Austin, Texas is home to engaging musical festivals and experiences each year with South by Southwest, or SXSW, being one of the most popular Austin events. SXSW is a series of musical performances, film screenings, and interactive events over two weeks found at different venues in the city.
Austin has plenty of incredible live music venues around the city that host the artists of SXSW. Big-name acts put on the bigger shows while up-and-coming artists make a name for themselves. In fact, many popular artists get noticed first at this exciting Austin event. The musical performances start on March 11th and run for the remainder of the event.
SXSW debuts many incredible films during the film festival part of the conference. Popular theatres around Austin such as the Paramount Theatre and Alamo Lamar host these incredible screenings where you can find celebrities hidden among the crowds.
Conference Speakers and Interactive Austin Events
SXSW hosts conference speakers to fill you in on their role in the entertainment industry from actors, musicians, and politicians taking the stage. The list for speakers is near endless as two weeks and various venues make countless options for you to see them. Comedy shows, incredible exhibitions, and gaming events round out SXSW to be Austin’s premier entertainment event of the year.
Tickets for SXSW
Purchasing your tickets can be done online by following the Register Now link at the top right corner. Passes for the SXSW Festival are purchased with badges that get you into certain kinds of events. The Music Badge, Film Badge, and Interactive Badge let you into their respective events and each runs at $1,325 per person for the whole festival. The Platinum Badge allows you access to every single event and costs $1,650 per person. Tickets for individual musical performances may be available but often run out extremely fast.
SXSW is featured at a variety of venues all around the city. You can find the full list of performers, movie screenings, speakers, and more on the festival website by following the Festivals link.
Enjoying Your SXSW Experience
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