Accordions All Day at the Super Button Box Bash, Sunday, April 8
Enjoy accordions all day long at the 36th annual Super Button Box Bash on Sunday, April 8, 2018. Join the Button Box Band of the Year, Patty C and the Guys, and Ron Likovic, the Button Box Artist of the Year, plus Polka Hall of Famer Kathy Hlad and ten of your favorite bands for a non-stop polka-thon in two halls. The National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame once again teams with the Slovenian Society Home on Recher Avenue in Euclid, Ohio, to host Cleveland’s biggest squeezebox event with fifty accordions from 1:00 to 9:00.
Were you a member of the Slovenian Junior Chorus, SNPJ Circle No. 2? This year marks the 80th anniversary of children’s group and performers from around the country are invited to reunite and celebrate in song. Long-time musical director Cecilia Dolgan returns to give the downbeat for a short program at 3:00. If you sang in the circle and played in the button box band with Kathy Hlad, you’re invited to join your friends on this special day. Get in touch with Director Kathleen Trebets for details: kat21_2 at hotmail.
Dance to these accordion greats at the Super Button Box Bash: The Fairport Jammers, the Magic City Button Boxers, Patty C & The Guys, the Summit Jammers, the Hoboes, Magic Buttons, Anthony Culkar, Squeeze Play, the Sumrada Brothers, the Polka Pirates, the Button Box Divas and more.
Bring your box and jam with your friends. Indulge in nationality treats. Check out CDs and Slovenian- and polka-themed tee-shirts at the Polka Hall of Fame Pop-up Shop. Admission: $8 for adults, 18 and under free. Dance and play at the Slovenian Society Home, 20713 Recher Avenue, Euclid, Ohio, off East 200th Street, just north of the I-90 exit. Contact the Polka Hall of Fame for ticket information, (216) 261-3263 or firstname.lastname@example.org. ###
Joe Valencic is a North Collinwood resident and President of the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum.