Somerville, get ready. The squeezeboxes are coming. The second annual Squeezebox Slam celebrates accordions, button boxes, and other free standing reed instruments. If you have one of your own, you're welcome to join the Accordion Stroll, taking place around Somerville and winding up in Davis Square, where festivities include accordion themed crafts, Redbones eats, and a gala concert (line-up below) with music from Greek, Cajun, Ethiopian, Argentine, Turkish, and jazz traditions. The event is sponsored by The Nave Gallery and the Somerville Arts Council.
Host: Lady Keilbasia
3 p.m.: Sandy Theodorou
3:30 p.m.: Ralph Tufo
4 p.m.: Marié Abe Sextet
4:30 p.m.: International accordion champion Cory Pesaturo
5 p.m.: Grand Fatilla with Roberto Cassan
June 15, Accordion Stroll 1-3 p.m. in Somerville neighborhoods. Concert begins 3 p.m. at Seven Hills Park, Davis Square, Somerville. Free. Rain date June 29. www.somervilleartscouncil.org
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