Posted on Wed Apr 23, 2014
On Saturday, April 26, the plaza in front of the Bullock Texas State History Museum will resemble a high school battle of the bands. Instead of marching bands, however, the Big Squeeze Accordion contest will greet unsuspecting visitors.
Tourists will have to weave around makeshift folding chair camps set up by families and fans, there to cheer their hometown Conjunto, zydeco or polka hero or...
Posted on Thu Apr 17, 2014
BIG DANCE May 3rd at the HISTORIC Cat Spring Agricultural Society Pavilion
RIVER ROAD BOYS Western Swing Band at 8pmhttp://www.riverroadboys.com/Featuring THE ENNIS CZECH BOYS from 3pm-7pmhttp://www.ennisczechboys.com/Sponsored by Polkabeat! http://www.polkabeat.com/Polkabeat/Welcome.html
$13.41 advance, $15 at the door
Posted on Mon Mar 31, 2014
The Austin History Center presents an opening reception for "Latinas in the Shadow of the Live Music Capitol of the World". On Sunday, April 13, from 1:30 to 3 PM in the David Earl Holt Photo Gallery at the Austin History Center, 810 Guadalupe St.
The reception will conclude with a concert at Wooldridge Square Park (across the street from the Austin History Center) from 3 to 5 PM that...
Posted on Sat Mar 29, 2014
If you’ve been supporting and/or following Texas Folklife for the last several years, you’ve probably heard the name Juan Longoria, Jr.
Longoria, a native of Brownsville, won the Big Squeeze accordion contest in its inaugural year of 2007. He also leads the band Conteño, a unique group that blends the sounds of Conjunto, Tejano and Norteño music traditions. In 2012, he began teaching at Los...
Posted on Fri Feb 28, 2014
Texas Folklife is a community sponsor for this showcase during SXSW Music Festival. Come say hello at our info/merchandise table.
Posted on Fri Feb 28, 2014
Accordionist Alex Meixner comes to Texas in March
Shows in Texas:
Feb 28, 2014 Temple, TX@ Sefcik Hall - Sefcik HallMar 1, 2014 Austin, TX@ Darwin's Pub - Darwin's PubMar 4, 2014 New Braunfels, TX@ Brauntex Theatre - Fat Tuesday
He will also conduct two educational workshops for Texas Folklife in the Houston area at Carleston Elementary and HSPVA.
Posted on Fri Feb 7, 2014
We are tracking press coverage of The Big Squeeze 2014 as we travel across the state of Texas to meet young accordion players taking the stage. You Squeezebox lovers out there can help us out with this. If you see press coverage (television news segments and newspaper, magazine or blog articles) of The Big Squeeze 2014 mentioned in your area, send us the link at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will...
Posted on Wed Feb 5, 2014
If it is February, it means it is time for another fun-packed weekend of puro conjunto at the Rancho Alegre Conjunto Festival held at the Austin Moose Lodge. Bring the family! You can find more information on admission (daily tickets or weekend passes), lodging options and other frequently asked questions over at Rancho Alegre. Texas Folklife is proud to serve as a sponsor of the Rancho Alegre...
Posted on Tue Jan 21, 2014
Iliana Vasquez is a student at the University of Texas at Austin. She is currently a first-year graduate student at the UT Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS). Prior to attending UT, she was a Mexican American Studies (MAS) undergraduate at the University of Texas-Pan American. She will be serving as a Program Intern this Spring and will be assisting with this year’s Big Squeeze...
Posted on Fri Jan 17, 2014
Jonathan Cronin is a senior at Texas State University and will earn his Bachelor of Science in Applied Sociology in May 2014. With all other coursework completed, Jonathan is excited to be serving as a Program & Events intern for Texas Folklife this Spring. With graduate school under consideration, his research interests lie in the areas of ethnography, qualitative research, the sociology of...