Austin Hosts its First Annual Jewish Music Festival

Posted by Crystal Olenbush on Monday, June 9th, 2008 at 4:03pm.

Austin has long been known for its forward thinking and its diversity as well as for its bustling music scene.  Therefore, it should come as no surprise that the city is now holding a Jewish music festival, which is being called Jewsapalooza.

The festival, which was held last weekend, was the first ever music festival of its kind to be held in Austin.  According to KXAN Austin News, the festival featured a variety of different musical genres that are based on Jewish heritage.  Genres included American folk music, jazz, rock, soul, and klezmer and the concerts took place at the Dell Jewish Community Campus on the JCC Community Hall Stage.

In addition to showcasing the Jewish heritage through music, the festival also served as a benefit for Paul and Annie Skelton.  Paul, who is a guitarist that has long been involved in the Austin music scene, has been fighting lung cancer.  Therefore, 75% of the profits made from the festival are going toward paying for Paul’s medical expenses.

Jewsapalooza was about more than just great music.  It also featured a marketplace with vendors selling food, jewelry, drinks and more.  Just one more example of the great cultural experience Austin offers to its citizens and its visitors!

Posted by Crystal Guthrie at Cantera Real Estate.  Crystal can be reached at crystal (at)

1 Response to "Austin Hosts its First Annual Jewish Music Festival"

Marcelo Cohen wrote: Hello
My name is Marcelo. I´m from Brazil and I have a Klezmer band. We would like to know more about the Austin´s festival if possible.

Posted on Monday, February 9th, 2009 at 9:59pm.

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