Polkamotion by the Ocean is the nation's only four-day polka festival conducted
in a wonderful ocean-front resort town. It all began in 1980 when the
festival was first conducted in Ocean City, MD's Convention Center. After
many years of success, the festival moved a little further north to the
Convention Center in the charming town of Rehoboth Beach, DE in 2004.
This venue, which is located at 229 Rehoboth Ave., provides the
perfect acoustics and accommodations for today's Polkamotion audience. Plus,
there are plenty of lodging options, gourmet restaurants, and tax-free
shops all located within walking distance of the Convention Center. The
gorgeous beach and fun boardwalk are only three short blocks from the hall! The
convenience and amenities of Rehoboth Beach truly provide the complete
Plans for Polkamotion 2015 Are Set!
Plans are set for our 36th Annual Polkamotion by the Ocean! Help us celebrate our twelfth year at Rehoboth Beach, DE so mark your calendars for September 16 - 20, 2015! Once again we've assembled some of the nation's top polka bands to bring you five days of word-class polka music for your listening and dancing enjoyment. This year's line-up includes Lenny Gomulka & Chicago Push, Polka Family, the Eddie Forman Orchestra, Old School, The Dynasonics, The Boys, Polka Country Musicians, The Knewz, and The Variety Tones! As always, to keep you energized and refreshed we'll have plenty of home-made Polish/American food and all your favorite libations liberally poured by our professional bartenders. Early birds are welcome to play in our annual Polkamotion Open Best Ball Golf Tournament, a fun event for all skill levels (or newbies!), on Wednesday, September 16 at the Old Landing Golf Course. Then, stop by the Convention Center that night at 7 pm for a "Meet & Greet Party" featuring the music of Crabtown Sound and guest musicians. Remember, you won't find more reasonably-priced food and beverages at any polka fest anywhere. Visit www.polkamotion.com or www.rbpolka.com for all the exciting details.
Beach City Hall Construction Interrupts Polkamotion in 2016
Rehoboth Beach city
officials recently informed Polkamotion by the Ocean promoters Mike Matousek and
Mike Ziemski that a major construction project to renovate the Rehoboth Beach
City Hall facility will make the Convention Hall unavailable for all events
beginning in November of 2015 through early 2017.
Please note that this 12 – 15 month project will prevent Polkamotion
from being conducted in the hall only in 2016, interrupting the twelve
consecutive years the festival has taken place in the facility.
Fortunately, the project will not affect this year’s Polkamotion
festival that will be conducted from September 16 – 20, 2015.
Since the construction project will be finished in early 2017,
Polkamotion will resume its regular annual schedule in the hall beginning on
September 13 - 17, 2017.
Matousek and Ziemski will be
looking for feedback from this year’s Polkamotion polka fans as to whether
they should attempt to arrange some kind of polka music at another facility in
Rehoboth Beach next September for those who plan their annual vacations during
the usual festival week.
The USPA and IPA Are Proud Sponsors of Polkamotion 2015