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Folk and Traditional Arts of Texas

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The Big Squeeze Youth Accordion Showcase
The Big Squeeze is a statewide contest for accordion players ages 21 and under to showcase their performance abilities in any genre of music: polka, zydeco, conjunto, Tejano, Cajun, and more!
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  • Posted on Tue Apr 24, 2018
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Photo Below and More Photos Available) MEDIA CONTACT: Sheree Scarborough (512) 922-5483, sheree.scarborough@gmail.com   TEXAS FOLKLIFE ANNOUNCES THE 2018 BIG SQUEEZE ACCORDION CONTEST GRAND PRIZE WINNERS Free Concert and Contest Finals Held at the Bullock Museum on Saturday, April 21  Grand Prize Winners selected in each category: Polka, Cajun & Zydeco,...
  • Posted on Tue Apr 24, 2018
    Media Advisory April 21, 2018 The 2018 Big Squeeze Winners   Crowned today at the Bullock Texas History Museum Grand Prize Winners:   Polka: Peter Gresser, age 13, from Weatherford Cajun & Zydeco: Steven Williams, age 14, from Humble Conjunto: Melenie Lissette Gonzalez, age 17, from Rio Grande City Anthony Ortiz Jr. Conjunto Prize: Jesus F. Venegas, age 21, from Brownsville...
  • 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 Tue Apr 10, 2018
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Sheree Scarborough (512) 922-5483, sheree.scarborough@gmail.com   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   Austin, Texas...
  • 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 Tue Mar 27, 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...
  • 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...

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