SXSW at Austin-Bergstrom Int’l Airport

The SXSW music and film extravaganza is taking place all over Austin right now – and that includes out at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

The airport’s regular live music series takes place on a center stage (Ray Benson’s Roadhouse) and four other venues inside the terminal: The Saxon, Lefty’s, Earl Campbell’s Sports Bar and Austin City Limits/Waterloo Records & Video. Usually there are 13 shows a week, but through March 21, in honor of SXSW, the schedule expands to a total of 23 performances.

All free. All great. And all post-security.

Here’s a link to the full schedule of SXSW performances at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, including the final SXSW-related event, which will take place Monday, March 21 with Austin Jazz original Elias Haslanger (1-3 p.m) and Ty Mayfield (3:30-5:30 p.m).


SXSW Music Festival at Austin Bergstrom International Airport

Heading to the SXSW music festival? There’s no need to wait until you’re right in town to start enjoying the music. The Austin Bergstrom International Airport, which has live music year-round, is hosting the first sanctioned performances of the music conference.

The kick-off performance takes place today, Tuesday March 16th, 2010 at 1 pm with the Marshall Ford Swing Band and special guest Ray Benson (the front man for Asleep at the Wheel ).

They’ll all be at Ray Benson’s Roadhouse, right in the airport, post-security, between Gates 10 -11.  Warren Hood will perform from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

The airport will also host the final showcase of the music conference on Monday March 22nd with indie alt rockers Sounds Under Radio from 1-3 p.m and Grammy U band Automatic Cycle from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

But wait, there’s more!  During SXSW, the airport will expand it’s regular live music line-up from 11 shows to a total 22 performances. In addition to the stage at Ray Benson’s Roadhouse, you can see those extra shows at Lefty’s, Earl Campbell’s Sports Bar, and Austin City Limits/Waterloo Records & Video.

Check the website for more information about the music at Austin Bergstrom International Airport.

SXSW and live music at Austin airport

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.