2015 IPA T-Shirt

Check out the IPA’s updated and unique design of our 2015 IPA T-Shirt! Your purchase helps the IPA promote polkas and continue the advancement of this great music that we all love. Get yours today!! Check out the IPA Store for other items!

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IPA and USPA Joint Polka Celebration – October 18, 2014

Please join the International Polka Association and the United States Polka Association for a Joint Polka Celebration Featuring Lenny Gomulka & the Chicago Push Saturday ~ October 18, 2014 Holiday Inn ~ 15471 Royalton Road, Strongsville, Ohio Music from 8:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. Donation: $13.00 per person Special Room Rate of…

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IPA Polka Radio Show WPNA 1490am

The IPA Polka show on WPNA Radio 1490am has a new time and an extended time slot! The IPA Polka show can be heard on Sundays from 11am to 12pm cst (12pm to 1pm est) on WPNA Radio 1490am. Online at: http://www.wpna1490am.com/live.htm TuneIn App: WPNA 1490am Please join us for…

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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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2013 Polka Music Awards

Favorite Male Vocalist – Lenny Gomulka Favorite Female Vocalist – Mollie Busta Lange Favorite CD – “Save the Music” by Lenny Gomulka & Chicago Push Favorite Song  ̶  “Rose Colored Glasses” by Lenny Gomulka & Chicago Push Favorite Instrumental Group  ̶  Dennis Polisky & the Maestro’s Men

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2012 Polka Music Awards

Favorite Male Vocalist: Lenny Gomulka Favorite Female Vocalist: Mollie Busta Lange Favorite Instrumental Group: Dennis Polisky & the Maestro’s Men Favorite Album or CD: “Yesterday’s Songs” by the IPA Tribute Band Favorite Song: “For the Love of Music” by Tony Blazonczyk’s New Phaze

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2011 Polka Music Awards

Favorite Male Vocalist: Lenny Gomulka Favorite Female Vocalist: Molly Busta Lange Favorite Instrumental Group:: Dennis Polisky & the Maestros’ Men Favorite Album or CD: “”A New Day” by The Boys Favorite Song:  “Years Ago” by The Knewz

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2010 Polka Music Awards

Favorite Male Vocalist: Lenny Gomulka Favorite Female Vocalist: Stephanie Pietrzak Favorite Instrumental Group: Dennis Polisky & the Maestro’s Men Favorite Album or CD: “Get Up and Dance” by the Polka Country Musicians Favorite Song:  “Get Up and Dance” by the Polka Country Musicians

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2009 Polka Music Awards

Favorite Male Vocalist: Lenny Gomulka Favorite Female Vocalist: Ania Piwowarczyk Favorite Instrumental Group: Dennis Polisky & the Maestro’s Men Favorite Album or CD: “Don’t Stop the Music” by Dennis Polisky & the Maestro’s Men Favorite Song:   “Don’t Stop the Music” by Dennis Polisky & the Maestro’s Men

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2008 Polka Music Awards

Favorite Male Vocalist: Lenny Gomulka Favorite Female Vocalist: Stephanie Pietrzak Favorite Instrumental Group: Dennis Polisky & the Maestro’s Men Favorite Album or CD: “4th Edition” by the Knewz Favorite Song: “Polka Memories” by Stephanie Pietrzak

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2007 Polka Music Awards

Favorite Male Vocalist: Lenny Gomulka Favorite Female Vocalist: Stephanie Pietrzak Favorite Instrumental Group: Dennis Polisky & the Maestro’s Men Favorite Album or CD: “Bulletproof Polkas” by John Gora & Gorale Favorite Song: “Kiss of Fire” by John Gora & Gorale

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2006 Polka Music Awards

Favorite Male Vocalist: Lenny Gomulka Favorite Female Vocalist: Lynn Marie Rink Favorite Instrumental Group: Dennis Polisky & the Maestro’s Men Favorite Album or CD: Dennis Polisky & the Maestro’s Men Favorite Song: “As Sweet As Candy” by Lenny Gomulka & Chicago Push

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2005 Polka Music Awards

Favorite Male Vocalist: Lenny Gomulka Favorite Female Vocalist: Stephanie Pietrzak Favorite Instrumental Group: Dennis Polisky & the Maestro’s Men Favorite Album or CD: “Under the Influence” by Eddie Blazonczyk’s Versatones Favorite Song: “Squeezebox” by Eddie Blazonczyk’s Versatones

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