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
FREE SHOW with RSVP:
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.
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.