Polka music on Pandora Radio is continuing to become a reality - Sunshine Diversified Ent. has now had 23 albums "accepted" by the online radio service, with some 16 albums already "live"!
In addition to GRAMMY nominated, influential band Toledo Polkamotion now being available, the following bands are also currently "live" & ready to reach new audiences (as Pandora has ~70 million listeners!):
- Toledo Polkamotion (3 albums live); - Jerry Darlak & the Touch (5 albums live, 1 more "accepted" & waiting to be listed); - John Gora & Gorale (2 albums live, 2 more waiting to be listed); - Walter Ostanek (3 albums live, 2 more waiting to be listed); - The Dynatones (2 albums listed); - Dennis Polisky & the Maestro's Men (1 album listed); - Frank Yankovic (1 album listed); - The Buffalo Touch (1 album listed).
Here's a song from one of those albums now reaching millions of people across the world...
Song: Country Roads Polka Band: Toledo Polkamotion Album: Blackjack
Join `Ken and Mary Turbo Accordions Express` 34th St. James Lutheran Church Brats & Crafts Fest. Aug. 4,5 & 6, 2017 5660 Trabue Rd. Columbus, Ohio ( Hilliard ) Polka with our full band under the 80x160 big top tent w / dance floor. Prk / Adm - free. German food, Cold Bier, Polka Fri. & Sat. Entertainment all 3 days. Lots of Accordion Hosted by Ken Nicol Many Motels in the area. Proceeds go to charity. www.kenandmaryaccordions.com... See MoreSee Less
As we have entered 2017 we'd like to take the time to thank those Supporting Members who have made a contribution to help keep Polkas alive here at PNCR. Without the help of supporters like them we would not be able to continue bringing you the best of Polka entertainment. As you look at our goal...
"Each half-hour episode of Let’s Polka! is full of bona fide polka fun hosted by local polka impresario Bill Flynn. Tap your toes to the polka beat or dance along in your living room with our live studio audience. Plus, you’ll get to know the music and musicians, as each episode contains an interview with Bill Flynn and the leader of the band!" ... See MoreSee Less
Polka Method will be playing the IPA Welcome Party at the IPA Festival and Convention on Friday, September 1. Visit and like their page to learn more about this talented group of young musicians! ... See MoreSee Less
Over the years, the IPA Polka Hall of Fame and Music Awards processes have rightfully recognized deserving polka musicians who attained prominence in the polka industry for their musical achievements that helped promote polka music and broaden its audience. Because of their highly visible roles, bandleaders or “front men and women” usually received most of the recognition for their groups’ success that may have contributed to their winning individual awards or their eventual inductions into the Polka Hall of Fame. Unfortunately, exceptionally talented band mates who also contributed greatly to the success of their groups, often never received their due recognition.
To address this situation, the IPA Polka Hall of Fame and Music Awards Committee collaborated with the body of Trustees to establish a new annual award to recognize these deserving “side men or women” of notable polka bands. To honor the legacy of the long-time Chairman of the IPA Polka Hall of Fame, Leon Kozicki, the committee and Trustees also recommended the award be titled “The Leon Kozicki Trustees Award.” The IPA Board of Directors approved the establishment of the award in 2015.
Candidates for The Leon Kozicki Award must meet the following criteria: 1.) must not have been inducted into the IPA Polka Hall of Fame nor be listed on the current year’s ballot (note: receiving this award would not disqualify deserving candidates from subsequent Polka Hall of Fame consideration); 2.) Must have at least 15 years of dedicated, significant service to the same prominent musical group and/or leader; and 3.) May not be deceased. Each year during the Hall of Fame/Awards cycle, the IPA Polka Hall of Fame Committee develops a short list of potential award candidates. The list is shared with the Trustees who vote to determine their choice of the most deserving candidate. The winner is contacted by the PHOF Committee and invited to attend the annual IPA Polka Hall of Fame and Music Awards Banquet to receive the award.
This year’s recipient of The Leon Kozicki Trustees Award is JOEY SOKOL. Joey was a member of Happy Louie’s Orchestra. The International Polka Association extends congratulations and heartfelt appreciation to Joey Sokol for his noteworthy polka career. Joey will be presented this award at the IPA Polka Music Hall of Fame and Awards Banquet on Saturday, September 2 at the Millennium Hotel in Buffalo, New York. ... See MoreSee Less
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