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Mercer County, PA – A wonderful family event, the National Button Accordion Festival, is coming to Mercer County, PA, for the 2017 Memorial Day Weekend of May 26, 27 and 28, 2017. The festival host is the Apollo Maennerchor Club on 291 South Dock Street in downtown Sharon, PA. Visitors can grab their accordion and dancing shoes, and head to the Apollo Maennerchor Club for Pennsylvania’s most unusual music festival.
Featured instruments for the eleventh year of the festival include the diatonic button accordion and the piano accordion. Many music genres will be showcased that guests can dance to, including Polkas, Waltzes, Country, Boogie Woogie, Texas Two-Step, Jitter Bug, Fox-Trot and Latin beats.
The National Holiday, Memorial Day, will be celebrated with a special program on Sunday, May 28 at 12:30 p.m. Veterans of all the military service branches will be recognized and honored. The ceremony will be followed by an accordion concert.
Food prepared in the Club kitchen will be available and served in the dining room. Festival T-shirts and CDs by performing artists will be available to purchase, and guests can peruse an accordion swap/shop table.
The Festival hours are Friday, May 26, 5 – 10 p.m.; Saturday, May 27, noon – 10 p.m.; and Sunday, May 28, 12:30 – 9 p.m., when the Grand Jam takes place. Admission is $10 on Friday and $12 on Saturday and Sunday. Weekend passes are $25, and children under 13 are admitted free.
For a flier, maps, contact and accommodation information visit the NBAF website at www.nationalbuttonaccordionfestival.com.
About Mercer County, PA
Located in Western Pennsylvania, Mercer County PA is home to Grove City Premium Outlets, boutiques, and unique specialty stores for shoppers. The area is also known for wine and brew tours, WaterFire Sharon, PA outdoor adventure, and outstanding golf. Golf Digest ranked Mercer County PA as one of its top golf destinations. Visitors can dine on mouthwatering cuisine at an array of fine restaurants and then stay overnight in a well-appointed hotel, a luxurious bed and breakfast, or a cozy country inn. Close to Pittsburgh, Erie, Cleveland, and southern Ontario, Canada, Mercer County PA is easily accessible via I-80 and I-79. Our County offers the perfect escape. For more information, visit www.VisitMercerCountyPa.net.