Big Squeeze Talent Showcase – Houston – Cafe 4212

Event Category: 
Texas Folklife Event
Event Date: 
Sat Feb 18, 2017 - 2:00PM to 6:00PM

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 Masters

Texas Folklife, and Cafe 4212 are pleased to announce that our fourth Big Squeeze Talent Showcase of 2017 in Houston, TX will take place at Cafe 4212 on Saturday, February 18, 2017. This is the first of two back-to-back showcases in the big city!

We are excited to find and showcase accordion talent! The emphasis for this showcase is ZYDECO but, we are looking for accordion players ages 21 and under to showcase their performance abilities in any of the three main accordion genre categories: Polka, Cajun / Zydeco and Conjunto.

The Polka genre will include German, Czech, and Polish traditions. Cajun / Zydeco will include Creole, Cajun and Zydeco musical traditions. Conjunto will include Norteño and Tejano. Please contact Texas Folklife if you are unsure under which category your music falls.

Registration begins at 2pm and all young accordionists in any of the above styles are encouraged to show at that time to register for our contest. The show will take place from 3pm-6pm. This showcase is free and open to the public.

Do you or someone you know play the accordion and want to enter for cash prizes, a new accordion and more? For information, contest rules and entry form available at:

Special musical guests Kidd Reece, and Keyun Dickson and the Zydeco Masters will perform after the Contest.

Parking Information:

Parking is open and free to the public on venue property.

Press Release about the Big Squeeze in 2017:

More Information about Texas Folklife:

For details, entry rules and entry form, GO TO:

Sponsors: Texas Folklife, Texas Music Office, Texas Polka News, Zydeco Events, Cafe 4212