Welcome to the 11th Annual Victoria International Accordion Festival! July 13th to 16th, 2017.
This year we're celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday. The best Canadian and international artists are joining us in this spectacular event. Victoria will be echoing with accordion music for four full days. Listen to world-class concerts or join in on workshops, free accordion lessons, the accordion museum, accordion history lectures, dinner-dance, accordion competitions, trade show and free open-air performances.
If you'd like to be knocked off your feet by world class artists and entertainers don't miss the concert on July 15th.
You'll hear world renowned accordion virtuoso Jelena Milojevic.
Double-Double Duo will amaze you with comedy, virtuosity, and musical sensitivity with their all-original arrangements of classical showpieces, sensitive jazz ballads, and fiery folk music from around the globe.
Make sure you don't miss July 13th - Gala Opening Night concert featuring Canadian digital accordion champion Michael Bridge, jazz duo Jesse Mea and Roland Bourgeois, kings of fiddle Daniel Lapp trio joined by accordionist Adrian Dolan and Pierre Shryer trio, JUNO winner, joined by Irish accordionist Dermot Byrne. This fun performance full of passion and explosive energy will bring the audience to their feet.
|Do not miss the EXCLUSIVE Dinner Dance Night starting at 7pm July 14 at Norway House in Victoria. Bring your family and friends and enjoy fantastic music and majestic food! Roma Swing Ensemble, Bijoux du Bayou and Michael Bridge with Kornel Wolak will make you dance like you never danced before!
SPACE IS LIMITED!!!
Like every year, the competition will be a very important part of the festival. This year, the Victoria International Accordion Competition will have seven solo and one ensemble category. The prize budget (money and awards) is over $5000 CAD!
With featured festival performances, dance and dinner night, workshops, competitions and free open-air concerts—there is something for everyone!