SXSW bound? The fun starts at the Austin airport

Going to the South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival?

Lucky you!

If you’re flying to Austin, make sure to listen up when you get to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.  As in past years, the SXSW music festival begins as soon as you walk off the plane with the first sanctioned SXSW performances of the music conference.

(Carolyn Wonderland. Photo courtesy Austin-Bergstrom Int’l Airport)

During SXSW, the airport’s unique live music offerings expand from 15 regular shows a week to a total of 27 performances from March 12-19.

Beyond the center stage at Ray Benson’s Roadside, The Saxon Pub, Lefty’s, Earl Campbell’s Sports Bar, and Austin City Limits/Waterloo Records & Video are all hosting extra shows for arriving and departing SXSW attendees.

The 13thAnnual SXSW Airport Showcase kicks off on the stage at Ray Benson’s Roadhouse on  Monday, March 12 with the band MilkDrive (alternative folk strings) from 1-3 p.m. Warren Hood follows with acoustic Americana from 3:30-5:30 p.m.

You can see the full line-up here. 

Monday, March 19 is the SXSW send-off, with Austin blues rocker Carolyn Wonderland performing at the airport from 1-3 p.m. followed by Nano Whitman (folk pop) from 3:30-5:30 p.m.




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