Upcoming Shows

photo by Dick Blau




Saturday August 2Quenchers, Fullerton & Western, 10pm, $5

Forget Lollapalooza, it’s time for WALLYPALOOZA!!  That’s right, The Polkaholics will perform their polka-rock opera "Wally!"in their seventh annual celebration of Li'l Wally's life and legacy (Li’l Wally’s birthday was August 1, 1930 and he passed away on August 17, 2006).  First performed live in 2008 and then released as a CD in 2009, "Wally!" tells the story of Li’l Wally’s rise to Chicago polka glory and Florida sunset in polka-rock opera form, with storied-songs like "Son of a Gun Polka," "Division Street," "Sea and Sand Polka," "King of Happiness," and more.  From a boy singing with polka bands at Caldwell Woods to being featured on the Lawrence Welk show and playing for the Pope at the Vatican, Li’l Wally was the Horatio Alger of polka - and "Wally!" immortalizes his amazing journey!  The incredible I Love Rich will open the show with their fun and entertaining brand of in-your-face ROCK! 


Saturday August 9Fitzgerald’s, 6615 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn, 8:30pm, $15, opening for Those Darn Accordions!!

This is sure to be a mind-blowing genre-exploding show!  Those Darn Accordions play rock songs on accordions, and The Polkaholics play polka songs on guitar - you’ll have to see it to believe it!


Saturday August 16Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest, Glenwood North Stage, Glenwood Ave at Lunt Ave, 5-6:30pm

A favorite street fest in Rogers Park, it’s always a treat to play at this fest.  The atmosphere is always a blast and the line-up of bands is outstanding.  Take the CTA Red Line and get off at the Morse station – the fest is right there. 



GERMANY TOUR with Polkaholix!

Wednesday August 20 – Badehaus Berlin

Friday August 22 – Neuzelle

Saturday August 23 – Potsdam Sommerfest

Sunday August 24 - TBA

Tuesday August 26 – Berlin TV

Thursday August 28 - TBA

Friday August 29 – Finsterwalde Sangerfest

Saturday August 30 – Furstenwalde Polka OpenAir






polka, Polka, POLKA - polyester comes ALIVE!!



For further information or comments, please e-mail: polkaholics@gmail.com

or mail: PO Box 803664, Chicago Illinois 60680-3664

or phone: 773 544-7828


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