“Accordions never looked so sexy” –

“Guests found themselves lost in Montmartre circa Édith Piaf’s 1940s. A brass Victrola churned out classic French melodies during cocktail hour topped only by a young woman playing “La Vie en Rose” on the accordion as guests found their seats around small bistro tables, aided by table settings with monogrammed linens—the chicest version of a place card imaginable. “It’s literally like we’ve been transported to Paris!” Tennessee Thomas said happily.” –

“The performances on the festival’s next-to-last night fit in perfectly with its eclectic sensibility as well. Over the course of the early part of the evening, Erica Mancini played jaunty oldtimey swing, then made noir mambo out of the old standard St. Louis Blues.” –