Accordion Kings & Queens is an annual Texas Folklife showcase of the amazing musical diversity of Texas accordion styles, featuring 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 Accordion Kings & Queens Exhibit 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.
About Texas Folklife
Texas Folklife is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to cultivate, promote, encourage and sponsor the preservation, understanding, appreciation, and public presentation of the folk arts, folklore, and folklife of Texas. Since 1984, Texas Folklife has honored the cultural traditions passed down within communities across Texas and explored their importance in contemporary society