About

We are a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization devoted to the promotion and preservation of Pennsylvania's musical heritage & cultural history that is all too quickly fading away & being forgotten.  We intend on doing this through festivals, dances, and other events. These events will be open to all ages of the general public, with the idea of bringing this important common bond to new folks to enjoy and keep alive for generations to come.

Our founders

Mark Merkel

Mark Merkel

President

A Lehigh Valley native, Mark has been working in the entertainment industry since 1983.  He is the owner of Creative Light & Sound Source, an entertainment services company based in Orlando, FL since 1995.  As our founder, he is responsible for the idea of the PA Music Preservation Society and has the vision of what it should become.

Marc Kress

Marc Kress

Secretary/Treasurer

Marc is studying to be a computer networking specialist at Lehigh County Community College, and plans on opening his own company upon graduation.  Marc helped with the creation & development of the Pa Music Preservation Society.

Alex Meixner

Alex Meixner

Director

A 2007 Grammy nominee, Alex has performed traditional ethnic music since he was 4 years old and has extensive experiences in a wide variety of musical genres.  His true passion lies in entertaining audiences…. he does this primarily with an international party mix of polka music.

Jeffrey Tapler

Jeffrey Tapler

Director

“Uncle Jeffrey” is the owner of cable station CWTAP, a local TV station available on Service Electric Cable TV & over the internet.  Jeff also owns Dispatch Answering Service, a full service message call center with clients across the United States.  Jeff is a staunch believer in public service, and has been supporting the Lower Milford Township police department for over a decade.

James Spang

James Spang

Director

“Chief Jimmy” is the President of Lehigh Law Enforcement Officers’ Association, a full-scale security and investigative service, since 1985.  Jim, growing up in Allentown’s Sixth Ward, once the epicenter of Allentown’s ethnic clubs, shares in the feeling that too much of our regions’ cultural heritage is disappearing and needs to be saved.

Event Vendors

Vendors Needed!

If you are a Lehigh Valley non-profit organization that would like to sell food or crafts or just give out information about your organization at our events please contact us for available opportunities.

Pierogi, Kielbasi, & Potato Pancakes

Pierogi, Kielbasi, & Potato Pancakes

St. John Paul II Polish Society of St. Jane Frances de Chant...
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Strudel & Hungarian Goulash

Strudel & Hungarian Goulash

Real authentic hand stretched strudel in both sweet & sa...
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Sponsors

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Contact Info

  • 610.756.7757
  • pamusicsociety@gmail.com
  • http://pamusicsociety.org
  • P.O. Box 9239
    Allentown, PA 18105-9239