We've moved - SXSW will be holding three nights of FREE outdoor shows at the Outdoor Stage at Butler Park (1000 W Riverside Drive) this year while Auditorium Shores undergoes renovations.
The SXSW Outdoor Stage at Butler Park is open to the public with free Guest Pass wristbands, available in advance or on-site at the event. See our Guest Pass site for more information. Badge and Wristband holders do not need a Guest Pass to attend.
OUTDOOR STAGE AT BUTLER PARK LINEUP
Thursday, March 13:
3:00PM - Gates Open
6:00PM - Los Lonely Boys
7:00PM - Vintage Trouble
8:00PM - U.S. Postal Service Limited Edition Jimi Hendrix Stamp Unveiling
8:15PM - A Jimi Hendrix Celebration presented by the U.S. Postal Service and curated by Wayne Kramer featuring Slash, Rusty Anderson, Dave & Phil Alvin, Robby Krieger, Perry & Etty Farrell, Mary Bridget Davies and Jesse Malin
Friday, March 14:
Saturday, March 15:
12:00PM - Gates Open
1:30PM - DJ Jester the Filipino Fist
2:30PM - Take Me To The River featuring Hi-Rhythm (with Ben Cauley and the Royal Horns of Memphis) and special guests Booker T, Otis Clay, Syl Johnson, North Mississippi Allstars, Charlie Musselwhite, Al Kapone, Bobby Rush, William Bell, Fayser Boy (Three 6 Mafia), P-nut, Big Baby, Jerry Harrison, Snoop Dogg and Al Bell (MC)
5:55PM - Lion Babe
6:30PM - The Cool Kids
8:00PM - Childish Gambino
OUTDOOR STAGE AT BUTLER PARK SPONSORED BY
OFFICIAL TELEVISION MEDIA SPONSOR
BOOSTED WI-FI PROVIDED BY AT&T FOR EXISTING CUSTOMERS
A PORTION OF CONCERT PROCEEDS BENEFIT LUPE (Latinas Unidas Por El Arte).
WHAT NOT TO BRING
Absolutely no food*, drink*, coolers, pets*, glass, beach umbrellas, chairs, tents or weapons allowed on premises of Butler Park at Lady Bird Lake. Personal umbrellas, under 17" in diameter, are allowed.
*Exceptions: (2) Sealed bottles of drinking water per person. Food and beverage items made only for consumption by children under 5 years of age is permitted. Guide animals and wheelchairs are permitted.
Park and Ride
There are several parking lots located along Trinity north of MLK that offer free and pay-to-park options after 6PM on weekdays and all day on weekends. Catch the Capital Metro bus to the front gate of Butler Park. Visit capmetro.org/planner to plan your trip and find the closest location. Additionally, several Capital Metro routes stop within a short walking distance of Butler Park including the #7, #1, and #3. (www.capmetro.org)
Biking and Walking
Those coming from downtown can take the South First Street Bridge pedestrian walkway across the lake and access the concert site on Riverside Drive. Bike parking is located on both sides of the venue so be sure to bring your lock. Butler Park is also located nearby the Hike and Bike trail and is within walking distance of many hotels, restaurants and neighborhoods. Ride your bike in or catch a bus to a nearby location and enjoy the scenery, ambience, and hospitality of South Austin on your way to the show. You can rent a bike from SXCycles, open daily and free for registrants.
There are several parking options available close to Butler Park, but they fill up fast. Early birds can find parking at the Palmer Event Center garage and, if driving in after 5PM, you can find parking at both One Texas Center garage (505 Barton Springs) and the TX DOT parking lots (150 E Riverside). Rates vary and these options fill up quickly so consider alternate modes of transportation. ADA parking is available in the Palmer garage and other area parking garages. Please do not park in residential neighborhoods as you will be towed.
SXSW Registrants and Wristband holders can ride the free Outdoor Stage Shuttle from the Austin Convention Center to the show. Catch the shuttle from the Convention Center on Trinity street outside of Exhibit Hall 2 or at the southeast corner of 1st street and Riverside Drive on your way back.
Outdoor stage photo by Tye Truitt