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Originally from South Carolina, Leslie Silver earned her Journalism degree at Indiana University (Go Hoosiers!) and moved to the Big Apple right after school. After six years in the city she was ready for a change of lifestyle and weather and made the move to Austin. Leslie works in hospitality public relations and loves to take her experience of trying top-notch clients around the world and using those experiences to critique spas and restaurants all over central Texas.

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Austin’s Violet Crown Festival At Brentwood Park

The Violet Crown Festival will feature local arts and craft vendors, live music, kid’s activities and more. This is the 12th of these neighborhood festivals organized by the Violet Crown Community Works (VCCW). VCCW is a local nonprofit organization that helps build and sustain the community in Brentwood and Crestview by supporting neighborhood projects and events. Proceeds from the festival will benefit events in both of these neighborhoods.

2011 Festival (Photo Credit: Jennifer M. Ramos)

The schedule of events includes:

11 a.m.- The Violet Crown Community Theatre will be putting on a production of ‘Super Cinderella’

12 p.m.- Jill and the Jaybirds are performing their kid-centric entertainment with puppets and bilingual songs

1 p.m.- Roger Beck and the 29th Street Band perform swing and country standards

2 p.m.- McCallum High School Steel Drum Band will be performing

3 p.m.- The New Maps, an Americana-laced pop/rock group, performs

4 p.m.- The Ron Titter Band which is guitar rock, pop punk, soul ballads and party sounds

5 p.m.- Deann Rene is performing rock, pop and indie music

Additional activities will include the S-L-O-W Bicycle Rides where the slowest rider wins. Massage therapy, native swamp plant, an obstacle course and spin-art will all also be available at the event. Culinary options include local favorites Mmmpenadas, Roll on Sushi, Verts Kebap and Amy’s Ice Cream.

Craft Vendors at 2011 Festival (Photo Credit: Jennifer M. Ramos)

WHEN: Saturday, May 5, 2012. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Brentwood Park
6710 Arroyo Seco
Austin, TX 78757

TICKETS: The event is complimentary

PARKING: Parking is limited so attendees are encouraged to walk or ride their bike to the festival.

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