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Squeezebox Slam 2015

Squeezebox Slam 2015

Sat., June 13, 12:00pm to 6:00pm

Seven Hills Park, Somerville

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A celebration, of accordions, button boxes and other free reed instruments.

The Nave Gallery and the Somerville Arts Council present the 4th Somerville Squeezebox Slam!

As with the first festival, accordionists of all skill levels and musical genres are invited to stroll around the neighborhoods of Somerville, sharing their melodious sounds, and like pied pipers from an alternative fairy tale, beckon all to come and follow them as they head to Davis Square for a concert of some of New England’s finest squeezebox players. So dust off your grandfather’s squeezebox that’s been sitting in the attic and join us for an afternoon of pumping the bellows! Accordion themed art/crafts will be for sale. Curated by Michael McLaughlin.

From 12-3pm accordionists will stroll around Somerville, ultimately congregating in Davis Sq. Local accordionists bring your boxes, band together or find your own corner and play. There are no rules! This is accordion anarchy. At 3pm, head to Davis Sq. where Lady Kielbasia will get the concert rolling with a group play along, "The Big Squeeze."

Kielbasia is an Accordion-Playing Drag Lunch Lady.  She’s been voted Best Drag Queen with an Accordion in San Francisco, and was named Provincetown’s Family Favorite. After a long and illustrious career in cabaret, burlesque, and shameless private party entertainment in San Francisco, Provincetown, LA, and NYC, she is now semi-retired with her kitty and garden in Somerville.


Date Timesort descending Location Performance
June 13 3:15 PM Seven Hills Park Ralph Tufo and the Squeezebox Stompers
June 13 3:45 PM Seven Hills Park Sonny Barbato
June 13 4:30 PM Seven Hills Park Balkan Fields
June 13 5:00 PM Seven Hills Park Jinta-la-Mvata
Squeezebox Slam 2016
Sun., June 12, 12:00pm to 6:00pm
Squeezebox Slam 2014
Sat., June 14, 12:00pm to 6:00pm
Squeezebox Slam 2013
Sat., June 15, 1:00pm to 6:00pm