Stroede Center for the Arts
Celebrating 14 years of entertainment!
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Welcome to the Stroede Center
The Stroede Center for the Arts is home to the Defiance Community Cultural Council, a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of the performing arts, communication, and historic preservation in Defiance. It is also home to Defiance Community Television, the local public access station and DCCC partner in advocacy for the arts.
The Stroede Center has become an important hub for community arts and cultural events. In addition to the DCCC Performance Series, it hosts the Young People's Theatre Guild, Fort Defiance Players, Andrew L. Tuttle Memorial Museum, music recitals, a film series, and other special events.
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The Chardon Polka Band
June 24, 7:00 pm
Triangle Park, Defiance
The Chardon Polka Band, known for its eccentricities, plays traditional polkas reminiscent of Lawrence Welk as well as punk rock versions of the same songs. Comedic renditions of oddball favorites, bizarre audience participation songs, and even polka-rock covers are part of its unique performance. Event is free & open to the public.
In accordance with current guidelines, masks are not required at the Stroede Center but are recommended for those not vaccinated or those that feel safer with a mask on. We will continue to monitor the COVID situation and will adhere to any updated guidelines. Before planning on attending a DCCC event, please check our website, visit us on Facebook, or give us a call for the most up-to-date information.