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Big Squeeze Talent Showcase – Dallas – 508 Amphitheater at Encore Park


Big Squeeze Talent Showcase – Dallas
Saturday, March 25, 2017 (12pm-6pm)
508 Amphitheater at Encore Park
508 Park Ave, Dallas, TX 75201

Texas Folklife, the Museum of Street Culture and 508 Amphitheater at Encore Park are pleased to announce that our seventh Big Squeeze Talent Showcase of 2017 will take place in Dallas at the Amphitheater on Saturday, March 25, 2017. 

We are excited to find and showcase accordion talent! The emphasis for this showcase is CONJUNTO but, we are looking for any and all accordion players ages 21 and under to showcase their performance abilities in any of the three main accordion genre categories: Polka, Cajun / Zydeco and Conjunto. The Polka genre will include German, Czech, and Polish traditions. Cajun / Zydeco will include Creole, Cajun and Zydeco musical traditions. Conjunto will include Norteño and Tejano. Please contact Texas Folklife if you are unsure under which category your music falls. 

All young accordionists in any of the above styles are encouraged to show up an hour before start time to register for our contest. Special musical guests Aaron Salinas (2015 Big Squeeze Champion in the conjunto category), Los De La Cruz and headliners Los Morales Boyz (featuring former Big Squeeze winner Nachito Morales), will perform after the Contest. The event will take place from 1pm-6pm. The event is free and open to the public. 

For details, entry rules and entry form, GO TO:

Sponsors: Texas Folklife, Texas Music Office, Texas Polka News, Museum of Street Culture, 508 Amphitheater at Encore Park