Accordion Stars at Super Button Box Bash, Sunday, April 10
The accordion stars come out to shine at the 34th annual Super Button Box Bash on Sunday, April 10, 2016. Thrill to top talents, such as Polka Hall of Famer Eddie Rodick, button box musician of the year Kathy Hlad, and band of the year Patty C and the Guys. You can enjoy more than sixty accordions, plus jam sessions throughout the day at the Slovenian Society Home, 20713 Recher Avenue, in Euclid, Ohio, from 1:00 to 9:00 p.m.
The National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame joins the Slovenian Society Home to present the season’s biggest accordion event with non-stop music in two halls. The musical line-up includes these accordion greats: Anthony Culkar, Mary Lou Downs and Charlie Tomecek (Canada), Veseli Godci, Button Box Divas, Ron Pivovar (Pennsylvania), Magic City Button Boxers, Magic Buttons, Fairport Jammers, Ron Likovic, and the Western Pennsylvania SNPJ Button Box Club. There’s also a salute to the late Bill Frank by the Hobos.
To reach the Slovenian Society Home, take I-90 to the East 200th exit; go north on East 200th, one-half mile and turn right on Lindbergh Avenue. Dinners, sandwiches, side dishes, desserts and beverages are available throughout the day. Stop by the Polka Pop-up Shop for CDs, teeshirts and souvenirs. Tickets available through the Polka Hall of Fame, 605 E. 222nd Street, Euclid, OH 44123. (Open Tues., Wed., Fri., and Sat.: 11 to 4), (216) 261-3263, or Polkashop at aol.com.
Joseph Valencic is President of the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum in the historic, old Euclid City Hall on East 222nd Street.