Old Town Street Festival: Open Call For Bands for 2022

Are you part of the next hot band? Do you know who the next great musical artist is? The Old Town Street Festival is hosting an open call for supporting band/artist submissions for the 2022 Old Town Street Festival.

Reach a large audience and perform on the Old Town Grande Stand! The annual Old Town Street Festival attendance is over 20,000 people from all over Central Texas, and we need your submissions!

For your band to be considered, please:

  • Fill out the form below
  • Pay slots are from $150-$1,000 – no entries will be accepted without pay requirements
  • You must submit a recording of your band/performance

The deadline for submissions is August 1, 2021. Selection will not be determined until late September.

Best Year Yet at the Old Town Street Festival!

The 7th annual Old Town Street Festival presented by ACDI brought together over 25,000 people for family fun, shopping, entertainment and live music in a celebration of community and reconnection!

Chastidy Vernengo, Events Coordinator for the Leander Chamber of Commerce, said she loved “seeing our community back together again and having so much fun!” 

Bridget Brandt, President of the Leander Chamber of Commerce, like many of us, has missed concerts and live events, and said she, “absolutely loved having the live music back…the bands we had were all amazing and it was so fun to dance again to live music!”

“My favorite part of this year’s festival was seeing our community back together again and having so much fun!”

Chastidy Vernengo, Events Coordinator, Leander Chamber of Commerce

Check back here for a full recap and an important announcement about next year’s festival!

Now, we want to hear from you. Tell us what you loved at the Old Town Street Festival! Tag us in your social media posts, #oldtownstreetfestival, or comment on this post. We can’t wait to hear from you and see your smiling faces!

Thank you to all of our sponsors, and especially our presenting sponsor, ACDI.

Old Town 5K – June 5

Runners – Ready to add some hardware to your medal rack? This year’s annual Old Town Street Festival 5K presented by Cedar Park Regional Medical Center kicks off a real after-party that goes until 11 p.m.! This notoriously fast race runs through the historic and scenic Leander Old Town and ends winding through the festival streets filled with cheering fans and festival goers! Ready to sign up? Click the button below to reserve your spot!

Rock into Summer at the Old Town Street Festival

Usher in summer at the Old Town Street Festival on Saturday, June 5 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. No matter what type of family fun you are looking for, Old Town Street Festival has something for everyone!

Shopping!

Spend your time strolling the aisle of vendors and shops to find that perfect thing for yourself or someone else! Do some virtual window shopping before you arrive with these fun posts:
Virtual Sneak Peek Part 1
Virtual Sneak Peek Part 2
Virtual Sneak Peek Part 3

There is shopping for everyone! From pet supplies to gifts for men to unique boutique clothing, you are sure to find something special! You can even find something yummy to make someone’s day!

Live Music All Day!

Looking for a chill vibe? Bring your own chair or reserve your seat in the VIP section! Read more about the live music line-up and how to reserve your VIP seat here!

VIP seating for Wade Hayes presented by ACDI – Be sure to stay for the After Party with LC Rocks presented by Texas Family Eyecare!

Kid’s Fun Zone!

For the young and young at heart, stop by the Kid’s Fun Zone! For more information on the Kids Fun Zone and prices, check out this post! Don’t forget to reserve your Roller Pop time here!

Petting Zoo
Pony Rides
Kiddie Train
Inflatable Zone
ROLLER POP!
Amusement Park Rides
Face Painting
Mad Science STEM Activity

Wineries, Breweries & Food!

Check out all the fantastic wineries, breweries & food so you can eat, drink and be merry!

12 Fox Beer Co


Bent Oak Winery


Hamilton Pool Vineyard


KFire Winery and Vineyards


Red Horn Coffee House & Brewing Co


San Gabriel River Brewery Inc


Thirsty Mule Wine & Vineyard

Old Town 5K!

Click here to sign up for the Old Town 5K!

Smiles For All at the Kid’s Fun Zone

Old Town Street Festival can’t wait to see you and your family on Saturday, June 5 for a day of fun and play!

Roller Pop

New this year – Roller Pop, a pop up skating rink!
Reservation highly encouraged to guarantee your spot! The rink will open at 3 p.m. and the last skate group will start at 8:30 p.m.
Tickets are $10


Kid’s Fun Zone

From rides to petting zoos, bring out the whole family for a day to play! This year Old Town Street Festival is proud to offer UNLIMITED Kid’s Zone wristbands!

Spinning Teacup

4 Tokens or Unlimited with Wristband

Rock Wall

5 Tokens or Unlimited with Wristband

Super Slide

2 Tokens or Unlimited with Wristband

Sit-n-Spin

3 Tokens or Unlimited with Wristband

Inflatable Zone

10 Tokens or Unlimited with Wristband

Pumpkin Spinner

3 Tokens or Unlimited with Wristband

Kiddie Train

3 Tokens or Unlimited with Wristband

Tokens & Wristbands:

Tokens for the Kid’s Fun Zone rides and Petting Zoo can be purchased at the token booth near the Kid’s Fun Zone at the festival for $1 per token.

Token can also be redeemed for Face Painting, Petting Zoo admission, and Pony Rides.

Wristbands can be purchased for $35 and include UNLIMITED rides in the Kid’s Fun Zone, including the Kiddie Train. (Petting Zoo and Pony Rides are not included with the Wristband.)

Ponies and Petting Zoo

Pony Rides

5 Tokens (Not included in the wristband)

Petting Zoo

5 Tokens (Not included in the Wristband)

5 Tokens per activity or both for 8 Tokens!

Face Painting

Priced per piece

Be sure to stop by the Mad Science booth in the Kids Fun Zone for a FREE STEM activity!

Shop ‘Til You Drop at the Old Town Street Festival – Sneak Peek 3!

You know that feeling when you are waiting for your favorite store to open by you? And you keep checking everyday to see any updates? That’s how we are feeling waiting to get to shop at all our favorite Old Town Street Festival vendors! So, while we all anxiously wait for Old Town, we wanted to give you another early look at some of the amazing vendors that will be ready to see you on June 5!

Virtual Sneak Peek

Silly Sock Store

Tons of fun novelty socks for men, women, and kids + hilarious LazyOne boxers and nightshirts! Ask about our silly sock FUNdraisers!

http://www.SillySockStore.com

Kim’s Kreations

I make a variety of grapevine wreaths, swags and burlap wreaths. Every home should have something pretty on the front door and I enjoy making them. On Facebook, I have a public group called Kim’s Kreations.

Leather by Creating with Kris

Leather by Creating with Kris.  Handcrafted leather earrings in a variety of sizes, colors and styles. School and sport earrings also available.

Visit them on facebook here!

Mz. Diva Dee Jewels

Mz. Diva Dee Jewels offering affordable $5 accessories that are lead and nickel free. Purchase 10 items and get 2 free items at the festival.

Visit them on facebook here!

Featured Festival Foods:

Deeliciousness

Homemade foods that feature a variety of fresh Texas grown vegetables.

Fresh and Delicious!

County Fair Catering

County Fair Catering will be selling some of your favorite festival food items:  chicken tender basket, fries; corndogs, funnel cakes and fresh lemonade to wash it all down. Look for the green and yellow tents.

Want even more virtual shopping? Check out our previous two posts with more magnificent vendors bringing great eats, treats, gifts, and fun! Week one is here and week two is here!

-Old Town Street Festival

Check back next week for more great vendors and foods. Details and more information can be found on the Old Town Street Festival site or you can read more in this blog post!

Old Town Street Festival couldn’t happen without our amazing sponsors. We would like to thank ACDI for being the presenting sponsor at Old Town Street Festival!

Shop ‘Til You Drop at the Old Town Street Festival – Sneak Peek 2!

You know that feeling when you are waiting for your favorite store to open by you? And you keep checking everyday to see any updates? That’s how we are feeling waiting to get to shop at all our favorite Old Town Street Festival vendors! So, while we all anxiously wait for Old Town, we wanted to give you another early look at some of the amazing vendors that will be ready to see you on June 5!

Virtual Sneak Peek

KJ Boutique

KJ Boutique offers a wide variety of women’s clothing, jewelry, & other accessories, along with children’s clothing. They also offer exceptional customer service & same day local delivery or shipping. 

https://kjboutique20.com

Bre’s Farmhouse Boutique

Hello. I’m Bre! I own Bre’s Farmhouse Boutique! I strive to provide classy and comfortable clothing to all ages. It means the world when you shop small. I hope you find something you love.

bresfarmhouse.com

EsScential Jewelry

EsScential Jewelry or EJ is an original jewelry line started in 2017 by Leander residents Francine Tucker and Trish Kernan. Every EJ is one of a kind, made from vintage and up-cycled material.

Visit them on Facebook here!

Experience Wildlife

Experience Wildlife offers limited edition wildlife and landscape photography that is perfect for your home or office. All art is made by conservation photographer Jennifer Leigh Warner and proceeds supports conservation efforts around the world.

http://www.experiencewildlife.com

LL Creations

LL Creations repurposes wood into flags, makes pet bandanas, and sells other various items for your fur babies.

Visit them on Facebook here!

Silly Sock Store

Tons of fun novelty socks for men, women, and kids + hilarious LazyOne boxers and nightshirts! Ask about our silly sock FUNdraisers!

http://www.SillySockStore.com

Featured Festival Foods:

Mix’T Caribbean Blends

The Old Town Street Festival is excited to have Mix’T Caribbean Blends at the festival this year! Check them out here!

Mix’T Caribbean Blends is a heartfelt fusion of traditional Caribbean and Southern comfort foods. Our head chef, Tatiana, thoroughly enjoys crafting dishes that are rooted in tradition and talent, which are evident in taste!

Who’s ready for lunch?

Sno Cones Gone Wild

Sno Cones Gone Wild offers wild and sweet treats such as sno cones, milkshakes and sno cone sundaes. Our products include some of your favorite toppings such as Oreo cookies, strawberry cheesecake, Reese’s pieces, Snickers and gummies just to name a few.

https://www.facebook.com/snoconesgonewild

Check back next week for more great vendors and foods. Details and more information can be found on the  Old Town Street Festival site or you can read more in this blog post!

Old Town Street Festival couldn’t happen without our amazing sponsors. We would like to thank ACDI for being the presenting sponsor of Old Town Street Festival!

Shop ‘Til You Drop at the Old Town Street Festival

You know that feeling when you are waiting for your favorite store to open by you? And you keep checking everyday to see any updates? That’s how we are feeling waiting to get to shop at all our favorite Old Town Street Festival vendors! So, while we all anxiously wait for Old Town, let’s take a sneak peek at some of the magnificent items that will be offered this year!

Virtual Sneak Peek

Jewell’s Jelly and Jams

Jewell’s Jelly and Jams makes homemade Artisan Jelly and Jams in over 90 unique and eclectic flavors. Her customers call her the “Baskin Robbins of jelly.”

https://jewellsjellyandjam.wixsite.com/mysite

Bre’s Farmhouse Boutique

We will be selling Texas earrings and necklaces….plus other unique jewelry…..handbags for the ladies and backpacks for the kiddos….

https://www.facebook.com/Julesandcocojewelry/

Bare Trees Boutique

Bare Trees Boutique is an Austin online boutique at www.baretreesboutique.com that specializes in clothing and accessories with a free-spirited bohemian classy vibe.

Women of Pader Uganda

The Women of Pader Uganda sells ethical paper and glass beaded jewelry handmade in Pader. All proceeds go towards women and children in the community.”

Sadie’s Artistry

Sadie’s Artistry creates custom home decor and artwork for clients. Whether it’s painting your kids room with characters or updating a decor piece in your home, Sadie’s Artistry is here to lend a creative perspective!

Mary Kay by Lori Mihaylo

Swing by this Mary Kay Booth to earn a free pampering session, enter the raffles, and pick up a gift or customize your own.  They offer amazing skin care, body care, anti-aging, make-up, and fragrances.

Soap and Stuff

Soap and Stuff’s organic and highly customizable line of soaps, body butters, whipped sugar scrubs, botanical bath salts, foaming shave creams and face washes are perfect for even the most sensitive skin. 

http://www.soapandstuff2020.com/

Featured Brewery:

12 Fox Beer Co.

Selling four single sourced, European master crafted beers. Steins & tin tacker merchandise available for sale.

https://www.facebook.com/12foxbeer

Featured Festival Foods:

J’Amys Pretzels

Making handrolled soft pretzels (different flavors available) with dipping sauces, soft serve ice cream, and popcorn.

https://www.facebook.com/jamys.pretzels

Tootie Sweet Treats

Tootie Sweet Treats is your go-to place for everything sugar cookies. Various sugar cookie flavors, vegan and gluten-free options available. Custom designer sugar cookies that look and taste amazing!

https://www.facebook.com/tootiesweettreats1

Check back next week for more great vendors and foods. Details and more information can be found on the Old Town Street Festival site or you can read more in this blog post!

Old Town Street Festival couldn’t happen without our amazing sponsors. We would like to thank ACDI for being the Presenting sponsor for Old Town Street Festival!

Live Music Line-Up at the Old Town Street Festival

The Old Town Street Festival is proud to announce the 2021 Live Music Line-Up!

Old Town Grandstand Schedule:

Headliner: Wade Hayes Presented by ACDI

Wade Hayes presented by ACDI will take the Old Town Grandstand at 6:30 for an evening of live music and dancing.

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the wide selection of local wineries, breweries, and snacks while you sing along.

Want to be even closer to the music? You don’t need a ticket for lawn seating, but a limited number of VIP Seating Tickets are available for purchase on the Old Town Street Festival page or by clicking here. With VIP Seating, you will be sitting on the stage!

Tony Wade Hayes is an American country music artist. Signed to Columbia Records in 1994, he made his debut that year with his gold-certified album Old Enough to Know Better.

Lucas Sousa presented by Giddens Homes will take the stage at 4:00 p.m.

Live performances will be happening all day to serenade you while you shop and play. Local musician Forrest Weiss will open the festival at 11 a.m. on the Old Town Grandstand followed by Matt Nestor at 1:30 p.m.

Old Town Street Festival couldn’t happen without our amazing sponsors. We would like to thank Giddens Homes for sponsoring Lucas Sousa on the Old Town Grandstand.