The longstanding, biannual Pecan Street Festival – named after Sixth Street’s original name – offers a healthy dose of Austin culture in the heart of Downtown. There’s as much focus on the work of local artisans and food vendors (after all, comestibles are an art form in this foodie town) as on musical acts. But the latter means bands from nearly every genre, headlined by a pair of modern squeezebox titans: Grammy-winning San Antonio Tejano superstar Sunny Sauceda and Creole Zydeco alchemist Sean Ardoin. Spread across three stages and two days, the lineup includes everyone from worldbeat/jazz iconoclasts Atlas Maior to alt-rock jesters the Ron Titter Band and brass funkateers Big Wy’s Brass Band. Free, as always.
Sat., May 6