The Chardon Polka Band
The Chardon Polka Band returns to the Steele Memorial Bandstand Sunday, July 2 at 6 p.m. to captivate Lakesiders of all ages with their innovative and colorful spin on polka music.
The band has made a name for itself over their 18 years together. While the group has an extensive catalog of traditional polkas, The Chardon Polka Band isn’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 and has been leading the group since. While remaining active in Cleveland, the band can often be found taking their music on the road.