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  • Posted on Tue Jun 26, 2018
    Melenie Lissete GonzalezRio Grande City, Texas Melenie Lissete Gonzalez was one of the Conjunto Grand Prize Winners in our 2018 edition of the Big Squeeze. Melenie was raised listening to conjunto music and was inspired to start playing accordion at the age of 14. Her biggest influences are Paulino Bernal , Jaime y los Chamacos, and Ramon Ayala.      Most Notable Performances...
  • Posted on Tue Jun 26, 2018
    Peter GresserWeatherford, TexasPeter Gresser was the Polka Grand Prize Winner in the 2018 edition of the Big Squeeze. He fell in love with polka music at the age of 6 and started playing accordion at the age of 9. He is in his 3rd year playing in the Youth Orchestra at the National Accordion Association Convention. He has traveled to Ethiopia to play for special needs families and children....
  • Posted on Mon Apr 23, 2018
    The #BigSqueeze2018 winners are: Conjunto 18-21 Anthony Ortiz Jr prize: Jesus Venegas Conjunto 17 under: Melanie GonzalezPolka: Peter GresserCajun/Zydeco: Steven Williams Thank you to all of our contestants, the judges decisions were very hard, every player was exceptional. Texas Folklife's goal is to encourage young accordion players to carry on these vital traditions, we...
  • Posted on Sun Apr 8, 2018
    THE 2018 BIG SQUEEZE ACCORDION CONTEST FINALS AND CONCERT Announcing the 2018 Big Squeeze Statewide Accordion Contest Finalists  Grand Prize Winners will be selected at Finals and Free Concert to be held at the Bullock Museum on Saturday, April 21  The judges’ decisions are in! Texas Folklife is pleased to announce the names of the finalists for this year’s Big Squeeze Accordion...
  • Posted on Tue Mar 27, 2018
      A huge thank you to everyone who participated in the 2018 Big Squeeze Statewide Accordion Contest!   We tried something new with this year's extended ages in the Polka Category and in dividing the Conjunto Category into two age categories. And...we are proud to say it was an overwhelming success! Among all the music categories, we saw 47 Big Squeeze Contestants from the 9 cities,...
  • Posted on Thu Mar 22, 2018
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Sheree Scarborough (512) 922-5483, sheree.scarborough@gmail.com THE 2018 BIG SQUEEZE ACCORDION CONTEST FINALS AND CONCERT Free Concert and Contest Finals to be held at the Bullock Museum on Saturday, April 21  Grand Prize Winners will be selected in the following updated four categories: Polka Grand Prize (Age 25 and under)Cajun & Zydeco Grand Prize...
  • Posted on Wed Mar 14, 2018
    2018 Big Squeeze Brunch After Party & Accordion Workshop with Alex MeixnerSunday April 22nd11am-12:30PMTexas Folklife1708 Houston StAustin, TX 78756$10 general admissionFREE for Texas Folklife members (contact us for promo code)Tickets Available:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-big-squeeze-brunch-after-party-accordion-workshop-tickets-44201801779 Buy Tickets Join us at our gallery space for...
  • 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 Wed Jan 31, 2018
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Sheree Scarborough (512) 922-5483, sheree.scarborough@gmail.com THE BIG SQUEEZE ACCORDION CONTEST IS BACK FOR 2018 Texas Folklife Will Search for Top Young Accordion Talent at MECA in Houston on Sunday, February 18  Grand Prize Winners will be selected in the following updated four categories: Polka Grand Prize (Age 25 and under)Cajun & Zydeco Grand...
  • Posted on Wed Jan 31, 2018
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Sheree Scarborough (512) 922-5483, sheree.scarborough@gmail.com THE BIG SQUEEZE ACCORDION CONTEST IS BACK FOR 2018 Texas Folklife Will Search for Top Young Accordion Talent at Café 4212 in Houston on Saturday, February 17  Grand Prize Winners will be selected in the following updated four categories: Polka Grand Prize (Age 25 and under)Cajun & Zydeco...

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