2019 I.P.A. Polka Hall of Fame Inductees & 2018 I.P.A. Music Award Recipients

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

On behalf of the International Polka Association Board of Trustees and Hall of Fame Committee, the IPA Officers and Directors are proud to announce the 2019 Hall of Fame Inductees as well as the 2018 music award winners.

The IPA Hall of Fame and Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday, August 31st, 2019 at the Millennium Hotel in Buffalo, New York. Congratulations to all award winners and inductees!

Prominent living personalities and at least one deceased celebrity, who have made outstanding contributions toward the dvancement of the polka music industry, are elected into the Polka Music Hall of Fame each year. An academy of 180 qualified electors from across the country select the Hall of Fame inductees and music awards recipients. The Board of Trustees also selects at least one outstanding candidate for induction into the “Pioneer” category.

2019 POLKA HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

LIVING CATEGORY:

Ted Lange (OH)

Steve Meisner (WI)

 

DECEASED CATEGORY:

Roger Lichwala (MA)

 

PIONEER CATEGORY:

John “Stanky” Stankovic (PA)

Steve “Big Steve” Krzeminski (NY)

 

2018 MUSIC AWARD RECIPIENTS

Favorite Polish Style Female Vocalist – Stephanie Pietrzak

Favorite Polish Style Male Vocalist – Lenny Gomulka

Favorite Polish Style Recording – This is Polka Box On

Favorite Polish Style Song – It’s the Time for Polkas Box On

Favorite Polish Style Band – Lenny Gomulka & Chicago Push

Favorite International Style Female Vocalist – Mollie Busta-Lange

Favorite International Style Male Vocalist – Steve Meisner

Favorite International Style Recording – HOME, Cleveland Style Polkas & Waltzes Lynn Marie Hrovat & Eddie Roddick III

Favorite International Style Song – HOME Lynn Marie Hrovat & Eddie Roddick III

Favorite International Style Band – Steve Meisner Band

 

Sincerely,

Rick Rzeszutko

PRESIDENT – International Polka Association

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