about this program
Posted on Thu Jun 12, 2014
At the 25th Anniversary of Accordion Kings & Queens this year in Houston, Texas Folklife awarded Ms. Mary Thomas the Star of Texas Folklife Award. She became the 4th awardee of this award.
Posted on Sat Jun 7, 2014
THANK YOU FOR ANOTHER GREAT YEAR!
Press for Accordion Kings and Queens 2014:
Posted on Sat Apr 26, 2014
Saturday, April 26 is officially Big Squeeze Day in Austin by city proclamation.
It kicked off the 8th Annual Big Squeeze Contest and Accordion Contest. The musicians are warming up for their sets on the Bullock Museum Plaza.
Posted on Wed Apr 23, 2014
On Saturday, April 26, the plaza in front of the Bullock Texas State History Museum will resemble a high school battle of the bands. Instead of marching bands, however, the Big Squeeze Accordion contest will greet unsuspecting visitors.
Tourists will have to weave around makeshift folding chair camps set up by families and fans, there to cheer their hometown Conjunto, zydeco or polka hero or heroine.
Posted on Sun Apr 13, 2014
Photo by David Dodd
Posted on Sat Mar 29, 2014
If you’ve been supporting and/or following Texas Folklife for the last several years, you’ve probably heard the name Juan Longoria, Jr.
Posted on Fri Feb 28, 2014
Posted on Fri Feb 7, 2014
We are tracking press coverage of The Big Squeeze 2014 as we travel across the state of Texas to meet young accordion players taking the stage. You Squeezebox lovers out there can help us out with this.
Posted on Tue Jan 21, 2014
Iliana Vasquez is a student at the University of Texas at Austin. She is currently a first-year graduate student at the UT Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS). Prior to attending UT, she was a Mexican American Studies (MAS) undergraduate at the University of Texas-Pan American. She will be serving as a Program Intern this Spring and will be assisting with this year’s Big Squeeze program.
Posted on Sun Jan 19, 2014