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Don’t miss this great weekend!!
It’ll be here before you know it!!
Get your reservations made and plan to join us for the “USPA Eastern Extravaganza!”
The Boys and Polka County Musicians will be sharing the stage once again to bring you the finest in Polka music!!
Make your plans today!
We have a block of rooms reserved for folks making a full weekend trip to join us:
Holiday Inn Express
321 Center St., Ludlow, MA
Use group code: USP
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3 weeks ago
Congratulations Ted 🎉
Congratulations John, well deserved.
This weekends festival itinerary.
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Many thanks to Gretsch Guitars for the shout out and kind words about us being nominated by National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum! #FPB #FPB40 #Polka #PolkaRocks #AccordionsRock #ProudToBeInSyracuseAreaMusicHallOfFame #BreakingThePolkaStereotype #Gretsch #GretschRocksAndPolkas ... See MoreSee Less
Come celebrate 40 years of Polish tradition & enjoy some delicious homemade pierogi at our booth! ... See MoreSee Less
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FRITZ’S POLKA BAND AND FRITZ’S POLKA BAND NAMESAKE, FRITZ SCHERZ NOMINATED FOR NATIONAL AWARDS!Fritz's Polka Band (FPB) from Verona, NY, as well as FPB namesake, Fritz Scherz have been nominated for national awards by the Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame (CSPHOF) in Euclid, OH. FPB has been nominated in the “Band of the Year” category. An FPB original tune, Fred’s Polka (the last song written by original member, the late Fred Scherz Sr.) is nominated in the “New, Original Song” category. Fred’s Polka can be listened to by clicking on this link: youtu.be/AJ0BjcururU. Meanwhile, FPB namesake, Fritz Scherz (accordionist/vocalist) has been nominated in the “Musician of the Year” and “Button-Box: Artist or Duo” categories. The winners will be announced during the CSPHOF Awards Show on Saturday, November 30th at the Cleveland (OH) Downtown Marriott Hotel as part of the annual Thanksgiving Polka Weekend.
“The guys in my band look forward to performing on November 29 & 30 at the Thanksgiving Polka Weekend in Cleveland for the third year in a row as we always have a fabulous time there,” said Fritz Scherz, band leader of Fritz's Polka Band. “It’s a special honor to be nominated for multiple national awards again. To think we get to play twice that weekend AND attend the awards show as nominees is an awesome feeling! Many thanks to all the CSPHOF members who helped us get nominated! We encourage our friends to join the CSPHOF right away and vote for us!!!”
October 14, 2018 marked the 40th anniversary of Fritz's Polka Band (FPB)! FPB made history in 1999 by becoming the first polka band to play at a Woodstock Festival. FPB appears on "The Manchurian Candidate" DVD, released in 2004. FPB was inducted into the Syracuse Area Music Hall of Fame in 2010. In 2011, FPB had two songs ‘Grandparent’s Polka’ and ‘Here Is Fritz’s Polka Band’) included in two episodes of the TV show, ‘Breaking Bad’. In 2013, FPB released their 18th recording, a double live CD entitled, “The WSKG Sessions”. In August 2018, FPB and each band member were again nominated for national awards by the Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame.
For more information on Fritz’s Polka Band, view the band’s website: www.fritzspolkaband.com, Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/fritzspolkaband, their Twitter feed at: www.twitter.com/fritzspolkaband, and/or their Instagram at: www.instagram.com/fritzspolkaband. For details on joining the CSPHOF, go to: www.polkafame.com and/or call: (866) 66-POLKA.
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I played with the Coalminers for about 8 1/2 years. We played many festivals and clubs. And, I ws able to play four cruises with John and the gang.
Polka Hall of Fame 2019 Nominees Announced
Five names have been nominated for the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award of the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum. Nominations have also been released for annual awards in eleven categories. Polka Hall of Fame members have until Friday, September 6, 2019, to return their ballots.
The organization’s membership determined that these polka music achievers are to be considered for induction into the Polka Hall of Fame. Two will be chosen:
Rudy Kershishnik, musician and vocalist
Joe Kusar, accordionist and bandleader
Al Meixner, accordionist and bandleader
Anton Mervar, accordion manufacturer
Joe Mlakar, accordionist and bandleader
The winners of the Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented at the Polka Hall of Fame membership meeting and Awards Show Preview Party, Thursday, September 19, 2019, at 7:00 p.m., in the Euclid City Hall Council Chambers, 585 East 222nd Street in Euclid, Ohio. Trustees Honor Roll recipients will also be revealed.
Annual award winners are announced at the gala Polka Hall of Fame Awards Show presentation on Saturday, November 30, 2:00 p.m., in the Grand Ballroom of the Downtown Marriott Hotel, 127 Public Square, in Cleveland, Ohio. The Awards Show is the high point of the three-day Polka Hall of Fame Thanksgiving Polka Weekend at the Marriott. This year's musical acts include TV’s Alex Meixner, Nashville’s LynnMarie and E3, and Canada’s Polka King Walter Ostanek.
The Awards Show is the featured event of the 56th annual Thanksgiving Polka Party Weekend with three days of dancing, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 28, 29 and 30, 2019, at the Marriott. A list of all 2019 Polka Hall of Fame nominees is below.
Tickets are on sale for the Awards Show and the evening dances. Special reduced Marriott Hotel rates apply. For hotel information, call Kollander Travel, (216) 692-1000. For tickets, call (216) 261-FAME, toll-free (866) 66-POLKA, or write to polkashop @ aol.com. Check the Polka Hall of Fame website, www.polkafame.com.
New member applications for the purpose of voting MUST be received with payment at the Polka Hall of Fame before Friday, August 23, 2019, to allow for processing, mailing ballots, and return by the September 6 deadline (U.S. addresses only).
The Polka Hall of Fame and Museum was founded in 1987 by musicians and leaders of Slovenian and ethnic organizations. It is located at 605 East 222nd Street in Euclid, Ohio, in the historic former Euclid City Hall. Hours are Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 11:00 to 4:00. Admission is free. Polka recordings are available in the museum store.
Polka Hall of Fame 2019 Annual Awards Nominations
Band of the Year:
Rob DeBlander Band
Fritz’s Polka Band
Klancnik and Friends
Kordupel and Culkar Band
Recording of the Year:
“Me to You,” Al Battistelli
“Positively Polka,” Tom Brusky
“Home,” LynnMarie and E3
“Having Fun with Polkas,” Kordupel and Culkar Band
“Make Some Noise,” Alex Meixner
Musician of the Year:
Eddie Rodick III
Side Musicians of the Year (3 elected):
Eddie Rodick III
Support & Promotion:
Pam & Jerry Zagar
Cultural & Heritage:
Slovenian Society Home, Euclid, OH
SNPJ Farm, Kirtland, OH
SNPJ Recreation Center, Enon Valley, PA
United Musicians Polka Association of Pennsylvania
Button Box: Artist or Duo:
Joe Grkman Jr.
Button Box Group or Band:
Button Box Divas
Ron Likovic and Friends
Patty C and the Guys
Western Pennsylvania SNPJ Button Box Club
New, Original Song:
“Fred’s Polka” (Fritz Scherz)
“Home” (LynnMarie Hrovat and Eddie Rodick III)
“La Parisian” (Al Battistelli)
“Rapid Fire Polka” (Mike Schneider)
“Why Don’t You?” (Lyle Schaefer)
Greatest All-Time Hit Song (2 Elected):
Back Home in Pennsylvania
No Beer on Sunday
Tony’s Polka Village
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Last call for placing an ad in our 51st Annual Festival and Convention Ad Book. Deadline extended to 8/11/19. Don’t delay!! ... See MoreSee Less
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Polka music 🎶 will brighten your day and chase the blues away. Forever Polka Music 🎼 Fans 🌻🐔 ... See MoreSee Less
Those little ones are oh so cute!!
Join The AMPOL AIRES this Sunday July 28th from 1:45 - 4:15 pm at the St. Jane de Chantel Parish Carnival, 5252 S Austin Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60638
Lots of food, drinks, dancing, and a big raffle!!! Fun for the whole family!! ... See MoreSee Less
Polka history 20 years ago today... ... See MoreSee Less
Great work there Everyone.
Our good friends The Kielbasa King’s are back again this year for a great event
Hope to see you kats there 😎 ... See MoreSee Less
See #FPB at @Musikfest on 8/4/19 at #FestPlatz stage at noon. Download the #Musikfest app at: t.co/nIBeNNetGx and give our gig a "like & "share". #FPB40 #Polka #PolkaRocks #AccordionsRock #ProudToBeInSyracuseAreaMusicHallOfFame #BreakingThePolkaStereotype #Summer #Music #LargestFreeFestivalInTheUnitedStates ... See MoreSee Less
Jim and I just loved dancing to that polka. So quick step and really exciting ❤️💕🌻🐔👍
A GREAT SONG FOR SURE!!! 😎 🙂 😀
A Great Polka
Please join us on Friday July12th for a great event! ... See MoreSee Less
Looking forward to seeing everyone at Seven Springs on Friday! FreezeDrowie!! ... See MoreSee Less
FreezeDried will be performing at this event from 7-9 PM. Please come out to support a great event. ... See MoreSee Less
Today is the day! Michael Costa and The Beat perform in Berea, Ohio from 6pm - 10pm. Hoping to see many polka fans join us for this special event - The Beat's only performance in CLE for 2019!
MaMa B's Smokehouse will be serving up some food for purchase, and there will be a cash bar. Take a chance at a 50/50 or two and celebrate summer with friends. After the dance, stop at The Local in Strongsville, OH for a nightcap....they will be waiting for you!
St. Adalbert's has a 4:30 Catholic Mass for those who celebrate. Doors open at 5pm. BE THERE! BRING YOUR FRIENDS!
Special thanks to the many of you that helped make this event a success.....especially those of you from the CPA, USPA and IPA, as well as the many IJs and DJs from PolkaJammer and Polish New Castle Radio who helped promote this event. Polish Freight, our local polka show.....THANK YOU!!! ... See MoreSee Less
Hope to see you tomorrow for a fun night with FreezeDried. ... See MoreSee Less
Mark your Calendars...Aug 4th!
1st appearance in NJ! ... See MoreSee Less
Only 8 days away. See you there! ... See MoreSee Less
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you all come best event of the year in the town of Ludlow ma