(event) Big Squeeze Talent Showcase – Groves / Nederland – Larry's French Market & Cajun Restaurant

Event Category: 
Texas Folklife Event
Event Date: 
Sat Mar 4, 2017 - 3:00PM to 5:00PM


Big Squeeze Talent Showcase – Groves / Nederland

Saturday, March 4, 2016 (3pm-5pm)
Larry's French Market & Cajun Restaurant
3701 Pure Atlantic Rd, Groves, TX 77619


Texas Folklife, Cajun Sounds Internet Radio, and Larry's French Market & Cajun Restaurant are pleased to announce that our fourth Big Squeeze Talent Showcase of 2017 in Groves / Nederland, TX will take place at Larry's on Saturday, March 4, 2017. 

We are excited to find and showcase accordion talent! The emphasis for this showcase is CAJUN but, we are looking for accordion players ages 21 and under to showcase their performance abilities in any of the 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. 

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 Elizabeth Kelley, 2015 Big Squeeze Champion (Cajun/Zydeco),Jude Moreau (201Texas Folklife Apprenticeship Program Master Artist), and Jackie Callier & the Cajun Cousins will perform after the contest.

The event will take place from 3pm-5pm. The event is free and open to the public. 

2pm - Contest Registration Opens
3pm- Opening Remarks
3:15pm - Contest Begins
3:45pm - Elizabeth Kelley
4:15pm - 5:00pm Jude Moreau & The Bon Temps Playboys
6:00pm -  Jackie Callier & the Cajun Cousins

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

Sponsors: Texas Commission on the Arts, City of Austin Cultural Arts Division of the Economic Development Department, Texas Music Office, Hohner Accordions, H-E-B, Texas Polka News, Larry's French Market & Cajun Restaurant, and Cajun Sounds Internet Radio.