IPA Festival of Buffalo Polka Bands – Warm Up Dance

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Date(s) - 01/23/2016 - 01/24/2016
6:30 pm - 12:30 am

Potts Banquet Hall - Buffalo, NY


December 14, 2015

For Immediate Release:

“Buffalo” Festival of Bands – Warm Up Dance Saturday, January 23rd, 2016

Help the International Polka Association celebrate January being “National Polka Month”

at the 1st Annual “Buffalo” Festival of Bands – Warm Up Dance on Saturday, January 23rd, 2016 from 6:30 pm – 12:30 am at the Potts Banquet Hall, Clinton & Rossler Plaza 41 S. Rossler Street, in Cheektowaga, NY.

Doors open at 6:00 pm, music will be provided by the following Eight Buffalo Polka Bands: PHOCUS, THE NEW DIRECTION BAND, RARE VINTAGE, CONCERTINA ALL-STARS, BUFFALO TOUCH, SPECIAL DELIVERY, “Original” KREW BROTHERS and THE KNEWZ.

There will also be Special Guest appearances by our local IPA Hall of Famers (subject to availability) Dave “Scrubby” Seweryniak, Fred Bulinski, Stephanie Pietrzak, John Gora, Eddie Guca, Johnny Karas, Michael Nowakowski and Mark Trzepacz.

This is a similar event sponsored by the IPA that has run in Chicago for the past 47 years featuring their local talent and Hall of Famers.

The IPA will also be making a special “Tribute to Danny Potts” for his 25 years of Polka Promotions in Buffalo NY. Besides supporting the local polka bands by opening his banquet hall for them to practice at, he has also hosted many local polka events and has hosted dances for out-of-town polka bands traveling through Buffalo, they included Tony Blazonczyk’s New Phase and Bernie Gorak’s Polka Generations from Chicago, Touch of Brass from Toledo, Ethnic Jazz from Cleveland, Polka Family and Doubleshot from Pennsylvania, The Boys from Baltimore, Ed Guca and his Polish Canadians and John Gora and Górale form Canada, to name a few.

Admission is $10.00 for IPA members and $15.00 for non-members. For table reservations, call New York IPA Director, Lori Urbanczyk at (716) 675-6588. IPA Memberships are $15.00 and by joining, your admission is only $10.00. The public is welcome so come early and enjoy a full evening of Buffalo’s Best Polka Sounds.

Lori Urbanczyk                                     Rick Rzeszutko

IPA Director NY                                           IPA President


Bands Performing:
All Eight Buffalo Bands


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