Southwest Polka Party 2018 is now ready for you! We’ve put together a great 4-day festival for you to enjoy. The dates are February 5, 6, 7 & 8, 2018.
Bands this year will be “Polka Power” from California, “John Stehle & the Alpine Polka Dots” from Colorado, “Julie Lee & her White Rose Band” from North Dakota, “Richie Yurkovich & Polkarioty” from Wisconsin and “The Fugitives” from Manitoba, Canada. Fr. Arnold Kari will again be starting off each day as your warm-up guy!
The festival will kick off on Monday night with two dances. There will be a “Canadian Party” with music by our Canadian band – “The Fugitives.” In the other room we will feature “Polka Power” for our “Red, White & Blue Party.” Folks who buy tickets for Monday night will be able to go back and forth into both ballrooms and enjoy both bands, but we ask that they do not “save” a seat in both rooms. There will again be door prizes given away on Monday night. Dancing will go from 6:30 to 10:30 pm with doors opening at 5:30.
Dancing will continue Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with five bands performing each day on Tuesday and Wednesday and three bands on Thursday, as we will only have the large ballroom, “The Mardi Gras Ballroom” open on Thursday this year. The jam session will continue to be from 5-7 pm on Tuesday and Wednesday. This is a time to bring your instrument or come and sing a song and show off your talents. Anyone is welcome to join the jam session.
Your hotel reservation can be made by calling 1-800-675-3267 and giving them the reservation code A8SPC02. This will get you into our block of rooms for the price of $69.43 per night, which includes all taxes and fees. The Orleans will charge your credit card immediately for your first night deposit for room and tax upon making your hotel reservation. The last day to get into our room block is Jan. 4, 2018.
Tickets can be reserved anytime by calling Julie Lee at 701-367-9696. We accept cash, check or credit card payments. We take Visa, Mastercard or Discover Card as credit card options. There will be a 5% service charge applying to all credit card purchases, same as last year. Your reservation will be guaranteed upon receipt of your payment by check or credit card. You can also email Julie Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org but DO NOT leave any credit card information on an email. You MUST CALL to leave your credit card number. Remember – emails are not secure and we don’t want credit cards numbers on emails for your protection.
We will start sending out tickets in August. We will also send out armbands, a band schedule and flyer at that time as well as an informational page. You’ll have everything you need except to arrange your hotel and transportation.
It will be another fun year in Las Vegas at the beautiful Orleans Hotel & Casino for our 27th Annual Southwest Polka Party! Hope to see you there.
-Julie Lee & Hugo Ternes