2021 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Announcement

Recently, Sokol Auditorium was sold under new ownership and have plans to remodel the interior of the hall. Remodel plans will begin in May and should finish sometime in November or December. Because of this, we have decided to cancel this year’s Sokol Omaha Polka Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. We hope to have the Induction Ceremony next year, on Sunday, September 11th, 2022. Bobby Z Polka Band will provide the music. We hope to see you then!

Update on the 2020 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Greetings to everyone,


We wanted to let you know that, based on the information we have received from the governor regarding social events, we have decided to postpone this year’s Sokol Omaha Polka Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony this year. We will plan to have the induction ceremony around the same time next year on Sunday, September 12th, 2021. We will still have Bobby Z and Polka Joy perform for next year’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

Thank you for your continued support to the Sokol Omaha Polka Hall of Fame!


Sonny Svoboda

Hall of Fame Inductees for 2019

The 2019 Sokol Omaha Polka Hall of Fame inductee’s have finally been released. Congratulations to the below inductees:

  • Deceased Category
    • Gil Krajnik – Band Leader, Sax and Clarinet
    • Frank Kostka Jr. – Sideman, Trumpt
  • Living Category
    • Mike Brecka – Band Leader/Sideman, Trumpet
    • Frank Remar – Band Leader, Accordion

Congratulations to these winners and we will celebrate their induction on Sunday, September 8th at Sokol Auditorium, 13th and Martha Sts, Omaha, NE . Music will be provided by The Little Tavern Band. Doors open at 2 p.m., music begins at 3 till 5:30 p.m. Induction ceremony 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Music resumes 6:30 till 7:30 p.m. This is a FREE, open to the pubic event. Food will be available for purchase.

Hall of Fame Inductees for 2018

This year’s inductees from the Living Category are:
Charlie Petrmichl, Button Accordion
Steve Steager, Bass Horn/Bass Guitar

Inductees from the Deceased Category are:
Big Joe Siedlik, Polka Music Promoter
Johnny Halama, Bass Horn

Congratulations to these winners and we will celebrate their induction on Sunday, September 9th at Sokol Auditorium, 13th and Martha Sts, Omaha, NE . Music will be provided by the Czechlander’s Orchestra, doors open at 2 p.m., music begins at 3 till 6 p.m. Induction ceremony 6 to 7 p.m., Music resumes 7 till 7:30 p.m. and this is a FREE, open to the pubic event.