Polka comes to the Berlin Fair

An international sensation in the polka world will be hitting the stage at the Berlin Fair Saturday, Oct. 5. Jimmy Sturr and his Orchestra has over 106 recordings, which have been recognized and rewarded throughout the music industry, and rumor has it that Sturr has a big following in Connecticut.

The fact that Jimmy Sturr and his Orchestra is on the top 10 list of the all-time Grammy Awards, has won 18 Grammy Awards and has received more consecutive Grammy nominations than anyone in the history of musical awards, has made the music industry sit up and take notice.

Broadcast Music Inc. has awarded Jimmy Sturr and his Orchestra the Commendation of Excellence — the only one ever awarded in the polka field. Their popularity has resulted in not only numerous Grammy Awards, but also being voted the number one polka band in the country for the past 10 years.

Jimmy Sturr and his Orchestra just completed their fourth recording with country superstar Willie Nelson. They also have recorded with other artists such as The Oak Ridge Boys, Charlie Daniels, Boots Randolph, Mel Tillis, Brenda Lee, plus banjo virtuoso Bela Fleck and and folk legend Arlo Guthrie.

One of the major events in Jimmy’s career came when the Orchestra was asked to appear on The Grand Ole Opry. They were not only the only polka band to all appear, but the only band to appear with brass.

Sturr has his own television show on the RFDTV network on Fridays and on Family Net on Sundays. He also has a syndicated radio show on Sirius XM rural/radio Channel 80 on Saturdays.

Sturr, 72, lives in the house he grew up in the upstate village of Florida, New York, with a population of 1,800. His hometown recently honored Sturr by placing a Star of Fame in the walkway on Main Street. They also display Hometown of polka king Jimmy Sturr signs at each entrance to the village.

Five gold albums, each representing five million dollars in sales, are displayed on his office walls, inside his home, where he runs his various businesses which include United Polka Artists, Starr Record Company, Jimmy Sturr Travel Agency, a publishing company and his syndicated radio show.

A full scholarship gave Jimmy the opportunity to attend and graduate from Valley Forge Military Academy. Among his many accolades, and something Jimmy is very proud of, is his selection by The Valley Forge Military Academy as Man of the Year, he was honored with a full-dress parade in front of the Corp of Cadets at VFMA.

Information provided by

Back to AllNews

Latest Comments