Let's polka at The Pullo Center Oct. 12 at Penn State York

YORK, Pa. — Penn State York’s free cultural series gets started this fall with Polkadelphia at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12, in Penn State York’s Pullo Family Performing Arts Center (The Pullo Center). Plan to arrive at 6:30 p.m. for free polka lessons. Tickets are not needed for this show, sponsored by the Penn State York Office of Student Affairs.

A tuba, trombone, trumpet, and accordion walked into a bar lamenting the lack of fresh approaches in the genre of polka. Two rounds and one passionate conversation later, Polkadelphia was born. Their music is an eclectic mix of German and Polish classics.

Polkadelphia plays both traditional tunes as well as modern cover songs by artists such as Radiohead and the Beatles. Polkadelphia was featured at The Porch at 30th Street Station for their beer garden during Philadelphia’s beer week. They have played at various city festivals including the Kahn Park Summer Concert Series and the 40th Street Summer Series. Each time, they whipped the audience into a waltzing, polkaing frenzy with their combination of classic polkas and polkafied classics.

Whether rocking out at a local establishment, strolling through the bustling tents at Oktoberfest, providing a unique cocktail hour experience for a wedding, or getting your party started, Polkadelphia style, they promise to bring the “haus” down.

Mark your calendar for the next free event in the cultural series, a presentation by Esther Bauer, Holocaust survivor, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2. This is a free event but tickets are required and can be picked up at The Pullo Center box office. This is a highly attended event so be sure to get your tickets early.

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Last Updated October 06, 2016