Poster2012There’s no better way to enjoy a spring Saturday than by spending it at the Violet Crown Festival, which will be held on May 5 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Brentwood Park (6710 Arroyo Seco, 78757). Admission is free.

The festival – staged by Violet Crown Community Works (VCCW) — will feature local arts and crafts vendors, family fun, children’s activities, live music, and refreshments. The festival’s major sponsors are Amy’s Ice Creams, Burnet Road Self-Storage, Grande Communications, John Dunham/Juice Homes, The Pilates Center of Austin, Roger Beasley Mazda, State Farm/Nancy Callahan and Texas DPS Credit Union.

The schedule of entertainment includes:

  • 11 a.m. – The Violet Crown Community Theatre’s production of “Super Cinderella” (fun for the whole family)

  • Noon – Jill and the Jaybirds (kid-centric entertainment, including bilingual music, puppetry and stories)

  • 1 p.m. – Roger Beck and the 29th St Band (swing and country standards)

  • 2 p.m. – McCallum High School Steel Drum Band (eclectic and varied music from one of Austin’s treasures)

3 p.m. – The New Maps (Americana-laced pop/rock)

  • 4 p.m. – The Ron Titter Band (guitar rock, pop-punk, soul ballads, and party sounds)

  • 5 p.m. – Deann Rene (rock/pop/indie)