49th Annual IPA Convention and Festival – Buffalo, NY

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Date(s) - 09/01/2017 - 09/03/2017
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Millennium Hotel - Buffalo, NY


IPA_Logo49th Annual IPA Convention and Festival

**3 fun-filled days!!**
September 1st – 3rd, 2017


Please help celebrate the 49th annual IPA Festival and Convention, held at the Millennium Hotel in Buffalo, NY. 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 Mass and annual election of officers and convention meeting on Sunday.

Room reservations can be made by calling the Millennium Hotel at (716) 681-2400 and mention the IPA Polka Festival to receive the discounted room rate.

Hotel Reservations:

Millennium Hotel Buffalo

2040 Walden Ave

Cheektowaga, NY 14225

(716) 681-2400



3 – Day Passes and Admission:

Three-day passes for the festival will only be available on Friday, September 1 at the door. Passes will be $50 for the weekend and will be available at a specially designated table on Friday evening.
Daily admission prices:
Friday: $15
Saturday: $20
Sunday: $20


Schedule Details:

Friday Afternoon:

2:30pm – 5:30pm Welcome Party: 

Featuring The Polka Method

Friday Ballroom:

7pm—8pm John Gora & Gorale
8pm—9pm Freeze Dried
9pm—10pm John Gora & Gorale
10pm—11pm Freeze Dried
11pm—12am John Gora & Gorale
12am—1am Freeze Dried


Saturday Morning & Afternoon

11am:  Hall of Fame & Music Awards Banquet

11am – 3pm:  Pool Party:

Featuring Stephanie and Her Honky Band

Saturday Ballroom:

4:30pm—5:30pm IPA Tribute Band
5:30pm—6:30pm The Project
6:30pm—7:30pm Lenny Gomulka & Chicago Push
7:30pm—8:30pm IPA Tribute Band
8:30pm—9:30pm The Project
9:30pm—10:30pm Lenny Gomulka & Chicago Push
10:30pm—11:30pm IPA Tribute Band
11:30pm—12:30am The Project
12:30am—1:30am Lenny Gomulka & Chicago Push

Sunday Morning & Afternoon:

10am Polka Mass
11am Annual Convention Meeting
12:30pm—1:30pm Pro-Am Jam

Sunday Ballroom:

2pm—2:45pm The Music Company
2:45pm—3:30pm The Boys
3:30pm—4:30pm The Music Company
4:30pm—5:30pm The Boys
5:30pm—6:30pm The Music Company
6:30pm—7:30pm The Boys
7:30pm—8:15pm The Knewz
8:15pm—9pm Polka Country Musicians
9pm—10pm The Knewz
10pm—11pm Polka Country Musicians
11pm—12am The Knewz
12am—1am Polka Country Musicians


IPA Festival Raffle

The IPA will be holding a raffle drawing during the festival and convention. Tickets are $1 each or a book of 6 for $5. Raffle tickets are included within this news-letter and can be returned at the festival if not already returned via mail. Additional tickets will also be availa-ble for purchase at the festival.
Drawing will be held Sunday evening, September 3.
Prizes include:
First Prize: $300
Second Prize: $150
Third Prize: $100
Fourth Prize: $50

Bands Performing:

International Polka Association

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