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  • Posted on Tue Jul 28, 2015
    Texas Folklife is thrilled to announce the 2nd Annual Festival of Texas Fiddling! We will be partnering with Texas Dancehall Preservation Inc. for this year's event, which will be held on November 7th, 2015 at La Bahia Turn Verein Dance Hall in Burton, TX. It will feature a combination of workshops and showcases in a variety of fiddle styles. There will also be a dance at the end of the festival...
  • Posted on Tue Jul 28, 2015
    Forty-eight German settlers living in the vicinity of Burton, Washington County, Texas organized the La Bahia Turn Verein on July 5, 1879.  In the statutes they adopted that day, they declared their purpose to be physical and spiritual development of their members and the promotion of social life.  The original statutes were naturally in German as that was the regular language of the...
  • Posted on Tue Jul 21, 2015
                Last week Texas Folklife held the “Stories From Deep in the Heart” 2015 Summer Institute at the AISD Science and Health Resource Center in South Austin. The institute was a 5-day intensive fellowship in audio production designed specifically for high school students and high school and middle school teachers. The theme of this year’s workshop was the...
  • Posted on Sat Jul 11, 2015
    This summer high school students and middle school or high school teachers and administrators participated in Texas Folklife's 2015 “Stories from Deep in the Heart" Summer Institute, a 5-day intensive fellowship in audio documentary production with professional producers, journalists and cultural workers. Participants were guided through production of short audio documentaries on themes related...
  • Posted on Tue Jun 23, 2015
    WOBEONFEST returns to Ironwood Hall in Downtown Austin this September, marking the third year of this international festival. Highlights include an expanded 3-day program featuring a brand new Jazz Fusion Festival and a World Cultures Conference, in addition to the Austin World Music Festival. Drum legend BILLY COBHAM of Mahavishnu Orchestra fame headlines the inaugural Austin...
  • Posted on Tue Jun 23, 2015
    EASTSIDE KINGS FESTIVAL REMINDS AUSTIN HOW THE MUSIC GOT STARTEDAUSTIN, TEXAS    The Eastside Kings Festival set for September 12/13, 2015 is a can't-miss Austin event.  It's about time somebody stepped up to remind the locals that the music Austin is so famous for began in Afro American clubs and juke houses that were located on the East side of town...
  • Posted on Wed Jun 17, 2015
    What a show! Thank you to all of our artists, supporters, fans and Miller Outdoor Theater and Texas Folklife crew who made the 26th annual Accordion Kings & Queens a wild success!  Our 2015 edition of Accordion Kings & Queens truly reflected the talent and diversity of Texas accordion music.   Enjoy some select photos of the event courtesy of David Dodd. Didn't grab a shirt at...
  • Posted on Wed Jun 3, 2015
      Address 2008 S Congress Ave, Austin, Texas 78704 Hours Mon - Fri: 5:00 pm - 2:00 am Sat - Sun: 2:00 pm - 2:00 am Short Description The Continental Club's Steve Wertheimer, proudly introduces C-Boy's Heart & Soul! The lounge features music on Thursday, Friday & Saturday. Price Range $ Parking Street and Parking Lot Phone (...
  • Posted on Wed Jun 3, 2015
    www.texasfolklife.org 1708 Houston St Austin, Texas 78756 T (512) 441-9255 F (844) 386-2091     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   MEDIA CONTACT: Sheree Scarborough (512) 922-5483, sheree.scarborough@gmail.com      Texas Folklife Announces “Blues from Deep in the Heart: A Kick-off for Stories Summer Institute”Music by: Soul Man Sam, Orange Jefferson, Mac...
  • Posted on Wed May 27, 2015
    Blues from Deep in the Heart: A kick-off for Stories Summer InstituteMusic by: Soul Man Sam, Orange Jefferson, Mac Mcintosh, Eddie and The Evereadys Q&A with the artists by Eddie Stout of Eastside Kings FestivalSaturday June 27, 20155:00pm-8:00pm C-Boy's Heart & Soul2008 South Congress AveAustin, TX $8 CoverBlues from Deep in the Heart: a kick-off for Texas...

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