Accordions Are King at the Super Button Box Bash Sunday, April 10
Enjoy a dozen of your favorite squeezebox clubs at the 34th annual Super Button Box Bash on Sunday, April 10, 2016. You’ll polka and waltz to the sounds of more than sixty accordions, along with jam sessions all day. Accordions are king at the Slovenian Society Home in Euclid, Ohio, from 1:00 to 9:00 p.m.
The National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame teams with the Slovenian Society Home and the children of the Slovenian Junior Chorus, Circle No.2, SNPJ, to host springtime’s grandest Cleveland-Style Polka event. You’ll enjoy a musical reunion of top button accordionists from across the continent at the largest festival of this kind.
Bring your own box and join the fun. Indulge in nationality treats, such as smoked Slovenian sausage, savory roast beef and strudel. Pick up a polka music CD or souvenir tee-shirt or sweatshirt at the Polka Hall of Fame pop-up shop.
At 3:00, meet the winners of the Polka Hall of Fame button box awards, Kathy Hlad and Patty C and the Guys. They’ll appear on the main stage, followed by an All-Star show of Cleveland-Style Polka music-makers. Plus, the Hoboes pay tribute to the late Bill Frank.
The Slovenian Society Home is located at 20713 Recher Avenue, in Euclid, Ohio. Take I-90 to the East 200th exit; go north on East 200th, one-half mile and turn right on Lindbergh Avenue to the Hall.
Dinners, sandwiches, side dishes, desserts and beverages are available throughout the day. Advance tickets recommended. Order through the Polka Hall of Fame, 605 E. 222nd Street, Euclid, OH 44123. (Open Tues., Wed., Fri., and Sat.: 11 to 4) For more information, contact the Polka Hall Fame, (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.