Copernicus Center

5216 W. Lawrence Ave. Chicago, IL 60630

(Lawrence and Milwaukee Avenues)

Non-stop music on 5 Stages!


Friday Sept. 2, 5-11pm

Saturday Sept. 3, 12-11pm

Sunday Sept. 4, 12-11pm

Monday Sept. 5, 12-10pm


Enjoy non-stop live music, food and fun for all ages at the 32nd Annual Taste of Polonia over Labor Day weekend!**Five stages feature music for every taste from rock to dance to classical! Chicago’s own: Abba Salute, Rico, Libido Funk Circus, Hot Rocks, Gentleman of Leisure, Pink Freud, The Tony Ocean Show, Imposter Radio, and more! Polish artists: Sztywny Pal Azji, Lombard, Toony, Carrion! Plus: Maggie D, Fox, Freeze Dried, and Funky Polak! Classical Performances: Paderewski Symphony Orchestra and Chopin Choir. Plus a great line-up of Chicago club DJs on the dance stage each night!**Delicious, old-world Polish favorites like polska kielbasa, pierogi, potato pancakes and imported beers will surely satisfy your appetite!

Taste **Families can visit “Kids World” with The Entertainment Project, inflatables, face painting, Disney Princesses and special activities for the youngest guests!

**The festival also offers traditional folk dance and theater performances, arcade games, “Big Nick’s Casino,” free Polish cooking classes and a Festival Marketplace where you can shop for old-world treasures!

**Speaker and Mrs. Gingrich will screen Nine Days that Changed the World at 6:00 pm on Sunday, September 4th.  A book and DVD signing will be held prior to the screening at 5:00 pm.

**Monday Sept. 5, 2011 at 6pm, for the first time since her return, Janina Wasilewski will join Tony, director Ruth Leitman and friends and family celebrating at Chicago’s annual Taste of Polonia to present TONY & JANINA’S AMERICAN WEDDING.  Please join us at this exciting event.



  International Polish Bands


Sztywny Pal Azji



Local Polish Bands


Maggie D

Funky Polak

Megitza Quartet

Khary Laurent

and more

American Bands

Gentlemen of Leisure

Libido Funk Circus

ABBA Salute

Pink Freud


Hot Rocks

and more…

More Entertainment…

Polka Bands

Children’s Shows

Live DJ’s

Folk Dancing


Adults: $7

Children under 12: FREE

Seniors: $3 (65 and older)