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  • 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 Thu Mar 29, 2018
    Texas Folklife’s Big Squeeze Statewide Youth Accordion Contest By Charlie Lockwood, Executive Director clockwood@texasfolklife.org 512-441-9255 www.texasfolklife.org Texas Folklife’s Big Squeeze Statewide Youth Accordion Contest is concluding its 12th year with the Big Squeeze Finals and Concert on Saturday April 21st at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin.  Since 2007,...
  • 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 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...
  • 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 the Pleasant Grove Library in Dallas on Sunday, February 11  Grand Prize Winners will be selected in the following updated four categories: Polka Grand Prize (...
  • 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 the Ennis Czech Music Festival on Saturday, February 10  Grand Prize Winners will be selected in the following updated four categories: Polka Grand Prize (Age...
  • Posted on Tue Jan 30, 2018
    ¡Ya viene el Big Squeeze 2018! Buscamos talentosas y talentosos acordeonistas jóvenes para participar en las categorías de Conjunto, Zydeco y Polka. Ahora en su 12o año, el programa Big Squeeze busca representar la gran diversidad geográfica y cultural del estado de Texas, a través de concursos en el Vallde del Río Grande, Houston, el área de Dallas, San Antonio, Corpus Christi y más. Para...
  • Posted on Wed Jan 17, 2018
    Texas Folklife Assigned Ticket Info: Become a member or renew your annual membership to receive assigned covered seating for Accordion Kings & Queens 2018 at Houston's Miller Outdoor Theatre! http://www.texasfolklife.org/info/membership    Tickets are assigned on a first come, first serve basis so make sure to respond as soon as you can! If you respond before Friday...

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