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Bryant Park Presents

Accordion Band Festival Set for August 31

Six bands featuring the accordion close out the Accordions Around the World series with a night of music, drinks, and snacks on the Lawn.

The air has been filled with music at Bryant Park on Wednesday evenings this summer, as Bryant Park Presents Accordions Around the World has brought accordionists from a wide array of musical traditions to perform throughout the park.

The popular series, produced with Ariana’s List, comes to a rousing conclusion on Wednesday, August 31 as we host the Accordion Band Festival. The big season-ender includes appearances by six exemplary NYC bands, each featuring an accordion and playing music from a range of cultures, interspersed with performances by talented soloists.

The five-hour extravaganza begins at 5pm and is free and open to everyone. If you get hungry, Hester Street Fair will also be there to offer an international array of ready-to-eat foods and beverages starting at 4pm. Beer and wine will also be available for purchase.

Here’s the complete schedule of performers, in order of appearance:    

  • Silver City Bound (American Roots) 
  • Barynya Balalaika Trio (Russian)
  • Gregory Grene (Celtic Roots Rock)
  • Pistolera (Latin Alt Party)
  • Golem (Klezmer Punk)
  • Gregorio Uribe (Colombian Cumbia + Vallenato)
  • Brooklyn Qawwali Party (Pakistani-inspired Party Funk)
  • Ismail Butera with Natalia Perlaza: Epyllion (Music of the Mediterranean)
  • Albert Behar (Gypsy Jazz + Waltz)
  • Eva Salina and Peter Stan (Music from the Balkans)
  • Fidelina Pascual (Dominican Perico Ripiao)


Bryant Park Presents brings the best in the performing arts to Manhattan’s Town Square right into September. The final IN/TERSECT brings a scintillating mix of jazz and classical music ensembles to the park for five hours of performances on Friday, August 26, and Shakespeare returns for its final production of the season on September 1 as The Drilling Company begins a ten-performance run of the Bard’s famous comedy Measure for Measure.

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