co record label, Rybak recorded his self-titled debut album which was released in 1999. Since then, he has recorded nine additional albums and is currently working on a new one.
In July 2006, he was asked to demonstrate Roland’s V-Accordion (the world’s first all-digital accordion) at the Summer NAMM Session in Austin.
Since then, he has been working for Roland as a “product specialist”, traveling across the U.S. and Europe.
Rybak has been featured multiple times on various television stations, including RFD-TV and CBS News in Austin and has had several radio interviews, including NPR (National Public Radio).
He will be performing at Oktoberfest all three days, Oct. 5-7.
Concerts are made possible by the proceeds from Oktoberfest. It is PCAA’s way of thanking the community who come out to support and/or volunteer for Oktoberfest.
For more information, call at 830-997-4810.