Posted on Thu Dec 5, 2013
It's that time again! We are searching for the best young accordion players in Texas from the categories conjunto, zydeco and polka for our annual Big Squeeze contest. To be eligible, you must be 21 and under and enter by April 7th. Participants may be asked to perform in our finals in Austin on April 26th. You could also win a cash prize.
2014 Entry Form
2014 Contest Rules
Posted on Tue Nov 26, 2013
BIG SQUEEZE AFTER-PARTY!
Tickets: $35 or $60 for two, click here to purchase tickets: http://bigsqueeze2014.brownpapertickets.com/
Includes dinner, drinks and live music with a chance to meet the 2014 Big Squeeze finalists and their families.
Proceeds benefit Texas Folklife's Big Squeeze program for young accordion players
Posted on Thu Apr 17, 2014
BIG DANCE May 3rd at the HISTORIC Cat Spring Agricultural Society Pavilion
RIVER ROAD BOYS Western Swing Band at 8pmhttp://www.riverroadboys.com/Featuring THE ENNIS CZECH BOYS from 3pm-7pmhttp://www.ennisczechboys.com/Sponsored by Polkabeat! http://www.polkabeat.com/Polkabeat/Welcome.html
$13.41 advance, $15 at the door
Posted on Mon Mar 31, 2014
The Austin History Center presents an opening reception for "Latinas in the Shadow of the Live Music Capitol of the World". On Sunday, April 13, from 1:30 to 3 PM in the David Earl Holt Photo Gallery at the Austin History Center, 810 Guadalupe St.
The reception will conclude with a concert at Wooldridge Square Park (across the street from the Austin History Center) from 3 to 5 PM that...
Posted on Sat Mar 29, 2014
If you’ve been supporting and/or following Texas Folklife for the last several years, you’ve probably heard the name Juan Longoria, Jr.
Longoria, a native of Brownsville, won the Big Squeeze accordion contest in its inaugural year of 2007. He also leads the band Conteño, a unique group that blends the sounds of Conjunto, Tejano and Norteño music traditions. In 2012, he began teaching at Los...
Posted on Fri Feb 28, 2014
Texas Folklife is a community sponsor for this showcase during SXSW Music Festival. Come say hello at our info/merchandise table.
Posted on Fri Feb 28, 2014
Accordionist Alex Meixner comes to Texas in March
Shows in Texas:
Feb 28, 2014 Temple, TX@ Sefcik Hall - Sefcik HallMar 1, 2014 Austin, TX@ Darwin's Pub - Darwin's PubMar 4, 2014 New Braunfels, TX@ Brauntex Theatre - Fat Tuesday
He will also conduct two educational workshops for Texas Folklife in the Houston area at Carleston Elementary and HSPVA.
Posted on Fri Feb 7, 2014
We are tracking press coverage of The Big Squeeze 2014 as we travel across the state of Texas to meet young accordion players taking the stage. You Squeezebox lovers out there can help us out with this. If you see press coverage (television news segments and newspaper, magazine or blog articles) of The Big Squeeze 2014 mentioned in your area, send us the link at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will...
Posted on Wed Feb 5, 2014
If it is February, it means it is time for another fun-packed weekend of puro conjunto at the Rancho Alegre Conjunto Festival held at the Austin Moose Lodge. Bring the family! You can find more information on admission (daily tickets or weekend passes), lodging options and other frequently asked questions over at Rancho Alegre. Texas Folklife is proud to serve as a sponsor of the Rancho Alegre...
Posted on Tue Jan 21, 2014
Iliana Vasquez is a student at the University of Texas at Austin. She is currently a first-year graduate student at the UT Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS). Prior to attending UT, she was a Mexican American Studies (MAS) undergraduate at the University of Texas-Pan American. She will be serving as a Program Intern this Spring and will be assisting with this year’s Big Squeeze...