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27
Nov

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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5
Oct

Rev. Freddie B. Dixon: East Austin Treasure

Join us on Friday, October 26, 2:00pm, at Wesley United Methodist Church, 1164 San Bernard Street, for a short presentation and reception honoring the Rev. Freddie B. Dixon, Sr., Ph.D. – as the Pecan Street Association and its board of directors presents Rev. Dixon with their 2018 Heritage Award. It’s hard...
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12
Sep

Fine Art for the People!

If you’ve seen his work – and if you’ve driven east Austin, you have – you’d think Chris Rogers was a lifelong Austinite; but amazingly, he’s only been with us six years. Many of his local murals have captured the essence of east Austin life and history, one of which...
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5
Aug

Bye Bye Barbara!

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” – A.A. Milne The Pecan Street Association is sad to lose a most valued contractor, our bookkeeper, Barbara Weems. She’s been with us for many years, but is finishing her CPA degree and moving on to bigger...
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3
May

La Fiesta de Pecan Street — ¡Gratis!

EXTENDED METRO RAIL HOURS for Cinco de Mayo & the FESTIVAL!  Here’s the Saturday schedule. Cinco de Mayo and Pecan Street Festival…a match made in heritage heaven. We have the biggest party in town Saturday with mucho bands, tasty beverages and bueno eats! Music on Saturday includes lots of Latino sounds, many on our main/Neches...
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27
Apr

The Power of Muzacz!

The Pecan Street Association is proud to present our 2018 Spring Pecan Street Festival featured artist/muralist/author/teacher:  J Muzacz, and his original artwork for this festival’s t-shirts and posters – seen above. The Featured Artist booth is adjacent to the Pecan Street Association Booth at Sixth St. and Trinity…where you can...
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19
Sep

Eddie Wilson & Jesse Sublett Meet-n-Greet on Saturday!

Currently heralded as one of the best books on the Austin 70’s music scene, Armadillo World Headquarters will be for sale at the Pecan Street Association booth (“MERCH” booth, Sixth St. & Trinity) during the festival. As an extra-EXTRA-special treat, authors Eddie Wilson & Jesse Sublett will be at the booth on...
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13
Sep

Advancing Art & Culture for Over a Century!

“Women in the Tejano community have always kept cultural traditions alive.” – Teresa Palomo Acosta and Ruthe Winegarten, Las Tejanas: 300 Years of History For a combined 106 years of hard work in downtown Austin; investment, sacrifice, curation, community-building, activism and not to mention 10s of 1000s of skillets of migas,...
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