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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 Mon Apr 11, 2016

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  • Posted on Fri Mar 18, 2016

  • 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.

  • Posted on Thu May 7, 2015

     


    TEXAS FOLKLIFE ANNOUNCES THE 26th ANNUAL ACCORDION KINGS & QUEENS FESTIVAL

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Posted on Thu Jun 12, 2014

    At the 25th Anniversary of Accordion Kings & Queens this year in Houston, Texas Folklife awarded Ms. Mary Thomas the Star of Texas Folklife Award. She became the 4th awardee of this award.

  • Posted on Tue Jun 10, 2014

    Thanks to everyone that joined us at our 25th annual Accordion Kings and Queens concert. What a great night with great music and fun! Here is a photo recap by the one and only David Dodd. 

  • Posted on Sat Jun 7, 2014

    THANK YOU FOR ANOTHER GREAT YEAR!


    Press for Accordion Kings and Queens 2014: 

    Accordion Kings & Queens 2014

  • Posted on Tue May 13, 2014

    Houston's Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park is unique in the United States, offering an 8 month season of professional entertainment that is artistically excellent, culturally diverse and always FREE of charge to the public. This is the largest "always free" program of its kind in the country.

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