RIGHT: Brian O'Boyle and Frankie Spetich at Lake Anna in Barberton, Ohio. This playing engagement took place on June 20, 2008. Frankie was playing with "Klancnik and Friends". Check our You Tube page for links to video from this event.
RIGHT: This picture was taken at Lake Anna Park in Barberton, Ohio in August, 2009. How about the talent on this stage? Joey Miskulin, Eric Noltkamper, Paul Yanchar, Johnny Pecon Jr., Frankie Spetich, Jeff Pecon and Ralph Delligatti. WOW! Sorry for the quality of the picture.
ABOVE AND BELOW RIGHT: JULY 10, 2010: Pictures of the Del Sinchak Band at Italian American Festival in Akron, Ohio. Del Sinchak and Ron Austalosh: Accordion, Alan Koss: Bass, Bob Smrecansky: Drums
LEFT: JULY 11, 2010: We continued our Italian Festival weekend by listening to the music of Joey Tomsick and the JTO at the Stark County Fairgrounds. Band members include: Phil Hrvatin: Sax, Hank Guzel: Bass, Joey Tomsick: Accordion and Keyboards, Jim Penko: Drums. Great Job, Joey!
LEFT: First DJ of the show ("Slovenian Melodies") and Lifetime Achievement Winner, Frankie Spetich. Frankie is playing at Manor Care Nursing Home for a birthday party for Lena Hite in August, 2001.
LEFT: This picture was taken at Tony Petkovsek's 50th birthday party in Cleveland, Ohio in August, 1991. LEFT TO RIGHT: Frankie Spetich Sr. (Polka Hall of Famer), Frank Mahnic (Sax with Vadnal Bands), Johnny Vadnal (Polka Hall of Famer).
The Johnny Vadnal Orchestra at Tony's Polka Party, Thanksgiving, 1991. Sorry for the poor quality of this photo. This was one of Johnny's last years playing for Tony's Thanksgiving event.
LEFT: Polka Hall of Famer, Paul Yanchar (right) with his late wife (left). This was at Father Joseph Ozimek's retirement dinner in 1991 in Akron, Ohio.
RIGHT: The Joe Fedorchak Orchestra (a bit blurry) at Tony's Thanksgiving Polka Party in November, 1991 in Cleveland, Ohio
LEFT: The Frankie Spetich Orchestra playing a wedding in December, 1991. Frankie Spetich (Accordion), Fred Heyburn (Sax), Stan Franjic (Bass), A.J. Hite (Drums), and Johnny Spetich (Piano).
RIGHT: This photo of Val Pawlowski and A.J. Hite is from the 2011 Awards Show presentation in Euclid, Ohio. Thanks to Phil Hrvatin for this photo. He is a great photographer at all events, but especially, polka ones like the awards show.
LEFT: Thanksgiving Weekends, 2011. Klancnik and Friends Orchestra, with special guest, Alex Meixner on accordion. Also pictures are Brian O'Boyle (accordion), Eddie Klancnik (drums) and Eric Stehle (sax).
RIGHT: Another picture from Thanksgiving Weekend, 2011. LEFT TO RIGHT: Polka Hall of Famer, Frankie Spetich, Polka Musician, Alex Meixner and Web Master of polkas.nl, John Haspar.
LEFT: One of the first polka bands we remember in the Barberton, Ohio area, because they practiced in my basement as a kid. The "Jolly Jets" played gigs in the Akron, Barberton, Canton area. This picture means a lot to me and this band left me with many fantastic polka memories. Pictured are: Joe Hite (drums), Tony Hite (bass), Ed Young (sax), Joe Ligas (accordion, left), Dave Zak (accordion, right).
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LEFT: First DJ of the show ("Slovenian Melodies") and Lifetime Achievement Winner, Frankie Spetich, and current DJ, A.J. Hite. This photo was taken after a playing engagement in 2004.
LEFT: First DJ of the show ("Slovenian Melodies") and Lifetime Achievement Winner, Frankie Spetich. Frankie is playing at Lake Anna Park, Barberton, Ohio.
RIGHT: Brian Wiater, Eddie Rodick III and Kenny Klancnik at Lake Anna in Barberton, Ohio. This playing engagement took place on June 20, 2008. These guys were playing with "Klancnik and Friends". Check our You Tube page for links to video from this event.
LEFT: The Polka Maestre Trio is pictured playing a gig. Diatonic Button box Tony Jalovec has been playing for 24 years in 2014 always adding new material to the repertoire of over 300 songs of various styles & Genres.
The other players are veterans with over 25 years’ experience playing in other similar bands and style & Genres.