Posted on Fri Sep 15, 2017
The Master & The Apprentice: Highlights from the Texas Folklife Apprenticeship Program
Gallery Exhibit Opening Thursday 10/26/17 (6pm-8pm) 1708 Houston St Austin, TX 78756 Texas Folklife invites you to join us for the exhibit opening of "The Master & The Apprentice: Highlights from the Texas Folklife Apprenticeship Program". Select artists featured in the exhibit will be on...
Posted on Wed Aug 9, 2017
Jude Moreau & The Bon Temps Playboys CD Release Party
With Special Appearance by Bridget Roberts
Thursday, September 7, 2017
6pm – 9pm
3296 Pinetree Rd, Beaumont, TX 77705
2017 Master Artist and Cajun Accordionist Jude Moreau will be holding a CD release party with his group, The Bon Temps Playboys, for their new album, Le Deux Violins at the Pinetree Lodge on Thursday,...
Posted on Tue Aug 1, 2017
Remembering Anthony Ortiz Jr.
Texas Folklife is saddened by the passing of Anthony Ortiz Jr. Ortiz who was a finalist for the 2009 Big Squeeze when he was only 15 years old, and had become a master accordionist until his untimely death at the young age of 24.
His passing represents a loss to the accordion world and to Texas Folklife.
Read more about Anthony’s...
Posted on Thu Jul 20, 2017
Enjoy the finished radio pieces from the Texas Folklife Stories Summer Institute, a weeklong intensive audio production workshop for Austin-area students and teachers.
Texas Folklife's 2017 “Stories from Deep in the Heart" Summer Institute is a week-long intensive workshop in audio documentary production with professional producers, journalists and cultural workers. Teachers and community member...
Posted on Thu Jun 8, 2017
Texas Folklife Youth Radio Program Releases 18 Original Stories on Austin Folklore
After a year of work in five Austin schools, Texas Folklife has released a series of 18 original youth-produced radio stories. The stories come from across the entire span of the city. They cover a diverse array of issues such as Latinx heritage, pro football careers, children’s improvised roleplaying...
Posted on Sun Jun 4, 2017
Thank you to all of our artists, supporters, sponsors, fans, Miller Outdoor Theater and Texas Folklife crew who made the 28th annual Accordion Kings & Queens an incredible success!
Enjoy some select photos of the event courtesy of David Dodd.
Didn't grab a shirt at the show? Limited edition AKQ 2017 t-shirts are available on our Square marketplace store:
Posted on Mon May 22, 2017
Announcing the 4thAnnual Huapango Sin Fronteras FestivalSaturday, May 27th at the Salon Monarca Ballroom6950 US Hwy 183 Austin, TX 78719512-554-7572512-779-0475
More information coming soon!
Posted on Fri May 19, 2017
Texas Folklife presents “Huapango Sin Fronteras” Festival Informational Session
Music by Tobias Hernandez Con Su Grupo Arribeño Lecture by Nesta Velazquez Festival Information from Festival Founder and Organizer Raul Orduña
Guest presentation regarding huapango music and the “Huapango Sin Fronteras” Festival in Austin, TexasPerformances by trovadores and...
Posted on Mon May 1, 2017
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Posted on Fri Apr 28, 2017
Texas Folklife is thrilled to announce the 3rd Annual Festival of Texas Fiddling! This year's event will be held on Saturday December 2nd, 2017 at Twin Sisters Dance Hall in Blanco, TX. The festival day program includes a symposium, presentations and showcase concerts by master fiddlers from styles across Texas. The evening western swing dance features Texas favorites Bobby Flores and the Yellow...