JERRY SCHLAG & FRIENDS
Jerry Schlag is an accordionist and started playing at the age of ten. He has been playing for dances and shows since the late 1950s when he started with his father’s orchestra. He is a chartered member of the Norsk Hostfest Accordion Club and has played in 6 accordion competitions and judged in three of the accordion competitions at the Hostfest. He has performed at thrashing shows, Arts in the Parks, Frozen Fingers Festivals, Norsk Hostfest, German Festival in Fargo, Wells County Fair, ND State Fair, SRT Annual Meetings, Sakura’s Japanese Restaurant in Minot and more. He plays about 100 performances a year at local and out of town nursing and retirement homes. For the past 10 years, Jerry has performed on Amtrak and played twice a month for 16 years at Four Bears Casino. Karen Stevens and Marla Rose will accompany Jerry in his performance today. In 2006, Jerry was inducted into the Dakota Music Association Hall of Fame in Aberdeen, South Dakota.