Big Squeeze 2018
Statewide Youth Accordion Contest
Schedule, Contest Rules and Entry Form
***Accordionists can enter by performing two songs at any of the below showcases where they will be videotaped by Texas Folklife OR they can submit a video entry digitally, by mail or e-mail. They do not have to do both, unless they feel like it!
Why do we allow digital submissions? Because we want everyone who wants to apply to get that chance to, even if they are unable to travel to a city for a showcase! However, if they make it to finals, they must trek to Austin to compete at the Finals at the Bullock Texas History Museum.***
1) Read the entry rules, GO HERE.
2) Fill out the entry form.
a) For the paper version, GO HERE. Print and mail to us.
b) For the online version, GO HERE.
3) Decide if you are going to perform at any of the showcases above in person or submit two songs digitally. For a list of locations, GO HERE. Keep checking back for new dates / locations announcing.
a) Applicants can enter by performing two songs at a showcase where they will be videotaped by Texas Folklife or submit a video entry digitally, by mail or e-mail. They do not have to do both.
b) If unable to attend in person, that is OK – you can still enter by submitting your song performances digitally by doing ANY of the below. Make sure you indicate on your form how we should expect your submission.
i) To submit with your online form, GO HERE.
ii) Mailing a USB Drive with video and photo to The Big Squeeze at: Texas Folklife c/o The Big Squeeze 1708 Houston Street Austin, TX 78756
iii) Mailing a DVD with my video and photo to The Big Squeeze at: Texas Folklife c/o The Big Squeeze 1708 Houston Street Austin, TX 78756
iv) E-mailing a YouTube Link with my video and a photo to email@example.com
v) E-mailing a video from my phone and a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Big Squeeze program and showcase events are partnerships with local businesses, art galleries, record labels, non-profit arts organizations, local public school districts, and universities. We will work with your organization's budget. But, we are also accepting major sponsorships beginning at $5,000+ levels.
Want to see learn more about the Big Squeeze? See our Finals flyer and photos from our 2017 program, as well as a contestant map from 2007 - 2015 attached here!