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Spend Your Saturday Afternoon at an Exhibit Showcasing the Kings and Queens of the Accordion

Since 1984, Texas Folklife has honored the cultural traditions passed down within communities across Texas and explored their importance in contemporary society. Their mission is to cultivate, promote, encourage, and sponsor the preservation, understanding, appreciation, and public presentation of the folk arts, folklore, and folklife of Texas.

This weekend, Texas Folklife will be proud to present an exhibit, showcasing the musical diversity at the Accordion Kings & Queens showcase each year. The Accordion Kings & Queens showcase is an annual Texas Folklife showcase that features legends of conjunto, polka, country western, zydeco, Cajun, and more. The concert celebrates the cultural diversity of Texas by bringing communities together for an evening of dancing and roots music played on the accordion, "the national instrument of Texas," drawing a capacity crowd of six thousand to Houston's Miller Outdoor Theatre every year.

The showcase was made possible in part by the members and board of Texas Folklife, support from the Texas Commission on the Arts with an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art, and a grant from the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

The Accordion Kings & Queens Exhibit includes concert photographs by David Dodd, James Fraher, Jason Romero, Ray Carrington, and Carlos San Miguel, depicting the lively and diverse musicians that gather around the celebration of true Texas folk music.

We hope that you check out it out!

We know you love your home at Oaks of Westchase Apartments in Houston, Texas, but it’s important to stay active and involved in your community. Attending this event is the perfect chance for you to journey outside your comfort zone to meet new people and seek new opportunities.

Event Time/Date:
Saturday, July 13, 2019—1:00 PM

Event Venue Location:
HCC Midtown
3100 Main Street
Houston, Texas 77002

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