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AKQ: The Tune-Up Benefit 2023

Location: SPJST Lodge 88 (1435 Beall Street, Houston, TX 77008)

Tickets: $20 When Purchased in Advance Online Through Eventbrite. Tickets will be available for $30 at the door. Exclusive Event Merch Add-on available for $35 (while supplies last). Kids Tickets are $10.

Purchase Benefit Tickets

Auction Site: Coming Soon


Accordion Kings & Queens is back for its 34th year! Celebrate this historic cultural event by joining Texas Folklife at SPJST Lodge 88 for a fun afternoon of drinks and accordion music featuring a performance by Cory McCauley and Evangeline Aces in support of AKQ! This event is fun for the whole family!



5:30 PM: DOORS Check-in Starts / Pick up drink tickets!

6:00 PM: Intros + Silent Auction Launch

6:10 PM - 6:45 PM: Cory McCauley & The Evangeline Aces Set I

4:45 - 7:15 PM: Intermission

7:15 - 7:45 PM: Cory McCauley & The Evangeline Aces Set II 

7:45 - 7:55 PM: Announce Silent Auction Winners

8:00 PM: Closing Remarks / Event End


Your ticket, auction bids, and donations will directly benefit our free concert later this summer. Thank you for your support!


Silent Auction: Bidding will end at 7:45 PM Central Time on May 19, 2023.


Thank you to our Silent Auction Sponsors: Eaglehand Carwash, Taste of Texas, Billy Bob's, Spring fed Records, Alley Theatre, Momentum Indoor Climbing, Intero, The Houston Museum of Natural Science, Perot Museum of Natural Science, Austin Beerworks, Your Tale, Jimmy Changas, Nice Winery, Still Austin, Bronca, Earth of Atlas Apothecary, Deep Ellum Brewing, Asia Society, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, Hai Hospitality, Cactus Music, Main Street Theater, Once Upon a Storybook Studio, Sand Cloud, Casa Ramirez, Sno-beach Austin, and L'Oca d'Oro!

Join us for the 34th Annual Accordion Kings & Queens Concert on June 3rd, 2023!

Learn more about Accordion Kings & Queens and Texas Folklife’s other programs at Texas Folklife is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

This event is made possible by the generous support of SPJST Lodge 88. Additional support for the Accordion Kings and Queens Silent Auction and Benefit is made possible by Community Sponsor Courtney Harmon and Texas Folklife board members Linda Ho Peche.


AKQ 2023