The Big Squeeze 2021
Deadline for submissions is March 31, 2021 at 11:59PM. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
April 7, 2021 - deadline for entries (EXTENDED from March 31st!)
April 17, 2021 - Conjunto Semi-Finals from Home at facebook.com/texasfolklife
May 8, 2021 - Finals from Home at facebook.com/texasfolklife
The Big Squeeze is presented by Texas Folklife as part of its mission to preserve and present Texas’ diverse cultural heritage. Since 2007, Texas Folklife has promoted Texas accordion music genres through the Big Squeeze program. More than 350 young, talented players from dozens of Texas communities have participated in the program, which supports these vital community-based accordion music traditions. The 2021 Big Squeeze Program Director is longtime Texas Folklife producer and partner Sarah Rucker. Sarah has been involved with the program since its inception in 2007 and was excited to rejoin the team as director in 2019.
The Big Squeeze offers a variety of opportunities for individuals and organizations to become sponsors of this distinguished program. For more information on becoming a Big Squeeze Sponsor, please email email@example.com or call 512-441-9255. The 2021 Big Squeeze is supported by grants from the Texas Commission on the Arts, the City of Austin Cultural Arts Division, H-E-B, Texas Music Office, and the City of Houston through the Miller Theatre Advisory Board. Additional support is provided by regional partners including zydecoevents.com, Texas Polka News, La Joya Independent School District, Los Fresnos Consolidated Independent School District, Roma Independent School District, Museum of South Texas History, Conjunto Heritage Taller, the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, Bullock Texas State History Museum, and more!