Big Squeeze 2020: Pasadena
About this Event
The Big Squeeze returns for its 14th annual contest and concert series and kicks off in the Houston area!
2:00 Contestants check in
3:00 Live Auditions begin
4:30 Special performance by Centro Cultural Viva Mexico
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.