By now, everyone in Texas knows that Mollie B is taping RFD-TV's Mollie B Polka Party in the Big E--Ennis, Texas--March 8-11. But did you know she'll also be performing with her band, Squeezebox, in the Big D? That's right. Just a few days after the filming frenzy, Mollie and her gang will head just a little farther north to play at the National Accordion Association (NAA) annual convention on Friday, March 16. The convention is being held March 14-17 at the Westin Park Central Hotel, 12720 Merit Drive Dallas, Texas 972-385-3000. This is the Association's 25th annual convention and they're doing it up big. In addition to the always stimulating workshops, jams, band camp and trade show, the convention has lined up some incredible accordionists to entertain--Murl Sanders, Seattle; Jamie Maschler, Seattle; Cory Pesaturo, Boston (child prodigy who was first person to major and graduate in accordion at the New England Conservatory of Music); Tatiana Semichasnaya, originally from Moscow and now living in Los Angeles; and Betty Jo Simon, Overland Park, Kansas. And, of course, Mollie B and Squeezebox from Ohio.
Now, while you may get a chance to see Squeezebox perform at the Ennis taping, Louise Kucera, a member of the NAA Convention Planning Committee, and accordionist with the Alpine Village Band in Dallas, is quick to point out it's just not enough. "You'll only get to see them perform for an hour. At the convention polka party, they'll be playing from 8 to 11:30 and you can dance the night away," says Louise, also dubbed da Polka Police.
So, if you're attending the Mollie B taping in Ennis, Louise invites you to stick around, take in some sights around Dallas and get ready to party with Squeezebox on March 16! Contact Louise at 972-226-7004 for more info and sightseeing tips!