46th Annual IPA Festival and Convention

**3 fun-filled days!!** August 29-31, 2014 Please help celebrate the 46th annual IPA Festival and Convention, held at the Embassy Suites in Independence, Ohio. The Festival will kick off with a welcome party on Friday, the Polka Music Hall of Fame and Music Awards Banquet on Saturday and a Polka…

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IPA Polka Picnic!!!!

SATURDAY August 16, 2014 Hammond Mohawks Picnic Grove 4040 Calumet Avenue, Hammond, IN 46320 Directly off of the Indiana Toll Road Exit 5, Calumet Avenue Only 30 minutes from Chicago Music by: Bill Gula and the Chicago Image Gates open at 2:00 pm ~ Music from 3-7 pm Admission: $10.00…

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Steve Litwin Receives the IPA’s Joe Jozwiak Award

Chicago – Steve Litwin, Polka Editor of the Polish American Journal, was announced as the winner of the Joe Jozwiak Achievement Award to be awarded by the International Polka Association (IPA) in 2014. The award presentation took place at the 2014 Polka Fireworks Festival , at Seven Springs Resort, during…

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Past IPA President, Kenneth Gill, Passes…

We regret to inform you that Kenneth Gill, a longtime member and pastpresident of the International Polka Association, passed away today, June29, 2014, at the age of 70.Visitation will be at the Skaja Terrace Funeral Home, 7812 N. MilwaukeeAve., Niles, Illinois, on Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 3-9 p.m.The funeral will…

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Who are your favorite polka bands?

Hey Polka Fans – The I.P.A. wants to hear from you! Help guide our band choices so we can bring the bands you want to hear to our events. Please go to the link below and answer a brief survey telling us your 10 favorite bands. Just click on the…

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Richie Tokarz, Hall of Fame Member, Passes Away at 65

Richie Tokarz Living Category – Inducted 2000 Uniquely, making his name as a sideman, Richie Tokarz is well known particularly in the Polish sector of polka music. Through the years he has demonstrated his talents playing the accordion, trumpet and singing with top polka bands. Also, his efforts as a…

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