Posted on Thu Oct 6, 2016
The Elisabeth Ney Museum and Texas Folklife Present
THE THIRD ANNUAL POLKAPOCALYPSE!
Austin, TX - October 30th - The Third Annual POLKAPOCALYPSE! is upon us! Four awesome polka bands -- including two Grammy (TM) winners -- will rock the boots off your lederhosen with a crazy mix of Tejano, Czech, German, Ukrainian, Polish, Slavic, and Norteno sounds! Austin's Fabulous Polkasonics, Houston'...
Posted on Mon Jun 6, 2016
Thank you to all of our artists, supporters, sponsors, fans, Miller Outdoor Theater and Texas Folklife crew who made the 27th annual Accordion Kings & Queens a smashing success! Despite heavy downpours and flooding in the Houston-area in the weeks and days leading up to the event, the skies cleared by the afternoon and we had some fabulous weather for the show. Czech Melody...
Posted on Wed Jun 17, 2015
What a show! Thank you to all of our artists, supporters, fans and Miller Outdoor Theater and Texas Folklife crew who made the 26th annual Accordion Kings & Queens a wild success! Our 2015 edition of Accordion Kings & Queens truly reflected the talent and diversity of Texas accordion music.
Enjoy some select photos of the event courtesy of David Dodd.
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Posted on Tue May 6, 2014
The Kennedy Center, located on the banks of the Potomac River near the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., opened to the public in September 1971. But its roots date back to 1958, when President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed bipartisan legislation creating a National Cultural Center. To honor Eisenhower's vision for such a facility, one of the Kennedy Center's theaters is named for him.
Posted on Wed Sep 11, 2013
Texas Folklife presents Los Texmaniacs at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage and Library of Congress on 9/11/2013.
Los Texmaniacs mix the simplest yet finest ingredients of Texas music to create a sound solidly rooted in tradition, exploding with contemporary vitality. Their versatility has led them to perform at The Smithsonian Folklife Festival, The International Accordion Festival,...
Posted on Wed May 5, 2010
Squeezebox sounds filled the air in downtown Austin, a few blocks from the state Capitol at The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum on Saturday May 1st. Over 660 attendees enjoyed the music of seven talented young accordionists from throughout the state, proving that Texas traditional music is alive and well. The contestants performed Tejano and Zydeco to the delight of the audience,...
Posted on Fri Mar 5, 2010
Texas Folklife is pleased to announce the names of the eight squeeze-boxers who will advance to the semifinal stage in the fourth annual Big Squeeze contest: Peter Anzaldua, 13, from Brownsville; Gloria Jean Cantu, 17, from San Benito; Keyun Dickson, 18, from Houston; Roger Guerra, 17, from Mission; Ignacio Isai Morales, 14, from Dallas; Ruben Paul Moreno, 20, from Houston; Christina Valdez, 11,...