Houston Festival Foundation

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2014

    Report Says iFest Group Will File for Bankruptcy This Week

    After several years of financial troubles, the nonprofit that produces the Houston International Festival will file for federal bankruptcy protection this week, according to a report in today's Houston Chronicle that claims spending has begun to exceed income by as much as $250,000 a year and has le ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2014

    At Celebrate Australia, Texas Barbecue Reigns Supreme

    The theme of this year's Houston International Festival may be Australia, but at Celebrate Australia, the main food event of the festival, the best eats were decidedly Texan in nature. The barbecue cook-off competition, the first of what the International Festival hopes to make an annual event, br ... More >>

  • Music

    May 1, 2014

    One Festival Turns the Page While Another Flies Under the Radar

    A look at iFest and the Texas Crawfish & Music Festival.

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    Hopefully On Steadier Ground, iFest Turns a Corner

    It's hard to believe that the Houston International Festival was once just a street fair in front of Jones Hall and the Alley Theater, but that's but one wrinkle in a fascinating history that stretches back to 1971. iFest has been all over the city, from Main Street downtown to Reliant Park, but off ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2014

    I-Fest Barbecue: a Shared Texan and Australian Pastime

    Ask any relatively intelligent American to throw out an Australian phrase, and he'll probably say either "G'day, mate," or "throw another shrimp on the barbie." This limited knowledge of Australian slang might lead one to think that Australians don't barbecue much other than shrimp, but this is, of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2014

    2014 International Festival Celebrates Australia...But Hold the Vegemite, Please

    I'm excited about this year's International Festival highlighting Australia for two reasons: One, it gives me an excuse to post the music video for Men At Work's brilliant 1980 song "Land Down Under" (see the next page), and two, I honestly don't know much about Australian food. Being that the fest ... More >>

  • Music

    November 11, 2010

    No Shame

    Dr. Dog shrugs off faint praise.

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    iFest President & CEO Jim Austin Stepping Down February 1

    Festival not booking Justin Beiber, interim replacement says GroovehouseGeorge Clinton at iFest 2010​Speaking of festivals... The Houston International Festival announced earlier today that Dr. James Austin will retire as president and chief executive officer of the Houston Festival Foundati ... More >>