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30th Accordion Kings & Queens Kick Off

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Accordion Kings &Queens Kick-Off: Celebrating 30 Years of Texas Accordion
Thursday 5/23 (6pm-8pm)
Cactus Music
2110 Portsmouth St
Houston, TX 77098

To celebrate three decades of Accordion Kings & Queens, Texas Folklife is hosting a 30th AKQ Kick-Off Party at Cactus Music in Houston on Thursday, May 23 from 6:00- 8:00 p.m.

The 30th AKQ Kick-Off event will feature live music from past Accordion Kings & Queens performers Keyun Dickson & the Zydeco Masters and Mark Halata & Texavia, event ticket giveaways, and a presentation of the Star of Texas Folklife award to longtime AKQ event photographer David Dodd..

The event is free and open to the public with RSVP!

More Info:
http://texasfolklife.org/event/30th-akq-kick-off-event
Cactus Music: 713-526-9272
Texas Folklife: 512-441-9255

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More about Accordion Kings & Queens

On Saturday, June 1, Texas Folklife will host the 30th annual Accordion Kings & Queens concert at Houston’s Miller Outdoor Theatre from 7-11 p.m. The live event features a lineup of the best in Texas accordion music genres, including conjunto, zydeco, Cajun and more. 2019 performers include Los Aztex featuring Grammy Award-winning artists Joel Guzman and Sarah Fox, Curtis Poullard and the Creole Zydeco Band, The Daiquiri Queens, and Ginny Mac. The concert will also feature appearances by Texas Folklife’s Big Squeeze 2019 statewide youth accordion contest winners. Tickets for advanced assigned seating are available now by becoming a Texas Folklife member or free tickets will be available on a first-come-first-served basis at the Miller Outdoor Theatre box office the day of the performance between the hours of 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Since 1990, Accordion Kings and Queens has showcased the extraordinary musical diversity of Texas accordion styles, featuring legends of conjunto, polka, country western, zydeco, Cajun and more. The vibrant showcase draws thousands of music fans to Houston's Miller Outdoor Theatre to dance and enjoy roots music played on the "the national instrument of Texas".

The 2019 concert will feature a lineup celebrated musicians including:

Los Aztex: Led by accordion whiz Joel Guzman and singer-songwriter Sarah Fox, the Texas-based band has earned three Grammy nominations and two Grammy wins in 2004 and 2005. The Aztex catalog of recordings range from world cumbia, rock, zydeco, Latin jazz, blues and more.

Curtis Poullard and the Creole Zydeco Band: Poullard is a native Texan but spent summers as a child with family in Louisiana soaking in the sounds and history of zydeco. This is his first time to perform at Accordion Kings & Queens.

Daiquiri Queens: The Daiquiri Queens are Lafayette’s hottest new French Cajun band and their influences range from early-era Cajun standards performed with twin fiddles and haunting vocal harmonies sung in Louisiana French to today’s Cajun hits.

Ginny Mac: Mac returns to the stage this year with her band and versatile mix of Western swing and more.

30th Annual Accordion Kings & Queens

Saturday, June 1

7 - 11 p.m.

Miller Outdoor Theatre

6000 Hermann Park Dr

Houston, Texas 77030

Assigned seating can be purchased in advance with Texas Folklife membership until May 29 or free general admission tickets can be picked up before 1 p.m the day of the show at the Miller Outdoor Theatre box office.

Ticket information can be found here.

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