Crazy about accordions in Cotati

Aug 20, 2014 593

by Angela Hart

Whether it's the music, the people, the sense of community or the culinary fare, Cotati's celebration of the accordion is growing more popular every year, event organizers said Sunday. This weekend's festival, the 24th since its inception, drew an estimated 5,000 people to downtown's La Plaza Park — some from as far away as New York, Chicago and South Dakota.

"Last year was one of our best years yet, and this weekend is looking better than last year so far," said Scott Goree, an event producer. "You'd be amazed by all the accordion enthusiasts who come, but we also get people who come out because they love the music, and others who are just really involved in the community."

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