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Congratulations to the 2021 Big Squeeze Champions

The Big Squeeze 2021 Grand Prize Winners are:


Conjunto 16 and Under

Ashly Nicole Molina, Roma


Conjunto Ages 17-21 Anthony Ortiz, Jr. Grand Prize

Johnny Joe Gutierrez, Mission



Alexander French, The Colony



Cameron Dupuy, New Orleans (LA)



Kaleb Leday, Lake Charles (LA)


Congratulations to all of the 2021 finalists for all their hard work and perseverance through a particularly difficult year. Thank you to all of the contestants who competed this year. This was one of the most exceptional groups of young accordionists and the judges had to make some very difficult decisions. We are so proud of all the 2021 contestants and we hope to see you again for the Big Squeeze Competition next year!


Watch the Big Squeeze Finals featuring performances from 2020 Big Squeeze Champions and Grammy Award Winner Chubby Carrier on Facebook or YouTube!





Thank you to all of our supporters and sponsors who made this presentation of the 15th Annual Big Squeeze possible. The 2021 Big Squeeze is supported by funding and donations from the board and members of Texas Folklife, Texas Commission on the Arts, the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department, H-E-B, and the City of Houston through the Miller Theatre Advisory Board and Hohner Accordions. Additional support is provided by regional partners.