The Spring 2008 Door County Accordion Revue will be held Sunday, May 4 from 1 – 5 pm at The Institute Saloon located on Highway 57 just north of Sturgeon Bay. All are welcome to the upcoming spring event.
Two similar events were held in 2007, and they were a great success with the central theme being the accordion – whether button box, piano or concertina. At each of these previous events, the accordion was accompanied by a variety of musical sounds including guitar, tuba, trumpet, fiddle and drums.
This upcoming event will include Cajun music featuring button accordion, fiddle and guitars. Musicians of any instrument or playing level are welcome. The music variety will include polkas, waltz, Cajun, country, and blue grass.
The goal of the semi-annual show is to revive the sound of the button accordions and concertina. These were a popular instrument of choice for family gathering events from the late 1800s through the 1900s in old time America. These instruments were easy to learn for the musically inclined and provided many hours of listening enjoyment.
Unfortunately, the trend is that there are fewer players around due to age demographics. The intent of the show is to bring accomplished or amateur players to the stage, as well as introducing this music to younger aspiring musicians.
For more information about button accordion playing or the event call Dale Graf (920.839.2725). He can also provide information about jam sessions monthly.