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UPDATES

Here are the latest updates for LIAC 2024

February 7, 2024

The website was updated today with current schedules for the Festhalle, Gazebo, and Grange. More updates are planned for easier website navigation. The following dates are important:

Sign up to play at the Gazebo:  May 1, 2024

Purchase tickets in advance: April 15 thru June 10

Sign up to register for the competition, artistry, private coaching  April 15 thru June 10

Browse the website to see all the great things planned.

December 11, 2023

We are beginning to update the website with 2024 information. At this time, go to the following link to see the LIAC 2024 poster which shows our great entertainment lineup.


https://www.accordioncelebration.org/copy-of-combined-schedule-1 .

This will take you to the page: Overview/Promotional Material

 

July 12, 2023

Thank you all for coming to LIAC in 2023. It was a great festival and with that we will continue into 2024 with the dates of June 20 - 23, 2024. After a summer break, come back to see what we have planned for another special event.

April 25, 2023

Advanced Ticket ordering (manual or online) is now ready to go. Go to the Tickets page to order.

To sign up to play at the Gazebo, go to the Performances/Gazebo page to see what is available and contact Doris to sign up.

Donations - your donation helps immensely to keep LIAC as great as it is. Thank you for your support.

Volunteering - this is a great way to help make the festival great plus it is a lot of fun.

April 4, 2023

by Bonnie Birch

Manual ticket ordering and manual sign-up for the competition/private coaching is now available. The online system should be ready in a couple weeks.

April 3, 2023

by Bonnie Birch

 

Our schedule of concerts and workshops is complete so please visit the website to see the where-and-whens. There  will probably be some last minute adjustments but the events are looking very good.

Now we need to get ready for ticket sales. That will take another week or so. Also, we are almost ready for the wildly popular gazebo sign-up sheet.

We are so anxious to see all of you. The  accordion parade will be a blast this year. All level of players are welcome.
More to come…. 

Accordionists: Take advantage of our Private Coaching sessions. You have the opportunity for valuable feedback from two of our highly respected accordionists/musicians. More information to come.

 

 

January 23, 2023

by Bonnie Birch

 

Please note: the website is not fully updated yet but should be done by the end of February. 

We are working on updates to the competition. These updates will be on the website and submitted to the Northwest Accordion News by the end of January.

Basically, there are 3 items of interest:

1. The Leavenworth Open and the Leavenworth Old Time Open categories are being combined.

2. We have added the Accordion Duets Amateur category

3. There will be a Competition Highlights Concert on Sunday morning for about ½ hour.

 

You must go to see what we have for Festhalle concerts and workshops.

It will be another great festival.

Festhalle - Concert | Accordion Celeb (accordioncelebration.org)

November 28, 2022

by Bonnie Birch

 

Please note: the website is not fully updated yet but should be done by the end of February.  We do have the evening concert performers lined-up and you may see this on our website at Festhalle - Concert | Accordion Celeb (accordioncelebration.org) .

 

The competition will basically remain the same as was planned for 2020. We will evaluate how it goes this year and possibly make changes for 2023. We have something to offer everybody that wants to get on the stage and show what they have been practicing and creating. There are competitive and non-competitive categories. A person entering any category can get valuable feedback from a professional staff as well as valuable performing experience.

 

Gazebo sign-up will start at about the first of April.

 

Advanced ticket sales will also start around the first of April. We hope to have our online payment system ready to eliminate the need to mail in a check.

 

Sign-up for the competition categories should be in March and April. However, if you are going to participate, start preparing as soon as possible.

 

It will be wonderful to see everybody again and encourage all to participate.

 

June 24, 2022

Well, we had a wonderful festival....lots of great comments. Our concerts, workshops, gazebo entertainment, and grange activities were stunning. Our competitive and non-competitive events are outstanding and we need to get more participation in this portion of LIAC. It is a great opportunity for accordionists to improve their skills.

Thank you for coming and we will see you next year on June 22 - 25, 2023.

Here is a link to a tribute to Leavenworth citizen Frank Calapristi performed by Stephen Wall (tenor), Bonnie Birch (accordion), and Nick Heiting (guitar).  https://youtu.be/xKBUPdRpf_c .   

 

Accordionists: Take advantage of our Private Coaching sessions. You have the opportunity for valuable feedback from two of our highly respected accordionists/musicians. More information to come.

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