Pittsburgh's

National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum

605 East 222nd Street
Euclid, OH 44123

USA

 

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Phone: 216-261-3263

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Pennsylvania Accordionist Garrett Tatano Voted Polka Star of Tomorrow

 

Accordionist Garrett Tatano of Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, was voted Polka Star of Tomorrow at a musical competition hosted by the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame on Sunday, July 18, 2021. Three hundred polka music fans cast ballots for four entertainers at SNPJ Farm in Kirtland, Ohio, near Cleveland. Tatano received a plaque and will be featured at the 57th Annual Thanksgiving Polka Weekend, sponsored by the Polka Hall of Fame.

 

Tatano competed as the lead accordionist with his own orchestra, including Vincent Filipelli, Anthony Popovski, Logan Watson and Phil Yan III. Tatano also performs with Jack Tady's Pittsburgh-based band.

 

All four of the polka contenders are under 25. The three other musicians were Joshua Kay and TJ Likovic, both Cleveland accordionists, and drummer RJ Zolka from Youngstown, Ohio. All four will perform with their bands on the main stage at the Thanksgiving Polka Weekend at the Holiday Inn Cleveland South, in Independence, Ohio, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 26, 27 and 28.

 

 

The Polka Hall of Fame Remembers

BUDDY GRIEBEL

1921 – 2021

Pianist and Keyboard Artist

Trustees Honor Roll 2012

 

DUKE MARSIC

Bandleader, Clarinetist and Saxophonist

1925 - 2020

Lifetime Achievement Award 2001

 

VLADIMIR MALECKAR

1924 - 2020

Audio Engineer and Record Producer

Trustees Hall of Fame 1989

 

BILL TOMSICK

Saxophonist and Clarinetist

1935 – 2020

Trustees Honor Roll 2011

 

BOB TURCOLA

Accordionist and Bandleader

1939 - 2020

Trustees Honor Roll 2008

 

 

38th Super Button Box Bash Postponed to Sunday, April 10, 2022

Join the squeezebox celebration in 2022! The 38th Annual Super Button Box Bash lets you dance to the sounds of sixty accordions on two stages, plus jam sessions all day. The Slovenian Society Home in Euclid, Ohio, becomes the Woodstock of Polka Music just for the occasion.

The 2021 event is postponed to Sunday, April 10, 2022. You'll enjoy the grandest festival of button accordion music in North America. Bring your own box and play along. Indulge in nationality treats, such as smoked Slovenian sausage, savory roast beef and strudel. Pick up a souvenir tee-shirt, sweatshirt, babushka or polka CD at the Polka Hall of Fame pop-up shop.

Button box groups and artists appear in two dance halls, plus polka jamming in the annex. The 2022 music line-up is in the works.

Your hosts are the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame and the Slovenian Society Home, 20713 Recher Avenue, in Euclid, Ohio.

Watch this event page for more information. In the meantime, you can contact the Polka Hall Fame, (216) 261-3263, or Polkashop@aol.com.