Lisa Rene Band

Lisa Rene Band

Lisa Rene Band Genre:  Variety – Rock, Pop, Country, Retro Consistently performing throughout the area since 2000, The Lisa René Band is one of Chicagoland’s HOTTEST female-led variety bands, providing a high-energy, fun show with something for EVERYONE! From Rock, to Pop, to Retro, to Funk […]

Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club GENRE: 80’s and anything else that rocks! The Breakfast Club is a high energy rock / dance ’80s tribute band, whose every song is a hit that brings the house down with spontaneous, exuberant ‘I know this song!’ singalongs.” Moonwalk down memory lane […]

Polka Generations

Polka Generations

Polka Generations Band GENRE:  Polka About Polka Generations Polka Generations began its journey in the winter of 2009. After having many different bands over the years; Bernie Gorak II finally succeeded in putting the right combination of musicians together to form what is now Polka […]

And Beyond

And Beyond

And Beyond Genre:  Classic Rock with an Edge Sunday, World Music Stage And Beyond is a musical experience that goes above and beyond the typical classic rock band. In addition to covering all-time favorites like Styx, REO Speedwagon, Journey, Boston, Whitesnake, Led Zeppelin, Kansas, Queen, […]

ABBA Salute

ABBA Salute

Dancing Queen – ABBA Salute GENRE:  Pop, Dance, Classic Rock ABBA Salute is quite literally the most accurate tribute band on the planet. With painstaking attention to detail, they’ve recreated an ABBA experience that comes to life in a Las Vegas style show. ABBA, 70’s […]

Chopin Piano Concert

Chopin Piano Concert

Chopin Piano Concert Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 5 pm, Copernicus Center – Annex Frederic Chopin’s music is recognized as one of the most important elements of Polish culture. His music has become a substantial part of the Polish tradition, and has become renowned worldwide. […]

Jary Oz

Jary Oz

Jary Oddział Zamknięty – Jary Oz Genre: Rock DARMOWE spotkanie z zespołem Jary Oddział Zamknięty – Jary OZ w Annexie w niedzielę 9/04 o 4 PM, Później koncert grupy na scenie na zewnątrz. Krzysztof Jaryczewski – muzyk rockowy(gitarzysta, wokalista, kompozytor, autor tekstów) ur w Warszawie […]

Polanie Dance Ensemble

Polanie Dance Ensemble

Polanie Song & Dance Ensemble Polanie Song & Dance Ensemble established in 1991 at Emilia Plater Polish School by Director & Choreographer Marek KUS From 1997 – 2013,  the group was directed by Malgorzata Skrzypkowska. Currently, Arletta Gromek is the Artistic Director and Choreographer of […]

ABC Dance Academy

ABC Dance Academy

ABC Dance Academy has been part of the Taste of Polonia Festival since 2009.  The crowd always enjoys the various dance routines: ballet, Latin, hip-hop, jazz, break-dancing and more.  ABC Dance Academy ABC Dance Academy has been part of Krakus Kid’s Stage at Taste of […]

Whispers Dance Ensembles

Whispers Dance Ensembles

Whispers Center for Artistic Expression is a nonprofit dedicated to educate and inspire students through the arts. We look forward to their dance performance on the Inside Stage. Whispers Dance Ensemble – Szepty     HOT ZORBA, SWING… WALTZ… KRAKOWIAK…. Possibly even The Wawel Dragon……… […]

Wawel Dance Group

Wawel Dance Group

The Wawel folk dancing group joins us at another Taste of Polonia Festival.  Always a joy, these young dancers perform a beautiful repertoire of traditional Polish bridal dances. Wawel Dance Group Performing Sunday & Monday 2016 The Wawel Dance Group repertoire includes:  suite of dances […]

Biesiada z piosenka biesiadna

Biesiada z piosenka biesiadna

Biesiada z piosenka biesiadna BIESIADA z “biesiadna” to wspaniala okazja do wspolnego spiewania i wspominania, na ktora zapraszaja WARSZTATY TEATRALNE i AGATA PALECZNY ! Piosenki, ktore spiewalismy wszysycy na koloniach, harcerskich obozach, babskich spotkaniach, wieczorach kawalerskich, w autobusach wycieczkowych… Spiewali je nasi dziadkowie, rodzice… a […]

Take Five

Take Five

Take Five GENRE:  Polka  Take Five is a Unique Entertainment experience, not just a Band. They Put on a Show with Audience Participation. They not only play festivals, but also play Weddings, clubs, and many Private Events. The band consists of Ted Tomczak who has […]

Bandoleros

Bandoleros

BANDOLEROS Genre:  Blend of Middle Eastern & Latin Flavors Chicago-based Bandoleros has been called a true World Music phenomenon, known for its spicy blend of Middle Eastern, Spanish flamenco and Latin flavors. With a unique, eclectic repertoire in such diverse languages as Arabic, English, Spanish, […]

Catfight

Catfight

Catfight GENRE:  Rock CHICKS THAT ROCK!!! This all-girl band has been called “the darlings” of the Chicago cover band scene. Covering top artists of today and yesteryear. Bruno Mars, Icona Pop and One Republic, to playing classic favorites by Prince, ACDC and Queen, there’s something […]

Ear Candy

Ear Candy

EAR CANDY: Exactly what your ears have been craving!  Back by popular demand to the Taste of Polonia Festival.  You can’t help but dance ……… Ear Candy GENRE:  Pop | Dance   Specializing in performing your favorite dance hits from the past 40 years, Chicago’s […]

Gentlemen of Leisure

Gentlemen of Leisure

The Gentlemen of Leisure Band and Review, affectionately known as the ‘Gents,’ offer a musical smorgasbord to satisfy even the most discrete of palates.  YES!  They are back again for the Taste of Polonia Festival.  So popular! Gentlemen of Leisure Band – Gents GENRE:  Jazz […]

Keith Stras & Polka Confetti

Keith Stras & Polka Confetti

Keith Stras & Polka Confetti GENRE:  Polka Keith Stras & Polkas go hand in hand.. Keith Stras has worked in every aspect of Polka Music. In 2016 he’s celebrating a 40 year career in the genre. Elected to the Polka Music hall of Fame in […]

Ampol Aires Band

Ampol Aires Band

Ampol Aires Band GENRE:  Polka Way back in the early 1950’s there was a very popular band called the Eddie Zima Orchestra which was comprised of Eddie Zima, concertina, Andy Day, trumpet, Wally Glowicki and Roman Travers, clarinet and sax, Frank Barwig, piano and Rudy […]

Amy Maniak

Amy Maniak

Amy Maniak Genre:  Pop, K-pop Chicago has always been a hub for new music.  It makes sense that one of the newest young pop artists would call Chicago home. 15 year old Amy Maniak is breaking into the scene in her own way. Ever since […]

CARA

CARA

CARA Rakowicz Genre:  Mixed  ~  Monday,  Inside Stage (theater) CARA began her musical journey when she was very young; she started singing at family gatherings and quickly garnered the nickname “Cara Bird” for her beautiful voice. Cara Elise took piano lessons, vocal lessons, and eventually […]

Warsztaty Teatralne Little Stars

Warsztaty Teatralne Little Stars

Warsztaty Teatraine Little Stars → STAGE: Inside LANGUAGE = Polish →  However, the Director adds, “… we believe theater has its own universal language, so please join our audience, regardless of your Polish language skills, and allow us to take you into the world where everything […]

Casino

Casino

The Casino, or “Nick’s Casino,” will again be located inside the air conditioned Center. Nick’s Casino Saturday, Sunday & Monday  from 2 pm to 10 pm South Lobby of the Copernicus Center GAMES: Blackjack Texas hold’em Roulette Money Wheel Outside Money Wheel Available during all Festival Hours […]

Marika

Marika

MARIKA GENRE:  Funk, Soul, Reggae Performing:  Sunday & Monday – World Music Stage Hometown:  Łomża, Warszawa Marika (born Marta Kosakowska) is a Polish vocalist, songwriter, radio DJ. Her style is a mixture of reggae, dancehall, funk and soul music. Hailed the First Lady of Polish […]

Muzyczne podroze

Muzyczne podroze

Muzyczne podroze Muzyczne podrόże – przeboje muzyki klasycznej i popularnej od Bacha do The Beatles! Hits of classical and popular music from Bach to the Beatles performed by the PASO Academy! Sławne tematy muzyczne w brawurowym wykonaniu ponad 40 młodych artystόw Akademii PaSO: skrzypkόw, pianistόw […]