ENTERTAINMENT – STAGE 1
1:00 PM – Closing: Natalie “Nat the Cat” Gubala, MC
Natalie is an on-the-air radio personality at WTBQ (93 FM) in Warwick. She has been spinning Polka tunes during her Sunday night gig “The Natalie Gubala Polka Fun Show” as well as her weekday overnight show “Nat the Cat” since 1994.
Natalie is also a seasoned MC. She has been a Disc Jockey in Orange and Rockland County as well as Scranton, Pennsylvania since 1989. She specializes in music for all types of events and age groups. School dances are a part of her gig load. She personally edits her own music so that it is presentable to young ears. Nat the Cat makes it their business to cater to the clients needs without sacrificing the fun. Natalie loves working with people and sharing special moments in their lives through different events.
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM: The Matt Mulhare Band
Matt Mulhare is an 18 year old native of Florida, NY. He graduated from S.S. Seward and is continuing his education at Belmont University in Nashville, TN.
His blend of country music and rock keeps on getting better and better; both he and his band are very much in demand. Matt has been playing since he was 6 years old and has just recently started to sing and write his own original songs.
Self-taught and hardworking Matt has already played the tri-state area in many venues including The Red Lion on Bleecker Street in NYC where he has been honored by playing weekly. Matt has also played the Nashville Underground in TN and will continue to perform around the area whenever possible.
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM: Jimmy Sturr and his Orchestra, Polka Orchestra
Jimmy Sturr and his Orchestra have been voted the #1 Polka band in the country for the past ten years. They have played over 106 recordings, won 18 Grammy awards, and are on the top 10 list of the All-Time Grammy Awards. Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) has awarded Jimmy Sturr and His Orchestra its most valued award, the “Commendation of Excellence.”
Jimmy Sturr and his Orchestra have completed their third recording with country star Willie Nelson. In addition they have recorded with other artists such as the Oak Ridge Boys, Charlie Daniels, Boots Randolph, Mel Tillis, Brenda Lee, Plus Banjo Virtuoso, Bela Fleck, and Folk Legend Arlo Guthrie.
The band has made several appearances on Saturday Night Live. They have also appeared in television commercials such as; Budweiser, Pontiac, and Mrs. T’s Pierogies.
The Band appears annually at many of the top casinos in the country including Mohegan Sun Casino, The Tropicana and Taj Mahal, Patowatomi Casino, Soaring Eagle, The Presidents Casino, Mountaineer Race Track and Gaming Resort, and The Stardust Hotel and Casino.