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Big Squeeze 2019 Finals - Austin

Big Squeeze 2019 Finals

Saturday May 11, 2019 (1pm-5pm)
Bullock Texas State History Museum

1800 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701



Free Admission with RSVP


Texas Folklife and the Bullock Texas State History Museum are pleased to announce that the Finals for the annual Big Squeeze accordion contest will take place at the museum on Saturday, May 11, 2019. The event is free and open to the public and will take place inside the museum on the first floor lobby, under the grand rotunda.

Congratulations to the 2019 Big Squeeze Finalists:

Conjunto 17 and under:
Christopher Ramirez - San Antonio, TX
Perla Hernandez - Roma, TX
Ricardo Cabrera - Austin, TX

Conjunto 18-21:
Jose Torres - Roma, TX
Eduardo Garza - Mission, TX
Alejandro Durón - Los Fresnos, TX

Elijah Clements - Little Elm, TX

Cajun & Zydeco:
Chloe Johnson - Moscow, TX
Kaylee Chesson - Bridge City, TX
Walter Melton - Houston, TX

Congratulations to the finalists and all of our 2019 contestants, you are all so talented and passionate - we are proud of you!

Big Squeeze finalists will perform before the judges and the public, followed by a showcase performance by Cedryl Ballou with The Zydeco Trendsetters and Conjunto Cats

Cedryl Ballou & the Zydeco TrendSetters:

Conjunto Cats:



The Big Squeeze is supported by the board and members of Texas Folklife, by generous support from Hohner, Inc., and by grants from the Texas Commission on the Arts, the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department, H-E-B, Music Water, Texas Music Office, Southeast Texas Arts Council, the City of Houston through the Miller Theatre Advisory Board, and Rancho Alegre Radio. Additional support is provided by regional partners including Full Gallop, Ennis Czech Music Festival, Museum of the Gulf Coast, Cajun Sounds Internet Radio, Latino Cultural Center Dallas,, Texas Polka News, Multicultural Engagement & Counseling through the Arts (MECA), Jax Bar & Grill, 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, Central Texas Accordion Association, and more!