Planning has begun for the 2019 Festival. 

To watch the 2019 Schedule Build, click HERE

For our 2018 schedule, see below.

2018 Schedule of Live Music & Events

Enjoy LIVE MUSIC on 4 stages, Cultural events, Dancing, Three Exhibits, Casino, Kid’s entertainers, Tastings, & lots more.

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Day Time Event & link for more info Location
Sa, Sn, M  2-10 Casino Inside Center
Every Day Fest Hours EXHIBIT: Polish Past in Chicago 1850-1941 Annex
Every Day Fest Hours EXHIBIT: This is Poland (youth contest winners)   Annex
Every Day Fest Hours EXHIBIT: Poland’s Independence – Celebrating 100 years Inside Center
Every Day 5 pm Luksusowa Vodka Tasting Annex
Friday 5-6pm Ampol Aires Band Tribute Stage
Friday 6.30-8pm Prissillas Band Tribute Stage
Friday 7-8pm Urban Nature –  WTTW Chicago movie series Theater Stage
Friday 6-10pm Playbook Sports Bar Presents →  Dj Davinci   &   Dj Mixx World Music Stage
Friday 8-9.30pm WOMEN OF MAFIA ~ dir. Patryk Vega – Movie in Polish Theater
Friday 8.30-10pm Neverly Brothers Band Tribute Stage
ATTENTION: Rain or shine! Come to Taste of Polonia! All performances will be happening, but they could take place in the theater.

►Big Cyc’s concert will happen inside today.

►The Andrzej Rosiewicz’s show will be moved to tomorrow

►ALL DANCE performances are moved to SUNDAY!

All tickets $5 (all day on Saturday)

Saturday 12 – 1:00 Gen Ki Karate – Karate Demonstrations Kid’s Zone
Saturday 12.30-2pm Take Five Band Tribute Stage
Saturday 1 – 2pm Police Academy – Kid friendly fun w/our police Kid’s Zone
Saturday 1-2pm THE FOURTH PARTITION ~ dir.A.Prawica, R.Muskala – Movie ~ English with Polish subtitles Theater
Saturday 1-3pm School Of Rock Chicago Band World Music Stage
Saturday 2-3pm Sokolowianie Song & Dance Ensemble (from POLAND) – Rain Change – Moved to SUNDAY  Theater
Saturday 2-2:30pm Studio 5 – Music School Kid’s Zone
Saturday 2.30-4pm One Foot In The Groove Band Tribute Stage
Saturday 2:30 – 3:30pm Clowns Bubu & Awee Kid’s Zone
Saturday 3-4pm Lajkonik Song and Dance Ensemble – tba due to rain change Theater
Saturday 3:30 – 4 Musical Theater (S.C. Wyszynski Polish School)  Kid’s Zone
Saturday 3:30-5pm Kaspii & The Crows Band World Music Stage
Saturday 4 – 5pm Dzika Fitness workout to music Kid’s Zone
Saturday 4-4.30pm Polanie Polish Song & Dance Association –  Rain Change – Moved to SUNDAY  Theater
Saturday 4.30-6pm Polonia Ensemble  &  Polanie Dance Assn. (link above) –  Rain Change – Moved to SUNDAY  Theater 
Saturday 4.30-6pm Jailbreak Chicago Band Tribute Stage
Saturday 5:30-7:30pm Andrzej Rosiewicz Band World Music Stage
Saturday 6pm LAST MINUTE ~ dir. Patryk Vega – Movie: Polish w/ English subtitles  Theater
Saturday 6pm Piano Concert: Popular works of Chopin & Paderewski Annex
Saturday 6.30-8pm 28 Days Band Tribute Stage
Saturday 8-9:30pm Big Cyc Band – Polish rock  INSIDE STAGE
Saturday 8.30-10pm Think Floyd USA Band Tribute Stage
Saturday & Sunday Watch for the Winged Hussar strolling in full costume Festival Grounds
Sunday 11am-12pm Sunday Mass Theater
Chopin Choir 
Sunday 12 pm Sokolowianie Song & Dance Ensemble (from POLAND) Theater
Sunday 12–12:15pm You Can Be My Angel Foundation Kid’s Zone
Sunday 12:15-1pm AAC EAGLES CHICAGO Kid’s Zone
Sunday 12.30-1.30 Sokolowianie Song & Dance Ensemble (from POLAND) Theater
Sunday 12.30-2pm D Street Band Tribute Stage
Sunday 12:45-1:30pm Cara – singer – Pop & mixed genre World Music Stage
Sunday 1 pm Polonia Ensemble  &  Polanie Polish Song & Dance Association Theater
Sunday 1 – 2pm Gen Ki Karate – Karate Demonstrations Kid’s Zone
Sunday 2 – 3pm Mary Macaroni Kid’s Zone
Sunday 2-3:30pm School Of Rock Chicago Band World Music Stage
Sunday 2.30-3.30 Alenjandro Rowinsky – Classical Guitarist Theater
Sunday 2.30-4pm Out Of Storage Band Tribute Stage
Sunday 3.30-5.30 Paderewski Symphony Orchestra – SING ALONG Theater
Sunday 3-3:30pm Music Studio By Eliza  Kid’s Zone
Sunday 3:30-4:30pm ABC Dance Academy Kid’s Zone
Sunday 4-5:30pm Dzieci PRL-u Band World Music Stage
Sunday 4:30 pm Andrzej Rosiewicz Band Theater
Sunday 4.30-6pm Lisa Renee Band Tribute Stage
Sunday 4:30 – 5pm Bubbles Activities – Bubblemania Kid’s Zone
Sunday 5pm W SŁUŻBIE OJCZYŹNIE I NAUCE” short episode of the life of Maria Skłodowska-Curie.  (In Polish) Annex
Sunday 5.30PM THE FOURTH PARTITION ~ dir. A. Prawica, R.Muskala – Movie ~ English with Polish subtitles Theater
Sunday 6-7:30pm Czarno Czarni Band  World Music Stage
Sunday 6.30-8pm The Student Body Band Tribute Stage
Sunday 8-9:30pm Lombard Zespół World Music Stage
Sunday 8.30-10pm Gentlemen Of Leisure Band Tribute Stage
Monday 12 – 1 Keith Stras and Polka Confetti Band Tribute Stage
Monday 12 – 1 Gen Ki Karate – Karate Demonstrations Kid’s Zone
Monday 1 – 2 Clowns Bubu & Awee Kid’s Zone
– screening and Q&A with Dawid Andres
Monday 1:30-3pm Beggars Banquet Band Tribute Stage
Monday 2-3:30pm Deleted Society Band World Music Stage
Monday 2 – 2:30 Interclub Academy Of Dance Kid’s Zone
Monday 2:30 – 3:30 Mary Macaroni Kid’s Zone
Monday 2-2.45pm URBAN NATURE ~  WTTW Chicago – Movie series in English Theater
Monday 3pm Singing Contest – Festiwal Polskiej Piosenki Theater
Monday 3:30 – 4:30 Abc Dance Academy Kid’s Zone
Monday 3:30-5pm The Hat Guys Band Tribute Stage
Monday 4-5:30pm Czarno-Czarni Band World Music Stage
Monday 5pm W SŁUŻBIE OJCZYŹNIE I NAUCE” short episode of the life of Maria Skłodowska-Curie.  (In Polish) Annex
Monday 5.45-6.30pm Singing Contest – Awards Ceremony Theater
Monday 5:30-7pm Libido Funk Circus Band Tribute Stage
Monday 5-5.45pm Our Sounds concert – Korzistka, Korzistka, Bochnak Theater
Monday 6-7pm Ewa Farna – Pop rock singer World Music Stage
Monday 6.30- 8pm BOTOKS ~  dir. Patrik Vega – Movie: in Polish  Theater
Monday 7:30-9pm Tributosourus Tribute Stage
Monday 7:30-9pm Big Cyc Band World Music Stage

Printable Schedules will NOT be updated w/ new information AS ABOVE.

Subject to Changes.  Please refer to the schedule ABOVE or our FACEBOOK PAGE for updates.

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Proceeds of the Taste of Polonia Festival benefit the nonprofit work of the Copernicus Foundation

The Copernicus Center is supported by the Copernicus Foundation. The Foundation was chartered as a nonprofit organization in July 1971 to serve the metropolitan Chicago area as a major civic, cultural, educational, recreational and entertainment resource.  The Center has been serving Chicago since 1979.

The Foundation is supported primarily through donations by Chicago’s Polish population and this annual fund raising event.  However, the festival also gives the board an opportunity to highlight Polish Culture through: Classical Music, Folk Dancing, Tourism Films and other cultural events.

The Foundation serves the community by supporting MANY other nonprofits and community organizations. In addition, much support is given to Performing Arts, Cultural events, and Community events. Find out more at the page “About Us.” To see a partial list [only PUBLIC events submitting info to our website] of Foundation underwritten  events, click HERE.

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