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The Accordion festival promotes the love of the accordion and supports local youth service organizations.
The Accordion festival promotes the love of the accordion and supports local youth service organizations.

The 29th Annual
Cotati Accordion Festival

August 17 & 18 at La Plaza Park


Jul 27, 2019
by Deborah Taylor-French


"I have found that music allows years to fold like an accordion over each other,
so I guess one doesn’t feel the passage of time as much."  
Amy Grant 

National Night Out and Movies in the Park. August 6th 

Come to La Plaza Park for Cotati’s National Night Out. Free barbecue hamburgers cooked by Cotati Police Officers about 6pm. Hang around chat with the officers. Discuss community safety. Learn about protecting your community. From 8:30 to 10:30 pm stay for lawn games, and Spiderman into the Spiderverse. La Plaza Park, 60 West Cotati Ave Cotati, CA.

Redwood Writers at the Sonoma County Fair

A fun opportunity to meet local writers and many of Redwood Writers board members too. I will be there chatting about our club and selling my mystery book on the second weekend, August 10 and 11. Our club table will be in the back of the Kraft Hall, also known as E.C. Kraft Building. Hope some of you will come by and say hello. 

Music the Day before the Cotati Accordion Festival (CAF), Friday August 16th

Events happening in and around Sonoma County and Cotati follow below.

CAF Kick off at all Oliver’s Markets free music! Schedules to be announced. Oliver’s Markets at Stony Point, Santa Rosa, in Cotati, in Montecito and in Windsor.

Concert, a Scholarship Fundraiser Benefits Future Accordion Stars — 4:30 pm at Redwood Café at 8240 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati, CA 94931. $5 donation at the door. Call  707-795-7868. When you come out Friday at 4:30, you will hear Frank (Great Morgani) perform accordion as Frank Lima.

The Mad Maggies from 4:30 to 7:00 pm at Lagunitas Brewing Company, 1280 N. McDowell Blvd., Petaluma, CA. We are grateful for their sponsorship of our annual Accordion Festival.

The 29th Annual Cotati Accordion Festival, August 17 & 18 at La Plaza Park 

A non-profit organization established in 1991 to promote the love of the accordion and to support local youth service organizations. The Fest volunteers, attendees, musicians, and sponsors have contributed nearly $500,000 to the youth of our community.

Dancing to Accordion tunes.

Advanced tickets can be purchased at all four Oliver’s locations, The Last Record Store (Santa Rosa) and People’s Music (Sebastopol). Senior Tickets are $17 when purchased at outlets or at the gate. Kids 15 and under FREE when accompanied by a paying adult. 

All Seniors must show ID at the gate, even with advanced tickets

Seems some aliens are attending the festival.

One-day senior tickets may be purchased in advance for $15 ONLY online at Two-day tickets for seniors are $27 when bought in advance or at the gate. No additional discount is available for two-day tickets. 

Ride the Smart Train to Cotati or Park your car in Cal Trans Lot

Park in the train lot. Then catch the free shuttle bus to and from the fest. If you are driving, you can park in the Cal Trans parking lot at the north end of Cotati at the corner of Old Redwood Highway and St. Joseph’s Way. The address is St. Joseph Way, Cotati, CA 94931

Handicap parking at 81 West Cotati in front of the Korean Baptist Church.

Cotati Accordion Festival Sponsors

Sponsors include Oliver’s Markets, Lagunitas Brewing Company,Rocky the Free-Range Chicken andRosie the Original Organic Chicken plusSleep City Mattress Center.

Cotati Heart & Soul By Deborah Taylor-French


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