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Polka Notes 8-20-14

On Sunday, August 31st (Labor Day Weekend) the annual “ONION FESTIVAL” will be taking place at the PLAV Pavilion on Legion Road in Pine Island, NY. Music & dancing starting at 2 p.m. featuring the Polka Grammy Winning JIMMY STURR ORCH. Special dance performance by THE POKOLENIE DANCERS. Festival held rain or shine. Bring your own lawn chairs. Get your advance tickets now and save $$$. Call 1-800-724-0727.

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Hey, Polka fans! “POLKAMOTION” is just a few weeks away so make your plans now to enjoy a great weekend of polka fun. Polkamotion will take place from Thursday, September 11th thru Sunday, September 14th at the Convention Center on Rehoboth Ave. in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Nine (9) of the nations top polka bands will be entertaining all weekend long including POLKA FAMILY BAND – THE BOYS – POLKA COUNTRY MUSICIANS – DENNIS POLISKY & THE MAESTRO’S MEN – EDDIE FORMAN – THE KNEWZ POLKA BAND – THE BEAT – GOLD SCHOOL POLKA BAND – THE NU TONES. “Meet & Greet Party” with music by The Crabtown Sound. Enjoy delicious homemade Polish Foods each day from the kitchen of Gil Ziemski. Polka Mass Sunday morning with The Variety Tones. See ad on polka pages for more details and call for your tickets reservations today.

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The 49th annual “POLISH AMERICAN FAMILY FESTIVAL & COUNTRY FAIR” will be held Saturday, Sunday and Monday (Labor Day) August 30-31-Sept. 1 and also Saturday & Sunday September 6 & 7 at the Our Lady of Czestochowa National Shrine in Doylestown, PA. Festival admission includes Stage Shows & special events, top polka bands appearing each day, magic show, Polish Village, crafters & vendors, midway rides plus much more. Make your plans to be there – fun for the whole family. For more information call 215-345-0600 or visit their website www.polishamericanfestival.org.

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FRI. AUG. 22
POLKA FAMILY BAND (6-10) Holy Trinity Church, Erie, PA
EDDIE FORMAN (6-8) Town Hall, Torrington, CT
DON PEACHEY (7:30-10:30) American Legion Hall, Fox Lake, WI
JIMMY K & ETHNIC JAZZ – NEW BRASS EXPRESS (5-11) Our Lady of The Scapular Church, Wyandotte, MI

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SAT. AUG. 23
POLKA COUNTRY MUSICIANS (Polka Mass 4:30 p.m. – Dance 6:30 -10:30 ) Holy Trinity Church, Erie, PA
JOE STANKY & HIS CADETS (5-8) Evans Street Park, Pringle, PA
JIMMY K & ETHNIC JAZZ (2-3:30) International Fest – Public Square, Medina, Ohio

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SUN. AUG. 24
DENNIS POLISKY & THE MAESTRO’S MEN (1-5) Falcon’s Pavilion, New Britain, CT
JOHN STEVENS DOUBLE SHOT (2:30-6:30) Pulaski Park, Three Rivers, MA
EDDIE FORMAN (1-5) Sacred Heart Church Grounds, Easthampton, MA
THE NORTHERN LITES w/ Marc Bouchard (2-5) Polish American Club, Daytona Beach, Florida
TONY BLAZONCZYK – LENNY ZIELINSKI “D “ STREET BAND (2-7) Glendora Banquets, Chicago Ridge, Illinois
DON PEACHEY (2-6) Pat’s Oak Manor, South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
JIMMY K & ETHNIC JAZZ (Polka Mass 11:30 a.m. – Dance 12:30- 8 p.m.) Saxon Hall, Youngstown, Ohio

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THURS. AUG. 28
JIMMY STURR (6:30 p.m.) Schagticoke Fairgrounds, Schagticoke, NY

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FRI. AUG. 29
JOHN GORA & GORALE – THE KNEWZ POLKA BAND (7-1) Embassy Suites Hotel, Independence, Ohio

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SAT. AUG. 30
JIMMY STURR (7 p.m.) Allentown Fair, Allentown, PA
JOE STANKY & HIS CADETS (Polka Mass 4 p.m. – Dance 5:30-9:30) St. Mary’s Church, Mocanaqua, PA
EDDIE FORMAN (3:30- 7:30) Cichy’s Garage, Williamsburg, MA
THE BOYS – LENNY GOMULKA CHICAGO PUSH – IPA TRIBUTE BAND (4-1)   Embassy Suites Hotel, Independence, Ohio
LENNY ZIELINSKI “D” STREET BAND (1:30 – 3) Taste of Polonia, Chicago, Illinois

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SUN. AUG. 31
JIMMY STURR (2-6) PLAV Pavilion, Pine Island, NY
JOE STANKY & HIS CADETS (2-6) Whitneyville Fairgrounds Main Hall, Wellsboro, PA
RBO MUSIC – RICH BOBINSKI ORCH. (2-6) Roosevelt Park, Blackstone, MA
POLKA COUNTRY MUSICIANS – FULL CIRCLE – THE PROJECT BAND (2-11) Embassy Suites Hotel, Independence, Ohio

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MON. SEPT. 1
Labor Day
STANKY COALMINERS (1:30 -6) Knobel’s Grove, Elysbury, PA
POLKA FAMILY BAND (4 p.m.) Our Lady of Czestochowa Shrine, Doylestown, PA
EDDIE FORMAN (2:30-6:30) Pulaski Park, Three Rivers, MA
JIMMY K MOSTLY HONKY COMBO (4-8) K. of C. Hall, Kalida, Ohio
THE NU TONES (3-7) St Sava’s Picnic Grove, Parma, Ohio

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SUN. SEPT. 7
GEORGE TARASEK & THE POLKA PARTNERS (2-6) VFW Hall, Dupont, PA
PA VILLAGERS (12-2) Borough Park, Palmerton, PA
WALT WAGNER & THE POLKA SERENADERS (12 noon to 4) Our Lady of Czestochowa Shrine, Doylestown, PA
DENNIS POLISKY & THE MAESTRO’S MEN (2:30- 6:30) Pulaski Park, Three Rivers, MA
RBO MUSIC – RICH BOBINSKI ORCH. (3-7) Warsaw Park, Ansonia, CT
EASTERN SOUND POLKA BAND ( 1-5) St Joseph’s Church, Central Falls, RI
EDDIE BILINSKI SOUNDS of THE SOUTH (2-5) Polish American Club, Daytona Beach, FL
DON PEACHEY (2-6) Legion Hall, Arcadia, Iowa

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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!!!