Editor's note: The following was written by POLKA DOT! - Ron Albanese
Everyone - I'm POLKA DOT! Well, I'm also school teacher and parent, Ron
Albanese. For the last fourteen years, as POLKA DOT! I have been doing
music and comedy family shows all over the greater Tri-State area. This
weekend, along with my POLKA DOT PALS! band I will be performing at the
Morristown Festival on The Green. Starting at 12:30 p.m.
I be circulating the festival with my trusty "Mr. Guitar!," meeting and
greeting, and musically entertaining.
Speaking of music, at 1:30 I will join the aforementioned 'Pals at the Morristown Medical Center Family Stage to do an hour-long, 100% Kiddie Rock 'n' Roll™ show. Warning: we don't hand out shakers, we don't sit in a circle, we do energetic and catchy tunes that everyone from ages 2-200 will enjoy (I mention that last number in case there are any last-minute medical breakthroughs at the center). There are no songs about learning to tie shoes, or what it's like to be a salt shaker - although a surfin' bird may show up. We're pure escapist fun - please come and dance, sing, and laugh along!
awesome to be able to perform at the Festival on The Green, because the
more I think about it, Morristown, is a pretty rockin' place. The Mayo
Performing Arts Center has hosted the likes of Cheap Trick (who rule),
and other fine rock 'n' roll acts - I've seen Frankie Valli there.
Places like the Famished Frog are supporting the best up and coming live
acts (like Rainbow Fresh).
Heck, the area even receives the signal of "the rock of North Jersey," WDHA, nice and clearly. The local annual Farmer's Market (love those pickles) features live entertainment, too. On a personal note, I actually bought my first-ever guitar at the now-sadly defunct Star Music … anyone remember that great store? I bet many of you have picked up instruments there, too.
Besides that and between bunches of private shows (like birthday parties) and the aforementioned farmer's market and the like, Morristown and I go way back, and it's an honor to come back.
You're invited - are you coming? Hope to see you at the Festival on The Green!