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Austin's swanky 2nd Street District celebrates summer with white-hot party

Austin's 2nd Street District celebrates summer with white-hot party

Kris Samuel and Jackie Conrad
Kris Samuel and Jackie Conrad. Photo by Benjamin Porter
Natalie Davies (left) and Caitlin McConnell (right)
Natalie Davies and Caitlin McConnell. Photo by Benjamin Porter
2nd Street White Linen Night Ty Sprague and Taylor Ellison
Ty Sprague and Taylor Ellison. Photo by Benjamin Porter
Tameca Jones 2nd Street White Linen
Tameca Jones performed for attendees. Photo by Benjamin Porter
Jon Gerber Kaycee Portscheller
Jon Gerber and Kaycee Portscheller. Photo by Benjamin Porter
Amanda Nelson Taylor Fisher
Amanda Nelson and Taylor Fisher. Photo by Benjamin Porter
Debbie Tolany Amanda Tatom
Debbie Tolany and Amanda Tatom. Photo by Benjamin Porter
Kris Samuel and Jackie Conrad
Natalie Davies (left) and Caitlin McConnell (right)
2nd Street White Linen Night Ty Sprague and Taylor Ellison
Tameca Jones 2nd Street White Linen
Jon Gerber Kaycee Portscheller
Amanda Nelson Taylor Fisher
Debbie Tolany Amanda Tatom

What: White Linen Night

Where: Downtown Austin's 2nd Street District

The lowdown: For the sixth annual 2nd Street District's White Linen Night, attendees donned their best summer whites to attend one of Austin's classic mid-summer soirées, complete with music, bites, and more.

Attendees sipped vino from more than a dozen wineries, including locally owned Infinite Monkey Theorem, while they strolled down Second Street. Shops on the trendy boulevard kept their doors open so guests could peruse, while chefs from nearby restaurants such as Forthright, La Condesa, Wu Chow, Yummi Joy, and Le Politique provided delicious snacks. 

Austin's own Tameca Jones was among the evening's highlights, serenading party-goers with her classic R&B and soul tunes. Afterward, VIPs took over the W Hotel for a swanky after-party featuring Tito's cocktails, an array of rosé (an important addition to any summer shindig), and desserts from pastry chef Angel Castillo

The evening was both a celebration of the downtown district and a benefit for local nonprofits the Austin Food & Wine Alliance and SafePlace.

Who: Ty Sprague, Taylor Ellison, Tameca Jones, Natalie Davies, Caitlin McConnell, Kris Samuel, Jackie Conrad, Jon Gerber, Kaycee Portschelle, Debbie Tolany, Amanda Tatom, Amanda Nelson, and Taylor Fisher.