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Bavarski —  A new brand of polkas

What do you get when you mix when you mix one of the hottest jazz organists with one of the most versatile drummers around and an opera singer? New York City’s newest Polka Sensation- BAVARSKI! Of course, these aren’t just any musicians putting on lederhosen and pumping out Roll out the Barrel!! Ron Oswanski grew up with an accordion in Toledo, Ohio long before he learned about bebop—listening and playing with his father’s polka band. Also hailing from the land of mud hens- Eddie Biegaj, was singing Polish folk songs

with his concertina and accordion while starting an early journey into polka superstardom as a founding member of the Grammy nominated Toledo Polkamotion, after getting his formal classical voice training. Add the foreign element of Wayne Dunton (a native of the far off land of New Jersey) who was caught stealing Kishka at family Polish weddings and toured nationally with many world class bands while gigging and recording with numerous jazz, rock and classical luminaries. To round out the quartet of polka-rockin’ all stars, add the 2nd New Jersey element of Ernie White to the equation..  Ernie, sharped his musical skills along side his contemporaries Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi in the hey-day of rock-n-roll in New Jersey.  He continues to write, produce, and perform on a very high standard keeping rock-n-roll in Trenton alive!  With this quartet, you have a band that has the old soul of polka men, the full repertoire of a rocking party band, and the sophistication of jazz cats….

Check out BAVARSKI for your next Oktoberfest, Polka Party, Biergarten or Dance Event… You will have fun.

Bavarski Rocks the Reading Liederkranz Oktoberfest

Experience the best of Germany here in Berks County – the excitement of German festivals, the taste of German food and drink, the friendship of the German people. Herzlich Willkommen!

The Reading Liederkranz was founded by a group of friends that gathered for a birthday party, singing songs and reminiscing about their native Germany. On 23 July 1885 they officially formed the club, and it grew quickly, serving the growing German immigrant population of the late 19th century. Today, 130 years later, the club serves not only Germans, but indeed all of Berks County, as it has evolved into one of the area’s premier cultural and festival destinations. We host the oldest and largest authentic Oktoberfest in Pennsylvania, recently rated 4th best in the WORLD behind Munich, Germany, attracting thousands of visitors each year. Our Christkindlmarkt, May Fest, Schnitzel Fest and many other events draw crowds from all walks of life eager to experience German festivals, food & drink and hospitality & friendship.

We invite and encourage you to get to know us.  Read about our Club History and our Board of Directors, who as volunteers, are guiding the club through our second century.  We invite you to join us on the mountain.  Ein Prosit!