The 2021 Cotati Accordion Festival dates are still unannounced.
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The team at the Cotati Accordion Festival would like to update our fans as to what the status is of the festival this year. First of all, we have August 21 & 22 listed as the dates of our "live" event. This declaration is made in case the possibility of a live event, in some form, is allowed to take place. We are fully cognizant of the perilous nature of that date being a reality.
We would like everyone to know that the decision is not ours as to whether or not a festival takes place. It is up to Sonoma County and the City of Cotati. If the city refuses to issue a permit then we have no event. At this point in time the city has refused to even accept an application for a permit, but has not ruled anything out. They have told me that they have no idea if we will be able to apply for a permit or not.Our hands could not be tied behind our backs any more securely.
Meanwhile, we have frozen other dates in La Plaza Park. We froze the 25th & 26th of September and the 16th & 17th of October as back up possibilities.
We also have the possibility of a virtual show on August 21 & 22. However, even that is at risk. While we have to wait on the city to decide what they will do we have our accordion acts getting booked all over the US this summer and fall. A sought after act is not going to play a virtual show while they are getting offerings of bookings at live events during the same time in other counties and states.
We are fully aware that this statement does not help anyone who wants to make plans around our annual treasured event. We apologize and pledge to keep the public updated as to any additional information that is revealed in the near future.
Parking & Shuttle Information
There is a FREE Parking & Shuttle Service to and from Cal Trans parking lot at the north end of Cotati at the corner of Old Redwood Highway and St. Joseph's Way. The address is St. Joseph Way, Cotati, CA 94931.
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