CHARDON POLKA — A modern polka band bringing polka music to a new generation. In 2003, 16-year old Jake Kouwe was told there was no place for an accordion in his local high school’s marching band, Jake recruited other teens and formed the band. Fifteen years later, the band continues and its fan base grows. Though the band’s membership of sometimes eccentric and always unique individuals has changed over the years, their eclectic style and uniqueness has never waivered. They play traditional polkas reminiscent of “The Lawrence Welk Show” but sometimes morphs into punk-rock renditions of the same songs, oddball favorites, bizarre audience participation songs and polka-rock covers of anything from Twisted Sister to Queen to Lady GaGa.
Concerts are held at Rehm Gazebo, lower Orr Park, 400 North Elm Street from 7-9 p.m. There are scattered park benches to sit on or feel free to bring your own chair, blanket and picnic snacks. Aultman Orrville has partnered up to provide free blood pressure screenings before the start of the concerts. Donations are accepted throughout the entire concert season as these are all brought to you thru the generous donations of area residents and businesses alike. In case of inclement weather, the show goes on! Orrville City Schools has allowed us to use the auditorium (815 N. Ella St) in the event of rain. We will announce it on our Facebook page as well as contacting WQKT to announce it as well. Contact Jeanne to make your donation 330-684-5001.