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The Big Squeeze Accordion Contest Showcase at McDonald Public Library

February 9, 2014 from 2pm to 4pm
Texas Folklife is hitting South Texas again this year with its Big Squeeze Accordion Contest in search of talented young squeezeboxers. A free and open to the public talent showcase will be held at the McDonald Public Library in Corpus Christi on Sunday, February 9, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. There will also be a screening of the 2009 documentary, The Big Squeeze, by award-winning filmmaker Hector Galán. Reserve your spot or get more information at Texas Folklife:…See More
Feb 5
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The Big Squeeze Accordion Contest Showcase at MECA

February 23, 2014 from 2pm to 4pm
Texas Folklife will return to Houston with its Big Squeeze Accordion Contest in search of talented young squeezeboxers. A free and open to the public talent showcase will be held at MECA in Houston on Sunday, February 23, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Reserve your spot or get more information at Texas Folklife: www.texasfolklife.org and (512) 441-9255.See More
Jan 29
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The Big Squeeze Accordion Contest Showcase at McDonald Public Library

February 9, 2014 from 2pm to 4pm
Texas Folklife is hitting South Texas again this year with its Big Squeeze Accordion Contest in search of talented young squeezeboxers. A free and open to the public talent showcase will be held at the McDonald Public Library in Corpus Christi on Sunday, February 9, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. There will also be a screening of the 2009 documentary, The Big Squeeze, by award-winning filmmaker Hector Galán. Reserve your spot or get more information at Texas Folklife:…See More
Jan 21
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The Big Squeeze Accordion Contest Showcase at Discovery Green Park, 1500 McKinney St., Houston TX 77010

February 1, 2014 from 2pm to 5pm
The Big Squeeze Accordion Contest ShowcaseSaturday, February 1, 20142:00 p.m.Free and open to the publicHouston Creole Heritage FestivalDiscovery Green Park1500 McKinney StreetHouston, TX 77010(855) 763-1130http://houstoncreolefestival.com/ Texas Folklife is hitting H-Town again this year with its Big Squeeze Accordion Contest in search of talented young squeezeboxers. A free and open to the public talent showcase will be held as part of the…See More
Jan 17
Texas Folklife posted a blog post

The Big Squeeze 2014!

 It's that time again! Texas Folklife announces its eighth annual Big Squeeze accordion contest for up-and-coming Texas musicians, 21 years of age or younger. We are searching for the best young accordion players in Texas from the categories conjunto, zydeco and polka for our annual Big Squeeze contest.The non-profit endeavors to preserve and promote Texas’s diverse cultural heritage is looking for great players in all genres of the Lone Star State’s accordion-based music, including German,…See More
Jan 17
Texas Folklife posted a status
"Our 1st live CD w/: Flaco Jimenez, Mingo Saldivar, Texmaniacs, Los Morales Boyz & more! Contribute here to get a copy: http://kck.st/15lhFYm"
May 14, 2013
Texas Folklife and Iliana Vasquez are now homies
May 14, 2013
Texas Folklife posted a blog post

Accordion Kings & Queens Festival

Accordion Kings & Queens FestivalSaturday, June 16:30 p.m.Free and open to the publicMiller Outdoor Theatre6000 Hermann Park DriveHouston, TX 77030(281) 373-3386milleroutdoortheatre.com                                Texas Folklife’s Accordion Kings & Queens Festival is back in town! This year featuring The Hometown Boys, Rosie Ledet and the Zydeco Playboys, the Czechoholics, and Houston’s own Avizo. Come early to watch the Big Squeeze 2013 Accordion Contest Finals and see who will be…See More
May 6, 2013
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Accordion Kings & Queens Festival at Miller Outdoor Theatre

June 1, 2013 from 6:30pm to 10:30pm
Texas Folklife’s Accordion Kings & Queens Festival is back in town! This year featuring The Hometown Boys, Rosie Ledet and the Zydeco Playboys, the Czechoholics, and Houston’s own Avizo. Come early to watch the Big Squeeze 2013 Accordion Contest Finals and see who will be crowned the Big Squeeze Champ of 2013. Pick up your FREE tickets at Houston’s Miller Outdoor Theatre the day of the event.  For advance reserved seating become a member of Texas Folklife …See More
May 6, 2013
Gilberto Martinez commented on the event 'Big Squeeze Los Fresnos'
"had a great time at this event, glad to see the interest in conjunto from all this aspireing accordeon players. keep the faith and don't lose the interest."
Apr 1, 2013
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The Big Squeeze Accordion Contest Semi-Finals at The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum

April 20, 2013 from 2pm to 5:30pm
Texas Folklife’s annual Big Squeeze semi-finals accordion showdown returns to the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum. This free playoff and public concert will be held on Saturday, April 20, starting at 2:00pm outside on the Lone Star Plaza (rain location is inside.)  Performances by 2012 champ Peter Anzaldua as well as Austin’s own Susan Torres y Conjunto Clemencia and Houston zydeco legend Step Rideau and the Zydeco Outlaws. So come join the fun! Get more information at Texas Folklife:…See More
Mar 26, 2013
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Big Squeeze Los Fresnos at Los Fresnos High School Cafetorium

March 30, 2013 from 3pm to 6pm
Our last audition of 2013 will be at Los Fresnos High School on Saturday, March 30 at 3pm. Following the tryouts will be performances by reigning champ Peter Anzaldua and our very first champion Juan Longoria Jr with Conteño.See More
Mar 21, 2013
Texas Folklife posted an event

Big Squeeze Los Fresnos at Los Fresnos High School Cafetorium

March 30, 2013 from 3pm to 6pm
Our last audition of 2013 will be at Los Fresnos High School on Saturday, March 30 at 3pm. Following the tryouts will be performances by reigning champ Peter Anzaldua and our very first champion Juan Longoria Jr with Conteño.See More
Mar 20, 2013
Texas Folklife and El Padrino are now homies
Mar 20, 2013
Texas Folklife posted a blog post

The Big Squeeze Accordion Contest Auditions in Dallas

Texas Folklife is return to the Big D in search of talented young squeezeboxers. A free audition will be held at the Latino Cultural Center on Sunday, March 24, starting at 3:00pm in the auditorium.  Performances by 2011 champ and Dallas native Ignacio Morales and Grammy-Award winning Flaco Jimenez will follow the auditions on the plaza. So come join the fun! Reserve your spot or get more information at Texas Folklife: www.texasfolklife.org and (512)…See More
Mar 11, 2013
Texas Folklife posted a blog post

Big Squeeze Accordion Contest Auditions in Tomball

   Texas Folklife is going back to East Texas in search of talented young squeezeboxers. A free audition will be held at Tomball German Heritage Festival on Saturday, March 23, starting at 10:00am.  Then stick around afterward to experience all the great music and food the festival has to offer. So come join the fun! Reserve your spot or get more information at Texas Folklife: www.texasfolklife.org and (512) 441-9255. The Big Squeeze Accordion Contest…See More
Mar 7, 2013

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The Big Squeeze 2014!

Posted on January 17, 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

 It's that time again!

 Texas Folklife announces its eighth annual Big Squeeze accordion contest for up-and-coming Texas musicians, 21 years of age or younger. We are searching for the best young accordion players in Texas from the categories conjunto, zydeco and polka for our annual Big Squeeze contest.

The non-profit endeavors to preserve and promote Texas’s diverse cultural heritage is looking for great players in all genres of the Lone Star State’s accordion-based music,…

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Accordion Kings & Queens Festival

Posted on May 6, 2013 at 6:02pm 0 Comments

Accordion Kings & Queens Festival

Saturday, June 1

6:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public

Miller Outdoor Theatre

6000 Hermann Park Drive

Houston, TX 77030

(281) 373-3386

milleroutdoortheatre.com

                                

Texas Folklife’s Accordion Kings & Queens Festival is back in town! This year featuring The Hometown Boys, Rosie Ledet and the Zydeco Playboys, the Czechoholics, and Houston’s own…

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The Big Squeeze Accordion Contest Auditions in Dallas

Posted on March 11, 2013 at 5:21pm 0 Comments

Texas Folklife is return to the Big D in search of talented young squeezeboxers. A free audition will be held at the Latino Cultural Center on Sunday, March 24, starting at 3:00pm in the auditorium.  Performances by 2011 champ and Dallas native Ignacio Morales and Grammy-Award winning Flaco Jimenez will follow the auditions on the plaza. So come join the fun! Reserve your spot or get more information at Texas Folklife: www.texasfolklife.org and…

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Big Squeeze Accordion Contest Auditions in Tomball

Posted on March 7, 2013 at 5:48pm 0 Comments

 

 

 Texas Folklife is going back to East Texas in search of talented young squeezeboxers. A free audition will be held at Tomball German Heritage Festival on Saturday, March 23, starting at 10:00am.  Then stick around afterward to experience all the great music and food the festival has to offer. So come join the fun! Reserve your spot or get more information at Texas Folklife: www.texasfolklife.org and (512)…

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At 10:37am on February 23, 2010, Susan Torres said…
Texas Folklife is in the house!
At 9:26pm on February 18, 2010, Jimmy F. Saucedo said…
Thanks 4 tha Request! -jz
At 6:26pm on November 24, 2009, Guadalupe Acuña - El Mal Querido said…
Welcome to Conjunto is Life!!!!!!!!!!!

At 2:51pm on November 23, 2009, john said…
hey great to have you.
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At 2:36pm on November 23, 2009, Los Padrinos said…

...Where Mil Mascaras is our favorite accordion player!
 
 
 

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