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Texas Folklife

Folk and Traditional Arts of Texas


Eighth Annual Eastside Kings Festival

Event Date: 
Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 12:00 to Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 22:45
Event Category: 
Non-Texas-Folklife Event

Mark your calendar for the Eighth annual Eastside Kings Festival! Set to take place September 12th-13th, 2020 at 12th & Chicon in Austin, TX.

There will be over 20 bands playing Blues, Jazz, and Gospel music in 6-8 venues each day of the festival. Festival tickets are $20 for each day and wristbands are available for purchase at Antone's Record Shop. You don't want to miss out!

For more information, please contact the Eastside King Foundation at (512) 228-8434 or email!

Virtual Roundtable 1: Redefining our Work? Folk and Traditional Arts During a Pandemic

Event Date: 
Monday, March 30, 2020 - 18:00
Event Category: 
Non-Texas-Folklife Event

This discussion is centered around the value and nature of what folk and traditional arts means right now during this challenging time, ideas for connecting individuals and communities going forward, support for artists, as well as some of the issues culture workers, folklorists, artists, and arts administrators should consider while undertaking our work during the coronavirus pandemic.

Patton Stories 2020

Patton Elementary students interviewed for "Patton Stories" series
Producer Ezra interviews Ruan about the Indian festival Diwali.
Patton Arts Day 2020 Poster

Texas Folklife participated in the annual Patton Arts Day on March 13, 2020. We worked with schools to distribute cultural survey to the students, and choose six students' stories to record. The six "Patton Stories" cover the students and their families traditions and customs. The finished audio stories are based on interviews with the students and their parents, and feature customs based in India, Ireland, Mexico, El Salvador, and more.