Honk!TX in Pan Am Park. With a scrappy D.I.Y. aesthetic, no amplification and over two dozen groups of fine street musicians from around the state and across the country, all of the Honk events are family-friendly and fun.
But the Sunday event, which includes a parade through the streets of East Austin followed by an all-day affair on the hillside amphitheater at Pan Am Park best captures the community spirit of the event. Festivities kick off at noon. Free. 2100 E. Third St. honktx.org. — D.S.S.
(Article by Peter Blackstock & Deborah Sengupta Stith, republished from http://music.blog.austin360.com/2016/04/02/sundays-music-picks-honktx-nola-texas-food-music-fest/)
NOLA, Texas Food & Music Festival at Cedar Park Center. As the name notes, the music lineup isn’t strictly New Orleans, but it leans that way. Louisianans Dr. John, Cowboy Mouth and New Breed Brass Band join Leon Russell, Asleep at the Wheel, Robert Randolph & The Family Band and Bob Schneider for a bash that also features food from chefs John Besh and Chris “Shaggy” Davis. $30-$40. Noon to 10 p.m. 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park. cedarparkcenter.com. — P.B.
Also: A smaller-scale food-and-music soiree is ABGB’s Crawfish Boil at 2 p.m. with the Gritones and Mike Stinson. … Lazy Lester plays the third of four nights at Antone’s, which also has Miss Lavelle White at 6:30 p.m. … Pocket FishRmen, the Beaumonts and other local punk bands join the Hickoids in a tribute to their late co-founder Davy Jones from noon to 9 p.m. at South Austin Popular Culture Center. The free event also will include an exhibit and sale of Jones’ artwork, with proceeds going to the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians. … The Austin Songwriters Group presents its annual Merle Haggard Birthday Bash at Threadgill’s from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., with Redd Volkaert, Eliza Gilkyson, Bill & Louise Kirchen and more than a dozen others playing the songs of the Hag. … Soul music standout Tameca Jones and cover/mash-up act More Cowbell play a multiple sclerosis in the lead up to next week’s MS150 fundraiser ride. … Emily Bell plays the Soul of a Musician series at Iron Cactus North.
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