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List of Big Squeeze Showcases 2018

***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 like it! 


***Accordionists can enter by performing two songs at any of the below showcases where they will be videotaped by Texas Folklife OR they can submit a video entry digitally, by mail or e-mail. They do not have to do both, unless they feel like it! 

 

Why do we allow digital submissions? Because we want everyone who wants to apply to get that chance to, even if they are unable to travel to a city for a showcase! However, if they make it to finals, they must trek to Austin to compete at the Finals at the Bullock Texas History Museum.***


The Big Squeeze 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 include German, Czech, and Polish traditions. Cajun / Zydeco will include Creole, Cajun and Zydeco musical traditions. Conjunto will include Norteño and Tejano. Please contact Texas Folklife if you are unsure which category pertains to you.


All showcases are open to the public and feature performances by local musicians.

 

The Big Squeeze Contest and Texas Folklife strive to represent the state's geographic and cultural diversity. Since 2007, 266 young musicians from more than 32 Texas towns and cities have participated. Contestants represent communities across this Great State, including the Rio Grande Valley, Houston, Greater Dallas Area, San Antonio, Lubbock, the Permian Basin and more!


See below for details on each confirmed event. Showcases in Dallas, Houston and Beaumont/Groves/ to be announced!  

        • ·       February 10:    Ennis Czech Music Fest in Ennis

          ·       February 11:    Pleasant Grove Branch Library in Dallas

          ·       February 17:    Café 4212 in Houston

          ·       February 18:    Multicultural Education & Counseling through the Arts in Houston

          ·       February 24:    Larry’s French Market & Cajun Restaurant in Nederland/Groves

          ·       March 3:          McDonald Public Library in Corpus Christi

          ·       March 11:        Guadalupe Theater in San Antonio

          ·       March  23:       Los Fresnos High School in Los Fresnos

          ·       March  24:       Palmview High School in Palmview

          ·       April 21:           Big Squeeze Finals: Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin


For info on how to enter the Big Squeeze 2018: http://www.texasfolklife.org/bigsqueeze2018

2017 Hogg Middle School Finished Audio Stories - Houston


Just a week after premiering their stories, students at Hogg Middle School have seen their projects broadcast on two radio stations, with at least one more in the works.  The students were part of Stories from Deep in the Heart, Texas Folklife’s award-winning radio and podcast education program. The Stories program has been helping Texas communities tell their oral histories for 9 years.

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