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  • Posted on Thu Feb 1, 2018
    The Big Squeeze Talent Showcase & Auditions sponsored by Conjunto Heritage Taller at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center is one of many Big Squeeze events across Texas in 2018.Texas Folklife's Big Squeeze Accordion Program searches for the top youth accordionist talent in Texas. All genres of accordion music are welcome including Conjunto, Zydeco, Cajun, Polka and more. Accordionists who...
  • Posted on Tue Jan 16, 2018
    OUTREACH: How You Can Help The Big Squeeze in 2018!   As in years past, the program has identified a couple of areas you can help in 2018! 1. Help us recruit young accordion players!   Once our application opens, help us spread the word about our program to every young accordion player in your community.  We need entrants who are passionate about the accordion and music. Some...
  • Posted on Tue Jan 16, 2018
      Interested in Sponsoring the Big Squeeze? Big Squeeze Sponsorship Packet  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,...
  • Posted on Tue Dec 26, 2017
    ***Keep checking back for updates! This will be the 12th year for The Big Squeeze Accordion Contest. We are excited to find and showcase accordion talent! Accordionists can enter by performing two songs at any of the below showcases where they will be videotaped by Texas Folklife or they submit a video entry digitally, by mail or e-mail. They do not have to do both, unless they feel...
  • Posted on Mon Jan 23, 2017
    Big Squeeze Talent Showcase – La JoyaSaturday February 11, 2017 (11am Registration, Show: 12-1pm) La Joya High School Mariachi Hall 604 Coyote Dr, La Joya, TX 78560  Texas Folklife and La Joya High School are pleased to announce that our second Big Squeeze Talent Showcase of 2017 will take place at La Joya High School's Alejandro "Alex" H. Saenz Performing Arts Center on...
  • Posted on Mon Jan 23, 2017
    Big Squeeze Talent Showcase – Los FresnosSaturday February 4, 2017 (2pm-4pm)Los Fresnos High School Cafetorium907 N Arroyo Blvd, Los Fresnos, TX 78566 1pm: Registration Opens 2pm: Show Start w/ Opening Remarks 215pm: Auditions Begin After Auditions: 30 minute set by Conjunto Halcon Texas Folklife and Los Fresnos High School are pleased to announce that our first Big Squeeze...
  • Posted on Mon Jan 16, 2017
    big_squeeze_2017_showcase_flyer_v3_ig_4.jpg This will be the 11th year for The Big Squeeze Accordion Contest. We are excited to find and showcase accordion talent! It is a statewide contest where accordion players ages 21 and under will showcase their performance abilities in three main accordion genre categories: Polka, Cajun / Zydeco and Conjunto. The Polka genre will...
  • Posted on Mon Jan 16, 2017
    Big Squeeze Talent Showcase – San AntonioSunday, March 26, 2017 (3pm-6pm)Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center723 S Brazos St, San Antonio, TX 78207 Texas Folklife, Conjunto Heritage Taller and the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center are pleased to announce that our eighth Big Squeeze Talent Showcase of 2017 will take place in San Antonio at the Guadalupe on Sunday, March 26, 2017.  We are excited...
  • Posted on Mon Jan 16, 2017
      Big Squeeze Talent Showcase – DallasSaturday, March 25, 2017 (12pm-6pm)508 Amphitheater at Encore Park508 Park Ave, Dallas, TX 75201 Texas Folklife, the Museum of Street Culture and 508 Amphitheater at Encore Park are pleased to announce that our seventh Big Squeeze Talent Showcase of 2017 will take place in Dallas at the Amphitheater on Saturday, March 25, 2017.  We are excited...
  • Posted on Mon Jan 16, 2017
    Big Squeeze Talent Showcase – Groves / NederlandSaturday, March 4, 2016 (3pm-5pm)Larry's French Market & Cajun Restaurant3701 Pure Atlantic Rd, Groves, TX 77619 Texas Folklife, Cajun Sounds Internet Radio, and Larry's French Market & Cajun Restaurant are pleased to announce that our fourth Big Squeeze Talent Showcase of 2017 in Groves / Nederland, TX will take place at Larry's on...

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