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30th Annual Accordion Kings & Queens

Celebrating 30 Years of Texas Accordion with:

Los Aztex

Curtis Poullard & the Creole Zydeco Band

The Daiquiri Queens

Ginny Mac

&  Big Squeeze 2019 Winners


Texas Folklife is proud to present the 30th annual Accordion Kings & Queens! Come out for an evening of dancing and roots music, featuring the best of Texas accordion music genres, including conjunto, zydeco, and Cajun and more! Also featuring an appearance by the #BigSqueeze2019 statewide youth accordion contest winners. 

Texas Folklife Assigned Ticket Info:

Become a member or renew your annual membership to receive assigned covered seating for Accordion Kings & Queens 2019 at Houston's Miller Outdoor Theatre! 

Tickets are assigned on a first come, first serve basis so make sure to respond as soon as you can! If you respond before Friday May 17th, your tickets will automatically be sent to your mailing address. If you respond between May 18th and Wednesday May 29th, you will have to pick up your tickets at at the Texas Folklife info table located to the side of the theater box office on the day of the event (look for the Texas Folklife sign). Tickets will be available at Texas Folklife info table will call the day of the show,Saturday June 1st, beginning at 5:00pm. Your seats will be held until 6:55pm, then released if not claimed. 

No assigned seating tickets will be distributed after May 29th!

Texas Folklife Presents: 
30th Annual Accordion Kings & Queens
Saturday June 1st, 2019
Miller Outdoor Theatre - Houston, TX

Miller Theatre Box Office Tickets:
Free tickets are also available (4 per person over age 16 while they last) at the Miller Outdoor Theatre box office the day of the performance between the hours of 10:30am-1pm. If tickets remain at 1pm, the box office will re-open one hour before show time to distribute the remaining tickets. As always, open seating on the hill. 

Don't wait, become a member of Texas Folklife today to receive assigned seating to #AKQ2019! 

Student/ Senior $25 - 2 AKQ Tickets
Individual $35 - 2 AKQ Tickets
Family Membership $60 - 4 AKQ Tickets
Folklife Friend Membership $100 - 6 AKQ Tickets
Folklife Hero Membership $250 - 8 AKQ Tickets
Folklife Legend Membership $500 or more - 10 AKQ Tickets


Texas Folklife membership also earns you tickets to the Accordion Kings & Queens raffle, where your name will be entered into a drawing for some amazing prizes! 

Celebrate the very best of Texas Squeezebox — join Texas Folklife for this very special 30th anniversary edition of Accordion Kings & Queens!

Accordion Kings & Queens is supported in part by the Board and Members of Texas Folklife, the City of Houston through the Miller Theatre Advisory Board, Texas Polka News, Hohner Inc., a grant from the Texas Commossion on the Arts and an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art, the Raven Grill, KPFT, and the Houston Press. Additional support is provided by Houston Community College and Cactus Music.