2016 Schedule – Taste of Polonia Festival

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The 2016 Schedule is filled with Rock Bands, Pop Bands, Polka Bands, Classical Music Orchestras, Cultural Events, Family Events, Kid’s Activities, and unique fun attractions.

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Click map to locate:  Arcade ~  Carnival Rides  ~  Casino  ~  Kids Jump Zone  ~  Craft Beer Bar + 4 additional Bars  ~    Stages  ~  Vendors

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Regular Admission:  Before 5pm:  $5  

& After 5pm:  $10  ~  Kids 12 & FREE


 

BANDS & EVENTS in Blue Boxes are linked to more information 

FRIDAY  9/2 → 5 – 10:30 pm

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Tribute Stage  

D Street Band  5 pm – Polka Band – D Street has its roots in the Chicago-style Polka music of Division Street in Chicago

JakTripper  6 pm – Mix of Rock, Alternative, Pop, Metal, & Blues

Libido Funk Circus  8 pm – Dance and Pop

Darkroom Joe's Photography, Copernicus Center, Taste of Polonia, Chicago, Music Fest, Polish Fest, Free photo, Taste of Polonia Festival, Festival, Labor Day Festival, Say Cheese, SAY CHEESE – FREE PHOTO SAY CHEESE – Free Photo   More fun and more memories for our attendees – professional photographs by Darkroom Joe’s Photography – tent next to Tribute Stage. 

World Music Stage 

Skalar US Group  6:30 pm – Popular pop hits in Polish

Fox Music Band  8 pm – Mix of Rock, Pop, club hits, & more


In the Mezzanine Go up the staircase in the Lobby

Panorama Raclawicka & other great Polish artists  – A 14 meter fragment of the panorama & other famous Polish paintings will be on display during festival hours, Friday thru Monday.

Directions & Parking  We recommend the FREE SHUTTLE or Public Trans. 🙂

SATURDAY 9/3 → Noon – 10:30 pm

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Tribute Stage

World’s Honkiest Polka Band  12 pm – Polka music

CTA  1 pm – Chicago cover band

Planet Groove  3 pm – Funked up R&B / Soul

Voyage  5 pm – 70’s & 80’s Classic Rock

Lounge Puppets  7:30 pm – 80’s Hair Metal

Darkroom Joe's Photography, Copernicus Center, Taste of Polonia, Chicago, Music Fest, Polish Fest, Free photo, Taste of Polonia Festival, Festival, Labor Day Festival, Say Cheese, SAY CHEESE – FREE PHOTO SAY CHEESE – Free Photo   More fun and more memories for our attendees – professional photographs by Darkroom Joe’s Photography – tent next to Tribute Stage. 

World Music Stage

Jim Kilian’s Honky Chicago  1:30 pm – Polka music

Tony Blazonczyk’s New Phaze  3 pm – Polka music

Akwareal  5 pm – Street Pop & Alternative music

Lady Pank  6:30 pm – Rock band from Poland → Plus MEET & GREET – AnnexCopernicus Center Tickets

Clodie  8:30 pm – Rock, 80’s, also popular rock in Polish

Kids’ Stage & Zone – clowns, balloons, face painting, dancing & more

Clowns Clown Bubu & Awee  12 pm –  Always a kid’s favorite

Karate Demonstration     1 pm – tudents of Gen-Ki Karate will perform techniques & drills learned in classes

Dzika Fitness Workout  2 pm – Fun 45 minute fitness workout

Mary Macaroni     3:15 pm – This Kindie artist is a singer, songwriter, guitarist & magician known for her catchy sing-a longs and hilarious magic!

Kabaret Kardynal    4:30 pm – Parafialna Szkoła im. Kardynała Wyszyńskiego (Polish school with a theater play in Polish)

Theater Stage

Polands’ Great Composers Concert  2:30 pm – Performances by the Lincolnwood Chamber Orchestra, the Chicago Chopin Society, and a world premier of Jaroslaw Golembiowski’s new composition.

Polonia Dance Ensemble  5 pm – Performance of Polish folk songs & dances

Nasze Piosenki – PaSO sing along  6 pm – Paderewski Symphony Orchestra i Copernicus Center zapraszają do wspόlnego śpiewania!

Movie About Travel to Poland  7 pm

In the Annex

Northwest Chicago Historical Society Photo Display (see Old Jeff Park)  –  Featuring images of the Copernicus Center and Jefferson Township.  Organized by researcher Frank Suerth. Open during festival hours, Saturday thru Monday.

Cooking classes  1  pm 

Vodka Tasting   1:45 pm

Lady Pank Meet & Greet  3 pm – More info & tickets HERE

Chopin Piano Concert  5 pm – Performed by students of the PASO Music Academy. Program includes Chopin’s most beloved and popular pieces.

In the Lobby

Casino   →  2 pm – 10 pm – Play Blackjack, Texas Hold’em, Roulette, and Money wheel in the south lobby.

Full Bar  →  Enjoy the variety of Spirits, Wine & soft drinks in our air conditioned Lobby bar 

In the Mezzanine Go up the staircase in the Lobby

Panorama Raclawicka& other great Polish artists   – A 14 meter fragment of the panorama & other famous Polish paintings will be on display during festival hours, Friday thru Monday.

Directions & Parking  We recommend the FREE SHUTTLE or Public Transportation. 🙂

SUNDAY    9/4 → Noon – 10:30 pm

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Tribute Stage 

Gennie O & The Windy City Brass  12 pm – Polka band

One Foot In The Groove   1:30 pm – Horn driven classic rock  

Lance Lipinsky & The Lovers   3:30 pm – Original 50s & 60s inspired Roots Rock & Roll, Classic Country, 60’s mod/pop

Lisa Rene Band   5:30 pm – Variety – Rock, Pop, Country, Retro

Breakfast Club   7:30 pm – 80’s and anything else that rocks!

Darkroom Joe's Photography, Copernicus Center, Taste of Polonia, Chicago, Music Fest, Polish Fest, Free photo, Taste of Polonia Festival, Festival, Labor Day Festival, Say Cheese, SAY CHEESE – FREE PHOTO SAY CHEESE – Free Photo   More fun and more memories for our attendees – professional photographs by Darkroom Joe’s Photography – tent next to Tribute Stage. 

World Music Stage 

Polka Generations  1 pm – Polka music

And Beyond Band   2:30 pm – Proven Classic Rock favorites & today’s popular selections

ABBA Salute   4:30 pm – Pop, Dance, Classic Rock

Jary Oddział Zamknięty – Jary OZ   6:30 pm – Rock & Pop – Polish lyrics 

Clodie   8:30 pm – Rock, 80’s, also popular rock in Polish

Kids’ Stage & Zone – Clowns, balloons, face painting, dancing & more

Home Depot Workshop  12 pm

Dzika Fittness Workout   1 pm – Fun 45 minute fitness workout

Polanie Song & Dance Ensemble   2 pm – Regional Polish folk dances performed by the students of Emilia Plater Polish School 

Karate Demonstration     2:45 pm – Students of Gen-Ki Karate will perform techniques & drills learned in classes

ABC Dance Academy   3:45 pm – Various dance routines: ballet, Latin, hip-hop, jazz, break-dancing and more. 

Theater Stage

Polish Mass  11 am  – with Chór Chopina singing during the mass and after until 12:30PM

Whispers Dance Ensemble – Szepty   2 pm – Dance performances by the Whispers Center for Artistic Expression

Wawel Dance Group   3:30 pm – A repertoire of traditional Polish dances

Music of Polish Kings ~ Muzyka królów polskich   5 pm – The Academy of Music of the Paderewski Symphony Orchestra will present a multifaceted program including, music, song, dance, and stunning imagery. Discover the little known episodes of European history.

Movie About Travel to Poland  6:30 pm

In the Annex

Northwest Chicago Historical Society Photo Display  (see Old Jeff Park) –  Featuring images of the Copernicus Center and Jefferson Township.  Organized by researcher Frank Suerth. Open during festival hours.

Cooking Classes  2 pm 

Vodka Tasting   3 pm

DARMOWE spotkanie z zespołem Jary Oddział Zamknięty –   4 PM  (Meet & Greet with band) – 4 PM 

In the Lobby

Casino   →  2 pm – 10 pm – Play Blackjack, Texas Hold’em, Roulette, and Money wheel in the south lobby.

Full Bar  →  Enjoy the variety of Spirits & soft drinks in our air conditioned Lobby bar 

In the Mezzanine Go up the staircase in the Lobby

Panorama Raclawicka & other great Polish artists  – A 14 meter fragment of the panorama & other famous Polish paintings will be on display during festival hours, Friday thru Monday.

Directions & Parking  We recommend the FREE SHUTTLE or Public Transportation. 🙂

MONDAY    9/5 → Noon – 10 pm

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Tribute Stage  

Take Five   12 pm – Polka music

Bandoleros   1:30 pm – picy blend of Middle Eastern, Spanish flamenco and Latin flavors

Catfight   3:30 pm – Rock → Chicks that Rock!

Ear Candy   5:30 pm – Performing your favorite dance hits from the past 40 years

Gentlemen of Leisure   7:30 pm – Jazz, Hip-Hop, Motown, your favorite top hits

Darkroom Joe's Photography, Copernicus Center, Taste of Polonia, Chicago, Music Fest, Polish Fest, Free photo, Taste of Polonia Festival, Festival, Labor Day Festival, Say Cheese, SAY CHEESE – FREE PHOTO SAY CHEESE – Free Photo   More fun and more memories for our attendees – professional photographs by Darkroom Joe’s Photography – tent next to Tribute Stage. 

World Music Stage 

Keith Stras & Polka Confetti   2 pm – Polka music

The Ampol Aires   3:30 pm – Polka music

Jary Oz    5:30 pm – Rock & Pop – Polish lyrics 

Lady Pank   7:30 pm – Rock band from Poland → Plus MEET & GREET, AnnexCopernicus Center Tickets

 

Kids’ Stage & Zone – Clowns, balloons, face painting, dancing & more

Karate Demonstration     12 pm – Students of Gen-Ki Karate will perform techniques & drills learned in classes

Clowns Bubu & Awee  1 pm

Mary Macaroni     2 pm – This Kindie artist is a singer, songwriter, guitarist & magician known for her catchy sing-a longs and hilarious magic!

ABC Dance Academy   3 pm – Various dance routines: ballet, Latin, hip-hop, jazz, break-dancing and more. 

Theater Stage

Amy Maniak   12 pm – A great new Pop & K-pop singer

CARA  1 pm – CARA Rakowicz will perform a mix of original and popular songs. (mixed genre)

Movie About Travel to Poland  1:30 pm

Wawel   3:45 pm – A repertoire of traditional Polish dances

Biesiada z piosenka biesiadna   5 pm – BIESIADA z “biesiadna” to wspaniala okazja do wspolnego spiewania i wspominania, na ktora zapraszaja Warsztay Teatraline i Agata Paleczny 

Movie about travel to Poland6 pm

In the Annex

Northwest Chicago Historical Society Photo Display (see Old Jeff Park)  –  Featuring images of the Copernicus Center and Jefferson Township.  Organized by researcher Frank Suerth. Open during festival hours.

Cooking classes  1 pm

Vodka Tasting   1:45 pm

Lady Pank Meet & Greet  3 pm – More info & tickets HERE

In the Lobby

Casino   →  2 pm – 10 pm – Play Blackjack, Texas Hold’em, Roulette, and Money wheel in the south lobby.

Full Bar  →  Enjoy the variety of Spirits, Wine & soft drinks in our air conditioned Lobby bar 

In the Mezzanine Go up the staircase in the Lobby

Panorama Raclawicka & other great Polish artists  – A 14 meter fragment of the panorama & other famous Polish paintings will be on display during festival hours, Friday thru Monday.

Directions & Parking  We recommend the FREE SHUTTLE or Public Transportation. 🙂


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