(event) 30th AKQ Kick-Off Event

Event Category: 
Texas Folklife Event
Event Date: 
Thu May 23, 2019 (All day)

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of Accordion Kings & Queens, Texas Folklife will hold a 30th AKQ Kick-Off Event with an opening of the AKQ gallery exhibit in May 2019 in Houston, Texas. Accordion Kings & Queens is an annual Texas Folklife showcase of the amazing musical diversity of Texas accordion styles, featuring legends of conjunto, polka, country western, zydeco, Cajun and more. The annual 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," drawing a capacity crowd of six thousand to Houston's Miller Outdoor Theatre every year. The Accordion Kings & Queens gallery exhibit commemorates the annual Texas Folklife event with photographs depicting the lively and diverse musicians that gather around the celebration of true Texas folk music.  The 30th AKQ Kick-Off event will feature the AKQ exhibit, an award ceremony, and live music by Texas accordion stars.