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Die Kellerknaben Polka Band


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Polkas and Waltzes from around the world! - Chicago, IL

From the beer halls of Münich to the taverns of Chicago, Die Kellerknaben has its roots deep in the heart of polka. Die Kellerknaben plays music that makes you want to dance! Not just a fad, the polka is part of the American heritage. The band will delight you with Oktoberfest favorites and classics from the international landscape. You’ll feel right at home singing along with the hits. No other style of music gives people so much joy, cheerfulness, and hilarity. We need this to brighten our daily lives!

The group has performed all over the midwest, including venues such as Miskatonic BrewingCedarburg Cultural CenterGoldfinger BrewingPhyllis' Musical InnObscurity Brewing, Westmont Brat House, Old Elburn HallThe Town Of Cicero, and the Westmont Lions Club Oktoberfest. Die Kellerknaben is also a favorite at senior communities, park districts, and festivals, and has played numerous corporate and private events.

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Available in multiple configurations depending on your event: full band, duo, solo accordion, and more.

Meet The Band


  • Jon Kostal - Accordion and Vocals
  • Kevin Gawthorp - Clarinet and Saxophone
  • Hans-Wilhelm Baier - Banjo
  • Kurt Bonamer - Tuba
  • Bill Riddle - Drums and Percussion

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  • Mon - Thurs: 12:00 - 6:00
    Fri: 12:00 - 5:00
    Sat: 10:00 - 4:00
  • Other by appointment.