(article) Media Advisory: Texas Folklife Announces 2018 Big Squeeze Accordion Contest Champs!

Media Advisory

April 21, 2018

The 2018 Big Squeeze Winners


Crowned today at the Bullock Texas History Museum

Grand Prize Winners:


Polka: Peter Gresser, age 13, from Weatherford

Cajun & Zydeco: Steven Williams, age 14, from Humble

Conjunto: Melenie Lissette Gonzalez, age 17, from Rio Grande City

Anthony Ortiz Jr. Conjunto Prize: Jesus F. Venegas, age 21, from Brownsville


A larger release will go out next week! And I will have better photos in a day or two.


Media contact:

Sheree Scarborough




Photo: Courtesy of Texas Folklife, by Marcy Garriott

From left to right: 

Winners Steven Williams, Peter Gresser, Melenie Lissette Gonzalez, Jesus F. Venegas and Texas Folklife Executive Director Charlie Lockwood