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  • Posted on Wed Jan 11, 2017
      So, you want to participate in the Big Squeeze 2017? Follow these steps... 1)     Read the entry rules, GO HERE: http://bit.ly/rules_squeeze_2017  2)     Fill out the entry form. a)     To fill out the form online, GO HERE: http://bit.ly/squeeze_2017  b)     To download the paper version of the form, then print, fill it out and...
  • Posted on Mon Dec 12, 2016
    It’s that time of the year! Time to start gearing up and spreading the word about this year's round of Big Squeeze Auditions, Showcases and more...  We, at Texas Folklife, are proud that the Big Squeeze is returning in 2017.  After taking a year off to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the contest, this splendid program will return in all its squeezebox glory to a city near you. And, I...
  • Posted on Mon Apr 24, 2017
    [Photo included: Big Squeeze Champs 2017 (from left to right): Luis Gonzalez, Donovan Bourque, and Mason Nesvadba, Photograph by David L. Dodd, Courtesy Texas Folklife] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Sheree Scarborough (512) 922-5483, sheree.scarborough@gmail.com   TEXAS FOLKLIFE ANNOUNCES THE 2017 BIG SQUEEZE ACCORDION CONTEST GRAND PRIZE WINNERS Free Concert and Contest...
  • Posted on Mon Apr 24, 2017
    Texas Folklife's 2017 Big Squeeze Champions Are:Mason Nesvadba 20 Guy, TX - Polka CategoryDonovan Bourque 16 Beaumont, TX - Cajun/Zydeco CategoryLuis Gonzalez 21 Grand Prairie, TX - Conjunto CategoryEach winner was awarded a Hohner accordion, a cash prize, and will play at Texas Folklife's Accordion Kings & Queens concert June 3rd at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston, TX.  A...
  • Posted on Tue Apr 18, 2017
                                                                  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT:...
  • Posted on Fri Apr 7, 2017
    Big Squeeze Brunch After PartySunday April 23rd11am-12:30PMTexas Folklife1708 Houston StAustin, TX 78756$10 general admissionFREE for Texas Folklife members (contact us for promo code) Join us at our gallery space for one more accordion jam with the 2017 Big Squeeze finalists, and to say goodbye to them and their families before they hit the road. Relax on our patio with live music, brunch food...
  • Posted on Mon Jan 23, 2017
    Big Squeeze Talent Showcase – La JoyaSaturday February 11, 2017 (11am Registration, Show: 12-1pm) La Joya High School Mariachi Hall 604 Coyote Dr, La Joya, TX 78560  Texas Folklife and La Joya High School are pleased to announce that our second Big Squeeze Talent Showcase of 2017 will take place at La Joya High School's Alejandro "Alex" H. Saenz Performing Arts Center on...
  • Posted on Mon Jan 23, 2017
    Big Squeeze Talent Showcase – Los FresnosSaturday February 4, 2017 (2pm-4pm)Los Fresnos High School Cafetorium907 N Arroyo Blvd, Los Fresnos, TX 78566 1pm: Registration Opens 2pm: Show Start w/ Opening Remarks 215pm: Auditions Begin After Auditions: 30 minute set by Conjunto Halcon Texas Folklife and Los Fresnos High School are pleased to announce that our first Big Squeeze...
  • Posted on Mon Jan 23, 2017
  • Posted on Wed Jan 18, 2017
    THE BIG SQUEEZE ACCORDION CONTEST IS BACK FOR 2017 Texas Folklife Will Search for Top Young Accordion Talent in Showcases Across the State    Grand Prize Winners will be selected in each category: Polka, Cajun / Zydeco, and Conjunto   Austin, Texas – January 24, 2017 – Texas Folklife is thrilled to announce that the Big Squeeze Accordion Contest is back in 2017. This will be the...

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