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  • Posted on Wed Jan 11, 2017
      So, you want to participate in the Big Squeeze 2017? Follow these steps... 1)     Read the entry rules, GO HERE: http://bit.ly/rules_squeeze_2017  2)     Fill out the entry form. a)     To fill out the form online, GO HERE: http://bit.ly/squeeze_2017  b)     To download the paper version of the form, then print, fill it out and...
  • 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 Fri Oct 7, 2016
    Texas Folklife Fall 2016 House Concert SeriesTexas Folklife’s intimate music series featuring roots music and emphasizing the non-profit’s mission to present the state’s traditional arts and cultureWed 10/26 (7pm-9pm) Bob Hoffnar Plays Pedal Steel Guitar, with Janie Cowan (Upright Bass)Wed 11/16 (7pm-9pm) Arazeel: Brazilian and Arab Music Fusion Wed 12/14 (7pm-9pm) ...
  • Posted on Thu Oct 16, 2014
    (En español abajo) We are pleased to announce the upcoming release of “Los Camaroneros de Ojo de Agua”, a música de jarana album of elder musicians from Ojo de Agua, Veracruz, Mexico. These musicians have shared their music and spirit and shown tremendous dedication to maintaining the fandango tradition in their town. This jarana raffle will help us complete the album production.Through a...
  • 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 Mon Apr 24, 2017
    Texas Folklife's 2017 Big Squeeze Champions Are:Mason Nesvadba 20 Guy, TX - Polka CategoryDonovan Bourque 16 Beaumont, TX - Cajun/Zydeco CategoryLuis Gonzalez 21 Grand Prairie, TX - Conjunto CategoryEach winner was awarded a Hohner accordion, a cash prize, and will play at Texas Folklife's Accordion Kings & Queens concert June 3rd at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston, TX.  A...
  • Posted on Fri Apr 7, 2017
    Big Squeeze Brunch After PartySunday April 23rd11am-12:30PMTexas Folklife1708 Houston StAustin, TX 78756$10 general admissionFREE for Texas Folklife members (contact us for promo code) Join us at our gallery space for one more accordion jam with the 2017 Big Squeeze finalists, and to say goodbye to them and their families before they hit the road. Relax on our patio with live music, brunch food...
  • Posted on Tue Jan 17, 2017
      Texas Folklife Presents: 28th Annual Accordion Kings & QueensSaturday June 3rd, 2017Miller Outdoor Theatre - Houston, TX7pm-11pm Texas Tornados, with Flaco JimenezSantiago Jimenez Jr.Step Rideau & the Zydeco OutlawsSheryl Cormier & Cajun SoundsThe MoraviansPlus the #BigSqueeze2017 Grand Prize Winners!Texas Folklife is proud to present the 28th...
  • Posted on Mon Jan 9, 2017
    TEXAS FOLKLIFE 2017 HOUSE CONCERT SERIES House Concert Series: Ramon "Rabbit" Sanchez (bajo sexto) and Lorenzo Martinez (accordion), Spring Fed Records CD  Release Wed 2/22 (7pm-9pm) Texas Folklife House 1708 Houston St. Austin, TX 78756 Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2793242$10 General AdmissionFREE for Texas Folklife members This will be an evening of the best in...
  • Posted on Thu Jan 5, 2017
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Sheree Scarborough (512) 922-5483, sheree.scarborough@gmail.com   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 –...

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