Miller Theatre Weekend Lineup Geared Towards Accordion Fans
Accordion fans can make a weekend out of it – tonight at 8 p.m. at the Miller Theatre, Several Dancers Core presents Polka Party , a celebration of the Czech, German and Polish heritages of South Texas. The free performance will feature accompaniment by polka band the Texas Dutchmen.
At 7 p.m. Saturday, the free outdoor concert features The Accordion Kings with Step Rideau & the Zydeco Outlaws, La Tropa F and The Knights of Dixie Orchestra.
Also on Saturday, one winner will be chosen, with help from the audience, for the second annual Big Squeeze accordion competition, a contest for young Texas and Louisiana players. Four finalists will face off for the grand prize: two players from the 18-and-under category and two from the 19-to-25 age group will be selected at the semi-finals on May 11 at Austin’s Mexican American Cultural Center, and given $250 each, plus an expenses-paid trip to Houston for the finals. The grand prize is $500 and a day of recording time at Houston’s historic SugarHill Recording Studios, plus another trip to Houston to use it and professional support services. The winner might also appear in a documentary by director Hector Galán.
Miller Outdoor Theatre is located at 100 Concert Dr. in Hermann Park. For more information visit www.milleroutdoortheater.com, call 713-284-8352 or visit www.texasfolklife.org.