Celebrate the Accordion at Euclid's 38th Super Button Box Bash, Sunday, April 5
Join the squeezebox celebration at the 38th annual Super Button Box Bash on Sunday, April 5, 2020. Dance to the sounds of sixty accordions on two stages, plus jam sessions all day. The Slovenian Society Home in Euclid, Ohio, becomes the Woodstock of Polka Music just for the occasion, from 12:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Enjoy the grandest festival of button accordion music in North America. Bring your own box and play along. Indulge in nationality treats, such as smoked Slovenian sausage, savory roast beef and strudel. Pick up a souvenir tee-shirt, sweatshirt, babushka or polka CD at the Polka Hall of Fame pop-up shop.
Fourteen button box groups and artists appear in two dance halls, plus polka jamming in the annex. At 3:00, meet the winners of the Polka Hall of Fame button box awards, Joe Grkman Jr. and Ron Likovic and Friends. They’ll appear on the main stage, followed by an All-Star show of Cleveland-Style Polka entertainers. Featured performers include:
Canada’s Mary Lou Downs
Patty C and the Guys
The Fairport Jammers
Frank and Darryl Valencic
Your hosts are the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame and the Slovenian Society Home, 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. 18 and under free. Dinners, sandwiches, side dishes, desserts and beverages are available. Advance tickets recommended. Order from the Polka Hall of Fame, 605 E. 222nd Street, Euclid, OH 44123. (Open Wed., Fri., and Sat.: 11 to 4) For more information, contact the Polka Hall Fame, (216) 261-3263, or Polkashop at aol.com. ###
Joe Valencic is a North Collinwood writer and President of the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum.