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 Tue Apr 28, 2015
Congratulations to our 2015 Big Squeeze Champions!
photos by Marcy GarriottRito Pena of San Antonio, TX - Conjunto CategoryElizabeth Kelley of Port Neches, TX - Cajun/Zydeco CategoryBrandon Hodde of Holland, TX - Polka CategoryEach winner was awarded a Hohner Corona accordion and will play at Texas Folklife's Accordion Kings & Queens concert June 6 at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston, TX....
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 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 Thu Dec 5, 2013
It's that time again! We are searching for the best young accordion players in Texas from the categories conjunto, zydeco and polka for our annual Big Squeeze contest. To be eligible, you must be 21 and under and enter by April 7th. Participants may be asked to perform in our finals in Austin on April 26th. You could also win a cash prize.
2014 Entry Form
2014 Contest Rules
Posted on Tue Nov 26, 2013
BIG SQUEEZE AFTER-PARTY!
Tickets: $35 or $60 for two, click here to purchase tickets: http://bigsqueeze2014.brownpapertickets.com/
Includes dinner, drinks and live music with a chance to meet the 2014 Big Squeeze finalists and their families.
Proceeds benefit Texas Folklife's Big Squeeze program for young accordion players
Posted on Tue Mar 8, 2016
TEXAS FOLKLIFE Presents THE BIG SQUEEZE TENTH ANIVERSARY EXTRAVAGANZA CONCERT Saturday May 7, 2016, 1pm-5pm at Bullock Texas State History Museum 1800 N. Congress Ave - Austin, TX
Show will Celebrate theTenth Anniversary of Texas Folklife’s Big Squeeze Program and Showcase past winners of the Statewide Accordion Contest
Line-Up:Los Morales Boyz (Conjunto) ...
Posted on Mon Feb 3, 2014
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 grants to master artists to train apprentices. This grant will compensate the master artist for his or her time and training; a specified amount...
Posted on Fri Jan 17, 2014
Texas Folklife offers a range of performances, exhibitions, and workshops in the traditional arts for school and community venues. The 2014-2015 touring performances focus on the talented young winners of “The Big Squeeze” accordion contest. The touring package includes a screening of “The Big Squeeze” film and a performance program that can be scaled to your budget. Master classes and TEKS...
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...