1st Nevada County Accordion Festival is Sunday | TheUnion.com

1st Nevada County Accordion Festival is Sunday

NOTE: This article is being reprinted from last week to correct the date for the festival, which takes place this Sunday.

“Day of the Accordion,” the first accordion festival ever held in Nevada County, will take place from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the North Star House in Grass Valley.

Performers include:

— Reno event producer Corky Bennett, one of the most unique musical/comedy artists in the business today

— Pete Contino, the son of legendary accordionist Dick Contino, playing a wide variety of music, including Cajun/creole music and jazz/blues

— Ron Borelli, a San Francisco accordionist who formed the Ron Borelli Orchestra, with music spanning from American favorites to jazz, classical and rock and roll

— The Truccos, a father and son duo, whose music together seems to meld into a single accordionist

— Patsy Hannebrink, a local favorite accordionist, who also plays with the popular band SOLs

— Fran Cole, local accordionist and emcee for the event

The event will begin with an open jam session from 1 to 3 p.m., followed by the performances. Bring your own food, beverages, a lawn chair and blanket.

For more information about the concert, please call 530-272-6363. Tickets will be available for $20 at the event. The North Star House is located at 12075 Auburn Road, Grass Valley.

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