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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Nominees/Winners 2018

 

The Annual Awards Show #31 will be held in the Grand Ballroom of the Marriott Hotel in downtown Cleveland on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 2:00p.m.

 

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

LynnMarie Hrovat Rink, accordionist and bandleader  * Lifetime Achievement Award 2018

Al Meixner, accordionist and bandleader

Don Wojtila, accordionist and bandleader  * Lifetime Achievement Award 2018

And the following deceased polka personalities:

Rudy Kershishnik, musician and vocalist

Joe Kusar, accordionist and bandleader

Anton Mervar, accordion manufacturer

Joe Mlakar, accordionist and bandleader

 

 

TRUSTEES HONOR ROLL RECIPIENTS

Murray McFadgen * Trustees Honor Roll 2018

Robert "Spree" Smrecansky * Trustees Honor Roll 2018

Denny Marold * Trustees Honor Roll 2018

Singing Slovenes * Trustees Honor Roll 2018

Ron Pivovar * Trustees Honor Roll 2018

Ray Kovac * Trustees Honor Roll 2018

 

 

GREATEST ALL-TIME CLEVELAND-STYLE HIT SONGS

Four Rs Polka * Greatest All-Time Cleveland-Style Hit Song 2018

Little Cafe Polka

Quick Stop Polka * Greatest All-Time Cleveland-Style Hit Song 2018

Tony's Polka Village

Windy City Polka

 

 

TONY PETKOVSEK AWARD

TBA

 

 

NEW ORIGINAL SONG OF THE YEAR

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CULTURAL/HERITAGE

The Singing Slovenes

SNPJ Farm, Kirtland, OH

SNPJ Heritage Center, Enon Valley, PA

United Musicians Polka Association of Pennsylvania (UMPAPA)

 

 

SUPPORT/PROMOTION

Joe Godina

Val Pawlowski

Joe Valencic

Pam & Jerry Zagar

Ray Zalokar

 

 

BUTTON BOX: INDIVIDUAL OR DUO

Patty Candela

Joe Grkman Jr.

Ron Likovic

Julie Tabaj

Frank and Darryl Valencic

 

 

BUTTON BOX: GROUP OR BAND

Button Box Divas

Fairport Jammers

Magic Buttons

Patty C and the Guys

Western Pennsylvania SNPJ Button Box Club

 

 

VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Gary Byndas

Jim Lapinski

Murray McFadgen

John Ross

 

 

BAND OF THE YEAR

Anthony Culkar Orchestra

Rob DeBlander Band

Aaron Dussing's Polka Revolution

Fritz's Polka Band

Klancnik and Friends

Joey Tomsick Orchestra

 

 

RECORDING OF THE YEAR

"Old Time Tent Revival," Chardon Polka Band

"Play 'em Hot," Rob DeBlander Band

"Music for Everyone," Tony Grandovic and Friends

"You Asked for It," Alex Meixner

"Classic Country... Polka Style," Ron Pivovar

 

 

MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR: INDIVIDUAL

Anthony Culkar

Joshua Kay

Eddie Klancnik

Alex Meixner

Brian O'Boyle

Fritz Scherz

Gabe Vaccaro

 

 

SIDE MUSICIANS OF THE YEAR

Al Bambic

Gary Byndas

Mike Faraino

Don Hunjadi

Joshua Kay

Frank Nelson

Garrett Tatano

Joe Wojtila

 

 

The winners of the Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented at the Polka Hall of Fame October meeting and Awards Show Preview Party, Thursday, September 20, 2018, at 7:00 p.m., in the Euclid City Hall Council Chambers, 585 East 222nd Street in Euclid, Ohio. Trustees Honor Roll recipients will also be revealed. Annual award winners will be announced at the gala Polka Hall of Fame Awards Show presentation on Saturday, November 24, 2:00 p.m., in the Grand Ballroom of the Downtown Marriott Hotel, 127 Public Square, in Cleveland, Ohio.