August 20 - 21, 2016 (Saturday – Sunday)
La Plaza Park
60 West Cotati Avenue
Cotati, California 94931
The annual Cotati Accordion Festival is a non-stop multicultural, multi-generational extravaganza of accordion music, polka dancing, food, drink, and crafts. More than 40 acts will perform! The venue is open air under the oak trees of the central Cotati plaza, with a polka tent, jam tent, Zydeco Dance Party, student stage, and an apocalypse alternative stage. There will be 70 vendors with accordions for sale, music books, food, beer, and wine. The festival is family friendly wholesome fun and there is even a playground on the plaza for the kids!
Whether you love 'em or hate 'em, there are plenty of “those darn accordions” at the festival. At the Cotati Accordion Festival, the two main stages feature a cast of rotating acts who play 30- to 45-minute sets. Musical styles range from traditional Tex-Mex to whacky Rock-pop-San Francisco-mischief music.
If you like to dance, there is a separate tent that features polka and zydeco music. In the adjoining club, Friar Tuck's, there is zydeco dancing both days from 1:00 to 5:00. There is also zydeco in the polka tent from 5:00 to 6:30. Don’t forget to bring your accordions to the Accordion Jam Tent which is growing each year.
Cost: $17 advance; $19 at gate / day; $27 advance/two day tickets
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