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LARRY OLSEN BAND
1981 State Highway 14
Lake Benton, Minnesota
56149-4204

Telephone: (507) 368-9627

E-mail Address: l.bolsenfarms@gmail.com

This Webpage Was Last Updated On:  October 8, 2016
About The Band .........
JEFF BUESING
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23RD
ANNUAL MUSIC FEST
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND 2017
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
May 25, 26, 27 & 28
Hosted & Sponsored By The
LARRY OLSEN BAND

JULY 2016 EVENTS
July 3rd
  Bird Island Polka Fest
Our Savior's Church
Bird Island, Minnesota
10AM Polka Service
Music Noon - 1PM & 3PM - 6PM

July 16th
Private Event

July 17
Minnesota Bavarian Blast
New Ulm, Minnesota
2:00pm - 3:30pm
5:00pm - 6:30pm

July 21st
Yellow Medicine County Fair
Canby, Minnesota
Music Starts @ 5PM

July 30
Lincoln County Fair
4:00PM - 6:00PM

July 31st
Bud & Janette Penning
65th Year Wedding Anniversary
Flandrau, South, Dakota
1:00PM - 5:00PM

AUGUST 2016 EVENTS

August 4th
Pipestone County Fair
Pipestone, Minnesota
5:00PM - 7:00PM

August 26th
Nebraska Polka Fest
Wahoo, Nebraska
5:30PM - 9:30PM

August 27th
Pioneer Village
Madison, South Dalota
7:30

August 28th
Stiffungsfest
Norwood, Minnesota
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SEPTEMBER 2016 EVENTS
September 9th & 10th
German Fest
Palmer Gulch KOA Resort
Hill City, South Dakota
Starts 4PM Both Days

September 25th
Alsleben Music Fest
Glencoe, Minnesota
Noon - 8PM

OCTOBER 2016 EVENTS
October 16th
Oktoberfest
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
2:00PM - 3:00PM
4:00PM - 5:00PM
6:00PM - 7:00PM

October 22nd
Norman Sindt 70th Birthday
Community Center
Everly, Iowa
6:00PM - 10PM

October 30th
Pla-Moor Ballroom
Glencoe, Minnesota
1:30PM - 5:30PM

NOVEMBER 2016 EVENTS

November 6th
Caboose Bar
Tracy, Minnesota
1:00PM - 5:00PM

November 13th
Prairie's Edge Casino
Granite Falls, Minnesota
1:00PM - 3:00PM

November 19th
V.F.W.
Madison, Minnesota
2:00PM - 6:00PM

DECEMBER 2016 EVENTS

December 4th
Caboose Bar
Tracy, Minnesota
1:00PM - 5:00PM
EVENT SCHEDULE
of the
LARRY OLSEN BAND
Date and Times  Subject To Change

LARRY OLSEN

Bandleader Larry Olsen owns seven Hengel concertinas and has lived in the Lake Benton (Minnesota) area his entire life; now living only 2 miles from the farm where he grew up. At age 11 Larry started playing concertina. Before forming his own band in 1982, (THE LARRY OLSEN SHOW), Larry played guitar with THE MARV NISSEL BAND. In 1984, Larry's dad, Arnold, joined Larry's band as drummer and Larry's sister, Lisa, played piano. Larry later added a guitar and horn player when Lisa left for college. When Larry isn't busy with his band, his 2,000 acre farming operation located just east of Lake Benton occupies most of his time. Larry's wife, Brenda, also keeps busy owning Perfect Styles in Marshall along with Larry's sister Lisa, and helping in the fall with the farming.

Every Memorial Day weekend, Larry and Brenda sponsor and host a four day ANNUAL MUSIC FEST at their farm with the aid of about thirty volunteers. The 2014 21st ANNUAL MUSIC FEST will be held over the Memorial Day Weekend; May 21, 22, 23, 24.
About The Band .........
JEFF BUESING

Drummer Jeff Buesing started drum lessons in the 3rd grade and has been playing ever since.  Jeff and a friend of his formed the “Cavemen" Band- a country rock band in the late 60's and 70's.  He has also played with Checkmate Part II, Jeff & Morrie, The Country Classics and the Senior Knights Band. Jeff lives with his wife, Mary Jo, in Marshall, Minnesota.
Book The
LARRY OLSEN BAND
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LARRY OLSEN BAND
1981 State Highway 14
Lake Benton, Minnesota
56149-4204

Telephone: (507) 368-9627

E-mail Address: l.bolsenfarms@gmail.com
RICHARD
ROEPKE

Trumpeter Richard Roepke started playing trumpet in 1974 and throughout his high school years. In 1982, Rich started playing with the Marv Nissel band but retired until returning to the 12TH ANNUAL MUSIC FEST in 2006. Since returning, he has been playing full time with the Larry Olsen Band and he prefers playing harmony parts with his trumpet and vocals. Rich lives in Arlington, Minnesota.
DALE
TOLK

Guitarist/trumpeter Dale Tolk started playing the trumpet in the 5th grade. He learned a lot of old time songs playing with his Dad, Don, who plays accordion. Dale played with The Marv Nissel Band for a few years and then in 1987, Dale joined THE LARRY OLSEN BAND playing trumpet, guitar and vocals. Dale retired in 1995 but returned to THE LARRY OLSEN BAND in 2005. Dale lives with his wife, Donna, in Brookings, South Dakota.
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Please CLICK On The "Thumbnail" Images To The Right and Also On The "Thumbnail"  Images Below To Get  A Larger Picture !!
New Addition Between The Main Ballroom and The Second Stage Shown Below Was Added In 2010 And Accomidates An Additional 200 People !!
Larry Has Quite An
Extensive Collection Of
JOHN DEERE
Tractors !!!!
Here's Anothe Picture Of Larry's
Tractors Taken From A Different
Angle
Larry & Karissa Going For A Tractor Ride
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THE LARRY OLSEN BAND
By Ordering Your Personal Copies Of Their CD's Listed Below !!!
"THE TRIBUTE"
(Formerly Volumes 1 & 2)
Songs Included:
I Love My Music
Echos In The Hills Waltz
Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
Miner's Polka
Crying My Heart Out Over You
Red Head Polka
He's A Heartache
Over Three Hills Waltz
I Wouldn't Change You If I Could Dance Hall Polka
South
Don't Squeeze My Charmin
There's Pretty Girls In Chicago Waltz
I'll Be All Smiles Tonight Waltz
Bobbie's Polka
I've Already Loved You In My Mind
Larry's Laendler
Alley Cat
Broken Dreams and Promises Waltz
Dance The Happy Polka
Christmas Toy Polka
Isabella Waltz
Heartache Hangover #9
Gary's Polka
Yankee Waltz
Cold, Cold Heart
Sweet Violets & Brides Waltz Medley
I'm Having Daydreams
VOLUME 3
Songs Included:
Minnesota Polka
You're My Best Friend
You Can't Be True Dear
New California Polka
He'll Have To Go
Cuckoo Waltz
You & Me
Rainbow Valley Polka
Elsie's Hoolerie Waltz
How Far Is Heaven
Saddle Horse Polka
Das Kufstein Lied Waltz
VOLUME 4
Songs Included:
Music Master Polka
(Bavarian Style)
Warren's Waltz
Have You Ever Beeen Lonely
(Country)
Guido Polka
Spanish Eyes
(Modern)
Before I Met You Walyz
Dog House Polka
Auntie's Waltz
Born To Lose
(Country)
Maryfka Moja Polka
(Polish)
Waltz Across Texas
Release Me
(Country)
Louisiana Saturday Night
VOLUME 5
Songs Included:
Going Back To My Homeland Waltz
Lee's Polka
Tiny Bubbles
Tell Me Whose Girl Are You Waltz
Champagne Polka
Dutch Festival Waltz
Polka Joy Polka
From A Jack To A King
Be Mine Polka
Walking The Floor Over You
Dutchmen's Waltz
Jambalaya
VOLUME 6
Songs Included:
Please Believe Me Waltz
Polka #5
The Key's In The Mailbox
(Modern)
Lover's Waltz
Johan Da Snippen Schottische
Putzig Polka
Schneider Polka
Heartaches By The Number
(Modern)
Yankee's Waltz
Sweet Bippy Polka
Green, Green Grass of Home
(Modern)
Die Hausworst Polka
VOLUME 7
Songs Included:
LeRoy's Tune Polka
Lakeside Waltz
(Larry Olsen Band Theme Song)
Cottenfields
(Modern)
North, South, East, West Polka
Chicago Waltz
Achy Breaky Hedart
(Country)
As The World Keeps On Turning
(Modern)
Luka's Polka
Drink Your Troubles Away Waltz
Gary's Polka
Old Timer's Schottische
VOLUME 8
Songs Included:
Polka Celebration
Such A Day
Waltz Across Texas
El Rio Drive
Mariechen Waltz
You Are My Sunshine
Lacey's Polka
PaPa The Old Accordian Man
Amigo
Flutophone Polka
Overshoe Landler
Tony's Polka
God Bless America
VOLUME 9
Songs Included:
Wedding Ring Waltz
Naughty Girl Polka
Crystal Chandlier
Ping Pong Polka
Blossom Waltz
Peanuts Polka
Drinking Champagne
On Your Toes Polka
Two Roses Waltz
San Antonio Rose
Let's Chase Each Other Around
Blue Heaven
Before The Last Teardrop Falls
I Get So Lonely Waltz
Book The
LARRY OLSEN BAND
For Your Next Special Event Or Celebration !!
LARRY OLSEN BAND
1981 State Highway 14
Lake Benton, Minnesota
56149-4204
Telephone: (507) 368-9627

E-mail Address: l.bolsenfarms@gmail.com
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OLSEN
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LARRY OLSEN BAND
1981 U.S. Highway 14
Lake Benton, Minnesota
56149
(507) 368-9627
E-mail Address: l.bolsenfarms@gmail.com
VOLUME 10
Songs Included:
Prosit
Aber Dich
Howard's Polka
Pick Me Up On Your Way Down
Gardenville Waltz
Leonard's Polka
Kleine Kinder
Granny's Waltz
Seaman
Patrona Baverae
Susie Polka
Sag Dankeschon
Help Me Make It Through The Night
Morning Glow Waltz
Lapland Polka
Accordian Waltz
Tulsa Time
VOLUME 11
Songs Included:
What Do We Do In Minnesota Polka
Hangover Waltz
Kiss An Angel Good Morning
Wings Of A Dove
Beer Barrel Polka
Darktown Strutter's Ball
Roman's Waltz
Martha Polka
Momma Don't Let Your Babies
Grow Up To Be Cowboys
Lillies In The Moonlight
Barnyard Polka
Silver Wings
Starlight Waltz
White Sport Coat; Pink Carnation
Helena Polka
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The  2016 Fall Harvest On The Larry Olsen Farm In
Lake Benton, Minnesota
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23RD ANNUAL MUSIC FEST TO BE HELD OVER THE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND 2017 !!
LARRY OLSEN BAND ANNUAL COLORADO BUS TOUR
March 15-21, 2017

Price Includes Snacks & Food On The Bus PLUS .........
Chartered Tour Bus

6 Nights Motel Accomidations With
Continental Breakfast

Iron Springs Chateau
Melodrama
(Dinner & Show)

Seven Falls
Garden Of The Gods

Royal Gorge Route Railroad
(Includes Lunch !!)

Downtown Aquarium

Great Platte River Road Archway

3 Days Of Dancing
Pricing....
$ 925.00 Per Person (Double Occupancy)
$ 1,265.00 Per Person (Single Occupancy
$300.00 Deposit Per Person Required At Sign Up; Full Payment Due By February 1, 2017. NO REFUNDS
To Persons Canceling After February 15, 2017.

Trip Plans Subject To Change Depending On Weather.
Final Date To Sign Up Is February 1, 2017. Trip Will
Be Canceled And Full Refunds Issued If A Sufficient
Number Of People Don't Sign Up By February 1, 2017.

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WELCOME
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LARRY OLSEN
BAND
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A BIG THANK YOU

to our drummer Jeff Buesing. He has retired after spending 8 years with our band. He will be missed by all of us !

Jeff; it's been an honor having you as
a member of THE LARRY OLSEN BAND.

Sincerely,  Larry, Brenda & Karissa, Al, Richie & Dale
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Guitarist Al Drage played his first job in the summer of 1952 in Green Valley, Wisconsin and worked with several different bands at that time. In 1955, Al moved to New Ulm (Minnesota) and began playing for Fezz Fritsche. They played 300 jobs a year !! He also worked for Elmer Sheid, Babe Wagner, Al Pierson and Guy Deleo. Al spent twenty years with Maynard & Darlene Rucks and the King 70 Country Band. Al joined the Larry Olsen Band in about 2011.
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