Big Squeeze 2020: Houston

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Texas Folklife Event
Event Date: 
Sun Feb 16, 2020 - 3:00PM to 5:00PM

The Big Squeeze returns for its 14th annual contest and concert series and kicks off in the Houston area!

About this Event

The Big Squeeze returns for its 14th annual contest and concert series and kicks off in the Houston area!

2/16 Schedule:

2pm Contestants arrive to prepare

3pm Auditions begin

3:45pm Performance by 2019 Big Squeeze Zydeco champion Chloe Johnson

4:00pm Performance by Keyun & the Zydeco Masters

Interested players are encouraged to submit an application ahead of the showcase date to reserve a slot or arrive an hour before the showcase begins to fill out an application. Those who live more than 20 miles from a showcase may also mail or email their entries to arrive at Texas Folklife no later than March 22nd at 12midnight.

Email bigsqueeze@texasfolklife.org with questions or complete an application via the link at texasfolklife.org/bigsqueeze2020

ENTRY FORM: https://forms.gle/q4BytbFaydUc1G7CA

2020 Big Squeeze Schedule

Saturday, Feb. 15 / Pasadena / Macro Plaza Mall, in partnership with The PEACE (Pasadena Education, Arts, & Cultural Engagement) Center

Sunday, Feb. 16 / Houston / Jax Restaurant

Sunday, March 1 / Dallas / Top Ten Records

Saturday, March 7 / Palmview / Palmview High School

Friday, March 13 / Los Fresnos / Los Fresnos High School

Saturday, March 7 / Roma / Roma Municipal Park Pavilion

Sunday, Mar 22 / San Antonio / Guadalupe Theatre, in partnership with Conjunto Heritage Taller

Saturday, April 4 / Edinburg / Conjunto Semi-Finals / Museum of South Texas History

Sunday, April 19 / Big Squeeze Finals and Concert / Bullock Texas State History Museum

Interested players are encouraged to submit an application ahead of the showcase date to reserve a slot or arrive an hour before the showcase begins. Those who live more than 20 miles from a showcase may also mail or email their entries to arrive at Texas Folklife no later than March 22nd at 12midnight. The complete contest rules and entry forms are available online at texasfolklife.org/bigsqueeze2020 or by calling 512-441-9255.

The Big Squeeze is presented by Texas Folklife as part of its mission to preserve and present Texas’ diverse cultural heritage. Since 2007, Texas Folklife has promoted Texas accordion music genres through the Big Squeeze program. More than 300 young, talented players from dozens of Texas communities have participated in the program, which supports these vital community-based accordion music traditions.

The 2020 season of Texas Folklife's Big Squeeze is supported by grants from the Texas Commission on the Arts, the City of Austin Cultural Arts Division, H-E-B, Texas Music Office, Rancho Alegre Radio, and the City of Houston through the Miller Theatre Advisory Board. Additional support is provided by regional partners.

More Info:

https://texasfolklife.org/article/big-squeeze-2020

https://www.facebook.com/texasfolklife/

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