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September 21, 22, 23, St. Paul, MN
The Shanty at O'Gara's
164 N Snelling Avenue
Saint Paul, MN
About Thinking Outside the Squeezebox II
The Second Annual National Alternative Accordion Symposium and Festival
What is a symposium? What is alternative accordion music? A symposium is defined as a : a convivial party with music and conversation b : a social gathering at which there is free interchange of ideas. TOSB2 is exactly that - a celebration of the accordion – an opportunity for musicians to play together, exchange ideas and explore new music. Why alternative accordion music? Well, it’s time to “think outside the box” and try something new. Traditional accordion music is wonderfully ethnically diverse – so, let’s share the love and listen to what happens when those worlds collide! Think Jazz, Rock, Zydeco, Klezmer, Tejano, Polka, Folk, and Classical accordion music in the same room and you'll have a better understanding of what the symposium is all about!
Our Featured Performers - click for more info
Maggie Martin and the Mad Maggies
Roxanne Oliva and Youkali
Dee Langley and Orkestar Bez Ime
Jon Cunningham (Corn Mo)
Dan “Daddy Squeeze” Newton
Dan Garvin, Tapestry Folkdance Center
Ethnic Dance Theatre
Jim Jacobmeyer – Producer
Maggie Martin – Co-Director
Roxanne Oliva – Co-Director
Dee Langley – Co-Director
Jane McClure – Promotions
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"Thinking Outside the Squeezebox II"
A National Accordion Symposium
September 21-23, St. Paul, MN
A History of Accordion Music and Dance in the Midwest
Your donation will help us preserve the culture of the accordion for future generations. Help us trace the roots, traditions, and influences of this wonderful instrument. Learn how the accordion is making a come-back in today's popular and alternative music. The Symposium features guest national, regional and local artists!
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