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        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 vacation experience.  

        So.....if you've got the notion to play by the ocean, pack your lotion, and head down to Polkamotion!  It's the polka festival where you'll feel like family!

    Your hosts,
    Mike Ziemski & Mike Matousek


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 DynasonicsThe 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 or for all the exciting details.


Rehoboth 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. 

Please forward any feedback to, the Polkamotion Rehoboth Facebook site, or share your thoughts in person at this year’s festival.                    



The USPA and IPA Are Proud Sponsors of Polkamotion 2015