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John Góra and Górale will be playing Labor Day weekend at the 49th annual IPA Festival and Convention in Buffalo, NY. We hope to see you there. ... See MoreSee Less

The Project will be playing Labor Day weekend at the 49th annual IPA Festival and Convention. We hope to see you there. ... See MoreSee Less

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Labor Day Weekend
September 1-3, 2017
Millennium Hotel - Buffalo, New York
3-day pass: $50
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49th Annual IPA Festival & Convention

September 1, 2017, 2:30pm - September 4, 2017, 12:00am

Labor Day Weekend September 1-3, 2017 Millennium Hotel - Buffalo, New York 3-day pass: $50

Mark your calendars for Labor Day weekend and the 49th Annual International Polka Association Festival and Convention. We hope to see you in Buffalo, New York! ... See MoreSee Less

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

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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
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The Toledo Area Polka Society proudly presents its 3rd annual Polish Summer Picnic!! Great music, fantastic food and spirits. Bring a pal and polka the night away! ... See MoreSee Less

Reminder: General Member meeting will be held tonight at Polonia Banquets at 7PM in Chicago. We hope you can make it! ... See MoreSee Less

International Polka Association added a new photo. ... See MoreSee Less

The next IPA General Member meeting will be held Tuesday, May 16 at 7PM at Polonia Banquets in Chicago. We hope to see you there. ... See MoreSee Less

Sunday, August 6, 2017
Doors open 12:30PM
Music 1:00-7:00PM
Admission $12
Music provided by: Polka Generations and Tri-City Drive
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IPA Summer Picnic

August 6, 2017, 1:00pm - August 6, 2017, 7:00pm

Sunday, August 6, 2017 Doors open 12:30PM Music 1:00-7:00PM Admission $12 Music provided by: Polka Generations and Tri-City Drive

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.
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International Polka Association shared National Polka Festival's post. ... See MoreSee Less

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