Keep Austin Weird Festival and 5K
June 23, 2012
The Long Center
Festival: 2:00 pm
5K: 7:00 pm
Festival Passes: $15
VIP - $85
Adults - $40
12 & Under - $12
(Registration includes festival pass)
An Austin original since 2003, the Keep Austin Weird Festival and 5K is an afternoon of fun, quirkiness, live music, more quirkiness, great vendors, and, of course, more quirkiness.
The 5K race begins at 7pm, and the weirder your costume the better your chance at winning - the costume contest at least. Winning the race is secondary, if that. With numerous "weird" stops along the way, the 5K course is unofficially known as "the slowest 5K you'll ever run." After all, how many 5Ks allow for ice cream breaks?
Live music typically runs from 2pm until 10pm. Past performers have included the likes of Bob Schneider, Alejandro Escovedo, and Black Joe Lewis.
The 2012 Keep Austin Weird Festival headliners are Semi Precious Weapons . . . other bands are pending - check out the festival's official band page for the latest info.
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Zach Anner at Keep Austin Weird 2010 . . .
Alejandro Escovedo and Charlie Sexton at Keep Austin Weird Festival 2008 . . .
Clip of Bob Schneider singing "Natural Woman" at the Keep Austin Weird Festival in 2007 . . .
Map - The Long Center
701 W. Riverside DR
Austin, Texas 78704