I.P.A. Warm Up Dance & Festival of Bands – Chicago, IL

Please join the International Polka Association for our polka weekend in Chicago, IL In celebrating January as “Polka Music Month” January 19th & 20th, 2019 * Purchase a 2-Day Pass for only $25 at the door at the Saturday Warm-Up Dance! * ********** * Purchase a 2-Day Pass for only…

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“Here’s A Gift” Slideshow and FREE Download

The  International  Polka  Association Releases  Historic  Recording   As the International Polka Association prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary, the organization is proud to announce the release of a historic recording: “Here’s a Gift”.  All Hall of Fame Inductees were invited to participate in this project, and the result included…

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2018 Hall of Fame Inductees and 2017 Award Winners

The International Polka Association Announces 2018 Polka Hall of Fame Inductees and 2017 Music Award Winners! 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 2017 award winners and Hall of Fame inductees for 2018.…

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Purchase “Special I.P.A. 50th Anniversary” Items Here!

  Please check out the I.P.A. ‘s “Pop-Up” store to purchase special 50th Anniversary Merchandise!  < < < Click here for the CafePress Store > > >  Happy Shopping!  * * * * * Note:  All purchases/returns/refunds made from this site are handled directly by Cafepress and not the responsibility of the International Polka…

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2017 Song of the Year Submissions

The International Polka Association’s Hall of Fame Committee would like to share the “Song of the Year” candidates for 2017. The “Song of the Year” award will be presented at the 50th Annual I.P.A. Festival and Convention in Buffalo, NY. Click on the links below to listen . . .…

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2018 Joe Jozwiak Award Winner – Norb Ciesla

      Many years ago, the late Joseph Jozwiak, a director of the IPA, made a suggestion that an award be bestowed upon an individual or group of Individuals who have made a significant contribution or endeavor to enhance the promotion of polka music. After much discussion, the International…

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I.P.A. T-shirt Clearance Sale!

Show your I.P.A. pride by wearing one of our colorful T-Shirts! Red, Green, and Blue are still available in limited sizes and quantities. Act quickly before its too late!! Click here to Purchase!

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Polka Music Awards Submission Process

2017 IPA Polka Music Awards Notice Polka Recording Companies and Artists Must Submit Nominations by January 14, 2018   The International Polka Association is preparing to conduct the balloting for the annual Polka Music Awards that will determine the Favorite Polish Polka Album, Favorite International Polka Album, Favorite Polish Polka Song, Favorite…

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49th Annual I.P.A. Festival & Convention Photo Gallery

Photo Galleries of the 49th Annual International Polka Association Polka Festival and Convention Photos courtesy of Les Kapuscinski  * * * * * Click on the links below to view the photo gallery: Friday Welcome Party Photos Ballroom Photos Saturday: Music Awards / Hall of Fame Banquet & Pool Party…

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2017 Hall of Fame Inductees and 2016 Award Winners

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 2106 award winners and Hall of Fame inductees for 2017. The IPA Hall of Fame and Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday, September 2,…

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2016 Album of the Year Submissions

The International Polka Association’s Hall of Fame Committee would like to share the “Album of the Year” candidates for 2016. The “Album of the Year” award will be presented at the 49th Annual IPA Festival and Convention in Buffalo, NY. Listed below are musical clips from the albums submitted by…

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Passing of Thomas Kula – 2015 IPA Leon Kozicki Award Winner

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Thomas Kula.  Tommy was an original member of The Famous and Fabulous Ampol Aires Orchestra for more than 50 years. His love for music earned him many awards; including the International Polka Association’s Leon Kozicki Trustees Award in 2015.…

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Passing of I.P.A. Hall of Famer Johnnie Bomba

It is with much sadness that we report the passing of I.P.A. Hall of Famer, Johnnie Bomba. Johnnie was inducted into the International Polka Association Hall of Fame in 1980.   For details regarding services, please click here.   Click here for a link to Mr. Bomba’s Hall of Fame…

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I.P.A. Festival Ad Book and Well Wishers

    Please support the I.P.A. by purchasing an ad to congratulate the award winners and Hall of Fame inductees. Additionally, you can honor  loved ones who are no longer with us but are still in your loving memory. Advertising your business is another great way to support the IPA…

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Reservations: IPA Hall of Fame & Polka Music Awards Banquet!

Please join the International Polka Association in celebrating its landmark 50th year anniversary by attending the I.P.A. Hall of Fame & Music Awards Banquet!  Held on Saturday, September 1st 2018 at the Millennium Hotel, Buffalo, NY. It’s sure to be a memorable event!   Cocktail Hour begins at 10am Banquet begins…

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2018 I.P.A. Summer Picnic

Get ready for some outdoor Polka Fun!  Please join the International Polka Association as we continue our celebration of 50 years of promoting polka music by attending our Annual Summer Picnic.  Saturday, August 4th:  Hammond Mohawks picnic grove,  Hammond, IN.  Here are all of the details . . .  …

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Passing of I.P.A. Hall of Famer Chet Schafer

It is with much sadness that we report the passing of IPA Hall of Famer, Chet Schafer. Chet was inducted into the International Polka Association’s Hall of Fame in 1976, and played a vital role in bringing polka music entertainment to the masses in the Chicagoland area and beyond. Polka…

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Next General Meeting of the International Polka Association

Our next general meeting of the I.P.A.  will be held as follows: Date:  August 4th, 2018 Time: 1:45 p.m. Location: Hammond Mohawks 4040 Calumet Ave. Hammond, IN    We will be discussing all topics pertaining to upcoming I.P.A. sponsored events as well as other necessary functions regarding our organization. Please plan on attending…

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