FESTIVALS

Texas Tribune Festival 2019

September 26-28, 2019

For three days in late September, the Texas Tribune, an Austin-based nonprofit media organization, takes over Downtown Austin for a festival of the political persuasion. Now in its nine year, TribFest annually gathers leaders in politics, public policy, and journalism for in-depth conversations and panels that tackle the most pressing issues of the day, including immigration, paid sick leave, gender equity, and more.

Passes for the 2019 festival are currently on sale. Discounted tickets are available for students and educators, and Austin Chronicle readers can receive $50 off badge price using the promo code ACFAN19. TribFest ‘19 will also see the return of Open Congress, three tents of 100% free and open to the public programming on Saturday, Sept. 28.

PHOTOS: Texas Tribune Festival 2019
Photos by Jana Birchum

Mon., Sept. 30, 2019

Nancy Pelosi Brings Down the House at TribFest
Nancy Pelosi Brings Down the House at TribFest
Speaker talks impeachment, turning Texas blue in 2020

Sept. 29, 2019

Texas Dems Fired Up, Ready to Go in Congressional Races
Texas Dems Fired Up, Ready to Go in Congressional Races
Four top prospects bring Big Blue Energy to TribFest

Sept. 28, 2019

This Week on <i>The Austin Chronicle Show</i>: On the Campaign Trail With Beto O'Rourke
On the Campaign Trail With Beto O'Rourke
Plus: More TribFest picks, and our favorite movies made by women

Sept. 27, 2019

TribFest Panels Debate if the Texas House Is in Play
TribFest Panels Debate if the Texas House Is in Play
Looking at suburban battlegrounds and urban firestorms

Sept. 27, 2019

U.S. Rep Will Hurd Walks the Purple Line at Trib Fest
U.S. Rep Will Hurd Walks the Purple Line at Trib Fest
Outbound GOP rep tells opening-night crowd: "Texas is a jump ball."

Sept. 26, 2019

Beto O'Rourke's Long, Hot Road to the Texas Primary
Beto's Long, Hot Road to the Texas Primary
We report from the 2020 Democratic campaign trail on whether all the blue, sweat, and beers are worth it

Sept. 26, 2019

2019 Tribfest Takes Politics to the Streets
2019 Tribfest Takes Politics to the Streets
All eyes on Texas

Sept. 26, 2019

Ted Cruz, Julián Castro Lead Texas Tribune Festival Lineup
Ted Cruz, Julián Castro Lead Texas Tribune Festival Lineup
September politico fest draws 400 speakers

Aug. 1, 2019

18 Coffee Shops and Cafes in Downtown Austin for When You're On the Go
Downtown Austin Coffee Shops
A caffeine fix is never far away

July 23, 2019

16 of Austin's Best Downtown Restaurants
16 of Austin's Best Downtown Restaurants
Excellent eateries to explore on foot

July 22, 2019

From the Archives
Live From (Your Laptop on) Congress Avenue, It's #TribFest2021!
Live From (Your Laptop on) Congress Avenue, It's #TribFest2021!
The virtual Texas Tribune Festival kicks off on Sept. 20

Sept. 16, 2021

24-Texas Teachers Talk of “Trauma” at TribFest
24-Texas Teachers Talk of “Trauma” at TribFest
Educators discuss the challenges of reopening schools, TEA head defends decision to administer STAAR tests

Sept. 17, 2020

Hillary Clinton, Anthony Fauci Headline This Year's 100% Virtual Texas Tribune Festival
Hillary Clinton, Anthony Fauci Headline This Year's 100% Virtual Texas Tribune Festival
Programming includes Ted Cruz and Lincoln Project mischiefmakers

Aug. 11, 2020

Live From Your Kitchen Table, It's the 2020 #TribFest
Live From Your Kitchen Table, It's the 2020 #TribFest
Texas Tribune to go virtual for 10th annual ideas festival

May 1, 2020

Juli&aacute;n Castro, Women of Color, and Texas 2020
Julián Castro, Women of Color, and Texas 2020
The path toward turning the state blue

Oct. 3, 2019

The Lens on Juan Sanchez
The Lens on Juan Sanchez
Southwest Key CEO defends himself at Texas Tribune Festival

Oct. 4, 2018

All Politics Is Local at Texas Tribune Festival
All Politics Is Local at Texas Tribune Festival
Evan Smith leads the fest's move Downtown and brings national newsmakers to Austin

Sept. 27, 2018

Our Free TribFest Picks
Our Free TribFest Picks
Texas Tribune Festival introduces Open Congress

Sept. 21, 2018

Sen. Al Franken to Open Texas Tribune Festival in September
Sen. Al Franken to Open Trib Fest
Trib CEO Evan Smith will query "Giant of the Senate" on his new memoir

Aug. 15, 2017

Will Trump Get Out the Latino Vote?
Will Trump Get Out the Latino Vote?
Eddie Rodriguez previews his upcoming Texas Tribune Festival panel

Sept. 22, 2016

Texas Tribune Festival 2019
Local Highlights at Trib Fest
Mayor Steve Adler, Lance Armstrong among those representing Austin

Sept. 22, 2016

Texas Tribune Festival 2019
Public Notice: Plans for the Future
"Plans are useless, but planning is indispensable." – D.D. Eisenhower

Oct. 15, 2015

Texas Tribune Fest Held This Weekend
Texas Tribune Fest Held This Weekend
Nancy Pelosi, Julián Castro to join Trib Fest

Oct. 15, 2015

The Courage of Dawnna Dukes
The Courage of Dawnna Dukes
State representative discredits claims that abortion leads to mental health problems

Sept. 25, 2014

Texas Tribune Festival 2019
Point Austin: The Davis Challenge
The road from Haltom City to Austin

Oct. 3, 2013

Early Warning: The Lege Is Coming!
Early Warning: The Lege Is Coming!
The Trib Fest previews the next Lege, and it ain't necessarily pretty

Sept. 27, 2012

Early Warning: The Lege is Coming!
Early Warning: The Lege is Coming!
Tribune Fest offers a taste of things to come

Sept. 26, 2012

SXSW Eco and TribFest: Festivals for the Rest of Y'all
SXSW Eco and TribFest
Sate your inner policy wonk at these two fall favorites

Sept. 13, 2012

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