SXSW and live music at Austin airport

Going to Austin for SXSW?

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The fun – and free stuff – starts at the airport.  Austin-Bergstrom International Airport has three live-music venues (all post-security) that together offer up at least seven free concerts each week.

And since Austin is chock-full of top-notch musicians and the concert organizer, Nancy Coplin, is plugged into the scene,  it’s a fair bet that you’ll hear great music anytime you pass through.

SXSW-season is no exception.  In fact, the entertainment gets notched up around this time.  So leave time to hang out at the airport.

Here’s the schedule for the year-round Music in the Air program:

Highland Lakes Bar – 3:30-5:30 p.m., Mondays thru Fridays

Lefty’s Bar & Grille on 6th Street – 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Wednesdays & Thursdays

Earl Campbell’s Sports Bar – 3:30-5:30 p.m., Wednesdays thru Fridays

Waterloo Records/Austin City Limits – 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Fridays

And here’s a link to the March line-up of airport concerts.

Here’s the special SXSW schedule.

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Wish I was there.