The Collins Library invites the public to kick off its concert series with a performance by The Buffalo Touch from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 27.

The Buffalo Touch combines the Slovenian style polka popular in Cleveland and Canada with the Polish style polka from Chicago and the East Coast. The band features Polka Hall of Fame musician Mike Nowakowski along with Ken Machelski, Ray Barsukiewicz, Ricky Pijanowski, Gary Krew, Robin Pegg and the infamous Tadj.

Hailing from Buffalo, Jerry Darlak and the Touch formed in 1995 after Big Steve Krzeminski retired and Darlak decided to establish his own band. The Touch has received three Grammy nominations (2003, 2004 and 2009) and has been featured on “The Big Joe Polka Show” on RFD-TV. The Buffalo Touch has traveled from coast to coast performing throughout the year at clubs and festivals. Attendees are guaranteed a good time with the Touch and are asked to put on their dancing shoes and join the library for a night of high energy, entertaining, old fashioned polka.

The Friends of the Collins Public Library and Collins Public Library sponsor this monthly concert series. The concerts are free and open to the public; free will donations are gratefully accepted.

For more information, contact the Collins Public Library at 532-5129.