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Program: Accordion Kings and Queens

Join us for a night as big as the Lone Star State showcasing the amazing musical diversity of Texas accordion styles.


Texas Folklife’s Accordion Kings & Queens (AKQ) draws thousands annually to Houston’s Miller Outdoor Theatre. The event celebrates the cultural diversity of Texas by bringing communities together for an evening of roots music, featuring a variety of Texas accordion music genres. 

Join us back at the Miller for the #AKQ2022 on June 4, 2022!

AKQ 2022

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33rd Annual Accordion Kings & Queens

Texas Folklife is proud to present the 33rd annual Accordion Kings & Queens! Come out for an evening of roots music, featuring the best of Texas accordion music genres on June 4, 2022!

Celebrate the very best of Texas Squeezebox – join us for Accordion Kings and Queens!


2022 AKQ Lineup


Las Fenix

RJ & Kreole Smoove

Cameron Dupuy & the Cajun Troubadours

2022 Big Squeeze Champions

Texas Folklife Members can reserve assigned covered seating in advance through our ticket request form until May 31st or free general admission tickets can be reserved by the general public through the Miller Outdoor Theatre’s website starting June 3. More information here.

More About AKQ 2022

AKQ Silent Auction and Benefit


This event is sponsored in part by the City of Houston through the Miller Theatre Advisory Board. Additional support is provided by the Texas Folklife Members.

Interested in sponsoring this year's show? Email to get connected to the Program Sponsorship Coordinator. View our sponsorship packet here.

Support The Show

It takes a village to put on a show like this, and we would not be able to offer free and low-cost folk & traditional arts programming like Accordion Kings & Queens without the support of our members and donors! Please consider supporting our work in one of the following ways:

  • Become a Texas Folklife Member: Our members enjoy exclusive perks such as early access to reserved covered seats to AKQ, complimentary raffle entries, and more! Membership fees are tax-deductible donations. Learn more about Texas Folklife Memberships here.
  • Donations: Consider making a tax-deductible donation to support Texas Folklife here.
  • AKQ Silent Auction & Benefit: Join us at Axelrad Beer Garden in Houston on May 21st for a fun afternoon of accordion themed drinks, music, and a silent auction in support of Accordion Kings & Queens. Purchase tickets here.
  • Buy TXF Merch: Purchase new Texas Folklife shirt designs! 100% of shit profits benefit our organization. Shop our online Bonfire Store here.

We thank you in advance for your support! Please reach out to if you have another way you would like to support our organization or the Accordion Kings & Queens show.