I love the SXSW Music Conference. In the last 200 years (okay, 24) I've seen amazingness like George Avakian and Quincy Jones trading Miles Davis tales; Ice Cube, cute as a teddy bear, telling stories about NWA life; and one of the guys in GWAR peeing off the back of the stage.
The SXSW® Music and Media Conference is back for its 27th year. Our reputation as the biggest and most anticipated convergence of all things music is being kept alive by our continued effort to offer compelling daytime programming and stellar nighttime showcases.
Need some extra cash for South By? Between February 15 and 22, Esurance, the official insurance sponsor of SXSW, is giving you the chance to win $500. Swing by facebook.com/Esurance to check out The SXSW Dream Gig and vote for your favorite of 3 finalists. Once you've voted, you can then quickly enter the sweeps for a shot at $500.
Whether you are coming to SXSW straight from the airport or bought an overwhelming amount of merch, find your storage sanctuary at SX Lockers. With 24 hour security, you can feel safe storing your luggage in the adjacent bag + coat check area, or leaving your phone to charge in our powered locker system.
Located on 2nd & Trinity and open from 10:00am-3:00am, come and go as you please from daily panel sessions and late-night showcases.
Curious about the SXSW Music Gear Expo? Want to win some free gear? Come by Strait Music in Austin (south location) this Saturday, February 16 starting at noon for the SXSW Music Gear Expo kickoff party.
Look for giveaways from Seymour Duncan, Chauvet Lighting, KMC Music, register to win prizes from Taylor Guitars and Strait Music, and fill up on Double Trouble BBQ. For more information, check out the facebook event!
New! 2014 dates!
Interactive: March 7–11
Film: March 7–16
Music: March 11–16
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