Big Squeeze Talent Showcase – Houston – Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts (MECA)

Event Category: 
Texas Folklife Event
Event Date: 
Sun Feb 19, 2017 - 2:00PM to 5:00PM


Big Squeeze Talent Showcase – Houston
Sunday, February 19, 2017 (2pm-5pm)
MECA – Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts
1900 Kane St, Houston, TX 77007

2pm: Doors & Registration Opens
3pm: Show Start w/ Opening Remarks by Charlie Lockwood 
315pm: Auditions Begin
After Auditions: Quick Break / Stage Change
4pm-430pm: Grupo Invicto
445pm-530pm: Los Hermanos Cortez

Texas Folklife and MECA are pleased to announce that our third Big Squeeze Talent Showcase of 2017 in Houston, TX will take place at MECA on Sunday, February 19, 2017. This is the second 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 CONJUNTO 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. 

All young accordionists in any of the above styles are encouraged to show up an hour before start time to register for our contest. Special musical guests Los Hermanos Cortez and Grupo Invicto to perform after the Contest. The event will take place from 2pm-5pm. The event is free and open to the public. 

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

Sponsors: Texas Folklife, Texas Music Office, Texas Polka News, Multicultural Education & Counseling through the Arts (MECA)