PolkaFest - We're on for 2021!

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Date: 
Friday, June 4, 2021 (All day) to Saturday, June 5, 2021 (All day)

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Band Schedule:

Friday, June 4th

4:30 PM - 6 PM          Johnstown Polka Friends

6 PM - 7 PM               Polka Family Band

7 PM - 8 PM`              LynnMarie & E3 with Eddie Rodick & Friends

8 PM -  9 PM              Polka Family Band

9 PM - 10 PM             LynnMarie & E3 with Eddie Rodick & Friends  

 

Saturday, June 5th

12 PM - 1:30 PM       Rosie & The Jammers  

1:30 PM - 3 PM         Johnstown Polka Friends     

3 PM - 4 PM              Autobahn Band

4 PM - 5 PM              Polka Country Musicians

5 PM -  6 PM             Autobahn Band     

6 PM - 7 PM              Polka  Country Musicians

7 PM -    8 PM           LynnMarie & E3 with Eddie Rodick & Friends 

8 PM-    9 PM            The Polka Family Band

9 PM - 10 PM            LynnMarie & E3 with Eddie Rodick & Friends

10 PM - 11 PM          The Polka Family Band

Even though we couldn't put our dancing shoes on in 2020, we're back in 2021! Join us for the annual Johnstown PolkaFest featuring the best Polish and Slovenian bands in the world!  You'll enjoy two fantastic days of dancing, eating, shopping and FUN at beautiful Peoples Natural Gas Park! It's one big Polka Party - Johnstown style! Best of all—admission is FREE! PolkaFest is back! 

Visit Johnstown is proud to announce that PolkaFest will take place June 4 & 5 at a new location!

As previously announced, the event was unable to be held at St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church in Cambria City on June 4-6, 2021. The event will be held at Peoples Natural Gas Park, located at 90 Johns St., downtown Johnstown.

“PolkaFest’s cancellation was met with such great disappointment,” Visit Johnstown’s executive director, Lisa Rager said.  “Although St. Mary’s is not able to serve as the host site this year, we decided to explore alternate dates and locations to see what was workable. Fortunately Peoples Natural Gas Park was available for two of the three original dates, and most of the bands were still available as well.   We intend to follow CDC protocols and strongly encourage our attendees to socially distance and wear masks when social distancing is not possible.  PolkaFest has been the unofficial first festival of the summer, and we’re happy to be able to make it happen for the community this year.”

PolkaFest features nationally-known and award-winning Polka bands from throughout the country, as well as local favorites.  The lineup will include five-time Grammy nominee Lynn Marie & E3 from Nashville, Tennessee with Eddie Rodick and Friends, and four-time Grammy nominee The Polka Family Band. A complete schedule will be announced soon.

Bands will alternate sets throughout the day under the Polacek Pavilion providing non-stop Polish and Slovenian-style Polka music.   The pavilion will be equipped with a 39 x 30-foot teak wood dance floor, and both the pavilion and the Oil House will provide plenty of protection from the elements.  Limited seating will be available, but attendees are welcome to bring their lawn chairs. Food and beverages will be available from vendors set up in the park, and will include a variety of ethnic and other foods. Food and merchandise vendors and exhibitors are still being accepted.  The PolkaFest pub will serve beer and other products (Proper I.D. is required).  Admission is free, but a donation at the gate is requested.  All ages are welcome!

Community support is greatly appreciated as the relocation of the event has incurred additional expense to Visit Johnstown. Businesses interested in sponsoring the event can contact Jayne Korenoski at 814-536-7993.

The annual event is held the first weekend after Memorial Day and has been taking place since 1998, except for last year’s cancellation due to the pandemic.  PolkaFest attracts an estimated 10,000 people from multiple states and the region, generating visitor spending during the event.

The festival is easily accessible from Routes 56 and 403. Lodging is located within a few miles of the event. 

Location: 
Peoples Natural Gas Park
90 Johns St
Johnstown, PA 15901