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2
May

Pecan Street Festival: Austin’s Official Heritage Event!

Celebrate WEIRD: Come in Costume! The City of Austin is recognizing The Pecan Street Festival as the City’s very own overarching  “heritage festival.” We have many a nationality and ethnicity to celebrate in Austin, but we lack one large-scale art and music festival that honors them all…that honors the “weird cultural...
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26
Apr

Featured Artist: Luis Abreux

We are pleased to announce Luis Abreux, of CANOPY Studios, as our 40th Anniversary Pecan Street Spring Festival FEATURED ARTIST! Luis has been in Austin for 12 years, hailing from Cuba, where he received his Masters in Painting at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes “San Alejandro” (The National Academy of...
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23
Mar

40 DAYS FOR 40 YEARS

The Pecan Street Association:   CALL FOR PUBLIC PARTICIPATION In Expanding the Historical Archives of THE PECAN STREET FESTIVAL   In line with our 40th Anniversary Spring Festival! 40 DAYS FOR 40 YEARS This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Bi-Annual Pecan Street Festival. The Spring Festival will take...
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15
Sep

A Celebration of the Life & Art of Boyd Vance

BOYD VANCE:  2016 HERITAGE AWARD RECIPIENT Boyd Vance was born in Houston on July 9, 1957, in Houston’s Third Ward. He made his way to Austin to attend St. Stephen’s Episcopal High School from which he graduated in May 1975. After attending Rice University for one year, his love for...
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14
Sep

Featured Artist Carla Nickerson’s Inner-Warrior

Nickerson’s unique design for the festival: stop by the Pecan Street Association booth at 6th Street and Trinity for posters and t-shirts featuring it.  This festival’s featured artist, Carla Nickerson, has long been driven by her ancestral inner-warrior in her many pursuits in life. A seventh-generation Texas Renaissance Woman, Carla has worked as...
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7
Sep

Hear the Music!

You can hear songs from the bands appearing at our upcoming 36th Annual Fall Pecan Street Festival, September 24th & 25th, on our Soundcloud. Meanwhile, one of the festival’s artists, The Nightowls, just appeared on Johnny Goudie’s “How Did I Get Here” podcast. Dubbed “Austin’s Soul Royalty” by Do512, the 10-piece...
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4
May

Fight Cancer: Eat a Brat!

It might seem a bit counter-intuitive, but eating sausage at the PSF will help fight cancer!  We are proud to partner with Johnsonville’s Big Taste Grill, the largest touring grill in the world, who will donate $1 per brat to the American Cancer Society. Johnsonville has raised more than $4 million for charities since...
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28
Apr

Featured Artist Hank Holland’s Flowing Love

Hank Holland is our featured artist this festival, designing the image for the 39th Spring Pecan Street Festival t-shirts and posters. He lives in his childhood home, Lockport, Louisiana, with his wife and son, and this will be his first trip to Austin, TX! Mr. Holland was born with cerebral...
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21
Apr

Billions in Change Joins Pecan Street Festival!

Founder of 5-Hour Energy, Manoj Bhargava, has pledged 99% of his wealth to ending poverty and is attempting to do just that with his new initiative, Billions in Change. The goal is to fund inventions that address the most fundamental issues of our time: water, energy and healthcare. The organization...
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21
Sep

Pecan Street Festival PRE-PARTY at The Mohawk

The Pecan Street Festival is partnering with the creative folks from Solstice Live to produce a “pre-party” at The Mohawk, 912 Red River, Thursday night (Sept. 24th) featuring: The Rock Soul Collective The Yoots Casual Strangers The Pride Fair City Fire The show starts at 8pm. $6 cover for 21+/$8...
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