Cotati Accordion Festival
Dust off your squeeze box, the 20th annual Cotati Accordion Festival is right around the corner! This year the Cotati Accordion Festival will be held on August 21st and 22nd. That's right, this is a two day event. The cost is $15 per day (pre-pay, $17 at the door) or $25 for both days. Those 15 and under get in free with an adult. Music is scheduled to start promptly at 9:45AM and will continue until 7:30PM.
The Cotati Accordion Festival (try to say that three times real fast) has grown very large over the years. Once a free event with bleachers and white doves, the magnitude of the sold out crowd has mandated street closures and portable fencing. Some people laugh when they hear about our festival but I have to tell you that this is some SERIOUS stuff!
The Cotati Accordion Festival was founded in 1991 in large part due to a local hero, Jim Boggio. Jim was a large man with a large heart and was an incredibly gifted musician. There is a bronze statue of Jim in Cotati's La Plaza park where the festival is held. At the time of his death in 1996, Mr. Boggio was considered one of the three best accordionists in the United States by Keyboard Magazine.
Accordionist Dick Contino will be the headliner for this non-stop extravaganza of accordion music! La Plaza park will be jam packed with food, crafts, polka dancing, a jam session tent, and of course, beer and wine! For a complete schedule of events, visit www.cotatifest.com.
Curious? Of course you are. Come to the Cotati Accordion Festival on August 21st and/or 22nd and join us in some small town fun! As one of our famed bumper stickers says: Use An Accordion - Go To Cotati, CA... That's The Law!
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