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Past Performers

The 2016 National Button Accordion Festival will mark our 10th year. The first NBAF was held at the Czech Hall in Yukon, OK in 2007. Thereafter, it was moved to the Bessemer Croatian Club in Bessemer, PA and contunues to be held at this venue.

Button Accordion and Piano Accordion players who have played dance sets or performed in the Sunday Concerts make a long and amazing list. Over the 10 year time span the list of musicians includes:

Al Jevsevar John Tarasut & Rocky Piccirilli
Al Meixner Kara Maruszak
Alaska Button Box Gang Karen Renchko
Alaska Polka Chips, Marge Ford & Patti Gersich Karl Protil
Arleen Watkins Leonard Trink
Beverlyn & Ed Neubaum Logan Watson
Bohumil “TX Bob” Knittich Magic Buttons
Brian Novak Mahoning Valley B BX Club
Button Box Divas, Kathy Hlad & Julie Tabaj Martin Rovan
Carrie Catron Mary Schreiber
Cody McSherry Matt Sepesey
Dave Bey Michael Leggett
Delores Berger Mike Caggiano & John Preisnar
Dick Tady Northern Ohio B BX Club
Die Echten Steirichen Musikanten Orville Bame
Don Tortola Penica & Sida
Fairport Harbor Jammers Ray Machulsky
Father Eric Wiseman Richard's Magic Accordion
Fontana Slovene Button Accordon Club Ricki Lee Roseman
Frank Glowacki Roger Weinfurter
Frank Rote Ron Loncar
Frank Vidergar Ron Pivovar
Frankie “Pancho” Martinez Rosie and the Jammers
Frankie Spetich Sam Pecorilla
Fred Ziwich Sharon Seaton
Garrett Tatano Silvia Eberly
Gary Rupar SNPJ International B BX Club
Helen Matlack Ted Zalac
Henry Doktorski The Bohemian Knights
Jake Zagger The Summit Jammers
Jim Kalista Tony Trontel
Jim Koran Val Ribic & Veseli Godci
Jim Loncar Vern Corbin and Rose Marie Jisa
Joe & Josie Torres Vic Modic
Joe Cermelj Western PA B BX Club
Joe Smiell William Hayes
John Schweiger