German Accordion Club New to Kutztown Folk Festival

Jun 28th, 2016Press Release from Kutztown Folk Festival

Internationally renowned accordion ensemble confirmed for 67th annual festival


Kutztown, PA – As part of the sister city exchange with Germany and Reading, PA the German-based HHC Reutlingen accordion club, Hohner Handharmonika und Akkordeon Club, will make its first appearance at the 67th annual Kutztown Folk Festival on July 4 and July 5, 2016.

“We’re honored to present this world-renowned talent at Kutztown Folk Festival, thanks in part to Dave Kline of Reading Eagle, former Mayor Tom McMahon and Kutztown University Foundation,” said festival Director, Steve Sharadin. “With folk music as the club’s focal point festival guests will experience yet another feature of authentic Pennsylvania Dutch culture in addition to traditional food, craftsmanship, and more.”

Founded in 1930, HHC Reutlingen is one of the oldest accordion clubs in Germany with an ever-evolving repertoire ranging from classical to show tunes, dance rhythms and more. Under the leadership of Horst Amann, the club has gained global recognition with an award-winning reputation marked by success at international competitions including the highly acclaimed World Music Festival in Innsbruck, Austria.

The 2016 Kutztown Folk Festival will run July 4 – July 7 and July 10 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., and July 2 – July 3 and July 8 – July 9 from 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. 

HHC Reutlingen Performance Schedule

Monday, July 4 and Tuesday, July 5 

Main Stage | 1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. 

Hoe Down Stage | 5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. 


2016 Kutztown Folk Festival Tickets Prices:

Adults: $14.00

Senior Citizens (55+): $13.00

Students (13-17): $5.00

Children 12 and under: Free

Weekly Pass: $24.00

Discounted festival tickets are now available online here.


About Kutztown Folk Festival 

In its 67th year, Kutztown Folk Festival is the oldest continuously operated folklife festival in America. This eight-day event continues to draw visitors from all over the world, entertaining families while providing valuable insight into the traditions of the Pennsylvania Dutch and their fascinating way of life. Children’s activities abound and admission is free for children 12 and under. The festival also houses the largest quilt sale in America and has an internationally attended Quilt Auction of top prize-winning quilts. To learn more visit

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