Debbie Russell


Spring 2020 – CANCELLED

Pecan Street Festival Friends and Supporters: As the City of Austin and Gov. Abbott have both called for the cancellation of events with 10 or more people through May 1st, and are urging the cancellation of events with 250 or more people between May 2nd and July 12th, we anticipate...
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Art Immersion: Linda Dumont

Introducing our 39th Annual Fall Pecan Street Festival‘s Featured Artist: Linda Dumont.   It would be easy to mistake Linda Dumont for a native Austinite, given the love she pours into her paintings that often feature iconic Austin images. Hailing from the northeast, she attended The School of The Museum of...
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BEHIND THE SCENES: Christopher Haddad

How DO We DO It? You’d be amazed how few people are behind the scenes creating the largest art and music festival in TX – TWICE a year – the only free fest of its kind around!  Besides our hard-working volunteer board members; our part-time PSA executive director; our part-time bookkeeper Kristy...
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Feel the Feels of Pecan Street Festival Goodness!

Our friends over at Media On Edge produced an incredible video showcasing all the highlights of the Fall 2018 Festival. Click here to watch it to get a taste of what you’re in for this weekend! Read or listen to KUT’s coverage of the evolution of the Pecan Street Festival. #ALWAYSFREE!...
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Nature as Storyteller

The Pecan Street Association board of directors is proud to present the art of one of Austin’s own native residents. “The opportunity to be the featured artist for this spring’s Pecan Street Festival is an honor.” – Peter F. Ortiz Peter F. Ortiz was born Dec. 20, 1960 in Austin,...
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Music Musings: The Spring Festival Line Up is HERE!

We warmheartedly present the newest addition to our Pecan Street family, Michael Howard, and his booking/events management company, Apogee Presents. Having presented several alternative festivals in San Marcos, Michael bridges the two “college towns,” bringing an old-school “keeping it weird” vibe back to Austin while having his pulse on the...
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Thank You For Your Service Ryan Cano!

It is with much sadness that we have to announce the departure to Ryan Cano, our Music Director and Talent Buyer for the Pecan Street Festival the past 5 years. Ryan has lead every music initiative we’ve had over the last half decade including the growth of our audience attendance...
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Greening Festivals

Contributing author: Ali Bates   Prioritizing Eco-friendly Habits at the Pecan Street Festival  Around 32 million people attend a music festival in the United States annually, according to research by Billboard. That can lead to a vast amount of environmental damage if organizers and festival-goers aren’t resourceful and respectful to the site...
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