Polka Stage

Here is a look at the entertainment lineup for the Polka Stage at the 2013 Twin Cities Polish Festival.

  • Saturday: Doctor Kielbasa; Freeze Dried; Craig Ebel’s DyVersaCo; and Jersey Polka Richie
  • Sunday: Jolly Zuks; Freeze Dried; Norm Dombrowski’s Happy Notes


10:00 – 10-:45 Doctor Kielbasa
10:50 – 11:35 Jersey Polka Richie
11:45 – 12:30 Doctor Kielbasa
12:40 – 1:30 Jersey Polka Richie
1:40 – 2:30 Doctor Kielbasa
2:40 – 3:40 Jersey Polka Richie
3:45 – 4:15 Craig Ebel & DyVersaCo
4:30 – 5:50 Freeze Dried
5:00 – 5:30 Dance Contest w/ Music by Freeze Dried
5:30 – 5:45 Freeze Dried
5:45 – 6:15 Break – Awards announced
6:20 – 7:15 Craig Ebel & DyVersaCo
7:15 – 8:00 Freeze Dried
8:00 – 8:45 Craig Ebel & DyVersaCo
8:45 – 9:45 Freeze Dried
10:00 END – must close at 10pm due to city permits


11:00 Welcome
11:05 – 11:50 Jolly Zuks
12:00 – 12:45 Freeze Dried
12:45 – 1:20 Jolly Zuks
1:15 Dance Exhibition by last year’s MN State Polka Dance Champions
1:20 – 2:00 Freeze Dried
2:00 – 2:40 Happy Notes
2:40 – 3:15 Freeze Dried
3:15 – 4:00 Happy Notes
4:00 – 4:45 Freeze Dried
4:45 – 5:15 Happy Notes
5:00 Festival End Time

Entertainment Bios


freezedried polka band - twin cities polish festival

FreezeDried is a polka band from Chicago that brings Polish push-style polkas to the polka and non-polka fan. They are known throughout the field to be on the cutting edge of polka music. FreezeDried mixes polkas with other music styles such as latin music, zydeco, gospel music, dixieland music and rock music. Their efforts have been inspiring other traditional polka bands to be more creative in their approach to new material, musical arrangements and showmanship. FreezeDried did not stop at their quest for musical diversity. In 2006, FreezeDried continued to progress in the vocal area by adding a female vocal trio. Affectionately known as “The Icicles”, the singers bring flavors of motown and soul to the FreezeDried sound.

Craig Ebel & DyVersaCo

Craig Ebel & DyVersaCo

Craig Ebel plays concertina with DyVersaCo and is the band’s leader. Craig is also the host of “It’s Polka Time!” a syndicated radio show heard across the United States and over the Internet. His knowledge of the music makes him the perfect person to front the band. The musicians who make up DyVersaCo have quite the experience of performing in not only different types of music, but also in different styles of polka music. Polka music is just that – polka music!! Whether you listen to it on the radio or regularly go polka dancing, promote the music proudly and encourage others to do the same. website

Jolly Zuks Polka Band

Jolly Zuks Polka Band

The Jolly Zuks have been entertaining people for the last 30 yrs. A fun energetic band that brings life to any party. Not just your average polka band, They play a variety of styles of music, from a Little bit of Country, Fifties, Jitter bugs, Two steps and more. website 




Jersey Polka Richie

Jersey Polka Richie has been entertaining fans with his brand of good time polka music for over 40 years. Originally from New Jersey, he has played with some of the best honky-style musicians in the Polka field.






Doctor Kielbasa

Doctor Kielbasa
Doctor Kielbasa long to establish a reputation for performing good, fun polka music and dances. Now that the group has 14 years under their belts and a solid track record, it’s fair to say they have made their mark on polka music in Minnesota and the upper Midwest region. website



Norm Dombrowski’s Happy Notes

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Although Norman passed away in March 2013, his music lives on with his band the Happy Notes. Hailing from Wisconsin, the Happy Notes continue the legacy of the Wisconsin Polka Hall of Famer’s traditional brand of Polka music.

2018 Festival Dates & Times

Friday, August 10:     5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday, August 11:    10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday, August 12:    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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