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USA

 

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Nominees/Winners 2018

 

The Annual Awards Show #31 was 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, accordionist and bandleader * Lifetime Achievement Award 2018

Al Meixner, accordionist and bandleader

Don Wojtila, accordionist and bandleader  * Lifetime Achievement Award 2018

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

Ron Pivovar * Trustees Honor Roll 2018

Ray Kovac * Trustees Honor Roll 2018

 

 

GREATEST ALL-TIME CLEVELAND-STYLE HIT SONG

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

Lisa and Joey Tomsick * Tony Petkovsek Award 2018

 

 

NEW ORIGINAL SONG OF THE YEAR

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CULTURAL/HERITAGE

The Singing Slovenes

SNPJ Farm, Kirtland, OH * Culture/Heritage Of The Year Award 2018

SNPJ Heritage Center, Enon Valley, PA

United Musicians Polka Association of Pennsylvania (UMPAPA)

 

 

SUPPORT/PROMOTION

Joe Godina * Support/Promotion Of The Year Award 2018

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 (Duo) Of The Year Award 2018

 

 

BUTTON BOX: GROUP OR BAND

Button Box Divas

Fairport Jammers

Magic Buttons

Patty C and the Guys

Western Pennsylvania SNPJ Button Box Club * Button Box (Group) Of The Year Award 2018

 

 

VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Gary Byndas

Jim Lapinski * Vocalist Of The Year Award 2018

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 * Band Of The Year Award 2018

Joey Tomsick Orchestra

 

 

RECORDING OF THE YEAR"Old

Time Tent Revival," Chardon Polka Band

"Play 'em Hot," Rob DeBlander Band * Recording Of The Year Award 2018

"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 * Musician Of The Year Award 2018

Fritz Scherz

Gabe Vaccaro

 

 

SIDE MUSICIANS OF THE YEAR

Al Bambic * Side Musician Of The Year Award 2018

Gary Byndas * Side Musician Of The Year Award 2018

Mike Faraino

Don Hunjadi

Joshua Kay

Frank Nelson

Garrett Tatano

Joe Wojtila * Side Musician Of The Year Award 2018