The FreezeDried Experience!

Known throughout Chicagoland to be on the cutting edge, FreezeDried fuses Polish push-style polkas with other music styles such as Latin music, zydeco, gospel music, dixieland music and rock music. 

FreezeDried members currently bringing the FreezeDried Experience to polka and non-polka fans are John Krawisz, Dan Okrzesik Sr., Ted Okrzesik Jr., John Okrzesik Sr., Stephen Kaminski, Andrew Okrzesik, John Okrzesik, Jr., and Austin Kelsch.

The record label of FreezeDried is Chrome Pierogi Recording and is an Indie label.

Since 1998, venues such as the Taste of Chicago, Minnesota State Fair, WGN radio, numerous town summer fests, and an array of local clubs have been enjoying the fresh sounds of the FreezeDried Experience.

Goodbye Austin....Austin's first polka dance was also his first polka gig and it was obvious from that day that polkas were in his blood. For the past five years our sock-footed guitar player dedicated many hours to forming today's FreezeDried sound. Unfortunately, for us, Austin must say goodbye to us. We wish him and his new bride all the best.

Thank you, Austin, for all of your hard work.  We will miss you!


John Krawisz - (630) 334-2941
email -

Click HERE to email John
Upcoming Events

Friday, April 27th      6:00pm - 1:00am    

Wisconsin Dells Polka Fest

Chula Vista Resort
2501 River Road
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

Click HERE for more information.

Friday, May 25th     5:00pm - 2:00am

United States Polka Association Festival & Convention

Holiday Inn Cleveland South
​6001 Rockside Road

​Independence, OH 44131

HERE for more information.

Saturday, June 16th    9:00pm - 11:00pm

Polish Fest

Henry W. Maier Festival Park
200 North Harbor Drive
​Milwaukee, WI  53202

HERE for more information.
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