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Upcoming WMAS Meetings & Events

Sunday, November 12, 4 pm meeting. Joan Grauman workshop plus rehearsal for Holiday Concert. Greeter: Jim Vandelly

Saturday, November 18, 4 pm: Rehearsal for Holiday Concert

Sunday, December 3, 4 pm: Rehearsal for Holiday Concert at Calvary United Methodist Church, 2315 S. Grant Street, Arlington, Virginia (see

Sunday, December 10: 1:45 pm Rehearsal, 4 pm Holiday Concert & Potluck. Sign up to play.


Sunday, January 14, 4 pm: Election of WMAS officers and jam session/play-along. Please bring music to share.

Sunday, February 11, 4 pm: 15th Birthday Celebration

Sunday, March 18, 4 pm: Meeting

Sunday, April 15, 4 pm: Guest artists Rachel Bell and Karen Axelrod (aka "Peregrine Road") in concert

Sunday, May 20, 4 pm: Meeting

Sunday, June 10, 4 pm: Member Concert

Sunday, July 22, 4 pm: Meeting

Sunday, September 16, 4 pm: Guest artist Will Holshouser in concert

Sunday, October 21, 4 pm: Oktoberfest

Sunday, November 4, 4 pm: Rehearsal for Holiday Concert

Sunday, November 18, 4 pm: Meeting and Rehearsal for Holiday Concert

Sunday, December 2, 4 pm: Rehearsal for Holiday Concert

Sunday, December 16, 2 pm rehearsal, 4 pm Holiday Concert & Potluck

Note: Meetings take place (unless otherwise indicated) at Sleepy Hollow United Methodist Church , 3435 Sleepy Hollow Road , Falls Church , Va. 22044. Dates and time are subject to change; all changes will be posted on this calendar.

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Accordion Concerts & Other Events


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Mike Surratt and the Continentals

Sunday, September 3, 4 to 8 pm: Old Stein Inn, Edgewater, Maryland.

Sunday, October 8, 4 to 8 pm: Old Stein Inn, Edgewater, Maryland.

Sunday, October 15, 4 to 8 pm: Old Stein Inn, Edgewater, Maryland.

Sunday, October 22, 4 to 8 pm: Old Stein Inn, Edgewater, Maryland.

Friday, October 27, 6 to 10 pm: Old Stein Inn, Edgewater, Maryland.

Saturday, November 25, 8 to 11 pm: BLOB’S PARK SOCIAL DANCE CLUB at American Legion, College Park, MD. More info at

Contact Mike at 301-577-6488 or or


Silvia Eberly

Cafe Mozart - Tuesday and Wednesday evenings 6-9 pm and Sundays, 5-9 p.m
1331 H Street, NW

Washington , DC

(202) 347-5732
Call to confirm Silvia's schedule.

Old Stein Inn - Saturday, August 26, September 23 & 30, October 7, 14, 21 & 28, 5 to 9 pm; Friday, September 22 & 29, 6 to 10 pm; Sunday, October 1, 4 to 8 pm.
1143 Central Avenue
Edgewater, Maryland



Maryland Accordion Club

Next meeting: Saturday, November 18, 2-5 pm (and every third Saturday except during July and August)

Bloomsbury Community Center - 2nd floor auditorium
106 Bloomsbury Avenue
Catonsville, MD 21228

If you enter through the rear door, take the elevator to 2R.

Bring your accordion, music stand, and band music if you wish to play.
For more information or directions, see,
email or call Joe Fertitta at 410-744-3352.

Directions: Take beltway 495 to I-95N. Take exit for I-195/Rt. 166, Catonsville. Follow Rt. 166 (Rolling Rd) to the light at Rolling Rd/Bloomsbury. Turn R on Bloomsbury and the Catonsville Rec. Center will be about a 1/2 mile on your left (looks like a big old brick school bldg).


Accordion Festivals


International Accordion Festival

February 25 to March 26, 2017
Vienna, Austria


National Accordion Convention

March 8-11, 2017
Hyatt Regency Hotel
701 East Campbell Road
Richardson, Texas 75081


Mid Atlantic Music Teachers Guild Festival

March 31 - April 2, 2017
Marriott Hotel
1401 Route 10 East
Whippany, New Jersey

Please note that the AAMS portion of this festival will not be held this year. However, AAA will hold an open meeting there on Sunday afternoon, April 2.

Please see for details.


Tejano Conjunto Festival

May 17–21, 2017

Historic Guadalupe Theater
1301 Guadalupe St. @ S. Brazos
San Antonio, Texas


Rosedale Park
303 Dartmouth
San Antonio, Texas

For more information, see



National Polka Festival

Memorial Day Weekend (May 26-28, 2017)
Ennis, Texas

For more information, see




National Button Accordion Festival

Memorial Day Weekend - May 26-28, 2017 (Friday-Sunday)

Croatian Club
Bessemer, Pennsylvania




Django in June

June 13-18, 2017
Smith College
Northampton, Massachusetts

Django in June is New England's premiere occasion to celebrate, study and just plain enjoy the musical tradition unwittingly launched en France some 75 years ago by Django Reinhardt, now known by many as "Gypsy jazz." Musicians from all over North America attend: last year, there were a handful of accordions, as well as scads of guitars, violins, mandolins and basses. The instruction is top-notch and the evening concerts and jam sessions are fantastic.
The accordion has a long and interesting association with Gypsy jazz. Django's first gigs as a child-professional were as an accompanist for accordionists playing musette in rough and tumble dance clubs of working-class Paris.

The Django in June website, provides leadsheets and MP3's of the tunes that form a basis of the curriculum for the course.


Leavenworth International Accordion Celebration

June 15-18, 2017
Leavenworth, Wash.

Concerts, Competitors, Jam sessions, Workshops, and More!

The 2017 Leavenworth International Accordion Celebration, organized by the Northwest Accordion Society, will be an exciting event - full of talented musicians, enthusiastic music lovers, friendly competitors of all ages and lots of surprises including the Annual Accordion Parade down Front Street in the beautiful Bavarian-themed town of Leavenworth, WA. For the Love of the Accordion!

For more information see or call 206-622-4786.

American Accordionists' Association Festival and Competition

July 12-16, 2017
Westin Forrestal Village 
Princeton, NJ


Accordionists and Teachers Guild, International, Annual Competition and Festival

July 19-23, 2017
Hyatt Lisle
Chicago, Illinois


American Accordionists' Association Master Class and Concert Series 2014

July 2017
The Everyday Accordion
Ordinary x Proper = Radiant
The Tenri Cultural Institute of New York
43A West 13th Street (between 5th and 6th avenues)
New York, NY

Master classes at 3 pm; concerts at 7 pm

Information and reservations: 212-876-0827


Co-sponsored by New Hampshire Accordion Association and Accordion Connection LLC

Every August
Nashua, New Hampshire

Jam sessions, workshops, concerts, vendor displays, accordion sales, door prizes



Iroquois Springs Balkan Music & Dance Workshop

August 5-12, 2017
Iroquis Springs, New York

Folk music & dance of Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia & Turkey


Annual Cotati Accordion Festival

August 19-20, 2017 (Saturday and Sunday)
La Plaza Park, downtown Cotati, Calif.

Festival includes a wide variety of accordionists and bands.

Visit the Web site at



Carrefour Mondial de l'Accordeon
Accordion Festival in Montmagny, Quebec

September 2017
Musee de l'Accordeon
301, boulevard Tache est
Montmagny, Quebec G5V 1C5
Phone: (418) 248-7927
Fax: (418) 248-1596


Cleveland Labor Day Oktoberfest

September 2017
Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds
Berea, Ohio (just outside Cleveland)

A lot of bands. A lot of beer(s).

Information on the website:


International Accordion Festival in San Antonio


Hear a radio clip.

For more information, see


Coupe Mondiale

September 5-10, 2017
Osimo, Italy

2017 Castelfidardo Music Festival

Mid September 2017 in Castelfidardo, Italy


Annual Kimberley International Old Time Accordion Championships



Las Vegas International Accordion Convention

October 23-26, 2017
Gold Coast Hotel
Las Vegas
, Nevada

Info from: Paul Pasquali
2330 South Main Street #15
Salt Lake City , Utah 84115

International 1-801-486-1695
Toll Free: 800- 472-1695
Fax: 801-596-7315


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Area Restaurants Featuring Accordionists


Please call ahead to confirm.


Little Red and the Renegades at Haydee’s Restaurant

Every second Friday of the month at 9 pm
3102 Mount Pleasant St, NW
Washington DC
(202) 483-9199

A Little Red and the Renegades night is pretty evenly split between the piano stylings of New Orleans and Zydeco of SW Louisiana.



Jim Vassar at Esposito's Pizza 'n Pasta Italian Restaurant

Every Tuesday evening - call to confirm

9917 Lee Highway (Route 50, several blocks west of Fairfax Circle)
Fairfax, VA 22030
(703) 385-5912


Silvia Eberly at Cafe Mozart

1331 H Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C.

(202) 347-5732

Tuesday and Wednesday evenings 6-9 pm
and Sundays, 5-9 p.m.

More information at Call to confirm Silvia's schedule.


Silvia Eberly at Euro-Bistro

314 Elden Street (Shopping center ) next to Birkenstock
Herndon, Va. 20170

Fridays 6 -10 pm
Call for other dates


Sergio Fresco at Cantina Mamma Lucia

Usually third Saturday, 6-9 pm
1350 Dorsey Rd., Rt.176
Hanover, MD 21076

Call 410-684-2900 or check Sergio's website, for schedule.

The restaurant is very close to Arundel Mills Mall near BWI.


Silvia Eberly and Mike Surratt & the Continentals at Old Stein Inn

Old Stein Inn
1143 Central Avenue
Edgewater, Maryland

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