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  • Posted on Mon Apr 23, 2018
    The #BigSqueeze2018 winners are: Conjunto 18-21 Anthony Ortiz Jr prize: Jesus Venegas Conjunto 17 under: Melanie GonzalezPolka: Peter GresserCajun/Zydeco: Steven Williams Thank you to all of our contestants, the judges decisions were very hard, every player was exceptional. Texas Folklife's goal is to encourage young accordion players to carry on these vital traditions, we...
  • Posted on Sun Apr 8, 2018
    THE 2018 BIG SQUEEZE ACCORDION CONTEST FINALS AND CONCERT Announcing the 2018 Big Squeeze Statewide Accordion Contest Finalists  Grand Prize Winners will be selected at Finals and Free Concert to be held at the Bullock Museum on Saturday, April 21  The judges’ decisions are in! Texas Folklife is pleased to announce the names of the finalists for this year’s Big Squeeze Accordion...
  • Posted on Thu Mar 29, 2018
    Texas Folklife’s Big Squeeze Statewide Youth Accordion Contest By Charlie Lockwood, Executive Director clockwood@texasfolklife.org 512-441-9255 www.texasfolklife.org Texas Folklife’s Big Squeeze Statewide Youth Accordion Contest is concluding its 12th year with the Big Squeeze Finals and Concert on Saturday April 21st at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin.  Since 2007,...
  • Posted on Tue Mar 27, 2018
      A huge thank you to everyone who participated in the 2018 Big Squeeze Statewide Accordion Contest!   We tried something new with this year's extended ages in the Polka Category and in dividing the Conjunto Category into two age categories. And...we are proud to say it was an overwhelming success! Among all the music categories, we saw 47 Big Squeeze Contestants from the 9 cities,...
  • Posted on Wed Mar 14, 2018
    2018 Big Squeeze Brunch After Party & Accordion Workshop with Alex MeixnerSunday April 22nd11am-12:30PMTexas Folklife1708 Houston StAustin, TX 78756$10 general admissionFREE for Texas Folklife members (contact us for promo code)Tickets Available:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-big-squeeze-brunch-after-party-accordion-workshop-tickets-44201801779 Buy Tickets Join us at our gallery space for...
  • Posted on Tue Feb 6, 2018
    TEXAS FOLKLIFE PRESENTS The Big Squeeze Community Discussion & Talent Showcase – Nederland/Groves Texas Folklife is pleased to announce that a Big Squeeze Community Discussion & Talent Showcase  will take place in Groves at Larry's French Market & Cajun Restaurant on Saturday February 24, 2018. For this event we are going to hold a community discussion with local...
  • Posted on Wed Jan 31, 2018
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Sheree Scarborough (512) 922-5483, sheree.scarborough@gmail.com   THE BIG SQUEEZE ACCORDION CONTEST IS BACK FOR 2018 Texas Folklife Will Search for Top Young Accordion Talent at the Pleasant Grove Library in Dallas on Sunday, February 11  Grand Prize Winners will be selected in the following updated four categories: Polka Grand Prize (...
  • Posted on Wed Jan 31, 2018
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Sheree Scarborough (512) 922-5483, sheree.scarborough@gmail.com   THE BIG SQUEEZE ACCORDION CONTEST IS BACK FOR 2018 Texas Folklife Will Search for Top Young Accordion Talent at the Ennis Czech Music Festival on Saturday, February 10  Grand Prize Winners will be selected in the following updated four categories: Polka Grand Prize (Age...
  • Posted on Tue Jan 30, 2018
    ¡Ya viene el Big Squeeze 2018! Buscamos talentosas y talentosos acordeonistas jóvenes para participar en las categorías de Conjunto, Zydeco y Polka. Ahora en su 12o año, el programa Big Squeeze busca representar la gran diversidad geográfica y cultural del estado de Texas, a través de concursos en el Vallde del Río Grande, Houston, el área de Dallas, San Antonio, Corpus Christi y más. Para...
  • Posted on Tue Jan 16, 2018
    OUTREACH: How You Can Help The Big Squeeze in 2018!   As in years past, the program has identified a couple of areas you can help in 2018! 1. Help us recruit young accordion players!   Once our application opens, help us spread the word about our program to every young accordion player in your community.  We need entrants who are passionate about the accordion and music. Some...

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