Posted on Thu Dec 28, 2017
It’s that time of the year! It's time to start squeezebox practice and time to dust off those dance moves.
We are gearing up for 2018’s round of the Big Squeeze. This is the program's 12th year.
I am glad to be back with the program again this year. There is nothing I am more passionate about in this world than Texan music, traditions and history. The preservation...
Posted on Wed Jan 11, 2017
So, you want to participate in the Big Squeeze 2017?
Follow these steps...
1) Read the entry rules, GO HERE: http://bit.ly/rules_squeeze_2017
2) Fill out the entry form.
a) To fill out the form online, GO HERE: http://bit.ly/squeeze_2017
b) To download the paper...
Posted on Mon Dec 12, 2016
It’s that time of the year! Time to start gearing up and spreading the word about this year's round of Big Squeeze Auditions, Showcases and more...
We, at Texas Folklife, are proud that the Big Squeeze is returning in 2017. After taking a year off to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the contest, this splendid program will return in all its squeezebox...
Posted on Thu Jun 12, 2014
At the 25th Anniversary of Accordion Kings & Queens this year in Houston, Texas Folklife awarded Ms. Mary Thomas the Star of Texas Folklife Award. She became the 4th awardee of this award.
Ms. Thomas is a stalwart in the Houston zydeco scene as she has promoted, booked, managed, and performed with the best Texas zydeco bands over the last 30 years. Sister to the late Clifton Chenier, ”...
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 Tue May 13, 2014
Houston's Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park is unique in the United States, offering an 8 month season of professional entertainment that is artistically excellent, culturally diverse and always FREE of charge to the public. This is the largest "always free" program of its kind in the country.
Miller Outdoor Theatre offers the most diverse season of professional entertainment of any Houston...
Posted on Fri Nov 15, 2013
The Big Squeeze is a documentary film that follows the newest generation of young accordion players as they compete for Texas Folklife’s annual Big Squeeze Accordion Contest held as part of the Accordion Kings and Queens Festival in Houston, Texas.
The Big Squeeze was produced and directed by Hector Galan and is a co-production of Galán Inc and Texas Folklife. It was released on DVD in...
Posted on Thu Apr 10, 2014
This exhibit represents a sampling of highlights from Texas Folklife's annual Accordion Kings & Queens Festival held every June at Houston's Miller Outdoor Theater. All photos below are credited to our long-time photographer, David Dodd. This exhibit can be presented in conjunction with our Touring Roster. TEXAS FOLKLIFE TOURING ROSTER