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Folk and Traditional Arts of Texas

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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 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...
  • 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 Feb 22, 2016
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMEDIA CONTACT:Sheree Scarborough(512) 922-5483, sheree.scarborough@gmail.com   TEXAS FOLKLIFE PRESENTS  BIG SQUEEZE TENTH ANIVERSARY EXTRAVAGANZA CONCERT Concert to be Held on Saturday, May 7, 2016, at Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin   Show will Celebrate the Tenth Anniversary of Texas Folklife’s Big Squeeze Program  and...
  • Posted on Thu May 7, 2015
      TEXAS FOLKLIFE ANNOUNCES THE 26th ANNUAL ACCORDION KINGS & QUEENS FESTIVAL Free Concert and Los Texmaniacs CD Release Party to be held at Houston’s Miller Outdoor Theatre on Saturday, June 6 Featuring Grammy-winning Los Texmaniacs with special guests including Flaco Jiménez, Jerome Batiste and the Zydeko Players, Debra Peters and the Love Saints, and 2015 Big Squeeze Champs  ...
  • Posted on Tue Apr 28, 2015
    Congratulations to our 2015 Big Squeeze Champions! photos by Marcy GarriottRito Pena of San Antonio, TX - Conjunto CategoryElizabeth Kelley of Port Neches, TX - Cajun/Zydeco CategoryBrandon Hodde of Holland, TX - Polka CategoryEach winner was awarded a Hohner Corona accordion and will play at Texas Folklife's Accordion Kings & Queens concert June 6 at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston, TX....

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