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The 5th Annual “Wisconsin Dells Polka Fest & Expo” at Chula Vista Resort, 2501 River Road, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin 53965.
April 22, 23 & 24, 2016.
Hours: Friday: 6pm -1am, Saturday: Noon – 1am, Sunday: Noon – 5pm.
Hosted by: Patrick Henry “Cukierka”
Adult Admission Friday $17, Saturday, $18 and $10 Sunday, Advance Weekend Pass: $40
Kids under age 16- Free Festival Admission with parent or guardian!
The website: http://www.dellspolkafest.com/
I Love Polka Music! I guess takes me a bit out of the mainstream… but I really don’t care! I’ve learned over the years that there are people who “get it”, and people who never will. I used to take it as a personal affront when someone disrespected polka music. Now, I just pity them! They may never the joy that polka music has brought to people who gave it a chance. They may never know the sheer exhilaration combined with extreme exhaustion you feel when at some after party people are screaming out “Bartender’s” or “Hey Cavalier” at 4 in the morning. My polka community is small in the grand scheme of music, but we’re inviting. We let anyone in that is just looking for a great time in a safe atmosphere where we don’t know or care what other people think. Because we get it!
I’m inviting everyone to my 5th Annual Wisconsin Dells Polka Fest! If you have never been to it, come on and give it a chance. You don’t even have to dance (but we can teach you). You may not know the bands (Trust me. They’re great!) Let me share my love of this music as we kick-off the spring polka festival season. Winter has been unforgiving this year and I think that this will be great way to shake it off and get re-energized! It’s my 5th year at Chula Vista Resort and I haven’t found a more complete, total package resort for producing a Polka Festival than Chula Vista. The event staff goes out of their way to make sure everyone has a great time and trust me, I am very demanding when it come to making sure my guests are happy! People rave about our beautiful Riverview Ballroom and its atrium-style backdrop providing the quintessential stage for the combination of the energetic, entertaining fun of Polka music and framing it in the beauty of the Wisconsin River’s wooded bank. It’s one of the most unique venues I have ever seen. We will have vendors so you can take home a CD from your favorite polka artist or that T-shirt you saw that just made you laugh. Frank Napiwocki’s legendary all-wood dance floor, which will be even larger in this year provides a perfect foundation for people to dance the night away! The Chula Vista Resort, as well as its staff, continues to receive raves from everyone in attendance. I have organized the best music line-up for the weekend to date and I think that there is something for everyone! Bus groups are being organized from Central Wisconsin, Grand Rapids, Michigan and the Chicago Area (See below) and others are welcome.
Come on out and enjoy my great weekend of Polka FUN! Who knows? Maybe you’ll get it too!
8 great bands scheduled for this weekend of FUN!
Use the attached links to find out more about each band.
The Knewz from New York (Friday & Saturday)
Mollie “B” with Ted Lange and Squeezebox the Mollie “B” Polka Party on RFD-TV (Sunday)
Freeze Dried from Illinois (Friday)
The Polish Connection Band from Wisconsin (Friday)
The Chardon Polka Band from Ohio, Stars of the “Polka Kings” Reality TV show (Saturday)
BenJamin Gaboda & Polka Pak from Wisconsin (Saturday)
The I.P.A. Tribute Band from Illinois (Saturday)
Polka legend Eddie Blazonczyk Jr. will also be making a special appearance with The I.P.A. Tribute Band!
The Diddle Styx! from Michigan (Sunday)
Special Appearances by Debra Bizon, Dawn Rosinski and Polka Sweetheart: Emily Bizon!
We will have a room available all weekend for musicians (or aspiring musicians!) for Jam Sessions!
Must have festival wristband for Jamming.
Saturday: 11am-1pm then 8pm-2am
On Saturday starting at 1:00pm, there will be musicians workshops for players of all levels on Accordion, Concertina, Trumpet and Clarinet. A $5 admission allows anyone to join any or all of the workshops.
$5 for admission to all workshops.
Room 3001 – up the stairs to the right of our Riverview Ballroom
1pm – Accordion Workshop
2pm – Concertina Workshop
3pm – Trumpet Workshop
4pm – Clarinet Workshop
Schedule subject to change without notice.
Free polka dance lesson for dancers of all levels with Adam Hembel will be offered in the ballroom on Saturday at 5pm.
Catholic Mass will be once again offered at the resort on Saturday at 5:00pm. Father Bruno Slodowski will offer the mass in English and Polish! Last years celebration was very well attended (They had to bring extra chairs!) Father Slodowski celebrates the monthly mass in Polish for St. Cecilia Parish in Wisconsin Dells and was a big part of the Polish Fest in the Dells for many years!
Weekend Package: $170 per adult+tax and resort fees / double occupancy / includes:
2 Night Stay in a beautiful Tower Room – Junior Suite upgrades while they last!
Breakfast Buffet, Gratuity included, Saturday & Sunday in the Market Fresh Buffet.
Weekend Passes to the Polka fest.
Single occupancy is only $279
Additional adults in the same room, only $60 per person for the whole weekend!
Children under 16, only $16 for the weekend package. (Covers the cost of breakfast.)
Upgrades available for additional $$$.
Room only prices starting at $109/night.
Stay 3rd night for 50% off!
Waterpark pass available for only $10/person per day. You do not have to stay at the resort to use the pass. See Patrick for passes. Call Chula Vista Resort direct at 1-877-624-0685 and give them promo code: “Polka” or the more boring “D98759” for our special discount rates and packages! Discount code is not available for online reservations.
Saturday Bus Trip from Central Wisconsin including pick-ups in Marshfield and Stevens Point with Polka Pak.
Call Betty at 715-498-4171 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
3-Day Weekend Bus Trip from Grand Rapids, Michigan with possible stops in Chicago and Northwest Indiana.
Call Dawn at (616)334-3068 or e-mail: email@example.com
For all other information call Patrick Henry at 773-889-6811 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Schedule of Events:
Friday: Ticket table opens at 5:00pm
Doors open @ 5:30pm,
6:00 – The Polish Connection Band
6:45 – Freeze Dried
7:30 – The Knewz
8:15 – The Polish Connection Band
9:00 – Freeze Dried
9:45 – The Knewz
10:30 – The Polish Connection Band
11:15 – Freeze Dried
12:00 – The Knewz
Saturday: Ticket table opens at 11:00am
Afternoon: Doors open @ 11:30am
Noon – The Chardon Polka Band
1:00 – Polka Pak
1:45 – The Chardon Polka Band
2:30 – Polka Pak
3:15 – The Chardon Polka Band
4:00 – Polka Pak
5:00 – Dance Lesson with Adam Hembel – Free!
5:00 – Catholic Mass – Conference Center Rooms B & D, one floor above!
6:00 – Dinner Break. Room closed for equipment change.
Evening! Doors open @ 6:30pm
7:00 – The Knewz – Special Appearance by: Emily Bison!
8:00 – The I.P.A. Tribute Band
9:00 – The Knewz
10:00 – The I.P.A. Tribute Band – Special Appearance by: Eddie Blazonczyk Jr.
11:00- The Knewz
12:00 – The I.P.A. Tribute Band – Special Appearance by: Eddie Blazonczyk Jr.
Sunday: Ticket table opens at 11:00am
Doors Open @ 11:00am
12:00- The Diddle Styx!
1:00 – Mollie “B” with Ted Lange and Squeezebox
1:45 – The Diddle Styx!
2:30 – Mollie “B” with Ted Lange and Squeezebox
3:15 – The Diddle Styx!
4:00 – Mollie “B” with Ted Lange and Squeezebox
Special Appearance by Debra Bizon and Dawn Rosinski!
The Wisconsin Dells Polka Fest & Expo is produced by Patrick Henry Presents for Tiger Entertainment