Chardon Polka Band
A modern polka band bringing polka music to a new generation.
The band has made a name for itself over their 17 years together. While the group has an extensive catalog of traditional polkas, they aren’t afraid to bring their own tunes into the mix or surprise audiences with polka-pop covers of hit songs by Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga.
The band got their start in the Cleveland music scene playing countless fairs and festivals. Founding member Jake Kouwe (accordion) began the group in 2003 with the help of four other Chardon High School teens. He has been leading the group since. While remaining active in Cleveland, the band can often be found taking their music on the road.