Fan Fare Friday

Join us Friday, June 19th!



Get all the information about Fan Fare Friday and the Summer Fan Drive by visiting:!

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

For 16 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 BOB FM on-air talent and a fantastic roster of local musicians FRIDAY JUNE 19th 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 concert, crafts, a bounce house and more!


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).



Cover 2 will be host as a fan drop-off location from 4:00-6:00 p.m. this year! For every $15 or fan donation, donors will receive a coupon for a free appetizer and Cover 2 will host some GREAT happy hour specials. Come join the fun! 

Some tried and true Fan Fare Friday favorites are back again this year. Live music lasts from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and then resumes for KGSR’s iconic Lonestar State of Mind evening concert (tickets required), on-site broadcasts from KXAN, KGSR and BOB FM, 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 at Threadgill's World Headquarters (donations of $15 or Fan)
9:30 – 11:30 a.m. – Children's Concert 
Noon – 1:00 p.m. – TBA
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. – TBA
8:00 p.m. – Lone Star State of Mind Doors Open (ticket required) 
9:00 p.m. - midnight – Great artists already secured and will be announced May 4th!


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


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About Summer Fan Drive

  • 2016 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 26 years,…

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2011 Fan Drive Photos