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        Polkamotion Returns to Rehoboth Beach in 2018! 

Polkamotion by the Oceanâ, the fantastic four-day polka festival held at the beautiful ocean-front town of Rehoboth Beach, DE, returns to the newly-renovated Convention Center from September 12 – 15, 2018!   

Marking its 13th year in Rehoboth Beach and 38th year overall, the festival features some of the nation’s top polka bands.  The lineup includes host band, The Boys (MD), featuring Polka Hall of Famers Frankie Liszka and Mike Matousek, the Polka Country Musicians (CT), featuring Polka Hall of Famer Wally Dombrowski, The Knewz (NY), featuring multiple USPA Favorite Male Vocalist Andy Bojczuk, Polka Hall of Famer Jimmy Weber and The Sounds (NJ) making their only reunion appearance of the year, The Beat (NJ), featuring the signature songs of Mike Costa, the Eddie Forman Orchestra (MA), featuring Polka Hall of Famer Eddie Forman celebrating his 50th anniversary in the polka business, The Nu-Tones (PA), featuring nine-time USPA Favorite Female Vocalist Stacey Morris, Old School (OH), featuring top polka musicians and their incomparable honky-style sound, and Crab Town Sound (MD), featuring guest Polka Hall of Famers Freddy Bulinski and Freddy K, and other polka stars. 

Throughout the festival in the hall, authentic homemade Polish food (pierogi, golabki, kielbasa, etc.) will be available for sale, along with reasonably-priced beverages served at the full bar.  Don’t miss the Freddy K Scholarship Presentation on Saturday night when Freddy K and his wife Linda Kendzierski award a scholarship to a deserving, young polka musician to help further his/her education. 

Other activities include the annual Polkamotion Open, a fun-filled “best ball” golf tournament for players of all skill levels (newbies are welcome) that takes place on Wednesday morning/afternoon at a nearby course.  Details will be available soon.  That night, the music kicks off in the hall with the Polkamotion Welcome Party from 7 pm – 11 pm.  For the first time, live polka music will be featured at the Band Stand at the end of Rehoboth Avenue (near the boardwalk and beach) on Friday from 11 am – 2 pm.  Stop by to enjoy the sounds of many of the polka stars who will be featured in the hall.  On Thursday night, the doors open in the hall at 5 pm with music and dancing from 6 pm until midnight.  Doors open at 4 pm on Friday and Saturday, with music from 5 pm – 12:30 am each night.  For more details, band schedules, ticket information, lodging packages, etc., visit or contact Mike Matousek at (410) 729-9697 or  If you’ve got the notion, to polka by the ocean, pack your lotion, and come on down to Polkamotion! 




The USPA and IPA Are Proud Sponsors of Polkamotion 


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 polka by the ocean, pack your lotion, and come on down to Polkamotion!  It's the polka festival where you'll feel like family!

    Your host,
    Mike Matousek