Fan Fare Friday

Join us Friday, June 20th!

What happens when Austin’s favorite music, food and on-air talent come together for a day-to-evening event?

For 15 years Family Eldercare has been fortunate to benefit from that unforgettable combo we call Fan Fare Friday – our largest and most critical event of the year!



Join Jim Spencer and the KXAN news team, KGSR and BobFM on-air talent and a fantastic roster of local musicians FRIDAY JUNE 20th from 7AM to MIDNIGHT. Drop off fans or funds and stick around for great Threadgill’s food, live music and fun for all ages.

Some fun and exciting new features this year:

Threadgill’s Pancake Pileup
Donors bringing a new fan or $15 donation can pile up delicious pancakes as a sweet reward for their generosity. Special thanks to Threadgill’s for sponsoring this fun new addition to Fan Fare Friday.

Children are the Future
Kick off a future of philanthropy by encouraging your kiddos or youth group to turn in their Fan Drive donations from 7 – 11:30 am. Enjoy the pancake pileup, children's entertainer to be announced, crafts, a bounce house and more!

NEW THIS YEAR: Gaming Stations

AMD is hosting state of the art PlayStation, XBOX and desktop games that kids . . . and adults . . . can play from 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (suggested donation of $15 or a fan).

Some tried and true Fan Fare Friday favorites are back again this year. Live music lasts all day, including KGSR’s iconic Lonestar State of Mind evening concert (tickets required), on-site broadcasts from KXAN, KGSR and BobFM, fun giveaways, special guests and more.

Fan Fare Friday Schedule:
7:00 a.m. – Onsite donation acceptance begins
7:00-9:00 a.m. – Pancake Pileup (donations of $15 or Fan)
9:30 – 11:30 a.m. – Biscuit Brother's Children's Concert
Noon – 1:00 p.m. – Suzanne Choffel
1:30 – 6:00 p.m. – Kelley Mickwee (1:30 p.m.); Emily Wolfe (4:30 p.m.)
8:00 p.m. – Lone Star State of Mind Doors Open (ticket required)
9:00 p.m. - midnight – Tyrone Vaughn, Malford Milligan and David Grissom

Visit the full Summer Fan Drive website for more information on Fan Fare Friday and other important news & events for the Summer Fan Drive.


Volunteer for Events

  • Volunteer Orientation
      Orientation sessions are designed so that volunteers can learn about all volunteer opportunities at Family Eldercare.  There are a wide…
  • Become an Administrative or Special Events Volunteer
    Administrative volunteers are needed to assist with staff support activities including data entry, filing and answering phones. Having administrative volunteers…

About Summer Fan Drive

  • Family Eldercare’s annual Summer Fan Drive meets a critical basic need: relief from life-threatening heat for those who do not have or cannot afford a fan or air-conditioning. For 24 years, the Fan Drive has served…

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2011 Fan Drive Photos