Who are the polka personalities of the future? You decide at the Battle of the Polka
Stars of Tomorrow, refereed by the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame and
Museum, Sunday, July 18, at SNPJ Farm in Kirtland, Ohio. You’ll thrill to the best
young musicians on today’s polka scene in a tuneful competition that will get you
Polka legend Eddie Rodick leads the day’s featured orchestra between musical bouts
by the up-and-coming entertainers. Scheduled polka contenders include Joshua Kay
(Cleveland), TJ Likovic (Cleveland), Garrett Tatano (Pittsburgh), and RJ Zolka (Youngstown).
The winner performs at the Thanksgiving Polka Weekend, hosted by the Polka Hall of
Fame, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 26, 27 and 28.
Vote for the music-maker that really gets you hopping. The dance pavilion opens at
1:00 with six hours of polka, waltz and pop music until 7:00. Home-style sandwiches
and refreshments are available. Pick out a t-shirt, babushka, or polka recording
at the Polka Hall of Fame Pop-Up Shop.
The Battle of the Polka Stars of Tomorrow benefits the National Cleveland-Style Polka
Hall of Fame Museum and Archives in Euclid, Ohio. The Cleveland-Style Polka emerged
from the city’s Slovenian neighborhoods a century ago and became a national dance
sensation that’s still enjoyed today. The Hall of Fame hosts popular polka events
throughout the year.
SNPJ Farm is at 10946 Heath Road in Kirtland, Ohio, off Chardon Road (Route 6), three
miles east of Route 306 and six miles west of State Route 44. Each ticket is $10
in advance or $12, day of the event. For details, call the Polka Hall of Fame, (216)
261-3263, or check PolkaFame.com.
Polka legend Eddie Rodick appears with his orchestra while today's top young musicians
compete in the Battle of the Polka Bands of Tomorrow, Sunday, July 18, 2021, at SNPJ
Farm in Kirtland, Ohio, hosted by the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame