National Cleveland Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum
605 East 222nd Street Euclid, OH 44123
Toll Free: 1-800-66POLKA
Frank Kalik has devoted his life to Slovenian culture and Clevland-Style music, leading
his own orchestra from 1961 to 1981, producing "Frank Kalik’s World Showcase of Music"
on radio since 1973, and forming the Slovenian Heritage Association of Western Pennsylvania
in 1984. Under his direction, the Kalik Orchestra made the "Steeler Fight Song" the
biggest-selling polka recording in Pennsylvania. The Kalik Fan Club evolved "Polka
Fun Day" into "Kalikfest," one of Western Pennsylvania’s major polka entertainment
weekends. Kalik and Company Travel also became a leader in polka tours. Recreating
authentic music, costume and dance, the Slovenian Heritage Association has toured
the continent, performing at the rededication of the Statue of Liberty in 1986, the
Constitution’s Bicentennial in 1987, and at Folklorama in Canada. The impact of Frank’s
multi-faceted career is encapsulated in his trademark: "Music, Memories and Fun."