52nd Annual IPA Convention and Festival – Canceled

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Date(s) - 09/04/2020 - 09/06/2020
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Millennium Hotel - Buffalo, NY



Announcing the Cancellation of our

52nd Annual IPA Convention and Festival

September 4th thru September 6th 2020

Official Press Release
IPA Festival and Cancellation Notice – July 2, 2020

International Polka Association:

July 2, 2020
In a mutual agreement between the International Polka Association and the Millennium Hotel – Buffalo, our 52nd Annual Festival and Convention scheduled for September 4 through September 6 has been canceled.


The State of New York still has many Covid-19 restrictions, including mandatory mask-wearing, social distancing guidelines, and maximum occupancy practices within all public areas.


Unfortunately, due to these restrictions, we had no choice but to make this difficult decision for the health and safety of the bands, the board, the volunteers, our polka family, and friends.


We have had a Plan B committee already working on plans to host a Virtual IPA Festival, and more information will follow regarding our schedule for this event within the next few weeks.


If you have a room reservation at the Millennium Hotel, you will not have to cancel it. The hotel will cancel all current room reservations.


Information about our 53rd Annual Festival and Convention will be released sometime in the future. Please visit our website at https://www.ipapolkas.com.


If you have additional questions,
we ask that you join us for the IPA’s next General Meeting
on Wednesday, July 15, at 7 pm CST via WebEx.
This session, we will be conducting a LIVE INTERVIEW with
Polka Hall of Fame Member and 2019 IPA Polka Music Award Recipient, John Gora.


Please Note:  You must be a current IPA Member in good standing to join our General Meeting.


This meeting will be your opportunity to hear from the board and get any questions answered that you have. This event requires pre-registration! Please register at the following link: https://www.ipapolkas.com/go/julygeneralmtg/


If you are unable to attend this meeting, you can email us at info@ipapolkas.com or call us at 800-867-6552.


Christy Krawisz
IPA President


Hotel Contact Information:

Millennium Hotel Buffalo

2040 Walden Ave

Cheektowaga, NY 14225

(716) 681-2400




Bands Performing:

International Polka Association

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