SOLD OUT: Dan Newton's Café Accordion Orchestra 20th Anniversary Concert

with special guests
Saturday, January 11, 2014 - 8:00pm

Seated show; $25 two-show package

Dan Newton's Café Accordion Orchestra group photo

Café Accordion plays selections Parisian hipsters in the 1920s would have been down with. (Duluth RipSaw News)

Café Accordion Orchestra celebrates 20 years of blending French Musette, Gypsy swing, Latin and movie music with their annual concert at the Cedar. Joining the band on stage tonight will be all the original, current and recording members of the band including Brian Barnes, Diane Jarvi, Tony Balluff and Gordy Abel. There will be giveaways and raffle prizes, including French Roast coffee from Dunn Bros, gift certificates to the Loring Pasta Bar, French wine, autographed posters and band photos. And a guaranteed good time for all!

Does hearing Café Accordion Orchestra music make you want to get up and  dance? Terrific! This year, CAO is also presenting a Sunday afternoon dance at The Cedar, 3pm January 12. There'll be a beautiful, wide open wooden dancefloor waiting for you, and a lively selection of music aimed squarely at dancers! Tickets for the dance are $12 in advance, or $15 day of show, or purchase a package deal of tickets to both the Jan 11 concert, AND the Jan 12 dance for only $25.

Ticket options and info

  • On sale date: now
  • In person: From a Cedar volunteer in the front lobby during events (no fee; cash, check, credit card)
  • Online: Ticketweb (typically $2--$3 fee/ticket) (click on red Buy Tickets button at top of this page)
  • The Cedar is an all ages venue
  • Students with ID, seniors over 65, and children under 12 may purchase tickets at a discount at the door (subject to ticket availability).
Café Accordion Orchestra
CAO is led by DAN “Daddy Squeeze” NEWTON on accordion and vocals, with ERIC MOHRING on mandolin, violin and vocals, ERIK LILLESTOL on bass and vocals, ROBERT BELL on guitar and vocals and JOE STEINGER on percussion. They have appeared in New York ...

Major Funders

The McKnight FoundationTarget

Minnesota State Arts BoardThis activity is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund, and a grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota