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The Big Squeeze Youth Accordion Showcase
The Big Squeeze is a statewide contest for accordion players ages 21 and under to showcase their performance abilities in any genre of music: polka, zydeco, conjunto, Tejano, Cajun, and more!
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  • Posted on Wed Jan 18, 2017
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Sheree Scarborough (512) 922-5483, sheree.scarborough@gmail.com   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 17, 2017 – Texas Folklife is...
  • 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 Jan 16, 2017
    This will be the 11th year for The Big Squeeze Accordion Contest. We are excited to find and showcase accordion talent! It is a statewide contest where accordion players ages 21 and under will showcase their performance abilities in three main accordion genre categories: Polka, Cajun / Zydeco and Conjunto. The Polka genre will include German, Czech, and Polish traditions. Cajun / ...
  • Posted on Mon Jan 16, 2017
    Big Squeeze Talent Showcase – San AntonioSunday, March 26, 2017 (2pm-6pm)Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center723 S Brazos St, San Antonio, TX 78207 Texas Folklife and the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center are pleased to announce that our sixth Big Squeeze Talent Showcase of 2017 will take place in San Antonio at the Guadalupe on Sunday, March 26, 2017.  We are excited to find and showcase...
  • Posted on Mon Jan 16, 2017
      Big Squeeze Talent Showcase – DallasSaturday, March 25, 2017 (12pm-6pm)508 Amphitheater at Encore Park508 Park Ave, Dallas, TX 75201 Texas Folklife, the Museum of Street Culture and 508 Amphitheater at Encore Park are pleased to announce that our fifth Big Squeeze Talent Showcase of 2017 will take place in Dallas at the Amphitheater on Saturday, March, 25 2017.  We are excited...
  • Posted on Mon Jan 16, 2017
    Big Squeeze Talent Showcase – Groves / NederlandSaturday, March 4, 2016 (2pm-5pm)Larry's French Market & Cajun Restaurant3701 Pure Atlantic Rd, Groves, TX 77619 Texas Folklife and Larry's French Market & Cajun Restaurant are pleased to announce that our fourth Big Squeeze Talent Showcase of 2017 in Groves / Nederland, TX will take place at Larry's on Saturday, March 4, 2017. ...
  • Posted on Mon Jan 16, 2017
      Big Squeeze Talent Showcase – HoustonSunday, February 19, 2017 (2pm-5pm)MECA – Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts1900 Kane St, Houston, TX 77007 Texas Folklife and MECA are pleased to announce that our third Big Squeeze Talent Showcase of 2017 in Houston, TX will take place at MECA on Sunday, February 19, 2017. This is the second of two back-to-back showcases in...
  • Posted on Mon Jan 16, 2017
      Big Squeeze Talent Showcase – HoustonSaturday, February 18, 2017 (2pm-5pm)Cafe 42124212 Almeda Rd, Houston, TX 77004 Texas Folklife, ZydecoEvents.com and Cafe 4212 are pleased to announce that our second Big Squeeze Talent Showcase of 2017 in Houston, TX will take place at Cafe 4212 on Saturday, February 18, 2017. This is the first of two back-to-back showcases in the big city! We...
  • Posted on Mon Jan 16, 2017
      Big Squeeze Talent Showcase – Corpus ChristiSunday February 12, 2017 (2pm-5pm)McDonald Public Library 4044 Greenwood Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78416 Texas Folklife, Hacienda Records and the McDonald Public Library are pleased to announce that our first Big Squeeze Talent Showcase of 2017 in Corpus Christi, TX will take place at the library on Sunday, February 12, 2017.  We are...

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