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  • Posted on Tue Jan 23, 2018
    Big Squeeze 2018 FinalsSaturday April 21, 2018 (12pm-5pm)Bullock Texas State History Museum1800 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701 Free Admission!Texas Folklife and the Bullock Texas State History Museum are pleased to announce that the Finals for the annual Big Squeeze accordion contest will take place at the museum on Saturday, April 21, 2018. The event will be held on the Lone Star Plaza in...
  • Posted on Tue Jan 23, 2018
    TEXAS FOLKLIFE PRESENTS The Big Squeeze Talent Showcase & Auditions – Corpus ChristiTexas Folklife is pleased to announce that our third Big Squeeze Talent Showcase of 2018 will take place in Corpus Christi at McDonald Public Library on Saturday, March 3, 2018. The Big Squeeze Talent Showcase & Audition at McDonald Public Library is one of many Big Squeeze events across Texas in 2018...
  • Posted on Tue Jan 23, 2018
    TEXAS FOLKLIFE PRESENTS The Big Squeeze Talent Showcase & Auditions – Houston # 2Texas Folklife is pleased to announce that our third Big Squeeze Talent Showcase of 2018 will take place in Houston at MECA - Houston on Sunday, February 18, 2018. The Big Squeeze Talent Showcase & Audition at MECA - Houston is one of many Big Squeeze events across Texas in 2018 and one of two Big...
  • Posted on Tue Jan 23, 2018
    TEXAS FOLKLIFE PRESENTS The Big Squeeze Talent Showcase & Auditions – Dallas Texas Folklife is pleased to announce that our second Big Squeeze Talent Showcase of 2018 will take place in Dallas at the Pleasant Grove Branch Library on Sunday, February 11, 2018. The Big Squeeze Talent Showcase & Audition at Pleasant Grove Branch Library is one of many Big Squeeze events across...
  • Posted on Wed Jan 17, 2018
    Texas Folklife Assigned Ticket Info:Texas Folklife assigned tickets will end at 12:00noon on Saturday June 2nd.   Become a member or renew your annual membership before 12:00noon on June 2nd to received assigned covered seating for Accordion Kings & Queens 2018 at Houston's Miller Outdoor Theatre!  Texas Folklife Presents: 29th Annual Accordion Kings &...
  • 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...
  • Posted on Tue Jan 16, 2018
      Interested in Sponsoring the Big Squeeze? Big Squeeze Sponsorship Packet  The Big Squeeze program and showcase events are partnerships with local businesses, art galleries, record labels, non-profit arts organizations, local public school districts, and universities.  We will work with your organization's budget. But, we are also accepting major sponsorships beginning at $5,...
  • Posted on Thu Jan 11, 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 in Showcases Across the State  Grand Prize Winners will be selected in the following updated four categories: Polka Grand Prize (Age 25 and under) Cajun & Zydeco Grand...
  • Posted on Thu Dec 28, 2017
    It’s that time of the year! It's time to start squeezebox practice and time to dust off those dance moves.    We are gearing up for 2018’s round of the Big Squeeze. This is the program's 12th year.    I am glad to be back with the program again this year. There is nothing I am more passionate about in this world than Texan music, traditions and history. The preservation...
  • Posted on Tue Dec 26, 2017
    ***Keep checking back for updates! This will be the 12th year for The Big Squeeze Accordion Contest. We are excited to find and showcase accordion talent! Accordionists can enter by performing two songs at any of the below showcases where they will be videotaped by Texas Folklife or they submit a video entry digitally, by mail or e-mail. They do not have to do both, unless they feel...

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