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18 Years and Counting!

It was 1998 when the Las Vegas International Accordion Convention was conceived and with the help of several great friends, the first event took place August 6 – 10, 2000, as we celebrated taking the accordion into the new millennium. Over the years, we have been fortunate to host the largest gathering of accordion stars.

We have gone through our archives to list some information about each year's event. Feel free to browse the past events for an idea of what the future holds!

 


Key Benefits of Attending the Convention

  • Join the fun and make new friends from all over the World.
  • See the latest in new accordions with factory exhibits.
  • Hotel accommodations are very inexpensive.
  • Be inspired by some of the finest.
  • Learn from the masters.

• USA: 1-800-472-1695 •

• Outside USA +01 801-486-1695 •

Honorary Conductors

2000 – Art Van Damme
2001 – Dick Contino
2002 – Myron Floren
2003 – Gina Brannelli
2004 – Joan Cochran Sommers
2005 – Peter Soave
2006 – Iona Reed Pukara
2007 – Walter Ostanek
2008 – Carl Fortina
2009 – Pete Barbutti
2010 – Frank Marocco
2011 – Angelo Di Pippo
2012 – Jeff Lisenby
2013 – Joey Miskulin
2014 – Stas Venglevski
2015 – Mary Tokarski
2016 – Mario Pedone
2017 – Gordon Kohl

Lifetime Achievement

Anthony Galla-Rini
Pete Barbutti
Gina Brannelli
Tony Lovello
Joan Cochran Sommers
Dick Contino

Youth Award

Ginny Mac
Mario Pietrodarchi
Spencer Wagner
Sammy Thomas
William Langton
Gino Bagala
Michael Bridge
Emanuel Gasser

Frosini Award

TAA – Dallas, TX
ACR – Petaluma, CA
ALSI – San Diego, CA
Golden State – Vacaville, CA
Good Time – Escalon, CA
Northern CA Accordion Society
Michigan Accordion Club

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The 20th Annual Las Vegas International Accordion Convention

October 14 - October 17, 2019