National Cleveland Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum
605 East 222nd Street Euclid, OH 44123
Toll Free: 1-800-66POLKA
Fred Scherz is the reason central New Yorkers are dancing the Cleveland-style polka.
Fred has been a part of Fritz's Polka Band in New York state for 26 years. Along
with his son, Fritz and brother-in-law Gabe Vaccaro, they form the nucleus of one
of the only bands specializing in Cleveland-Style in the Empire State. Fred has
recorded on seven albums with the band. Fred realized a dream in 1978, when he played
with Frankie Yankovic on stage in Utica, New York. Fritz's Polka Band was the first
polka band to play at "Woodstock '99." Fred has been playing the accordion 65 years.