photo by Dick Blau
Saturday August 2 – Quenchers, 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!
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 16 – Glenwood 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!!
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