Steve Meisner, a multi-talented musician, composer & arranger, has polka music runnning through his veins.
Coming from a family with a rich musical heritage, Steve is a second-generation full time working musician. Steve's career awards include "Musician and Band of the Year", "Favorite Polka Artist", “Lifetime Achievement award” by the Maryland Accordion Club, resides as the 29th inductee to the Ironworld Polka Hall of Fame, and in 2005 an “Honor Roll” induction in the Wisconsin Polka Hall of Fame
Steve and his late father, Verne Meisner, were and continue to be avid supporters of Polka Parade. To learn more about Steve please click here.
The Jeff Winard Band is a crowd favorite throughout Southeastern Wisconsin. Trained by America's Polka King, Frankie Yankovic, for 27 years Jeff had the opportunity to travel throughout the country covering numerous states with countless engagements from the Las Vegas casinos to New York's State Fair.
After Frankie Yankovic retired, Jeff set out on his own musical career. His style greatly appeals to a broad market and has a unique way of creating an excitement level with audiences.
Jeff has recorded 5 recordings and has been generous supporter of Polka Parade. To learn more about Jeff, click here.
Czech & Then Some has been playing since January 1997. The majority of the band's members are of Czech descent & enjoys keeping their Czech Heritage alive. They play a variety of music consisting of polkas, waltzes, country music, and fun dances. Czech & Then Some have performed at various such as National Polka Festival in Ennis, TX, Festivals in Nebraska, Iowa and Denmark, WI.
Czech and Thensome has vigorously supported Polka Parade in Milwaukee despite the distance.
To learn more about Czech and Thensome click here.