In New Braunfels, Texas, Alex Meixner isn’t just a musician – he’s a maestro of musical diversity. Hailing from a lineage steeped in four generations of Austrian and traditional folk musicians, Meixner’s journey as an educator, band leader, piano accordion virtuoso, diatonic button accordion artist, and trumpeter is a testament to a lifetime of dedication. Armed with a master’s degree in trumpet performance, Meixner orchestrates a symphony of talent that transcends genres. Meixner, with infectious charisma, high energy, and a penchant for transforming anyone into a polka enthusiast, is a musical force. Whether as a solo/duo act for intimate gatherings or a full-blown ensemble rocking festivals nationwide, his performance is a captivating experience. He is known for his seamless transitions from traditional folk to unexpected covers, even tackling heavy metal with the squeezebox. As music journalist Jim Bessman (Billboard/Variety) aptly noted, ‘I saw the future of polka music, and it is Alex Meixner.’ His innovative approach to ethnic folk music not only captivates audiences of thousands but also inspires a new generation through private lessons. Alex Meixner isn’t just preserving tradition; he’s evolving it, ensuring the heartbeat of ethnic music echoes for generations. Photo by Speedbump Media.

Additional information



Contact name

Lori Young

Contact address

PO Box 310251 New Braunfels TX 78131

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Phone 2

Public Performance

$1, 000 – $12, 000

School performance

$1, 000 – $4, 000

Workshop fees

$1, 000 – $15, 000

Travel per diem lodging

$0 – $2, 500


New Braunfels


Special audiences

Festivals, Hands-on activities, Libraries, People with disabilities, Schools, Seniors

School audiences

Elementary, High, Middle, Pre-K

Venue size

Larger, Medium, Smaller, Unplugged, Very Large

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