2022 IPA Hall of Fame Inductees & 2021 Music Award Winners!

International Polka Association Announces Hall of Fame Selections and Music Award Winners!

The International Polka Association is proud to announce the results of the annual election conducted by the Academy of Electors and Trustees.  At this time they have determined the 2022 Hall of Fame selectees and winners of the 2021 Polka Music Awards.

The following candidates will be inducted into the International Polka Association Polka Music Hall of Fame® at the annual festival and convention held in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania on Saturday, September 3rd, 2022.

Hall of Fame – Living Category:

Alex Meixner

Don “The Polish Kid” Cialkoszewski

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Hall of Fame – Deceased Category:

Don Gralak

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Hall of Fame – Pioneer Category:     

Stan Wolowic

Anthony W. Zebrowski    

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The 2021 IPA Polka Music Award Winners:

Favorite Polish Style Band:  Lenny Gomulka and Chicago Push

Favorite Polish Style Male Vocalist:  Lenny Gomulka

Favorite Polish Style Female Vocalist:  Laura Mateja

Favorite Polish Style Album:  The Reason by Michael Costa and The Beat

Favorite Polish Style Song:  Let It Beat by Michael Costa and The Beat

Favorite International Style Band:  Alex Meixner Band

Favorite International Style Album:  Music With My Friends by the Alex Meixner Band

Favorite International Style Male Vocalist:  Ted Lange

Favorite International Style Female Vocalist:  Mollie Busta Lange

Favorite International Style Song:  Crazy Accordion (Fizarmonica Impazzitta)

by Nicola “Nicky D.” DiSebastiano

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Be a part of polka history by attending the IPA Hall of Fame and Music Awards Banquet on September 3rd during the 54th Annual IPA Festival and Convention at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh-Cranberry, PA this Labor Day weekend.

Sincerely,
Christy Krawisz
IPA President

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