Coming to St. Pete on Saturday: A big ol' polka party!
Jack Zolnierowski and his wife, Leslie Clark, refer to their favorite tunes as “happy music.” What is this music that brings a smile to their faces and joy to their lives?
“Polka music,” Zolnierowski said. “A lively music set to a 2/4 beat that focuses on the dance called polka. It is the happiest music this side of heaven.”
Zolnierowski and Clark celebrate polka music from 2 to 4 p.m. every Sunday on their radio show, Polka Party Express, on WMNF-FM 88.5. They are known to their listeners, or “Polkateers,” as Wackie Jackie Z and Mrs. Wackie.
From 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, you can join this “Wackie” couple at the St. Petersburg Polish Club, 1343 Beach Drive SE, as they host the All Star Polka Party to raise money for WMNF. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased by calling WMNF at (813) 238-8001 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Those attending will have the opportunity to listen and dance to polkas, waltzes and ballroom tunes.
Featured musicians include Joe Oberaitis, Jan Cyman and Wackie Jackie Z. Anyone who wants to join them for a jam session is invited to bring their accordion, concertina, trumpet, sax or other instrument.
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Photo: M.N. Golden