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Other Accordion Groups

Alaska Polka Chips
Polka Power California
Fontana Button Accordion Club

Golden State Accordion Club

Joe Smiell Button Box Music
Ancient Spirit aka The Gold Dust Twins

Other Accordion Sites

National Button Accordion Festival - held in Bessemer, PA every Memorial Day weekend. This is the successor to the Fontana Button Box Jamboree and organized by Ron Pivovar and Joe Godina. Attendees provide the entertainment for a fun-filled weekend of dancing, eating and meeting friends old and new. the event is held at the Bessemer Croatian Club (link to map).

Button Box Accordion Group - this is group dealing with "the alpine diatonic accordio?" The moderator states "It is my hope that we can share information on instruments, techniques, history, music, repair, and all other aspectes related to button boxes in a friendly way." Click the link above and then click the "join this group" bar and follow the instructions.

SNPJ Slovenian Heritage Center - near Pittsburgh, PA, "The SNPJ Slovenian Heritage Center takes the visitor on a journey to the old world as it showcases authentic Slovenian costumes, household items, artwork and crafts. Located one hour northwest of Pittsburgh at the SNPJ Recreation Center in the Borough of SNPJ (Enon Valley), Pa., the SNPJ Slovenian Heritage Center is dedicated to maintaining and promoting the Slovenian culture here in the United States." - from their website.

The Polka Carousel - Hosted by Ed Slomkowski - WRHC 106.FM and streaming on the web Wednesdays 11:00 am to noon and Sundays 3:00 to 4:00 pm (Central Time).

World Wide Polkas
Polka Time Band Links
Rod's Music
Nancy's Place for Polkas

Alaska Links

Where to hear our music
Parade of Old Time Bands w/the Bearded Scandinavian Sundays 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. on KWJG 91.5FM Kasilof with translators in Sterling and Homer, Alaska and on the internet from

Anchorage Folk Festival - a great place to check out Alaskan musicians and enjoy the invited Outside entertainers. Each group gets their 15 minutes of fame and then it is on to the next group or individual.

Anchorage Market and Festival
- we play for them at the Saturday and Sunday Markets in the summer.

Alaskan Businesses and where to buy our music

Old Time Music Company - owned by Marge Ford, Old Time Music offers lessons on many instruments as well as music for the instruments. Our recordings are available at this location.

Our recordings are also available at Anchorage Museum Gift Shop.

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Alaska Button Box Gang
P.O. Box 221744,
Anchorage, AK 99522-1744