It’s 1975, and Emma Lou Linn has just been inaugurated as only the second woman to the Austin City Council. With tongue in cheek, she’s wearing a button on her shirt, “Uppity Women Unite,” and is quickly thrown into the fire at her first councilmeeting with a dramatic vote on renaming 19th Street as “M.L.K Blvd.”... Read More
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 to think of the history... Read More
See the amazing 1 minute recap video done by the beautiful people at mediaonedge.com – and get ready for this weekend’s fest!
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 inspired an uproar when it... Read More
“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 and better. She will be... Read More
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 stage, including DJ Chorizo Funk (of Peligrosa), Liz... Read More
Our friends over at CapMetro are once again extending rail ridership during the weekend to help you easily pop on down to the festival on Saturday, May 5th! For bus options, plan your trip here. If you do drive, here are parking options, with a map of all lots and garages.
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 purchase festival t-shirts and posters!... Read More
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 Saturday, 2-4pm, signing copies! Many... Read More
“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, three amazing women stood out... Read More