The 2019 Sokol Omaha Polka Hall of Fame inductee’s have finally been released. Congratulations to the below inductees:
Gil Krajnik – Band Leader, Sax and Clarinet
Frank Kostka Jr. – Sideman, Trumpt
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.
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!
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.
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.
We are saddened to learn that Moostash Joe, one of the very best polka band leaders and radio show hosts in Nebraska, passed away at the age of 83. Joe is an inductee in the Hall of Fame, class of 1974. Read more in the link below (via the Omaha World-Herald)