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Big Squeeze Talent Showcase – San Antonio – Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center

Big Squeeze Talent Showcase – San Antonio
Sunday, March 26, 2017 (3pm-6pm)
Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center
723 S Brazos St, San Antonio, TX 78207

Texas Folklife, Conjunto Heritage Taller and the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center are pleased to announce that our eighth Big Squeeze Talent Showcase of 2017 will take place in San Antonio at the Guadalupe on Sunday, March 26, 2017. 

We are excited to find and showcase accordion talent! The emphasis for this showcase is CONJUNTO but, we are looking for accordion players ages 21 and under to showcase their performance abilities in any of the three main accordion genre categories: Polka, Cajun / Zydeco and Conjunto. The Polka genre will include German, Czech, and Polish traditions. Cajun / Zydeco will include Creole, Cajun and Zydeco musical traditions. Conjunto will include Norteño and Tejano. Please contact Texas Folklife if you are unsure under which category your music falls. 

All young accordionists in any of the above styles are encouraged to show up an hour before start time to register for our contest. Special musical guests Eva Ybarra, Lorenzo Martinez and Rabbit Sanchez, and 2015 Big Squeeze Conjunto Champion Rito Pena will perform after the Contest. The event will take place from 3pm-6pm. The event is free and open to the public. 

Show Schedule:

3:00 – Big Squeeze contest - Guadalupe Theater (Roberto Casillas bajo sexto accompaniment)

3:45 – Lorenzo Martinez & Rabbit Sanchez

4:30 – 2015 conjunto Big Squeeze champion Rito Peña
4:45-5:45 – Eva Ybarra - outdoors on plazita

For details, entry rules and entry form, GO TO:

Sponsors: Conjunto Heritage Taller, Texas Music Office, Texas Polka News, Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center

Conjunto Heritage Taller: 

Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center: