2021 ATG Festival: Lisle, IL

July 21 - July 25th, 2021

Celebrate our 80th Anniversary 

Come Join us for a weekend of Concerts, Workshops, Competitions and Great Food.  Don't miss the opportunity to participate in the ATG Festival Orchestra under the direction of Joan C. Sommers.  All are welcome to participate.  Come see special guest performing  artist Michael Bridge and many more.


(May 24, 1955 - January 6, 2021)

ATG mourns the loss of our former ATG Board Member, Jeff Lisenby.  He remains in our hearts and his music will be with us forever.   Jeff served on the faculty of Lipscomb and Belmont Universities and was well known in the Nashville community as a well-respected member of the music industry for decades. 


Jeff Lisenby was music director, arranger and played keyboards in Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash on Broadway and on the cast album. He also performed with touring shows of Wicked and Jersey Boys and accompanied a variety of artists including Pavarotti, Blake Shelton, Dolly Parton, Mel Tormé, Little Anthony & The Imperials, The Drifters, The Coasters, and Donna Summer. Lisenby twice won bronze medals in the world classical accordion championship. Lisenby has played on numerous Nashville recordings, including the Grammy-winning Songs from the Neighborhood — the music of Mister Rogers, and on his own Walkin’ the Winter Wonderland. He was a vital part of the arts and collegiate community in Nashville for more than three decades.


His Memorial Service from February 21 was recorded and can be found here: 

President's Welcome Message

Mary Ann Covone: ATG President

As President of this exciting Accordion Organization, which was established in 1940, I welcome you and hope you will become a member and support the fabulous instrument that we all love, the ACCORDION. 

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and The International Music Council (IMC), an NGO official partner of UNESCO