Accordions Around the World

Dozens of accordionists perform in this wide-ranging cultural survey of an often-overlooked instrument

Accordions Around the World is a summer series featuring accordionists as well as bandoneon, bayan, concertina, and harmonium-players of different musical genres. Audiences have an opportunity to hear music from all over the world and to experience the wide range of this often overlooked and little-known instrument in an intimate performance setting. Choose to wander the park to explore different musical stylings or set up a picnic and the artists will rotate around the audience.

The finale is Accordion Festival, a five-hour celebration of bands with at least one accordionist. Don’t miss an evening in which “Accordion wizards from around the planet try to impress one another and rock the park” (Time Out New York).

Check out the Picnic Performances page to see the full summer lineup and plan your visit!

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2019 Schedule

Accordions Around the World
Wednesdays, July 24 – August 14, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Accordion Festival
Friday, August 16, 5pm -10pm