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Annual Memberships


Passionate about the folk & traditional arts of Texas? Join our community!


Texas Folklife Members take their passion for the cultural and heritage arts and translate it into action. Without the generous support of our Annual and Monthly Sustaining Members, our team would not be able to provide free and low-cost cultural arts programming to thousands across the State of Texas. Consider investing in the folk & traditional artistic expressions of Texas by becoming an Annual Member or Renewing Your Annual Membership today!


Texas Folklife Members at any level receive the following perks:

Perk Name Perk Description
Accordion Kings & Queens Raffle Tickets

Texas Folklife members receive the following amount of complimentary tickets to our AKQ Accordion Raffle (dependent on membership level):

  • Student/Senior: 5 Tickets
  • Individual: 5 Tickets
  • Family: 10 Tickets
  • Folklife Friend: 10 Tickets
  • Folk Hero: 15 Tickets
  • Folk Legend: 15 Tickets
  • Folk Saint: 20 Tickets
Access to Exclusive Content You have exclusive access to the Texas Folklife Archive website and a private link to view the recording of our Zydeco 101 workshop with renowned Zydeco Dance Instructor, Mona Wilson.
Invitations to Member Exclusive Events In 2022, we plan to hold member meet-ups and member appreciation events around the state! Keep an eye out for an event coming up near you and let us know what kind of events or activities you would like to see!
Free or Discounted Tickets to Texas Folklife Events

Texas Folklife Members are eligible to claim free and reduced-price tickets to a variety of Texas Folklife-produced events such as Accordion Kings & Queens and the Festival of Texas Fiddling


Members can now claim tickets to the 33rd Annual Accordion Kings & Queens!

Advanced Notice of Upcoming Events You will receive advanced notice of upcoming events/programming and advanced access to upcoming virtual exhibits before the general public.
Quarterly Member Exclusive Updates Starting in 2022, Texas Folklife Members receive a Quarterly Member Exclusive Newsletter that features behind the scenes looks at our work to preserve and present the folk and traditional arts of Texas as well as exclusive content to get to know our team!


You can choose to have your membership automatically renewed by selecting the checkbox that says "The membership you have selected will automatically renew" under the membership level options.

Become a member or renew your membership today to join our community in preserving and presenting the folk & traditional arts of Texas!


Become an Annual Member

Renew Your Annual Membership


If you have any questions about Annual Memberships with Texas Folklife, please contact our Membership Coordinator at


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Other ways to contribute:

Make a donation
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Monthly Sustaining Memberships
A membership to Texas Folklife to support Texas Folklife programs. Your support helps improve the consistency and reliability of funds to maintain our many community programs and activities, while spreading your donation investment over several months. 
Become a Monthly Sustaining Member
Renew Your Monthly Sustaining Membership
Volunteer with us
Please visit our volunteer page for more information about our many volunteer opportunities, or fill out our volunteer form
Volunteer Form
Donate via Amazon Smile
When you make purchases on using this link, Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase amount to Texas Folklife in support of our programs and activities. Your support in any form is always appreciated!
Donate via Smile on Amazon
Make an in-kind donation
If you wish to make a donation in kind instead of cash, please fill out our in-kind donation form.  You will receive a copy of the form for your records upon submission. 
In-kind Donation Form