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Texas Folklife

Folk and Traditional Arts of Texas


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  • Posted on Mon Dec 12, 2016
    It’s that time of the year! Time to start gearing up and spreading the word about this year's round of Big Squeeze Auditions, Showcases and more...  We, at Texas Folklife, are proud that the Big Squeeze is returning in 2017.  After taking a year off to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the contest, this splendid program will return in all its squeezebox glory to a city near you. And, I...
  • Posted on Wed May 4, 2016
    The Austin Belly Dance Convention (ABDC): Central Texas’ Premier Middle Eastern Dance Event Enters Its 2nd Decade The ABDC’s continues in a twenty year tradition. It brings together dancers, musicians, vendors, and audiences from all over the world to Austin in order to celebrate the art of Middle Eastern dance. Taking over the ABDC in 2014, co-producers Laura (Amara) Osweiler...
  • Posted on Mon Feb 3, 2014
      CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP TO APPLY FOR THE 2018 APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM ONLINE! CLICK HERE FOR A PHYSICAL COPY OF THE SIGN-UP FORM! 2017 Program Guidelines and Application (Fillable PDF) 2017 Program Guidelines and Application (For Print) Texas Folklife’s Apprenticeship in the Folk Arts program encourages the continuation of traditional arts in Texas by providing up to $1,...
  • Posted on Thu Jun 8, 2017
    Texas Folklife Youth Radio Program Releases 18 Original Stories on Austin Folklore   After a year of work in five Austin schools, Texas Folklife has released a series of 18 original youth-produced radio stories. The stories come from across the entire span of the city. They cover a diverse array of issues such as Latinx heritage, pro football careers, children’s improvised roleplaying...
  • 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 22, 2017
    Announcing the 4thAnnual Huapango Sin Fronteras FestivalSaturday, May 27th at the Salon Monarca Ballroom6950 US Hwy 183 Austin, TX 78719512-554-7572512-779-0475 More information coming soon!
  • Posted on Fri Apr 28, 2017
    Texas Folklife is thrilled to announce the 3rd Annual Festival of Texas Fiddling! This year's event will be held on Saturday December 2nd, 2017 at Twin Sisters Dance Hall in Blanco, TX. It will feature a combination of workshops and showcases in a variety of fiddle styles. There will also be a dance at the end of the festival. Artist line-up and more information coming soon! 
  • 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 Thu Jan 5, 2017
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Sheree Scarborough (512) 922-5483,   TEXAS FOLKLIFE ANNOUNCES ITS 2017 “Apprenticeships in the Folk & Traditional Arts” AWARDEES   Awards of up to $1,500 for Apprentices to train with Master Artists in the Folk and Traditional Arts of Texas Twelve Master and Apprentice Pairs Named     Austin, Texas –...
  • Posted on Wed Oct 5, 2016
    The Free-For-All Oktoberfest A nonstop variety show featuring the accordion, presented by the Central Texas Accordion Association. Held in the Recreation Center Gymnasium. Room for dancing. Performers include: Lori Brooke / yodeler, Larry Nickel, Rollie Revering. The Rudy-Gus Trio, M.O.V.E., Markus Baggio, Laura Niland, Joe Klaus, The Three Amigos, Chris Rybak. Also featuring a comedy skit,...


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