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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.

 

 

National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum

 

2018. www.polkas.nl - 03739 Jávea, Spain.

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
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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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