Hall of Fame, Music Awards Announced

On behalf of the International Polka Association Board of Trustees and Hall of Fame Committee, the IPA Officers and Directors are proud to announce the 2020 Hall of Fame Inductees as well as the 2019 Music Award winners.

The IPA Hall of Fame and Awards Banquet will be held on Sat., Sept., 5, 2020, at the Millennium Hotel in Buffalo, New York. Congratulations to all award winners and inductees!

Prominent living candidates and at least one deceased candidate, who have made outstanding contributions toward the advancement of the polka music industry, are inducted into the Polka Music Hall of Fame each year. An academy of 195 qualified electors from across the country select the Hall of Fame inductees and Music Award recipients.

2020 POLKA HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

LIVING CATEGORY:

Bill Shibilski (NY)

David Zychowski (PA)

Rick Rzeszutko (IL)

DECEASED CATEGORY:

Tony (Krew) Krupski (NY)

Ellsworth “Babe” Wagner (MN)

Pioneer

2019 MUSIC AWARD RECIPIENTS

Favorite Polish Style Female VocalistStacey Morris

Favorite Polish Style Male VocalistJohn Gora

Favorite Polish Style AlbumMy Polish Roots & Beyond - John Gora and Gorale’

Favorite Polish Style SongWalentyna - John Gora and Gorale’

Favorite Polish Style BandJohn Gora and Gorale’

Favorite International Style Female VocalistLynn Marie Hrovat-Rodick

Favorite International Style Male VocalistTed Lange Favorite International Style Album

Favorite International Style AlbumSmiles are Made Out of SunshineGary’s Ridgeland Dutchmen

Favorite International Style SongSnuggle with Me PolkaGary’s Ridgeland Dutchmen

Favorite International Style BandSqueezebox

Leon Kozicki Trustee’s AwardRobbie Piatkowski

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