AAA Festival July 12-16, 2023. Join the AAA for our 85th anniversary in-person celebration this summer!

AAA poster
PerformersJoin us live to help celebrate the 85th anniversary of the American Accordionists' Association! (AAA). The AAA festival will be held at the Marriott Philadelphia West in Conshohocken, PA, July 12-16, 2023.



Air Force Strings

2023 Sata-Häme Soi International Accordion Festival - Finland

2023 Sata-Häme Soi
The 2023 Sata-Häme Soi International Accordion Festival will be held in Ikaalinen, Finland from June 29th to July 7th, 2023. The Artistic Director is Sami Pirttilahti.

The festival will include a concert celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Golden Accordion, featuring several performers from over the years, with a program of Argentine tango, popular wartime hits, songs made famous by Georg Ots, accordion ensembles around Finland and much more.


Competition finalists

2023 South Pacific Accordion Championships and Festival Daily Reports - New Zealand

NZAA daily reports
South Pacific Accordion Championships posterThe New Zealand Accordion Association held the annual South Pacific Accordion Championships and Festival on Saturday 3rd June at the Raye Freedman Arts Centre, Epsom, Auckland.

On Sunday 4th June, was the Finale Concert at St Georges Church, Takapuna. Finale Concert Performers: Kevin Friedrich and organist Michael Bell, the Massed Orchestra and NSAO also performed works with organ. Other performers included Grayson Masefield, the Australia FunKordeon and the 2023 competition prize winners.

The Sunday Farewell Dinner at Aubergine Restaurant, Takapuna had live music and lots of dancing fun.

Daily Reports pictures and results at: 2023SouthPac


Leonardo "Flaco" Jiménez Honored at the 41st Annual Conjunto Festival - USA

Report from Kate Richardson, Richlynn Group: Legendary musician Leonardo “Flaco” Jiménez was honored with the Hohner Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by Gilbert Reyes at the 41st Annual Conjunto Festival at Rosedale Park this past weekend in San Antonio, Texas, USA.


5th Bals et Roses Folk Festival - Belgium

5th Bals et Roses Folk Festival
The Bals et Roses Folk Festival will be held at the Ferme des Roses in Florenville, Belgium from June 30th to July 2nd, 2023.

This festival of traditional music and dance will include concerts, a small craft market, dancing and entertainment for young and old.


CNIMA July 2023 Accordion Workshops – France

The CNIMA directed by Nathalie Boucheix will hold two accordion workshops next month as follows:

July 10th to 15th, 2023
July 17th to 22nd, 2023


Jacques Mornet and Nathalie Boucheix

New and Updated Sites

2023 Coupe Mondiale Online Entry System Now Open - Finland / B&H

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Coupe Mondiale poster, Slaviša PericMirco Patarini, Kimmo MattilaVideo: Information about the 2023 Coupe Mondiale, the halls and the hotel prices.

CIA Secretary General Kimmo Mattila announces that the 2023 Coupe Mondiale online entry system is now open for entries to the 76th Coupe Mondiale from the 2023 General Competition Rules page: 2023CM-Rules

CIA President Mirco Patarini invites the nearly 50 CIA members to register delegates ......


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