In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are canceling all scheduled TexasFolklife events and gallery operations including the Big Squeeze live auditions and concerts until further notice. The #BigSqueeze2020 will continue online though! Take care and thank you!
This year the Zydeco category age limit has been raised to 25 and under, so if you are under the age of 26 by April 19, 2020, you are eligible! Only Texas residents. Must play two songs with only one accompanist - no drums or singing on audition videos.
There is an entry fee to the music festival, but no entry fee to audition for the Big Squeeze.
General Admission to the Festival is $25
Tickets can be found here: https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/16138/crosby-zydeco-festival
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 email their entries to email@example.com Complete an application via the link at texasfolklife.org/bigsqueeze2020