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.

The IPA Hall of Fame and Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at the Millennium Hotel in Buffalo, New York. Congratulations to all award winners and inductees!

  Two prominent living personalities and one deceased celebrity, who have made outstanding contributions toward the advancement of the polka music industry, are elected into the Polka Music Hall of Fame each year.  An academy of 180 qualified electors from across the country select the Hall of Fame inductees and music awards recipients.    The Board of Trustees also selects an outstanding candidate for induction into the Pioneer category.

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Polka Hall of Fame Inductees

Living Category: 

Mollie Busta-Lange  

Gary Brueggen


Deceased Category: Leon “Bud” Hundenski

Pioneer Category:  Joe Macielag


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Favorite Inetrnational Style CD  40th Anniversary – Fred Ziwich & International Sound Machine

Favorite International Style Song   Dunaju Dunaju – John Jaworski

Favorite International Style Band – The Alex Meixner Band

Favorite International Style Female Vocalist – Mollie Busta-Lange

Favorite International Style Male Vocalist – Steve Meisner

Favorite Polish Style CD – Dance All Night – The DynaBrass

Favorite Polish Style Song – Dance All Night – The DynaBrass

Favorite Polish Style Band – Lenny Gomulka & Chicago Push

Favorite Polish Style Female Vocalist – Stacey Morris

Favorite Polish Style Male Vocalist – Lenny Gomulka

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Leon Kozicki Trustees Award:  Rich Bernier


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