Posted on Fri Dec 8, 2017
Big Squeeze 2018Statewide Youth Accordion ContestSchedule, Contest Rules and Entry Form
So, YOU want to participate in the Big Squeeze 2018?
Just follow these steps!
***Accordionists can enter by performing two songs at any of the below showcases where they will be videotaped by Texas Folklife OR they can submit a video entry digitally, by mail or e-mail. They do not have to do both,...
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 Jun 6, 2016
Thank you to all of our artists, supporters, sponsors, fans, Miller Outdoor Theater and Texas Folklife crew who made the 27th annual Accordion Kings & Queens a smashing success! Despite heavy downpours and flooding in the Houston-area in the weeks and days leading up to the event, the skies cleared by the afternoon and we had some fabulous weather for the show. Czech Melody...
Posted on Sun May 8, 2016
Wow what a show! Enjoy some shots of the Big Squeeze 10th Anniversary Extravaganza Concert courtesy of David Dodd.
Thank you to all of our performers Los Morales Boyz, guests Rito Pena, Michael Ramos, Juan Longoria, Jr., Keyun Dickson and the Zydeco Masters, The All Around Czechs, The Dallas Street Ramblers, our hosts Bullock Texas State History Museum, emcees Ted Branson,...
Posted on Mon Apr 11, 2016
Posted on Fri Jul 8, 2016
The accordion may be referred to as the symbolic instrument of the polka. Particularly in Texas – where the Czech style of polka refers to the massive immigration from the area now known as Czechia (formerly the Czech Republic; formerly Czechoslovakia; formerly Bohemia, Moravia, and Silesia) – the music can be heard far and wide at the various church picnics, weddings, and social...