(event) Big Squeeze Talent Showcase – Los Fresnos – Los Fresnos High School Cafetorium

Event Category: 
Texas Folklife Event
Event Date: 
Sat Feb 4, 2017 - 2:00PM to 4:00PM


Big Squeeze Talent Showcase – Los Fresnos
Saturday February 4, 2017 (2pm-4pm)
Los Fresnos High School Cafetorium
907 N Arroyo Blvd, Los Fresnos, TX 78566


  • 1pm: Registration Opens
  • 2pm: Show Start w/ Opening Remarks
  • 215pm: Auditions Begin
  • After Auditions: 30 minute set by Conjunto Halcon


Texas Folklife and Los Fresnos High School are pleased to announce that our first Big Squeeze Talent Showcase of 2017 will take place at the Los Fresnos High School Cafetorium on Saturday, February 4, 2017. 

We are excited to find and showcase accordion talent! We are looking for accordion players ages 21 and under to showcase their performance abilities in three main accordion genre categories: Polka, Cajun / Zydeco and Conjunto. The Polka genre will include German, Czech, and Polish traditions. Cajun / Zydeco will include Creole, Cajun and Zydeco musical traditions. Conjunto will include Norteño and Tejano. Please contact Texas Folklife if you are unsure under which category your music falls. 

This showcase emphasizes Conjunto but players of all genres are welcome to participate. All young accordionists in any of the above styles are encouraged to show up an hour before start time to register for our contest. Special musical guests Los Fresnos High School's Conjunto Halcon will perform after the Contest. The event will take place from 2pm-5pm, registration begins at 1pm. The event is free and open to the public. 

For details, entry rules and entry form, GO TO: http://www.texasfolklife.org/bigsqueeze2017

Sponsors: Texas Folklife, Texas Music Office, Texas Polka News, Los Fresnos High School