Polka Notes (week of Dec. 31st)
“NEW YEARS DAY POLKA CELEBRATION” Thursday, January 1st at the Bristol Polish Club on Main Street in Bristol, CT. Polka Dancing and plenty of Polka Fun from 2-6 p.m. featuring THE HAPPY TRAVELERS REUNION POLKA BAND. Kitchen will be open and cash bar available. Please do not BYOB or BYOF! For more information and table reservations call Gary Szeflinski 860-525-1944 or the Polish Club 860-589-9720. All are welcome!
JIMMY STURR ORCH. (NY) 2015 ANNUAL FLORIDA POLKA TOUR…..… The Jimmy Sturr Orch. will begin their annual “Florida Tour” on Saturday, February 9th when they appear at the Orange Blossom Opry House in Weirsdale, Fl. They will be performing for 2 shows at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m……… Other appearances include Thursday, February 26 (10:30 a.m.) at the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City and then again at the Strawberry Festival at 3:30 p.m. for the BOBBY VINTON SHOW ……. Saturday, February 28 (4-8) Polish American Club, Holiday and Sunday, March 1st (1-5) at the Polish American Club, Vero Beach. For more details & information call 1-800-727-0727.
THE EDDIE FORMAN ORCH. (EFO) of Hadley, MA have their “12th Annual Florida Trip” coming up February 7th thru February 15th in sunny Florida . Appearances for the Forman Orch. include…… Saturday, February 7 (5-9) Elks Club, Englewood…… Sunday, February 8 (2-6) Polish American Club, Vero Beach…… Monday, February 9 (6-9) The Villages – Eisenhower Recreation Center, Lady Lake………. Saturday, February 14 (4-8) Polish American Club, Holiday……. Sunday, February 15 (2-5) Polish American Club, Daytona Beach. Call 413-584-2043 for more information.
“FLORIDA POLKA PARTY” Saturday, February 7th at the Englewood Elks Lodge located at 401 North Indiana Ave. in Englewood, Florida. Doors & Kitchen will open at 4:30 p.m. with plenty of delicious food available. Dancing 5-9 p.m. featuring from Massachusetts EFO – THE EDDIE FORMAN ORCH. Save $$$$ by getting your advance tickets now. Call the Elks Lodge today at 941-474-1404. Everyone welcome!!!
“SNOWBALL POLKA DANCE” Sunday, January 18th at the Essex Manor located at 41 Broughton Ave. in Bloomfield, NJ. Music & dancing featuring the Polka Grammy Winning JIMMY STURR ORCH. Food & cash bar available. For ticket information call 1-800- 724-0727. Everyone welcome!!!
THURS, JAN. 1
New Years Day
EDDIE FORMAN – DENNIS POLISKY & THE MAESTRO’S MEN (2-8) Polish American Club, Ludlow, MA
THE HAPPY TRAVELERS REUNION POLKA BAND (2-6) Polish American Club, Bristol, CT
TONY BLAZONCZYK NEW PHAZE POLKA BAND – THE POLKA GENERATIONS – LENNY ZIELINSKI “D” STREET BAND (1-5) Glendora House, Chicago Ridge, IL
FRI. JAN. 2
SQUEEZEBOX BAND w/ MOLLIE B (7 pm Show) Historic Yuma Theatre, Yuma, Arizona
SAT. JAN. 3
SQUEEZEBOX BAND w/ MOLLIE B (6-10) Sons of Italy Hall, Fontana, California
SUN. JAN. 4
JOHN STEVENS DOUBLE SHOT (2-6) VFW Hall, Dupont, PA
FLORIDA POLKA GENERATION (3-6) Polish American Club, Holiday, FL
JASIU & THE POLKA ALL STARS (2-5) Polish American Club, Daytona Beach, FL
OUTSIDE DA BOX POLKA BAND (3-6) Polish American Club, St. Petersburg, FL
SQUEEZEBOX BAND w/ MOLLIE B (2-6) Sons of Italy Hall, Fontana, California
SAT. JAN. 10
THE POLKA QUADS (7-11) Chambers Hill Firehouse Hall, Harrisburg, PA
JOEY MILARDO MUSICAL CAVALIERS (6:30 – 10:30) St. Joseph’s Polish Club, Colchester, CT
SUN. JAN. 11
EDDIE DERWIN POLKA NATURALS (2-6) VFW Hall, Dupont, PA
JASIU & THE POLKA ALL STARS (3-6) Polish American Club, Holiday, FL
THE NORTHERN SOUNDS (2-5) Polish American Club, Belleview, FL
FLORIDA POLKA GENERATION (3-6) Polish American Club, St. Petersburg, FL
RON LUZNAR & THE POLKA PALS (2-5) Polish American Club, Daytona Beach, FL
THE NU TONES (3-7) Holiday Inn, Independence, Ohio
HEY POLKA FANS!!!
Here is a rundown on where the various polka bands will be appearing on NEW YEAR’S EVE – Wednesday, December 31st. We would suggest that if you are interested in attending any of these affairs that you call the place to see if reservations are still available.
WED. DEC. 31st – NEW YEAR’S EVE
THE ABLEMEN – Community Center, Ridgefield
POLKA COUNTRY MUSICIANS – Millennium Hotel, Buffalo
RAY JAY & THE CAROUSELS – St. Agnes Church, Richeyville
THE TREL TONES w/ Stephanie – Firehouse Hall, Scottdale
LENNY ADAMS VARIETY TONES – Resurrection of Our Lord Church, Laurel
JASIU KLOCEK SALT CITY BRASS – Polish American Club, Daytona Beach
AL MEIXNER – German American Club, Casselbury
DJ OSCAR – Polish American Club, Belleview
RICHIE “V” BAND – Polish American Club, Holiday
TONY BLAZONCZYK NEW PHAZE POLKA BAND – House of The White Eagles, Niles, Illinois
FRANK MORAVCIK – American Czech/Slovak Club, Dayton, Ohio
HAPPY TIMES & FRIENDS – Bavarian Haus, Deshler, Ohio
BADINOV – Polish Club, Elyria, Ohio
THE KIELBASY KINGS – PRCU Hall, Wyandotte, Michigan
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!!!