Program: Accordion Kings and Queens
Join us for a night as big as the Lone Star State showcasing the amazing musical diversity of Texas accordion styles.
Texas Folklife’s Accordion Kings & Queens (AKQ) draws thousands annually to Houston’s Miller Outdoor Theatre. The event celebrates the cultural diversity of Texas by bringing communities together for an evening of roots music, featuring a variety of Texas accordion music genres.
Join us back at the Miller next year for the #AKQ2023!
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33rd Annual Accordion Kings & Queens
Thank you to everyone who attended and watched the 33rd Annual Accordion Kings & Queens live on June 4th!
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2022 AKQ Lineup
RJ & Kreole Smoove
Cameron Dupuy & the Cajun Troubadours
This event is sponsored in part by the City of Houston through the Miller Theatre Advisory Board. Thank you to our sponsors for making this event possible: Hohner, Texas Commission on the Arts, The Raven Grill, AARP Houston, and the Texas Folklife Members and Board of Directors! Additional thanks to the AKQ Silent Auction and Benefit sponsors and attendees as well for helping to put on the show this year
Interested in sponsoring this year's show? We always need fiscal and in-kind sponsors to help support the show's production. Please email email@example.com to get connected to the Program Sponsorship Coordinator. View our most recent sponsorship packet here.
Support The Show
It takes a village to put on a show like this, and we would not be able to offer free and low-cost folk & traditional arts programming like Accordion Kings & Queens without the support of our members and donors! Please consider supporting our work in one of the following ways:
- Become a Texas Folklife Member: Our members help to support the production of AKQ as well as get to enjoy exclusive perks for the show such as early access to reserved covered seats to AKQ, complimentary raffle entries, and more! Membership fees are tax-deductible donations. Learn more about Texas Folklife Memberships here.
- Donations: Consider making a tax-deductible donation to support Texas Folklife here.
- Make an In-Kind Donation: Donate items, experiences, or gift cards to be included in future AKQ Fundraising Efforts like our annual raffle and silent auction.
- Buy TXF Merch: Purchase new Texas Folklife shirt designs! 100% of shit profits benefit our organization. Shop our online Bonfire Store here.
We thank you in advance for your support! Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have another way you would like to support our organization or the Accordion Kings & Queens show.