AKQ Tune-Up, Featuring Keyun Dickson & The Zydeco Masters

Event Category: 
Texas Folklife Event
Event Date: 
Thu May 24, 2018 - 5:30PM to 7:30PM

Texas Folklife and KPFT 90.1FM Present:
Accordion Kings & Queens Tune-up
featuring Keyun Dickson & The Zydeco Masters

Thurs May 24th (5:30pm-7:30pm)
3422 N Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77018


Join Texas Folklife and KPFT 90.1FM at Cottonwood on May 24th (5:30pm-7:30pm) for an Accordion Kings & Queens Tune-Up featuring live zydeco music by Keyun Dickson & The Zydeco Masters!  This is a kick-off event for Texas Folklife’s 29th Annual Accordion Kings & Queens concert, held June 2nd at the Miller Outdoor Theatre. 

We’ll be doing some ticket giveaways for the June 2nd Accordion Kings & Queens event and handing out some free Texas Folklife merch!  MC duties by Rick Heysquierdo of KPFT 90.1FM’s Lone Star Juke Box radio program.

Become a member or renew your annual membership at the AKQ Tune-Up to receive assigned covered seating for Accordion Kings & Queens 2018 at Houston's Miller Outdoor Theatre! 

We are doing a special membership challenge pledge at this event, a Texas Folklife donor will match membership donations received at the AKQ Tune-Up up to $1,000.  Be a part of this opportunity to support Texas Folklife and the non-profit’s mission to promote, preserve, and present the folk and traditional arts of Texas!

AKQ 2018 Assigned Seating Info:


Tickets are assigned on a first come, first serve basis so make sure to get your Texas Folklife membership as soon as you can! If you renew or become a member before Friday May 18th, your tickets will automatically be sent to your mailing address.

If you become a member at the AKQ Tune-Up, you will have to pick up your tickets 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 2nd, 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 30.


Don’t miss your chance to see AKQ 2018 zydeco headliner Keyun Dickson & The Zydeco Masters at this exclusive kick-off event!   

About Keyun Dickson & The Zydeco Masters:
Keyun Dickson was the first zydeco Grand Prize Winner for Texas Folklife’s Big Squeeze Accordion Contest in 2010. He hails from Humble, Texas, in the greater Houston area and has been playing the accordion and wowing audiences from an early age. His mother and grandmother were instrumental in his musicianship, which started when he picked up an accordion at the age of 3. At the ripe age of 12, he formed his band Keyun & The Zydeco Masters and they perform all over the Greater Houston and East Texas regions of the state.

About Cottonwood Houston:
Cottonwood (English for Alamo), a full bar with superior Texas pub fare and occasional live music, is a collaboration of Sara and Rob Cromie, chef Daniel Ajtai (pron. AY-tie) and developer Harres Exezidis.  In 2014, Jake Rainey joined the team as Chief Operating Officer of Cottonwood, Liberty Station and other projects.

This Program is made possible in part by support from the board and members of Texas Folklife, KPFT 90.1FM, the City of Houston through the Miller Theatre Advisory Board, Texas Polka News, Hohner, Inc., a grant from the Texas Commission 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, and the Houston Press.  Additional support is provided by South Central Music Source.


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