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Big Squeeze 2018 Finals - Austin


Big Squeeze 2018 Finals
Saturday April 21, 2018 (1pm-5pm)
Bullock Texas State History Museum

1800 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701 

Free Admission!

Texas Folklife and the Bullock Texas State History Museum are pleased to announce that the Finals for the annual Big Squeeze accordion contest will take place at the museum on Saturday, April 21, 2018. The event is free and open to the public and will take place inside the museurm on the first floor lobby, under the grand rotunda.

Big Squeeze finalists will perform before the judges and the public accompanied by house band Conjunto Los Pinkys, followed by showcase performances by Alex Meixner and Los Fresnos High School Conjunto Halcon

Event Schedule:

1pm Event Start

1:15pm - 1:45pm Los Fresnos HS Conjunto Halcon

2:00pm - 4:00pm Big Squeeze Contest Finals (12 Finalists with 2 songs each, backing band Conjunto Los Pinkys)

4:00 - 4:45pm Alex Meixner

4:45-5:00pm Announcement of Big Squeeze Grand Prize Winners


(Alex Meixner)

(Conjunto Los Pinkys)

(Los Fresnos HS Conjunto Halcon)

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More information about Texas Folklife's Big Squeeze 2018 Statewide Youth Accordion Contest:


The Big Squeeze Finals is supported by the board and members of Texas Folklife, Hohner, Inc., El Norteño Foods, Rancho Alegre Conjunto Festival, Texas Polka News, Alamo Music Center, The Texas Music Office, and by grants from H-E-B, Texas Commission on the Arts, the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin’s Economic Development Department, and the City of Houston through the Miller Theatre Advisory Board. Regional community and venue partners include Hacienda Records, Cajun Sounds Internet Radio,, Conjunto Heritage Taller, McDonald Public Library in Corpus Christi, Dallas Public Library Pleasant Grove Branch, Café 4212, Multicultural Education & Counseling through the Arts, Larry’s French Market & Cajun Restaurant, Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, Los Fresnos High School, La Joya Independent School District, Central Texas Accordion Association, Munoz Snapshots, Nuestra Musica Monthy, Motorblade Postering Serivce, Debra Peters Music & Accordion Round-Up, and the Bullock Texas State History Museum.