current time

Sun, 2018-08-19 04:59

website utilities

Texas Folklife

Folk and Traditional Arts of Texas

Accordion Kings and Queens

about this program

Accordion Kings and Queens
showcases the amazing musical diversity of Texas accordion styles, featuring legends of conjunto, polka, country western, zydeco, Cajun and more.  Accordion Kings & Queens draws a capacity crowd of six thousand to Houston's Miller Outdoor Theatre.  The event celebrates the cultural diversity of Texas by bringing communities together for an evening of dancing and roots music played on the accordion, "the national instrument of Texas".  Come out for an evening of dancing and roots music, featuring the best of Texas accordion music genres.  Pick up your FREE tickets at Houston’s Miller Outdoor Theatre the day of the event. For advance assigned seating, become a member of Texas Folklife by visiting http://www.texasfolklife.org/info/membership or calling 512-441-9255.
Most recent articles, events, video, audio and blog posts for this page:
  • Posted on Sun Jun 2, 2013
    Thanks to your support, our "Accordion Kings & Queens Live" CD Kickstarter campaign was a success! If you missed the campaign, you can still order a copy of the CD today! The 2012 stellar lineup including Grammy award winners Mingo Saldivar, Los Texmaniacs withMax Baca and David Farias, and Flaco Jimenez. Other performers on the CD include Dora & Her Zydeco Entourage, the Ennis Czech...
  • Posted on Sun Apr 22, 2012
    Featuring Grammy Award winning Los Texmaniacs with Mingo Saldivar and Flaco Jimenes, Dora and the Zydeco Entourage, and Ennis Czech Boys. Plus 2011 Big Squeeze Champion Nachito Morales.
  • Posted on Wed Nov 5, 2008
    Audience to help pick Big Squeeze winner Texas Folklife's 19th annual Accordion Kings concert is almost here and we're getting excited. Our Co-headliners are Step Rideau & the Zydeco Outlaws and Tejano legends La Tropa F, and warming them up will be the Knights of Dixie Orchestra. And before that, we'll present the three finalists from our second Big Squeeze Accordion Contest. As always, the...
  • Posted on Fri Sep 5, 2008
    Texas Folklife's 19th annual Accordion Kings concert, held June 7 at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston, was a smashing success, with 6,000 accordion fans in attendance to cheer on our Big Squeeze contest finalists and the featured bands: La Tropa F, Step Rideau & the Zydeco Outlaws and the Knights of Dixie Orchestra. They were particularly thrilled that a hometown boy, Houston's John Ramirez...
  • Posted on Tue Jul 24, 2018
    The 2018-2020 touring performances focus on the talented young champions of Texas Folklife's "Big Squeeze" statewide accordion contest, exemplifying the unique musical traditions of Texas: Cajun, zydeco, conjunto/Tejano and polka. Artists included in the current roster: Keyun Dickson & the Zydeco Masters, the Dallas Street Ramblers (Elizabeth Kelly and Donovan Bourque), Nachito Morales...

Pages