<span class="caption left"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/news/image/Gear%20Expo_JW40.jpg" width="220" height="114" alt="" class="image-medium" />Photo Courtesy of JW Walthall</span>**The Music Gear Expo Lounge** is the perfect place to take a break and network with other music fans and gear experts during a full day of SXSW programming.
The lounge, located at the heart of the SXSW 2013 [Music Gear Expo](http://sxsw.com/music/expos/gear) features a full bar, comfortable seating and free WiFi – not to mention daily happy hours from 4-5pm! The Music Gear Expo is free and open to the public.
Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 5
Thurs., March 14 from noon to 6pm
Fri., March 15 from noon to 6pm
Sat., March 16 from noon to 5pm
Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Contact <a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">Luann Willams</a> for information on how to get involved.