Big Squeeze 2017 Showcase – Houston # 2

Big Squeeze Talent Showcase – Houston #2
Sunday, February 19, 2017
(Registration & Doors Open at 2pm, Show from 3pm-6pm)
MECA – Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts
1900 Kane St, Houston, TX 77007

2pm: Doors & Registration Opens
3pm: Show Start w/ Opening Remarks by Charlie Lockwood 
315pm: Auditions Begin
2pm: Doors & Registration Opens
After Auditions: Quick Break / Stage Change
4pm-430pm: Grupo Invicto
445pm-530pm: Los Hermanos Cortez

Texas Folklife and Multicultural Education and Counseling Through The Arts (MECA) are pleased to announce that our fifth Big Squeeze Talent Showcase of 2017 in Houston, TX will take place at Cafe MECA on Sunday, February 19, 2017. This is the second of two back-to-back showcases in the big city!

We are excited to find and showcase accordion talent! The emphasis for this showcase is CONJUNTO but, we are looking for accordion players ages 21 and under to showcase their performance abilities in any of the three main accordion genre categories: Polka, Cajun / Zydeco and Conjunto. 

The Polka genre will include German, Czech, and Polish traditions. Cajun / Zydeco will include Creole, Cajun and Zydeco musical traditions. Conjunto will include Norteño and Tejano. Please contact Texas Folklife if you are unsure under which category your music falls. 

All young accordionists in any of the above styles are encouraged to show up an hour before start time to register for our contest. Registration begins at 2pm and all young accordionists in any of the above styles are encouraged to show at that time to register for our contest. The show will take place from 3pm-6pm. This showcase is free and open to the public.

Do you or someone you know play the accordion and want to enter for cash prizes, a new accordion and more? For information, contest rules and entry form available at:

Special musical guests Grupo Invicto and Los Hermanos Cortez will perform after the Contest. 

Parking Information:
Parking is open and free to the public on MECA property.

More Information about Texas Folklife:
Feb 19, 2017
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
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PO BOX 66494
Houston, TX 77266-6494


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