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Somerville Squeezebox Slam 2015

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Saturday, June 13 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Somerville, MA, USA

 

http://www.somervilleartscouncil.org/squeezebox

 

The Nave Gallery and the Somerville Arts Council present the 4th Somerville Squeezebox Slam!

 

This is a celebration, of accordions, button boxes and other free reed instruments. As with the first festival, accordionists of all skill levels and musical genres are invited to stroll around the neighborhoods of Somerville, sharing their melodious sounds, and like pied pipers from an alternative fairy tale, beckon all to come and follow them as they head to Davis Square for a concert of some of New England’s finest squeezebox players. So dust off your grandfather’s squeezebox that’s been sitting in the attic and join us for an afternoon of pumping the bellows! Accordion themed art/crafts will be for sale. Curated by Michael McLaughlin.

From 12-3pm accordionists will stroll around Somerville, ultimately congregating in Davis Sq. Local accordionists bring your boxes, band together or find your own corner and play. There are no rules! This is accordion anarchy. At 3pm, head to Davis Sq. where Lady Kielbasia will get the concert rolling with a group play along, "The Big Squeeze."

Kielbasia is an Accordion-Playing Drag Lunch Lady. She’s been voted Best Drag Queen with an Accordion in San Francisco, and was named Provincetown’s Family Favorite. After a long and illustrious career in cabaret, burlesque, and shameless private party entertainment in San Francisco, Provincetown, LA, and NYC, she is now semi-retired with her kitty and garden in Somerville.

 

Performances in Seven Hills Park

3:15 Ralph Tufo and the Squeezebox Stompers

3:45 Sonny Barbato

4:15 Balkan Fields

4:45 Jinta-la-Mvata

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Saturday, June 13 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Somerville, MA, USA

 

http://www.somervilleartscouncil.org/squeezebox

 

The Nave Gallery and the Somerville Arts Council present the 4th Somerville Squeezebox Slam!

 

This is a celebration, of accordions, button boxes and other free reed instruments. As with the first festival, accordionists of all skill levels and musical genres are invited to stroll around the neighborhoods of Somerville, sharing their melodious sounds, and like pied pipers from an alternative fairy tale, beckon all to come and follow them as they head to Davis Square for a concert of some of New England’s finest squeezebox players. So dust off your grandfather’s squeezebox that’s been sitting in the attic and join us for an afternoon of pumping the bellows! Accordion themed art/crafts will be for sale. Curated by Michael McLaughlin.

 

From 12-3pm accordionists will stroll around Somerville, ultimately congregating in Davis Sq. Local accordionists bring your boxes, band together or find your own corner and play. There are no rules! This is accordion anarchy. At 3pm, head to Davis Sq. where Lady Kielbasia will get the concert rolling with a group play along, "The Big Squeeze."

 

Well, I won't be able to make it there from Denmark... not this year, anyway. But how about getting some concertina players out there, to show them what a real squeezebox is like? ;)

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oops sorry put it in wrong thread and don't know how to delete it

Deleting a post per se can't be done by you, but only by an administrator, and they're already overworked. The usual thing for us careless posters is to open for editing, delete all the original text, and post a few words in apology. If you re-post elsewhere, and if you know how, you could also post a link to the new, "properly placed" post. Like this.

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