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Polka Dance Listings (Mostly Polish) 2017-18 Polka Schedule

Wisconsin & Adjoining States         (Last Updated 12/26/17)

* Denotes events added since last polka calendar

 

*Dec 29 Fri 6:30-10:30 Polish Kolendy Sing-Along Dance at Polish Home Belvedere Hall, Bobby Z, 201 E First St, Papillion NE

 

New Year’s Eve

Dec 31 Sun 9pm-1am New Generation at Chet & Emil’s, 388 Main St, Birnamwood WI 54414

*Dec 31 Sun 6:30pm Kenny Bartkowiak & Soundsations Last performance, ZB Falcons (574) 288-3335

Dec 31 Sun 1-5pm Concertina Andrew “AJ” Grawien & Gang at Schmidt’s Ballroom, Wausau WI, Advance tickets only

$25/person, after Dec 4 $30/person includes large lunch buffet, open bar, party favors – 715-675-9939 or 715-845-8446

 

Dec 31 Sun 1-6pm European New Year’s Bash at Cashton Community Hall, Cashton WI

Brian Brueggen & Mississippi Valley Dutchmen alt/w Neal Zunker and Music Connection

 

2018

Jan 1 Mon 1-5pm New Polish Sounds at Blue Top, 3425 Church St, Stevens Point WI

Jan 1 Mon 1-5pm Gary’s Ridgeland Dutchmen at Concordia Ballroom, LaCrosse WI

Jan 1 Mon 3:30-7:30pm Tony Blazonczyk’s New Phaze at Hair of the Dog, Glendora Banquets, Chicago Ridge IL

*Jan 7 Sun 1-5pm Cynor Classics at Blue Top, 3425 Church St, Stevens Point Wi

Jan 7 Sun 3-6pm Jasiu’s Polka All Stars at St Petersburg Polish American Society, 1343 Beach Dr S.E. St Petersburg FL

IPA Festival of Bands – Chicago Style

Jan 13 Sat 6-10pm IPA Warm Up Dance at Polonia Banquets with Lenny Gomulka and Chicago Push, Chicago IL

Jan 14 Sun 11:30am-?? IPA Festival of Bands, Glendora Banquets, Chicago Ridge IL

D Street Band, Tony Blazonczyk’s New Phaze, FreezeDried, IPA Tribute Band, Polka Generations,

Gennie O & Windy City Brass, Tri-City Drive, The Music Company

*Jan 14 Sun 11-5pm Hauser’s Hotshots at Blue Top, 3425 Church St, Stevens Point Wi

Jan 14 Sun 1-5pm Charlie Justman Band at Centennial Hall, Hwy A, Stetsonville WI

Jan 14 Sun 3-6pm Northern Soundz at St Petersburg Polish American Society, 1343 Beach Dr S.E. St Petersburg FL

*Jan 20 Sat 9-1 LIVEwire at Tapped, 2310 Lineville Rd, Suamico WI

Jan 20 Sat 7-11pm The Main Squeeze at MPA Snow Dance at Maplewood Moose Lodge, 1946 English St, Maplewood MN

*Jan 21 Sun 1-5pm Polka Pak at Blue Top, 3425 Church St, Stevens Point WI

Jan 21 Sun 3-6pm Sounds of the South at St Petersburg Polish American Society, 1343 Beach Dr S.E. St Petersburg FL

*Jan 27 Sat 8-Midnight LIVEwire at North Chase Saloon, 7786 County Road S, Sobieski WI

*Jan 27 Sat 7-11pm IPA Polka Month Dance, Dujka Brothers at Schulenburg KC Hall, 405 South St, Schulenburg, Texas

*Jan 28 Sun 1-5pm Polish Connection at Blue Top, 3425 Church St, Stevens Point WI

*Jan 28 Sun 1:30-5pm Polkas, Pierogi & Piwo with Jimmy Kilian & Honky Chicago at Glendora House, Chicago Ridge IL

Jan 28 Sun 1-5pm Gary’s Ridgeland Dutchmen at Concordia Ballroom, LaCrosse WI

Jan 28 Sun 1-5pm Richie Yurkovich at Centennial Hall, Hwy A, Stetsonville WI

Jan 28 Sun 3-6pm Fl Honky Polka Band at St Petersburg Polish American Society, 1343 Beach Dr S.E. St Petersburg FL

Feb 2-4, 2018 Illinois Polkafest at The Hyatt Regency, 1800 E Golf Rd, Schaumburg IL,

Steve Meisner, David Austin Band, Klancnik & Friends, Eddie Rodick, Joey Miskulin, Jack Tady & The Tady Bears, Bob Doszak

Feb 4 Sun 3-6pm Nu Soundz at St Petersburg Polish American Society, 1343 Beach Dr S.E. St Petersburg FL 727-894-9908

*Feb 10 Sat 5-9pm EFO Eddie Forman Orchestra at Englewood Elks Lodge, 401 N Indiana Ave, Englewood FL

Feb 11 Sun 1-5pm Music Connection at Centennial Hall, Hwy A Stetsonville WI

Feb 11 Sun 1-5pm Gary’s Ridgeland Dutchmen at KC Hall, Fond du Lac WI

Feb 11 Sun 3-6pm Northern Soundz at St Petersburg Polish American Society, 1343 Beach Dr S.E. St Petersburg FL

Feb 16-17, 2018 Fri-Sat Valentine’s Dance Weekend, The Plaza Hotel, 201 N 17th Ave, Wausau WI

Lenny Gomulka & Chicago Push, Dynaversasticktoneaires, Nathan’s Old Time Band, Music Connection, The Main Squeeze

Feb 18 Sun 1-5pm Twin Lakes Trio at Hustisford Community Hall, 316 E Tweedy St, Hustisford WI

Feb 18 Sun 3-6pm Sounds of the South at St Petersburg Polish American Society, 1343 Beach Dr S.E. St Petersburg FL

Feb 24 Sat 7-11pm Doctor Kielbasa at MPA Snow Dance at Maplewood Moose Lodge, 1946 English St, Maplewood MN

Feb 25 Sun 3-6pm Jasiu’s Polka All Stars at St Petersburg Polish American Society, 1343 Beach Dr S.E. St Petersburg FL

Feb 25 Sun 1-5pm Royal Flush at Centennial Hall, Hwy A, Stetsonville WI

Feb 25 Sun 1-5pm Gary’s Ridgeland Dutchmen at Concordia Ballroom, LaCrosse WI

Mar 4 Sun 3-6pm Outside Da Box at St Petersburg Polish American Society, 1343 Beach Dr S.E. St Petersburg FL 727-894-9908

IPA Hall of Fame Benefit Dance – Massachusetts Style

Mar 10-11Sat-Sun Polish American Citizens Center, 355 East Street, Ludlow MA

The Boys, The Tones, EFO Eddie Forman Orchestra, Full Circle, Dennis Polisky & Maestro’s Men

Mar 11 Sun 3-6pm Jasiu’s Polka All Stars at St Petersburg Polish American Society, 1343 Beach Dr S.E. St Petersburg FL

Mar 11 Sun 1-5pm Richie Yurkovich at Centennial Hall, Hwy A, Stetsonville WI

Mar 17 Sat 7-11pm Craig Ebel’s DyVersaCo at MPA St Pat’s Dance at Maplewood Moose, 1946 English St, Maplewood MN

IPA Festival of Bands – Wisconsin Style

*March 17-18 Sat-Sun – Rib River Ballroom, 3237 E State Hwy 29, Marathon WI

*March 17 Saturday – Warm-up Dance – 7-11pm – The Project

*March 18 Sunday – Noon to ?? Maroszek Brothers, The Natural Talent (TNT), Polish Connection, Polkatown Sound Reunion

Mar 18 Sun 1-5pm Ray Konkol Band at Hustisford Community Hall, 316 E Tweedy St, Hustisford WI

Mar 18 Sun 3-6pm Nu Soundz at St Petersburg Polish American Society, 1343 Beach Dr S.E. St Petersburg FL 727-894-9908

Mar 25 Sun 1-5pm Spotlight Band at Centennial Hall, Hwy A, Stetsonville WI

Mar 25 Sun 3-6pm Northern Sounds at St Petersburg Polish American Society, 1343 Beach Dr S.E. St Petersburg FL

Apr 2 Mon Dyngus Day 3-6pm Nu Soundz at St Petersburg Polish American Society, 1343 Beach Dr S.E. St Petersburg FL

Apr 8 Sun 1-5pm Music Connection at Centennial Hall, Hwy A, Stetsonville WI

Apr 8 Sun 1-5pm Carol & The Keynotes at Hustisford Community Hall, 316 E Tweedy St, Hustisford WI

Apr 8 Sun 3-6pm Jasiu’s Polka All Stars at St Petersburg Polish American Society, 1343 Beach Dr S.E. St Petersburg FL

Apr 15 Sun 3-6pm Fl Honky Polka Band at St Petersburg Polish American Society, 1343 Beach Dr S.E. St Petersburg FL

Apr 22 Sun Cynor Classics at MPA Anniversary Dance – Time & Place TBA

Apr 22 Sun 3-6pm Sounds of the South at St Petersburg Polish American Society, 1343 Beach Dr S.E. St Petersburg FL

Apr 22 Sun 1-5pm Royal Flush at Centennial Hall, Hwy A, Stetsonville WI

Apr 27-29  7th Annual Wisconsin Dells Polka Fest, Wisconsin Dells WI

Polka Country Musicians, The Boys, The Main Squeeze, Freeze Dried, Polski Chix, Polka Pak, Cynor Classics,Jolly Zuk Brothers

Apr 29 Sun 3-6pm Northern Sounds at St Petersburg Polish American Society, 1343 Beach Dr S.E. St Petersburg FL

May 6 Sun The Jolly Zuk Band at MPA Appreciation Dance, Time & Place TBA

May 13 Sun 1-5pm The Music Connection at Hustisford Community Hall, 316 E Tweedy St, Hustisford WI

*May 18-20 Fri-Sun Chmielewski Polkafest at Grand Casino, 777 Lady Luck Dr, Hinckley MN www.funtimeband.com

Alaska Polka Chips, Bill Koncar Band, Gary’s Ridgeland Dutchmen, Chmielewski Funtime, Ryan Herman & Karl Hartwich,

Malek’s Fishermen, Rod Cerar Orchestra, Singing Slovenes, Leon Olsen Show, Dale Dahmen & Polka Beats

*June 2 Sat  Polish Fest, 411 Wheeling Rd, Prospect Hts, IL   www.polishfest.net

June 9 Sat 7-11pm Dynaversastiktoneaires at MPA Summer Dance, Maplewood Moose Lodge, 1946 English St, Maplewood MN

*June 15-17 Fri-Sun Willard 44th Annual Polka Fest, Willard WI  -  Fri 15 – Scott Koehn & Spotlight Band

Sat 16 – Richie Yurkovich & Polkarioty, Gary’s Ridgeland Dutchmen & Music Connection

Sun 17 – Zweifel Brothers, Barefoot Becky & Ivanhoe Dutchmen

 

*June 15-17 Fri-Sun Polish Fest 2018 at Summerfest Grounds, Milwaukee WI

SqueezeBox with Mollie B & Ted Lange, Polka Country Musicians, The Knewz, John Gora & Gorale, Box On, IPA Tribute Band, The Main Squeeze, The Polish Connection, The Happy Notes, Cynor Classics, Freeze Dried, DynaBrass and The Jeff Winard Band with Special Guest Joey Miskulin

July 4-8, 2018 Wed-Sun Polka Fireworks at Seven Springs PA

July 19-22, 2018 - 40th Annual Pulaski Polka Days, Pulaski WI

*Aug 3-4 Fri-Sun Polka Lovers Klub of America Musicfest 2018, Pla-Mor Ballroom, 1904 9th St E, Glencoe MN www.polkofa.com

Squeezebox with Ted Lange & Molly B, Matt Hodek & Dakota Dutchmen, Leon Olsen Show, Malek’s Fishermen

 

Aug 11-12 Sat-Sun St Therese Parish Picnic, Rothschild WI

Sat – 4pm Polka Mass with Maroszek Bros, and after until 8pm. 8-11:30pm Led West

Sun – 11-5pm Rich Raclawski and Keepers of Honky alt/ Red Higgins & Freedom Train

*Aug 31-Sept 2 Fri-Sun IPA Festival 50th Anniversary, Millennium Hotel, Buffalo NY

Sept 12-15 Wed-Sat Polkamotion Returns to Rehoboth Beach DE   www.polkamotion.com

The Boys, Polka Country Musicians, The Knewz, Jimmy Weber & The Sounds, The Beat, Eddie Forman Orchestra, Nu-Tones, Crab Town Sound

 

Note: Not responsible for errors, omissions or bad information!

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 polkaruth@hotmail.com – Please include your Name/City/State

 

For the best in polka music on the internet -  www.polkajammernetwork.org

 

Polka Calendars

This Calendar can be viewed at  www.polishconnection.com Click on “Dance News”

This Calendar can be viewed at www.wdez.com, On Air, WDEZ Polka Jamboree, Show Links, Polka Calendar

Michigan and surrounding area within a day’s drive of Detroit  – www.polkausa.com  Click on “Dance Listings”

Baltimore/Washington area – www.familypolka.com  Click on “Calendar of Events”

Phoenix AZ area – http://personalpages.tds.net/~robertmeddock/

New York area – www.happytappypolkas.com  Click on “Events”

Mollie B schedule – www.mollieb.com

Florida Polka Schedule – email: Bradturk@cox.net

Florida St Petersburg Polish American Society  www.polishsociety.org

For Polka CD/DVD Music  www.polkaconnection.com   or   www.jimmykpolkas.com

 

CRUISE & TRIP INFORMATION

Jan 27-Feb 3, 2018 Miami to W Caribbean, Jimmy Sturr, Music Connection, Kenny Brandt, Mollie B & More……  Call 1-800-724-0727

Feb 3-10, 2018 Polka Brews Cruise, The Boys, Polka Country, The Knewz   www.polkabrewscruise.com

*May 31-June10 Hawaii Polka Cruise with Jimmy Sturr & Mollie B and Squeezebox 1-800-724-0727 Jimmy Sturr Travel Agency

*June 5-12, 2018 Alaska Polka Cruise with John Gora, Chad Przybylski, Jimmy K, Ed Forman, Dan Mateja & more  -- www.bobspolkatrips.com

*July 31-Aug 13 Poland & Budapest with the Blazonczyk Family Bel-Aire Enterprises, PO Box 520, Palos Park IL 60464 or belaire7208@aol.com

*Aug 18 Poland Tour with Lenny Gomulka & Mitch Biskup  413-374-7096  Lennnygomulka@aol.com

*Jan 5-12, 2019 Polka Cruise With Gary Brueggen, Barefoot Becky, Keith Zweifel to Bahamas, Jamaica, Grand Cayman, Cozumel -- www.barefootbecky.com

 

Polka Associations

Midwest Polka Association (MPA) – www.midwestpolkaassociation.com

International Polka Association (IPA) – www.ipapolkas.com

United States Polka Association (USPA) – www.uspapolka.com

Let’s Polka USA Club (LPUSA) – www.letspolkausaclub.com

Wisconsin Polka Hall of Fame (WPHF) – www.wisconsinpolkahalloffame.com

Discussion on a variety of POLKA topics – www.polkasunited.com

*Polish American Pulaski Club Daytona FL   www.polishamericanpulaskiclubdaytona.org