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Kennedy Center's Couch Concerts: Texas Folklife presents the Traditional Music of Texas

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Presented by Texas Folklife at Online/Virtual Space

Jun 15 2020
Kennedy Center's Couch Concerts: Texas Folklife presents the Traditional Music of Texas

Virtual concert showcasing Traditional Texan music in collaboration with the Kennedy Center.

Texas Folklife presents traditional music genres all fronted by accordion including Conjunto, polka and Zydeco. Starting in the Rio Grande Valley with Juan Longoria, Jr. (Conjunto), moving to Central Texas with Isaak Klaus (polka) and closing with Houston’s zydeco with Keyun Dickson. These three musicians were former champions of Texas Folklife’s Big Squeeze accordion contest and have performed at the annual Accordion Kings & Queens Concert in Houston. This event is in collaboration with Full

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Afterward we will host an online after-party with Q&A with the performers. This is open to current Texas Folklife members only. You can renew your membership or purchase one today at

You will receive a private link to call into the party via Zoom. This party-from-home event will start at 5:00PM CST. Juan Longoria, Jr and Keyun Dickson will join in and do a brief Q&A with attendees.


We also are holding a virtual silent auction to help recoup funds we would normally raise during AKQ! The auction is live now with gift cards, tickets, original pieces of art, and more! Keep checking back on the website as we continue to add some new items as well! Auction closes JUNE 18 at 7:00PM CST, so get your bids in now!

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.
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