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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
    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...
  • 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 (3pm-6pm)Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center723 S Brazos St, San Antonio, TX 78207 Texas Folklife, Conjunto Heritage Taller and the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center are pleased to announce that our eighth Big Squeeze Talent Showcase of 2017 will take place in San Antonio at the Guadalupe on Sunday, March 26, 2017.  We are excited...
  • 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 seventh 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 (3pm-5pm)Larry's French Market & Cajun Restaurant3701 Pure Atlantic Rd, Groves, TX 77619 Texas Folklife, Cajun Sounds Internet Radio, 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...
  • 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 2pm: Doors & Registration Opens3pm: Show Start w/ Opening Remarks by Charlie Lockwood 315pm: Auditions BeginAfter Auditions: Quick Break / Stage Change4pm-430pm: Grupo Invicto445pm-530pm: Los Hermanos Cortez Texas...
  • Posted on Mon Jan 16, 2017
    Big Squeeze Talent Showcase – Houston #1 Saturday, February 18, 2017 (Registration & Doors Open at 2pm, Show from 3pm-6pm) Cafe 4212 4212 Almeda Rd, Houston, TX 77004 2pm: Doors & Registration Opens 3pm: Show Start w/ Opening Remarks by Charlie Lockwood 315pm: Auditions Begin After Auditions: Quick Break / Stage Change 4pm-430pm: Kidd Reece 445pm-6pm: Keyun & the Zydeco...
  • Posted on Mon Jan 16, 2017
      Big Squeeze Talent Showcase – Corpus ChristiSunday February 12, 2017 (2pm-5pm, Registration Begins at 1pm)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 third Big Squeeze Talent Showcase of 2017 in Corpus Christi, TX will take place at the library on Sunday,...
  • Posted on Wed Dec 7, 2016
                                                                  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...
  • Posted on Wed Nov 23, 2016
      Big Squeeze 2017 FinalsSaturday April 22, 2017 (1pm-5pm)Bullock Texas State History Museum 1800 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701  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 22, 2017. The event will be held from 1:00 to...

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