Here's the latest update of 2019
April 23, 2019
looking forward to seeing you at another amazing LIAC
For all of you who play the accordion or have students
who play, PLEASE check out the website under the
Competition tab. This event is not just a competition;
it is also a chance to perform on the Festhalle stage
and be heard by our stellar judges and audience. The
Artistry category is non-competitive but still gives the
same incentive to strive for excellence in playing.
Please check it out.
There are some technical issues with the website. Make
sure when using the navigation bar at the top of the
page, that you have the scroll bar on the right, all the
way to the top. There is a compatibility problem with
Windows. The problem is being worked on.
The gazebo sign-up sheet is filling fast. We will also
have playing at the Gingerbread Factory so please
contact Doris Osgood for further information.
We always appreciate donations for the Bursary fund for
young players. Your donations and attendance at LIAC are
so much appreciated.
This is a fun activity and an easy way to meet people
besides being so important to the festival’s success.
See the tab Overview/Volunteer Signup.
soon….Bonnie and the hard-working committee
is currently being updated for 2019 and is about 70%
complete. There is some valuable information available
if you want to have a better understanding of how to get
the most from LIAC.
NOTE: Big additions and
changes are being made to the Competition. See the
page for details.
On the Home
Page read the letter under:
CLICK HERE FOR A SPECIAL
MESSAGE -PREPARE FOR LEAVENWORTH
Sponsors Page read the letter under:
Click Here for a copy of the letter sent to the
Accordion Clubs by Doris Osgood.
For those of
you participating in the Gazebo Ensemble, there
is important information on performing opportunities and
the playlist for 2019. See the information under:
order form, The gazebo sign-up sheet, the Grange
schedule, and Workshop schedule will be ready in a few
2019 will be another great event with the celebration of
our 26th year!!!!
First of all,
thank you so much for your interest in the Leavenworth
International Accordion Celebration (LIAC). This
festival is put on by volunteers and without your
interest and support there will be no accordion festival
like this in the Pacific Northwest.
are currently updating the website so it will be
a few weeks before all information is out there..
continue with the format utilizing the Festhalle,
Gazebo, and Grange with concerts, workshops, sign-up
sheets for performing, vendors, and our special
evening concerts will be top-quality as usual. See
details of these performances on our Performers
page. Schedule not yet finalized
Thursday concerts will have:
Celebration of the Combos
En Canto (Brazillian)
concerts will have:
Celebrate the Orchestra and Soloist
Performance by 2018 LIAC Open
Saturday concerts will have:
Celebrate the Orchestra and Soloist
Performance by current winner of
Music and Dancing LIAC Dance Band
LIAC will be
held on June 20 – 23, 2019. This will be LIAC
number 26 and the 10th year the Northwest
Accordion Society has produced the festival. The first
nine years were very successful and we will continue to
fine-tune events to make LIAC 2019 live up to our high
committee is pleased to announce that the bursary
program will continue. To that end, we must raise
money specifically for that purpose. It has been a goal
of the accordion celebration to encourage and support
accordionists, particularly young accordion students.
Please consider donating money for the bursary program;
it’s an investment in the future of the accordion in our
please go to the Home page of our website:
forward to seeing you at LIAC 2019
and the LIAC Committee