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Polka Notes 6-18-14

Well, polka fans, the time has come for the 1st annual “OCEAN BEACH PARK POLKA DAYS”. That’s right, starting next Thursday, June 26th thru Saturday, June 28th you’ll enjoy great polka music & dancing at Ocean Beach Park in New London, CT. Re-live the fabulous polka times of years past. Top polka bands each day on the boardwalk, pavilion and ballroom plus food concessions available daily – special drink prices throughout the weekend. Check ad on polka pages for complete information and be sure not to miss this polka fun time coming up.

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“BON VOYAGE POLKA CRUISE” with hosts Jimmy Sturr and Mollie B – Saturday, January 24th thru Saturday, January 31st 2015 aboard the MSN DIVINA. You’ll sail from Miami, Florida to the Eastern Caribbean visiting St. Maarten, Puerto Rico and The Bahamas. Special salute to special guest the legendary “Polish Prince” BOBBY VINTON. Top notch entertainment featuring The Jimmy Sturr. Orch. – Squeeze Box Band with Mollie B and Ted Lange – Barry Boyce Band – Kenny Brant Band – plus Chris Caffery of the Trans Siberian Orch. Book your reservations now as this Polka Cruise will sell out fast! Receive up to $100.00 on board credit and one category cabin upgrade if you book before August 31st, 2014. For colorful brochure with complete itinerary and reservation form call 1-800-724-0727.

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“SUMMER POLKA HOP” Saturday, June 21st at the Ukrainian National Hall on Boston Post Road in North Windham, CT. Music/ dancing featuring EFO – EDDIE FORMAN ORCH. from MA. Food and refreshments will be available. Call 860-423-9564 for more information. Dance open to the public. Everyone welcome!

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SATURDAY, JUNE 21
THE ABLEMEN (9-1) Polish American Independent Club, Port Jefferson, NY
EDDIE FORMAN (6-10) Ukrainian National Hall, North Windham, MA
DON PEACHEY (6-10) Hessen Haus, Des Moines. Iowa

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SUNDAY, JUNE 22
THE PA VILLAGERS (2-6) St. Benedict’s Grove, Morgantown, PA
JOE STANKY & HIS CADETS (2-3:30) Nay Aug Park Gazebo, Scranton, PA
EDDIE FORMAN (2:30-6:30) Pulaski Park, Three Rivers, MA
THE POLKA CLASSICS (2-5) Polish American Club, Daytona Beach, FL

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TUES. JUNE 24
EASTERN SOUND POLKA BAND (7-9:30) Seashell Stage, Hampton Beach, New Hampshire
DON PEACHEY (6:30-8:30) Concert In the Park, Hustisford, Wisconsin

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THURS. JUNE 26
JOE STANKY & HIS CADETS (7-11) American Legion Hall, Wildwood, NJ
POLKA COUNTRY MUSICIANS (7-10) The Boardwalk – Ocean Beach Park, New London, CT

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FRI. JUNE 27
JIMMY STURR (7 p.m.) Festival Square, Middletown, NY
RICH BOBINSKI – RBO MUSIC (7-9) Lakeside Theatre/Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, NY
THE BOYS – MATT’S ALL STAR JAM BAND (11 a.m. -5 p.m.) The Pavilion – POLKA COUNTRY MUSICIANS – THE KNEWZ POLKA BAND – EDDIE FORMAN (5:30 – 12:30) Ballroom – Ocean Beach Park, New London, CT
DENNIS POLISKY & THE MAESTRO’S MEN (6-10) Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, Coventry, RI

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SAT. JUNE 28
JIMMY STURR (7:30 p.m.) Nay Aug Park, Scranton, PA
LENNY GOMULKA CHICAGO PUSH – THE KNEWZ POLKA BAND (11 a.m. – 5 p.m.) The Pavilion , DENNIS POLISKY & THE MAESTRO’S MEN – THE BOYS (5:30 – 12:30 ) Ballroom – Ocean Beach Park, New London, CT
EDDIE FORMAN (6-10) Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, Coventry, RI
POLKA FAMILY BAND (7-11) Moose Club, Maplewood, Minnesota
TONY BLAZONCZYK NEW PHAZE POLKA BAND (7:30-11:30) Glendora Banquets Hall, Chicago Ridge, Illinois

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SUN. JUNE 29
JOE STANKY & HIS CADETS (5-8) Catholic War Vets Hall, Trenton, NJ
PA VILLAGERS (2-5) 7th Street Park, Lehighton, PA
JOHN STEVENS DOUBLE SHOT (12-4) LENNY GOMULKA CHICAGO PUSH (5-9) Christ The King Church, Ludlow, MA
DENNIS POLISKY & THE MAESTRO’S MEN (12-4) Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, Coventry, RI
POLKA FAMILY BAND (12 noon) St. Ladislaus Church, Bevent, Wisconsin
DON PEACHEY (1-5) The Teepee, Tomah, Wisconsin
EDDIE BILINSKI SOUNDS OF THE SOUTH (2-5) Polish American Club, Daytona Beach, Florida

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WED. JULY 2
THE ABLEMEN (7-8:30) Gazebo at Grace Lord Park, Boonton, NJ
DON PEACHEY (6-8) Kiwanis Park -Phoenix Concert Series , Horicon, WI

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THURS. JULY 3
LENNY GOMULKA CHICAGO PUSH – RAY JAY & THE CAROUSELS,   Seven Springs Resort, Champion, PA

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FRI. JULY 4
DENNIS POLISKY & THE MAESTRO’S MEN – JOHN GORA & GORALE – THE BOYS – TONY BLAZONCZYK NEW PHAZE POLKA BAND – THE NU TONES – MIKE CARNEY & CRAB TOWN SOUND,   Seven Springs Resort, Champion, PA

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SAT. JULY 5
JIMMY STURR (8 p.m.) Orange County Park, Montgomery, NY
DENNIS POLISKY & THE MAESTRO’S MEN – THE KNEWZ POLKA BAND – THE TREL TONES – MON VALLEY PUSH,   Seven Springs Resort, Champion, PA

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SUN. JULY 6
DENNIS POLISKY & THE MAESTRO’S MEN – RYMANOWSKI BROS. ORCH. (2-7) Polonaise Center, Albany, NY
EDDIE DERWIN & THE POLKA NATURALS (2-6) VFW Hall, Dupont, PA
THE PA VILLAGERS (1-5) St. Nick’s Grove, Primrose, PA
THE DYNA BRASS – BUFFALO CONCERTINA ALL STARS – HENNY & THE VERSA JAY’S, Seven Springs Resort, Champion, PA
SQUEEZE BOX BAND w/ MOLLIE B – CARL LAACK BAND (11 a.m. – 7 p.m.) Laack’s Ballroom, Sheboygan, WI

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A friendly reminder to all polka bandleaders, promoters, clubs, organizations, etc. to please send all your ads, news releases, band schedules, write-ups etc. to me as early as possible – at least 3 weeks prior to publication to insure it will be included in my Polka Notes Column. You can send or e-mail the information to the addresses listed above or call/fax me at (941) 359-8790.

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NOTICE: Bands are subject to change – Please call the establishments in schedule to verify that the band listed will be performing that day.

THAT’S IT FOR NOW……….HAPPY POLKA DANCING!!!