Concert in the Park Series
WEDNESDAY June 15, 2016
FREE this Wednesday at the gazebo in Mayfield Heights City Park, the Chardon Polka Band will be playing their eclectic style of polka.
And while they are not your average polka band, they do bring new life and energy to this traditional music. While the group has an extensive catalogue of traditional polkas, they are not afraid to bring their own tunes into the mix along with polka-pop covers of artists like Justin Bieber and Lady Ga Ga. While remaining very active in Cleveland, the band can often be found taking their music on the road and performing at a variety of events across the United States. From performing at an NFL game to headlining for some of the largest Oktoberfests in the nation to opening for the prestigious Cleveland Orchestra; the band loves pleasing crowds anywhere and everywhere.
The band’s range of style is as equally eccentric as its members. The Chardon Polka Band plays traditional polkas reminiscent of “The Lawrence Welk Show”, a style that has endeared them to traditional polka fans, but sometimes morphs into punk-rock renditions of the same songs, modified to bring in a younger audience. They throw in comedic renditions of oddball favorites, bizarre audience participation songs, and even polka-rock covers of anything from Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Gonna Take It” to Queen’s “Fat Bottomed Girls” to Lady Ga Ga’s “Bad Romance”! The Chardon Polka Band also has an ever-growing library of original tunes, many of which are featured on their popular studio albums. “Pirates, Women, and Beer”, released in 2011 included the hit song “Free Beer Polka”, nominated for BEST NEW ORIGINAL SONG in the annual Cleveland Polka Hall of Fame awards. In 2013, the group released another celebrated collection of recordings called “A Fistful of Polka”, which also received nominations in several award categories. In 2014 the band released “This is Oktoberfest!”, their long awaited live album, recorded on the stage of the famous Festhalle in Helen, Georgia.
So take the time to come see one of the premier polka bands in the country - FREE.
****In case of rain, the show will be held at the same time (7:00 PM) at the Ross DeJohn Community Center*****