Going to Austin for SXSW?
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.
Wish I was there.