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The National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame is home to many nationally known Cleveland-Style polka stars throughout history. Some of the biggest and best talents are found right here within our walls. Please explore this site and learn all about the Cleveland-Style polka sound and some of the musicians who have contributed throughout the years.

 

The National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame was founded in 1987 by musicians and leaders of Slovenian and ethnic organizations. The museum traces the story of the city's home-grown sound from its roots in the old Slovenian neighborhoods to nationwide popularity with audio exhibits, historic photographs and original instruments. The archive preserves 6,000 vintage recordings, dating back to 1913.

 

 

 

 

 

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Polka Passing

Cleveland's Polka Ambassador Tony Petkovsek died on Valentines Day, February 14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remembering Tony Petkovsek

1941 - 2019

 

The National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum mourns the passing of Chairman Emeritus and co-founder Tony Petkovsek. Tony brought new life to the Cleveland-Style Polka. Just when polka music seemed played out, young Tony arrived on the scene in 1961 with a daily radio show that revived America's good-time sound. He inspired new and classic bands to record albums. His polka tours brought attention to Slovenia and took the happy music around the world. Tony's Thanksgiving polka weekends still attract a thousand fans. His music events and causes made him an important community leader.

 

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