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Dancing In The Streets: 29th Cotati Accordion Festival In Photos

Written by Mary Smith

COTATI, CA — There was moving in the boulevards — truly — as thousands originated from close and far to appreciate the 29th Annual Cotati Accordion Festival, held Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 17-18, 2019, under the trees — and tents — at La Plaza Park in Downtown Cotati.

As participants moved and applauded and chimed in under the Polka/Zydeco Tent set up in the center of West Sierra Avenue — or at the Jam Tent, two primary stages, Student Stage, Friday Redwood Cafe Show or the elective Traveling Spectacular Stage — they likewise set aside effort to appreciate a wide assortment of sustenance, wine and lager choices from more than 70 sellers.

The Polka/Zydeco tent with its huge wooden move floor was a well known fascination for some. As the Steve Balich polka band played Saturday, the move floor was stuffed and individuals were moving and scoring. Numerous spectators even hopped in to take a stab at polka moving, chuckling right around the move floor.

Prior in the day, Jim Gilman, otherwise known as “The Squeezinator,” if some three step dance music, notwithstanding including a couple of tango tunes.

Late toward the evening, as The Wild Catahoulas engaged with Zydeco music — a prevalent Southern Louisiana mix of French inceptions with components of Caribbean music and the blues, including guitar, washboard and accordion — the floor was pressed with supporters. The equivalent was genuine Sunday when Les Amis Zydeco made that big appearance under the enormous top. A significant number of the artists who turned out are regulars at Monroe Hall, a social ballroom in Santa Rosa that highlights unrecorded music just as move exercises for zydeco, salsa, West Coast swing, dance club two-advance and nation.

COTATI, CA — There was moving in the lanes — actually — as thousands originated from close and far to appreciate the 29th Annual Cotati Accordion Festival, held Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 17-18, 2019, under the trees — and tents — at La Plaza Park in Downtown Cotati.

As participants moved and applauded and chimed in under the Polka/Zydeco Tent set up in the center of West Sierra Avenue — or at the Jam Tent, two fundamental stages, Student Stage, Friday Redwood Cafe Show or the elective Traveling Spectacular Stage — they likewise set aside some effort to appreciate a wide assortment of nourishment, wine and lager determinations from more than 70 sellers.

The Polka/Zydeco tent with its enormous wooden move floor was a prevalent fascination for some. As the Steve Balich polka band played Saturday, the move floor was stuffed and individuals were moving and cutting. Numerous spectators even bounced in to take a stab at polka moving, chuckling right around the move floor.

Prior in the day, Jim Gilman, otherwise known as “The Squeezinator,” if some three step dance music, notwithstanding including a couple of tango tunes.

Late toward the evening, as The Wild Catahoulas engaged with Zydeco music — a mainstream Southern Louisiana mix of French starting points with components of Caribbean music and the blues, highlighting guitar, washboard and accordion — the floor was stuffed with adherents. The equivalent was genuine Sunday when Les Amis Zydeco made that big appearance under the huge top. A considerable lot of the artists who turned out are regulars at Monroe Hall, a social ballroom in Santa Rosa that highlights unrecorded music just as move exercises for zydeco, salsa, West Coast swing, dance club two-advance and nation.

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