National Cleveland Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum
605 East 222nd Street Euclid, OH 44123
Toll Free: 1-800-66POLKA
"If it's not a polka, it ain't music," says Noyes Lane. For the past 33 years, Noyes
has promoted polkas, especially the Cleveland style. He has hosted bus tours across
the polka belt to cities such as Cleveland. He added polka trips to Europe to his
promotion package, and latched onto the title of "Polka Tour Master."
Noyes grew up in Milwaukee where his parents introduced him to polka music.
He managed Wisconsin-based polka festivals for many years at the Nightingale Ballroom
in Menomonee Falls and at the Blue Canary in Milwaukee. He served as president of
the Wisconsin Polka Boosters, in 1983, and was a founder of the Wisconsin Polka Hall
of Fame. Noyes received the prestigious European American Music Award, in 1994, and
Promoter of the Year award by the Wisconsin Polka Hall of Fame, in 1997.
The first appearance by a polka band in a presidential inaugural parade was organized
by Noyes in 1997. Noyes moved to Arizona in 1999. He joins his wife Barbara Lane
on the Trustees Honor Roll.