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Route 161 Happy Wanderers

Polka Band from Columbus, OH - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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$100 - $4000 per event
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About
Your premiere Oktoberfest Party Band! From traditional German to Munich modern, to unexpected polka beats for pop hits, to covers of timeless classics, all while dressed in lederhosen and tossing out siggy sockies. Now filling up Oktoberfest season 2020, don't wait! We are at 10 states and counting, will travel anywhere. #RT161HW

During the rest of the year, we offer variety entertainment including Yiddish, Polish, French, German, Spanish, and other languages, We have plenty of St Paddy's music for March. Solo accordion and piano also available. Want a multi-lingual education experience, we've got you covered! All occasions, including Weddings, Funerals, Mardi Gras, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Festivals, etc. In 2020 we added a sing-along tribute to the Indie bands 'the Mountain Goats', and 'the Decemberists.' If that's your thing, we have an evening of it ready for you

The band was formed when our drummer, Vince, wanted to return to the music he used to play with his Hungarian grandfather back when Vince was teen. His grandpa was a professional musician on the accordion, bass and violin, and played all types of music from all over eastern Europe. Because they were living in Cleveland, Vince played a lot polka with him, of course. Our multi-instrumental wizard Jason (Keyboards, Harmonica, Yodeling. Bass and more) also grew up with that Cleveland sound. Dan, the singing accordionist, grew up in Midland, Michigan and went to Bay City for the Polish festivals and Frankenmuth for the German music.

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They did a great job and our residents loved them. We plan on having them back

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Oktoberfest Party

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They are fun, wonderful performers. We have worked with them at multiple Oktoberfest events, and their live music really makes the event! Awesome live music, easy to book, great experience. I look forward to more parties with them in the future! -Justin with Schmidt's Sausage Truck

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Route 161 Happy Wanderers were the perfect addition to our event. Since it was primarily a networking/cocktail event, they matched the volume of the entertainment to the level in the room. Everyone could enjoy and still have conversations. One of our guest shared he had been to Oktoberfest in Munich Germany many times and this group was better than any he had heard while in Munich! Quite the compliment!!

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Route 161 Happy Wanderers’s Response:

Jan - Thanks again for having us out for a Munich themed reception! This was a lovely capstone to our Oktoberfest 2017 season!

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2020
Nov
7
Family Reunion
Cincinnati, OH
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2019
Oct
9
Community Event
Columbus, OH
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2019
Oct
5
Oktoberfest Party
Lexington, SC
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2019
Sep
25
Oktoberfest Party
Dublin, OH
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2018
Sep
29
GR Oktoberfest
Grand Rapids, MI
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2018
Sep
23
Dayton Art Institute Oktoberfest
Dayton, OH
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2018
Sep
22
Dayton Art Institute Oktoberfest
Dayton, OH
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2018
Sep
21
New Laramie Oktoberfest
8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2018
Sep
7
Columbus Oktoberfest
Columbus, OH
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2017
Nov
5
Corporate Function
Indianapolis, IN
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
2017
Oct
20
Meeting
Columbus, OH
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
2017
Jun
10
Private Party
Columbus, OH
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2016
Oct
15
Community Event
Xenia, OH
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Classic Polkas
German Traditional
Modern German
New Orleans/Mardi Gras
Modern Pop
Classic Country
Polka Rock
Polish Songs
Yiddish Songs
Klezmer
French Musette
Japanese Selections
Requests
Dance Band
Dixieland Band
Jazz Band
Klezmer Band
Polka Band
Ragtime Band
Russian Band
Italian Band
Variety Band
French Band
Irish Band
German Band
Indie Rock Band
World Music Band
Gypsy Band
Children's Music Band
Wedding Band
Show Band
Pirate Band
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Route 161 Happy Wanderers will also travel to Westerville, Blacklick, New Albany, Worthington, Lewis Center, Reynoldsburg, Galena, Dublin, Powell, Groveport, Hilliard, Pickerington, Johnstown, Pataskala, Amlin, Grove City, Canal Winchester, Sunbury, Unionville Center, Alexandria, Galloway, Lockbourne, Croton, Marysville, Baltimore, Delaware, Plain City, Centerburg, Carroll, Broadway.
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