We’re back from vacation and ready to squeeze! Let’s start by checking out this week’s accordion calendar:
- Festival International de Louisiane (Wed-Sun in Lafayette, LA)
This huge, free festival celebrates the French cultural heritage of southern Louisiana with food, arts and crafts, and LOTS of music. This year’s lineup includes Beausoleil, Los Texmaniacs, Rob Curto’s Forro for All, Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, and many more.
- Walter Ostanek (Monday in Franklin, WI)
Canada’s Polka King brings his legendary Cleveland-style polka stylings to the Milwaukee Accordion Club.
- Muenster Germanfest (Fri-Sun in Muenster, TX)
Every year thousands flock to Muenster for sausage, strudel, and the sound of polka. Performers include Brave Combo, Alpenfest, and the Polka Kings.
And there’s a lot more — including Geno Delafose and Chris Ardoin in New Orleans, the “American Irish” band Solas in Texas, and One Ring Zero in New York City. As usual, let us know if there we’ve missed any accordion happenings in your neighborhood.