The Route 161 Happy Wanderers is a polka/variety band that plays popular music from different eras and different places. Our music is easy to dance to, and especially appreciated by grandparents and grandchildren. We are able to add requested songs into our playlist, but they may done as polkas, waltzes or two-steps. Weddings, Anniversaries, Memorial Services, Mardi Gras, Purim, Oktoberfest - whatever you've got, we're ready to play! If you want something completely different from your peers for your Wedding, party, or special event, we are completely different, and fun for dancing!
Styles we play include Polkas, Waltzes, Cajun and Zydeco, Musette, Klezmer, New Orleans, & Christmas
Really festive group for your Oktoberfest celebration. Personable and crowd pleasers. Will invite them back next year.
Response from Route 161 Happy Wanderers:
Chuck - Thanks again for bringing us out, and giving us an enthusiastic crowd. We'll be happy to come back next year!
What to Expect
Lots of interaction with the audience, sing-alongs and popular numbers, as well as plenty of unexpected pleasures.
The Happy Wanders were formed by Drummer Vince and Accordionist Dan with the intention of making crowds happy, and bringing back some of the polka from our youth. We have added a full horn section, and broadened our repertory, always with the goal of keeping it fun for the performers AND the crowd.
We play once per month for the retirement communities of greater Columbus, OH and we are seeking some evening and weekend gigs.
Additional Booking Notes
We have a full sound system for up to 1000 people with a PA system that used to belong to a rock club in Columbus.
Past Booked Events
|September 19, 2015||Festival|
Influences & Inspiration
Happy Louie, Frank Yankovic, Roger Miller, Professor Longhair, and many more.
Electricity and a Stage