Walter Ostanek's 80th Birthday Celebration, Sunday, May 3

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Wish Canada’s Polka King a happy birthday as the Polka Hall of Fame salutes the legendary Walter Ostanek, Sunday, May 3. Top Cleveland-Style Polka stars pay tribute to his 80th year with eight hours of music. You won’t want to miss this momentous polka occasion at the Slovenian Society Home in Euclid, Ohio. Delight to the finest dance bands, Old World cooking and Slovenian hospitality – all in honor of the three-time Grammy Award winner.

Cleveland-Style and Slovenian-Style orchestras and entertainers from across the continent appear live on stage for your dancing and listening. Thrill to a special performance by Walter on his big day. Treat yourself to nationality specialties, such as smoked Slovenian sausage, savory roast beef and strudel. Choose a polka CD or tee-shirt at the Polka Hall of Fame pop-up shop.

Walter Ostanek is acknowledged as Canada’s Polka King, but Cleveland, Ohio, is his second home. He was inspired by Frank Yankovic, America’s Polka King and brings the same joy and heart to his music. Walter started his first orchestra at age 16 in St. Catherines, Ontario. In the 1960s, he expanded his career with recordings, a radio show, a weekly television broadcast, and a music store, to become one of the most beloved figures on the North American polka scene. He received Grammies in 1993, 1994 and 1995. Walter is working on his 100th album.

Proceeds from the birthday bash benefit the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum. The Slovenian Society Home is located at 20713 Recher Avenue, in Euclid, Ohio. Take I-90 to the East 200th exit; go north on East 200th one-half mile and turn right on Lindbergh Avenue to the Hall.

Admission is $10. Enjoy dinners, sandwiches, side dishes, desserts and beverages throughout the day. Advance tickets recommended. Order at the Polka Hall of Fame, 605 E. 222nd Street, Euclid, OH 44123. Open Tues., Wed., Fri., and Sat.: 11 to 4. Contact the Polka Hall Fame, (216) 261-3263, or Polkashop at ###
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By: National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum

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