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Texas Folklife

Folk and Traditional Arts of Texas

Accordion Kings and Queens

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Accordion Kings and Queens
showcases the amazing musical diversity of Texas accordion styles, featuring legends of conjunto, polka, country western, zydeco, Cajun and more.  Accordion Kings & Queens draws a capacity crowd of six thousand to Houston's Miller Outdoor Theatre.  The event celebrates the cultural diversity of Texas by bringing communities together for an evening of dancing and roots music played on the accordion, "the national instrument of Texas".  Come out for an evening of dancing and roots music, featuring the best of Texas accordion music genres.  Pick up your FREE tickets at Houston’s Miller Outdoor Theatre the day of the event. For advance assigned seating, become a member of Texas Folklife by visiting http://www.texasfolklife.org/info/membership or calling 512-441-9255.
Most recent articles, events, video, audio and blog posts for this page:
  • Posted on Sun Jun 4, 2017
    Thank you to all of our artists, supporters, sponsors, fans, Miller Outdoor Theater and Texas Folklife crew who made the 28th annual Accordion Kings & Queens an incredible success!   Enjoy some select photos of the event courtesy of David Dodd. Didn't grab a shirt at the show?  Limited edition AKQ 2017 t-shirts are available on our Square marketplace store:      ...
  • Posted on Mon May 1, 2017
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  • Posted on Tue Jan 17, 2017
      Texas Folklife Assigned Ticket Info:Texas Folklife assigned tickets will end at 12:00noon on Saturday June 3rd.   Become a member or renew your annual membership before 12:00noon on 6/3 to received assigned covered seating for Accordion Kings & Queens 2017 at Houston's Miller Outdoor Theatre!  Texas Folklife Presents: 28th Annual Accordion Kings &...
  • Posted on Mon Jun 6, 2016
    Thank you to all of our artists, supporters, sponsors, fans, Miller Outdoor Theater and Texas Folklife crew who made the 27th annual Accordion Kings & Queens a smashing success!  Despite heavy downpours and flooding in the Houston-area in the weeks and days leading up to the event, the skies cleared by the afternoon and we had some fabulous weather for the show.  Czech Melody...
  • Posted on Mon Apr 11, 2016
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  • Posted on Fri Mar 18, 2016
    **Houston-area Weather Update**Friday 6/3/16 2:40pm The show will go on rain or shine, but please check back here or on Texas Folkilfe Facebook and Twitter for updates Texas Folklife Presents: 27th Annual Accordion Kings & QueensSaturday June 4th, 2016Miller Outdoor Theatre - Houston, TX Featuring:David Lee Garza and Friends, with David Farias and Berna Rodriguez of Las Fenix...
  • Posted on Wed Jun 17, 2015
    What a show! Thank you to all of our artists, supporters, fans and Miller Outdoor Theater and Texas Folklife crew who made the 26th annual Accordion Kings & Queens a wild success!  Our 2015 edition of Accordion Kings & Queens truly reflected the talent and diversity of Texas accordion music.   Enjoy some select photos of the event courtesy of David Dodd. Didn't grab a shirt at...
  • Posted on Thu May 7, 2015
      TEXAS FOLKLIFE ANNOUNCES THE 26th ANNUAL ACCORDION KINGS & QUEENS FESTIVAL Free Concert and Los Texmaniacs CD Release Party to be held at Houston’s Miller Outdoor Theatre on Saturday, June 6 Featuring Grammy-winning Los Texmaniacs with special guests including Flaco Jiménez, Jerome Batiste and the Zydeko Players, Debra Peters and the Love Saints, and 2015 Big Squeeze Champs  ...
  • Posted on Wed Jan 28, 2015
    I've been writing about conjunto music and sustainability for some time (for example here and here) and most recently have been working on a book project titled Conjunto Music: Sustaining the Texas Tradition, which I am co-authoring with none other than Cristina Ballí.  The book is a very timely and necessary study. It will be first examination of contemporary conjunto...
  • Posted on Sat Jul 26, 2014
    Keeping in tradition of my annual Big Squeeze blog post, I’d like to start this year’s recap by declaring 2014 the Year of the Armadillo. When Austin design firm Frank+Victor revamped our Big Squeeze logo to include the armadill-accordion image, my coworker Michelle mentioned that soon after, many other music programs and festivals were using the armadillo on promotional materials. Of course this...

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