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Program: Big Squeeze

Celebrating 16 seasons in 2022, The Big Squeeze is Texas Folklife's statewide contest for youth accordion players to showcase their performance abilities in any Texas genre: polka, zydeco, conjunto, Tejano, Cajun, and more!

The Big Squeeze is a statewide contest for youth accordion players to showcase their performance abilities in any Texas genre: polka, zydeco, conjunto, Tejano, Cajun, and more!

 

Make a Tax-Deductible Donation to Support The Big Squeeze

 


2022 Big Squeeze 

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Congratulations to the 2022 Big Squeeze Grand Prize Winners! 

 

Zydeco
Christopher Derouen, 20, Lafayette, LA


Cajun
Kade Domec, 14, Arnaudville, LA


Polka
Elayne Doggett, 10, Plano


Conjunto: 16 & Under
Alejandro Solis, 15, Roma


Conjunto: 17-21
Galilea Paz, 17, Roma

 

Watch the video below for a performance from Christopher. The other four Big Squeeze Champions will perform live at the 33rd Annual Accordion Kings & Queens on June 4th!

 

2022 Big Squeeze Grand Prize Winners


Support The Show

We rely on community members like yourself to help produce this statewide program! If you enjoy The Big Squeeze and other Texas Folklife Programs, please consider supporting our work in one of the following ways:

  • Become a Texas Folklife Member: Our members help to support the production of The Big Squeeze as well as get to enjoy exclusive perks! 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.
  • 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 memberships@texasfolklife.org if you have another way you would like to support our organization or The Big Squeeze.

All Program Posts and Events

Members-Only After Party
Kennedy Center Couch Concert
2020 Big Squeeze Champions
Mary Thomas, Queen of Texas Zydeco
Juan Longoria, Jr.
The Big Squeeze film