Texas Folklife’s Big Squeeze Accordion Contest Winner Garners Big Prizes

Michael Ramos  2013 winner

Photo credit: David Dodd, photographer, Courtesy of Texas Folklife

Saturday, June 1st at the 24th annual Accordion Kings & Queens Festival at Houston’s Miller Outdoor Theatre, the finals were held for Texas Folklife’s Big Squeeze Accordion Contest. The winner is Michael Ramos from Dallas. There are three other finalists, Tony Garcia of Mission, Yesenia Garcia of Houston, and Luis Gonzalez of Grand Prairie.

Ramos won a prize package valued at more than $4,000, which includes a cash prize, a new Hohner accordion, performance opportunities, publicity, and professional development opportunities.
Liz Lopez
Source: Texas Folklife
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