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2010 Rocky Mountain Accordion Celebration

Accordion enthusiasts from all over the U.S. and Canada will again be taking that scenic trip to Philipsburg, Montana for the Rocky Mountain Accordion Celebration. The event will take place this year, July 30th and 31st, 2010. This gathering has happened every year for the past 14 years.

Fiddlers, guitar players, harmonica players and drummers team up with a host of accordion players to create some of the best jammin you will ever hear. The jammin and dancin begins on Friday and ends when the last player goes home on Sunday. A performance by headline entertainers takes place on Saturday afternoon in the HighSchool gymnasium. Pack up your camper, throw in your lawn chairs, grab the kids and gramma and grampa.

Come on down to Philipsburg to have the best footstompin time of your life.

For more info about the festival call: 1-406-859-3812
or email: quigleybb@yahoo.com

For more info on Philipsburg and accomodations: www.philipsburgmt.com

2010 Tentitive Schedule of Events
Friday, July 30

Quigley Cottage

  • Jammin around the clock

Sunshine Station

  • all day and evening - Jamin and Dancin


  • Jammin and Workshops for Beginners at Schnibbles

High School Gym

  • Noon til 4:00 pm - Open Stage
  • 5:30 pm - Concert with Kerry Christensen

Saturday, July 31

Quigley Cottage

  • Jammin around the clock

High School Gym

  • 10:00 am - 12:30 pm - open stage
  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am - Workshops
  • 1:00 pm - Parade from Downtown to the High School
  • 2:00 pm - Concert featuring Cory Pesaturo and Big Lou

Sunshine Station

  • 5:30 pm - until? - Jamin and Dancin

$15.00 for the weekend

Polka Patch Pins
are the collectable souvenirs available for $5.00. Polka Pin (not Buttons this year) Souvenirs $ 5.00 with pin you can ride free in the horse drawn carriage. For sale at various locations around town.

Please Support our Generous Sponsors
Roland Accordions, Quigley Cottage Sunshine Station, Pintler Suites, R House Inn, Schnibbles, Blackfoot Telecommunications, Huffmans Grocery, Philipsburg Schools, Southwest Montana Community Federal CU, Philipsburg Chamber of Commerce, Gem Mountain Sapphires, Griff Ziegler Photography, Sweet Palace/Sapphire Gallery, Peter and Stephanie Sorini, The Inn at Philipsburg, The Club Bar and Grill.

Tempo Trends: will be set up in the Granite Co. Museum with new and reconditioned accordions.

Griff Ziegler: will be at the High School to do single and group professional photographs.

All proceeds go to Philipsburg Schools.

RV Parking at The Inn at Philipsburg, Pintler Peaks RV, The City Park, SunshineStation.

For more info about the festival call: 1-406-859-3812
or e-mail: quigleybb@yahoo.com or for more info on Philipsburg and accomodations: www.philipsburgmt.com




RMAC Festival Pictures
Tanner at 2009 RMAC Festival
Richard Tyce, Cory Pesaturo, Andy Mirkovich
Richard Tyce
Andy Mirkovich and Philip Borwn
Guests at 2009 RMAC Festival
The Three Amigos in the Quigley Home
(Jammers of all ages)
Chords and Strings
(Happy Jammers making great music) 
Tempo, Mario and Richard
(Martin Hergt, Mario Padone and Richard Tyce)
Ron Lankford
(demonstrating the Roland Accordion to Don Saylak)
All roads lead to Philipsburg, Montana!

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guest artists


cory pesaturoCory Pesaturo

“If anyone can make the accordion hip - and that's a tall order - it just might be Cory Pesaturo. He’s the most impressive jazz accordionist these ears have ever heard. Pesaturo makes the instrument sound as natural and native to jazz as the saxophone or trumpet,” wrote the Boston Globe in October of 2007.

Cory, a recent graduate from Boston’s prestigious New England Conservatory of Music has just released two critically acclaimed CDs – A Change in the Weather and Crosswinds, both in collaboration with legendary jazz saxophonist George Garzone.  They are the culmination of years of Cory’s local, national and international appearances at concert halls, festivals, rock clubs.

Cory has the distinction of having performed at the White House on four occasions. Since leaving office, the Clintons have requested that he perform on five more occasions, and as the numerous letters from former President Bill Clinton reveal, the two have enjoyed a warm, lasting friendship.

With his Conservatory training completed, Cory is now bringing the accordion to numerous venues from Boston to New York. Combining his virtuosic finger work with his high energy, Cory has been embraced by audiences who appreciate his devotion to both the rigors and subtleties of jazz.   Comfortable with many genres of music, this young musician with a dynamic vision is unleashing not only his own potential, but also that of the accordion.

Cory recently won the first ever International Competition for Digital Accordion held by the Confederation Internationale des Accordeonistes (CIA) at the 62nd Coupe Mondiale Festival in Auckland, New Zealand.

For more information, please visit:

Kerry Christensen

Kerry Christensen is not your typical yodeler. His concerts and events this year will take him to as many as 23 US states and two or three countries internationally. Kerry spent two years in the country of Austria right out of high school. There he became interested in the alpine yodeling art. After mastering this difficult medium he was asked in l983 to move his six member family to Orlando, Florida and use his yodeling skills at Walt Disney World's Epcot Center. He performed there for almost seven years until 1990.

Today Kerry performs all kinds of corporate, festival, and community concert events. He recently lent his unique classical yodeling talent to a full-length Disney animated feature called "Home on the Range." See further details below.

Kerry is perhaps the only full time yodeler in the world that specializes in all styles of yodeling. He can be strictly alpine, or he can put on his Stetson hat and do an all-cowboy yodeling show. However, many of Kerry's fans say that their favorite show is when Kerry mixes up the styles. You will hear cowboy, alpine, cajun, Latin, Jewish, Hawaiian, jazz, classical, and his always popular humorous yodeling renditions.

For more information, please visit Kerry Christensen's website at: www.kerrychristensen.com

Big Lou

Big Lou (accordion and vocals) - Lou has played with such bay area notables as the Melotones, the Stir-Ups, Thee Hellhounds, and Polkacide. She founded Those Darn Accordions. Lou cut her musical teeth playing country-western piano in Austin, Texas.

She loves most music, but has a soft spot for the ethnic variety, especially Eastern European polkas and French waltzes. A native of Hollywood, she also treasures movie music, and loves to play songs from the wide screen.

For more information, please visit Big Lou's website at: www.accordionprincess.com






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For all information, please contact:

the new RMAC
P.O. Box 146
Philipsburg, MT   59858

Call : +1 (406) 859-3812

E-mail: quigleybb@yahoo.com

 For information on Philipsburg visit: www.philipsburgmt.com


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