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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 that at any minute, the…

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2019 Heritage Award Winners: Michael Shelton & Shannon Sedwick

While it might seem self-serving to pick two of our own for our annual Heritage Award, the rest of the Board of Directors felt overwhelmingly compelled to honor our longest-serving board members before we got too far down the line honoring other worthy candidates. So if you’ll indulge us, and we suspect you’ll be more…

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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 Fine Arts at Tufts University…

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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 Simpson; the amazing crew from Event…

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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! #RainOrShine  

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, TX, and raised in Austin’s…

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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 latest and greatest sounds of…

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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 from around 80K people to…

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