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.

Hall of Fame Inductees for 2017

Congratulations to this year’s inductees into the Sokol Omaha Polka Hall of Fame:

Living Category: Kevin Koopman & Lou Hospodka

Deceased Category: Charles Kral, Joe Yindrick, Helen Janak,

Sokol Omaha Service Award: Everett Van Cleave

Don’t forget!  The 43rd annual Sokol Omaha Polka Hall of Fame is Sunday, September 10th, 2017.  Music will be performed by the Kenny Janak Orchestra, playing The Original Eddie Janak Music Library.  Doors open at 2PM, Music starts from 3 PM to 6 PM, Induction ceremony from 6 PM to 7 PM, Music resumes from 7 to 7:30 PM.