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The 2ND Street District is getting into the spirit of the season!  Join us every Tuesday and Wednesday night from December 6th-21st for family fun, food, and entertainment.  Expect caroling by festive choirs, dancing and prancing, and perhaps even an Elvis sighting from 6-9pm on the Trace Patio at W Austin (Lavaca and 2nd Street).

2ND Street businesses will be hosting in-store soirees with  free bites and bevs while music drifts through the District. 

Kick off the holidays with us December 6th when 2SD businesses will be donating 10% of sales from 6-9pm to their chosen charities!

ENJOY PERFORMANCES BY:

Austin Harmony Chorus ‘s remarkable journey began with a vision shared by six women, and chartered as a chapter of Sweet Adelines International with 27 members on October 17, 2005. We perform many different types of music, from broadway show tunes to the popular music of yesterday and today. We are always looking for ladies who would enjoy singing with us. No formal musical background is required, and reading music is not necessary. We provide all the tools necessary for each member to learn her part in every song we sing, so if you like to sing, please consider visiting one of our rehearsals. We think you might just want to keep coming back.

Austin School of Rock – The School of Rock is the nation’s premier performance based music program. Since opening in Austin in 2005, the School of Rock have produced over 100 concerts featuring kids 7-18. the Austin branch has performed the last four years at the prestigious Austin City Limits Festival and have performed at the Erwin Center, Stubbs, Antones, Emos, the Mohawk, Ruta Maya, Red 7, La Zona Rosa and Scholtz Garden.

Barton Hills Choir – The Barton Hills Choir is led by Barton Hills Elementary School music teacher and choir director Gavin Tabone. The Choir is comprised of 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students from the school and accompanied by professional musicians, including guitarist Aaron “Mr. Hair Doctor” Dembe, bassist Jason “Mr. Boom Boom” Brint, and drummer Jake “Mr. Bubbles” Perlman.  Tabone founded and led the Palm School Choir before coming to Barton Hills Elementary in 2009. The Palm School Choir released 6 CD’s, shared the stage with Lyle Lovett, Ruben Ramos, and Neil Young, and were featured on NBC’s Today Show, KUT’s Eklektikos, the Austin American-Statesman, and many other news outlets.

Clickety Cloggers -  Austin’s Clickety Cloggers is a dance club composed of Central Texans who get together each week to perform a uniquely American dance form that is rooted in traditional Appalachian-style clogging – but with a decidedly modern flair. The club is open to anyone who has already learned how to clog dance or who completes our beginner clogging lessons. It is a non-profit dance group dedicated to preserving the clogging heritage and promoting the art of clog dancing.

Fosskit no. 5 is pop/rock band based in Austin, Tx.  Their music has been likened to bands such as Arcade Fire and Live.  The band is fronted by Neal Mehta, formerly of The Recliners, a popular lounge band in Austin in the late 90′s and early 2000′s.  The band released Clemency, their debut album in summer 2011, and the record was produced by John Bush, a member of Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians.  The cd has received a very positive reception in two notable publications. 

Michael Garfield – Between the living warmth of songwriting tradition and the whirling electronics of festival culture, Michael Garfield is making percussive, heartfelt guitar music for which new words must be invented – intimate and ecstatic, focused and raw.

Mays Family Singers – Although it has only been a short while for this family to sing together professionally, each member has extensive talent and musical skills individually, as well as combined.  With a rich background in the Baptist church and a heritage of Spiritually and Musically gifted parents, this Family of singers is destined to go far!

Texas Elvis - Performing songs that span Elvis’ entire career, Donnie Roberts successfully recreates the early Sun Studio, ’68 Comeback, and The King’s explosive concert years. Donnie’s smooth, soulful voice entices your ears as you sit back and enjoy all your favorite songs.  His fun, energetic, high-quality performances appeal to all audiences young and old, and of course men, women and children alike.

CHARITIES INCLUDE:
III Forks – Helping Hands Homes

DuO – Capital Area Food Bank

Gallery D – The Girl Effect

milk + honey spa  – Project Transitions

1020 Glass Art – Project Transitions

Plain Ivey Jane – Austin Pets Alive

Langford Market – Capital Area Food Bank

Prize – JDRF

Girl Next Door – Shoes for Austin

Lofty Dog – Animal Lovers of Austin

Austin Java – Worker’s Defense Project

How Do You Roll? – Bikes for Kids

Cantina Laredo – Bikes for Kids

Teddies for Bettys – Dress for Success

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