The Grand Casino Hinckley will host the Chmielewski 37th International Polka Festival May 29-31, 2015. This entire event will be dedicated to Florian Chmielewski, who at the age of 88, will be celebrating his 70th year playing the accordion at the festival. Since 1882, the Midwest’s most well-known entertainers, the Chmielewski Family have been synonymous with polka music. Over 100 years later and into five succeeding generations, the Chmielewski Family music has never stopped.
Florian Chmielewski is stopping by Radio Works to talk about the upcoming festival, his experiences over the years and maybe even his 26 spent years as a Minnesota Senator.