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Slovenian Button Box Polka

Saturday, September 22 - 7:30 PM

Standing Rock Cultural Arts'
"Around the World" Music Series
Patty C & the Guys (button box polka band)
8:00 p.m., Saturday, September 22, 2018 (opening concert of the 2018-2019 season)
North Water Street Gallery
300 N. Water Street, Suite H
Kent, Ohio
$10 suggested donation (or pay what you can)
preceded by 7:30 p.m. meet-and-greet featuring light food and drinks

Singing in English and Slovenian, veteran musicians Patty Candela and Joe Strukel (with drummer Paul "Pops" Magooch) perform traditional and Cleveland-style polkas, waltzes, and slow songs using both button box and piano accordions. Formed in 2014, the band has attracted a devoted following and been named Button Box Band of the Year by the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame in 2014, 2015, and 2017. Get ready for a toe-tapping evening, because polka music is happy music!

Slovenian pastries and other baked goods from Reinecker's Bakery in Macedonia, Ohio will be served.

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The North Water Street Gallery is conveniently located just a block north of the intersection of Main and Water Streets in Kent, Ohio, with free street parking on both sides of the street. Seating is limited, so arrive early for the best seats.

Established in 2015, the "Around the World" Music Series is a concert series presenting outstanding musicians from diverse cultures in an intimate setting.

Concerts are held approximately every other month in the new theater space of the North Water Street Gallery in downtown Kent, Ohio.

The series is an initiative of Standing Rock Cultural Arts, and is curated by ethnomusicologist David Badagnani. The series is made possible by the support of Drs. Terry E. and Sara Stone Miller and the Ohio Arts Council.

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North Water Street Gallery
Kent, OH 44240
Event Type


Standing Rock Cultural Arts

Date / Time

Saturday, September 22, 2018
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM


David Badagnani
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