Texas Folklife is proud to present the Exhibit Opening of Accordion Kings and Queens at Cactus Music on Thursday November 23rd. The Afternoon will feature music from Texas Folklife Big Squeeze Statewide Accordion Contest Champions Lil Steven and the Zydeco Futures along with special guest Chloe Johnson.
Refreshments provided by The Saint Arnold Brewing Company.
Exhibit on display through 1/5/20
About the Exhibit
Accordion Kings & Queens is an annual Texas Folklife showcase of the amazing musical diversity of Texas accordion styles, featuring legends of conjunto, polka, country western, zydeco, Cajun and more. The concert celebrates the cultural diversity of Texas by bringing communities together for an evening of dancing and roots music played on the accordion, “the national instrument of Texas,” drawing a capacity crowd of six thousand to Houston’s Miller Outdoor Theatre every year.
The exhibit includes photographs by David Dodd, James Fraher, Jason Romero, Ray Carrington, and Carlos San Miguel, depicting the lively and diverse musicians that gather around the celebration of true Texas folk music.