Concertina Clubs


| Concertina Clubs | Jam Sessions | has assembled a list of Concertina Clubs; organizations who support the chemnitzer concertina and musicians through planned events and casual social opportunities. Each club is listed by name with basic information and club contact.

This page also includes a list of venues that offer regularly scheduled jam sessions and open mic opportunities featuring the concertina and other bellows-driven, free-reed instruments. So grab your concertina and join your friends for some good music and good times!

To locate the music event, just click on the location name to see where Google Maps pinpoints the site.

For a list of upcoming music festivals and larger concertina-related gatherings, please see the USCA Facebook Page.


Bohemian American Concertina Association – BACA
(Berwyn, Illinois)

Bohemian American Concertina Association; 2008

Contact: John Rakoski

Members: 22
Description: The club was founded in 1929. Charter members include Jerry Stirek, Edward Fik, Anton Svboda, George Pisarik, Joe Placatka, Joe Brousil, and Laddie Prazak. The club meets every second Friday at the Berwyn Sokol for practice and a general meeting.

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Central Wisconsin Concertina Club
(Wausau, Wisconsin)

Central Wisconsin Concertina Club; 2006

Contact: Alfred Beyer
T13852 Hwy J
Wausau, Wisconsin 54403

Members: 21+
Description: The club was organized in 1971. They meet the third Monday, March through October, at Schmidt’s Bar near Wausau, Wisconsin. They play for many parades and festivals in the area plus other special events.

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Cicero Concertina Circle
(Cicero, Illinois)

Contact: Ted Kloba

Description: Established since 1919. The club meets on the first Friday of each month, except July and August. Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. and are held at the Drexel Hall (of the Hawthorne Park District), located at 3539 South 54th Ave, Cicero, Illinois.

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Czech Area Concertina Club
(New Prague, Minnesota)

Czech Area Concertina Club; unknown

Contact: Dave Sibinski
12375 Flag Av S
Savage, MN 55378

Members: 200+
Description: The club is the largest chemnitzer concertina club in the world! They meet monthly at the Park Ballroom in New Prague, Minnesota for discussions, group and solo playing. Annual dues are $15.00 for a single membership and $20.00 for a family membership.

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Lake Superior Concertina Club
(Duluth, Minnesota)

Contact: Joe Czerniak
701 Martha St
Duluth, Minnesota 55805

Description: The Lake Superior Concertina Club is a concertina band that regularly plays in the Duluth, Minnesota and Superior, Wisconsin area.

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Minnesota Concertina Club
(Glencoe, Minnesota)

Contact: Jeannie Enabit
Box 121
Glencoe, Minnesota 55336

Members: 100 members from 16 states
Description: The Minnesota Concertina Club meets for a concertina jam on the second Saturday of each month (1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.) at the Glencoe Pizza Ranch, Glencoe, Minnesota. Jeannie Enabit is the editor of the Concertina Connection periodical. Subscriptions cost $15 per year for twelve issues.

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National Accordion Association

National Accordion Association

Contact: Norman Seaton

Description: The National Accordion Association exists to support musicians and to encourage an appreciation of the accordion (which includes all bellows-driven, free-reed instruments) by the general public. The Association seeks to motivate accordionists in building their musical skills, knowledge, and abilities to perform both solo and with other musical instruments. Opportunities are provided for accordionists to collaborate with each other and to learn through numerous events held in various locations throughout the year.

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North Star Concertina Club
(Twin Cities Area, Minnesota)

Contact: Bruce Libby
1074 120th St
Roberts, Wisconsin, 54023

Members: 80
Description: Meets on the last Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Red Barn VFW in Cottage Grove Minnesota. Monthly newsletter includes inserts and a ‘song of the month.’ Dues are $15 per year. The club strives to minimize the business portion of their meetings and maximize individual and group playing time. The club plays a few public events each year.

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Northeastern Wisconsin Concertina,
Accordion and Button Box Club – NEWCABB

Contact: Casey Pszanka
396 Cross Rd
Sobieski, Wisconsin 54171

Members: 80

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River Bend Players
(Cary, Illinois)

Contact: Rick Leach
Leach Enterprises

Description: The River Bend Players meet the third Sunday of each month at the American Legion Hall in Huntley, Illinois. All are welcome to come and join them!

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Sleepy Eye Area Concertina Club
(Sleepy Eye, Minnesota)

Sleepy Eye Concertina Club; 2009

Contact: Tina Losleben
32667 270th St
Sleepy Eye, Minnesota 56085

Members: 70+
Description: The Sleepy Eye Area Concertina Club meets the first Thursday of each month at the Servicemen’s Club in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota. Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. The club members play music the first hour as a group, then have a meeting, then play individually and socialize. Annual membership dues are $12.00 per person or $15.00 per family. The group is fairly new and is growing. Visitors are always welcome!

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World Concertina Congress

Contact: Chris Weiss
World Concertina Congress
293 Mink Drive
Sunbury, Ohio 43074

Description: The World Concertina Congress was created in 1975 by a handful of chemnitzer concertina musicians and has grown over the years to include thousands of musicians and enthusiasts from around the world.

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Please Contact Us if you know of an organization that should be included in this list of Concertina Clubs, or if you have corrections to the entries presented here.



American Legion of Huntley (Hosted by: River Bend Players)
11712 Coral St
Huntley, IL 60142

Third Sunday of every month.

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Drexel Hall (Hosted by: Cicero Concertina Circle)
3539 South 54th Ave
Cicero, IL 60804

First Friday of every month (except July and August) at 7:00 p.m.

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Glencoe Pizza Ranch (Hosted by: Minnesota Concertina Club)
2408 9th St E
Glencoe, MN 55336

Second Saturday of every month from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Red Barn VFW, Post 8752 (Hosted by: North Star Concertina Club)
9260 E Point Douglas Rd S
Cottage Grove, MN 55016

Last Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m.

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Sleepy Eye Service Men’s Club (Hosted by: Sleepy Eye Area Concertina Club)
109 1st Av S
Sleepy Eye, MN 56085

First Thursday of every month at 7:30 p.m.

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Janesville VFW
1015 Center Avenue
Janesville, WI 53546

Second Sunday of every month from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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John Martin’s Tap
19550 West National Avenue
New Berlin, WI 53146

Second Tuesday and fourth Wednesday of every month from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

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Kochanski’s Concertina Beer Hall
1920 South 37th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53215

Every Wednesday evening from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

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Schmidt’s Ballroom Bar and Grill (Hosted by: Central Wisconsin Concertina Club)
7085 County Road A
Wausau, WI 54401

Third Monday of the month, March through October.

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