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Friday, March 13
 

TBA

GeistSXSW - Day One

Come one, come all, bring a guest, and hang loose. This is going to be epic!

More info

TBA

The Sailor Jerry House - Day Three
Live music TBD
Food trucks, tattoos, Bloody Mary Bar 

More info 


8:00am

The Regulars SXSW Kick-off Meetup
Start SXSW right with hot coffee, vibrant conversation, and a lake view. Our community weekly mixes entrepreneurs, artists, technologists, pranksters, and teachers for benevolent conspiracy. Come on down. Share what you're looking forward to at the conference, and get the inside track from Austin locals. We look forward to meeting you and helping you out. Bring it.

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Friday March 13, 2015 8:00am - 10:30am
Mozart's Coffee 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

9:00am

Community Records & Inflated Records Showcase
Free, No RSVP required

Community Records (New Orleans) & Inflated Records (New York) have been collaborating on projects this past year, so getting together for a show during sxsw seemed like an obvious idea. Hope to see you, bring a friend.

Featuring
Ava Luna
Caddywhompus
Native America
Leapling
Donovan Wolfington
Baked
Pile
All People
Woozy
Paperhaus
Pope

More Info


Friday March 13, 2015 9:00am - 9:30am
The Liberty Bar 1618 1/2 E 6th St, Austin, TX

9:00am

A Brunch of Joggers

Join us at 9:00 AM for a guided jog through the city, followed by brunch at 10 AM. The Outdoor Voices shop and lawn will be open for browsing and frolicking, and will be stocked to the brim with SXSW vitals.

The first 150 RSVP Attendees will receive a custom Outdoor Voices tote filled with the necessaries for South-By survival.

More info 



Friday March 13, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm
Outdoor Voices 606 Blanco Street, Austin, Texas 78703

9:00am

SocialChorus Survival Suite

The struggle is real. While we love all the great brands, amazing speakers, cool music and innovative tech — you need a place to refresh and recharge for the long weekend. SocialChorus is here to help! We’ll be camped out at our #SurvivalSuite across from the Convention Center. At the #SurvivalSuite, we’ll have meeting spaces, charging stations, opportunities to meet with social media experts, and even a panel of employee advocacy experts — you know, so you can tell your boss you learned something.

Join us and get your four R’s:

  • Re-engage: Drop by for our Surviving Social Media Panel and Networking Event, featuring top brands and social experts!

  • Reconnect: Lounge space and meeting tables, to network with peers and top social experts

  • Recharge: Device charging, water, snacks, and other survival essentials

  • Recover: Breakfast, coffee, appetizers



9:00am

Spredfast Social Suite - Day One

This is not a public event - you must have a Spredfast invitation to attend.

Come take a break from SXSW to relax and recharge at the Social Suite hosted by Spredfast. By registering, you will have access to our wi-fi enabled lounge, food and drinks, shuttle service to the Convention Center, networking with other SXSW attendees and the Spredfast team, and product demos.

  • Shuttle Service: Skip the crowds. Get to the Austin Convention Center directly from Social Suite, 9a-6p daily.
  • Wi-Fi enabled lounge: Wi-Fi? Check. Chargers for every device imaginable? Check. Peace and quiet or atmosphere and excitement? Check and check.
  • Free food & drinks: Expect breakfast tacos, weekend brunch with a stacked bloody mary bar, and daily happy hours.
  • Swag Bags: Stock up on SXSW survival essentials.
  • VIP Access to the Party: This is your ticket in to The Social Stage, presented by Spredfast. We’re taking over the Moody Theatre on March 15 and we want you there with us.
  • Product Demos: See what’s next with personalized demos from Spredfast Product Experts.
  • Networking: Connect with other SXSW attendees & the Spredfast Team.


Friday March 13, 2015 9:00am - 6:00pm
TBA

9:00am

Birds By Barbershop Fest
This year we are excited to announce nine days of fun, taking place during the annual South by Southwest interactive, film and music festival. Open daily, attendees can enjoy complimentary Shiner beer, play classic arcade games and enjoy works by artists Gerardo Arellano (Austin, TX) and Ellen Rutt (Detroit, MI). We will also be livestreaming performances from the Fader Fort during the music portion of the festival, so you won't miss out on any of the action. RSVPers will receive a $10 credit towards any haircut for the duration of the event. 


Friday March 13, 2015 9:00am - 9:00pm
Birds Barbershop 1107 East 6th Street Austin, Texas 78702

10:00am

Narrative Clip Meetup
Free w/ RSVP

Enjoy delicious food and drinks on us while meeting with other users and learning more about the world's most wearable camera.

Learn more at http://getnarrative.com



Friday March 13, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
Pelon's Tex-Mex Resturaunt 802 Red River Street, Austin, TX 787

10:30am

Game of Thrones: SXSWesteros - Day One

Step inside the world of Westeros with an immersive Game of Thrones fan experience. 

More info 


Friday March 13, 2015 10:30am - 5:00pm
213 W. 5th Street 213 W. 5th Street, Austin, Texas

11:00am

11:00am

MVPIndex SXsports Lounge- Day One
FRIDAY HAPPY HOUR
March 13, 4:30PM - 6:30 PM
Complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres

Come network with other social media professionals, entrepreneurs, CMOs, and data geeks in the sports and fitness industry at one of our events, or just come hang in the lounge to relax and recharge.


Friday March 13, 2015 11:00am - 6:00pm
Four Seasons 98 San Jacinto Blvd

11:00am

Steam3 Create Exhibitor - Day One

SX Create, presented by Silicon Labs, will take place March 13-15th at the Long Center. Held during the first part of SXSW Interactive, the event is FREE and OPEN to the public each of those days, from 11am – 6pm. While visitors will require a Guest Pass, those will be available for free onsite.

SX Create is comprised of three parts: the Hands-On Pavilion, Session Tracks, and Meet Ups.

We are so pleased to be sharing the space with a wealth of amazing makers, creators, “thinkertinkers,” and community builders at this event, open to the good people of Austin, who are eager to experience the magic of SXSW Interactive. In addition to sponsor Silicon Labs, participants include SparkFun, Austin Mini Maker Faire, ATX Hackerspace (and numerous other makerspace groups from around the country), Girlstart, The Thinkery, HP, Raspberry Pi, Austin Energy, Dremel, The Edge of Imagination Station, and so many more.

STEAM3 was birthed and launched in Austin at UT in 2014 and will take place again this September 11th and 12th, 2015 in Atlanta, GA in collaboration with Georgia State University.

In addition to offering information about what STEAM3 - exploring the future of learning and education - is all about, we will also be bringing to the event a taste of the future through our mini interactive playground that will give visitors the opportunity to play with everything from a collection of award-winning serious games from MIT Game Lab, ADL's Imaginarium, building a future virtual classroom, to augmented reality for enhanced learning.



12:00pm

Mashable House - Day One
We're back at SXSW. Emoji obsessions, selfie sticks galore and much more will fill the Mashable House as we celebrate all things that broke the internet this past year.

More details soon!


Friday March 13, 2015 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Mashable House 305 E 5th St, Austin, TX

12:00pm

Dailymotion Party - Day One

Friday (3/13) Events
12PM-2AM: Lawn Games (Cornhole and Life Size Jenga in our backyard)
12PM-2AM: Machinima Video Game Kiosks (Play “Evolve” by 2K)
12PM-2AM: Front Yard Lounge (Relax and watch Dailymotion videos)
12PM-10PM: Record “Spin Art” Booth (Customize your own SXSW record)
2PM-10PM: Dailymotion Prize Wheel (Spin it & win cool swag)
6PM-8PM: Tasted Happy Hour (Free beer & craft cocktails)
8PM-10PM: Dailymotion Burger Bash (Free burgers & beer in our backyard)
8PM-12AM: DJ Performance (Featuring DJulovei)



Friday March 13, 2015 12:00pm - Saturday March 14, 2015 2:00am
Bungalow 92 Rainey St

12:30pm

Perales-Esposito Roundtable

CAPITAL FACTORY IS PROUD TO HOST

Assistant Secretary for the Private Sector within the Office of Policy at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Jose Raul Perales and Director of the Visas Public Liaison Office at the Department of State Jill Esposito  for a private roundtable in the 6th St. Conference Room with special guest Vivian Graubard from the White House Digital Services team.

Join us for a discussion which will highlight the changes in our visa application processes that will be piloted later this year and how to effectively engage with the public on issues related to the visa application process.

More info 


Friday March 13, 2015 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, #1601, Austin, TX 78701

12:30pm

Havas Recharge

#HAVASXSW

Come get some nutrition and a massage while you recharge your phone to keep up with your SXSW live blogging!


Friday March 13, 2015 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Easy Tiger 709 E 6th St Austin, TX 78701

1:00pm

GAHCC and Tech Ranch Partnership Launch Programming

1:00 - 2:00 PM - Visa Presents: Emerging Consumer Payments: Growing Your Business with Every Transaction. Visa will launch an Europay Mastercard Visa (EMV) Chip Technology education awareness campaign in January 2015 to educate small and medium-sized merchants on the transition from magnetic swipe debit and credit cards to EMV Chip Enabled payments between now and October 1, 2015.

While the primary purpose of the campaign is to educate merchants on EMV Chip Technology and how they can transition successfully to this new payments system, discussion of EMV Chip Technology will fall under a broader discussion of emerging consumer payments (both digital and electronic) and how these new payments systems impact business’ bottom line, including driving sales and revenue, increasing customer security and protecting customer data. Visa will also distribute an electronic toolkit to initiative attendees. 

2:00 - 4:30 PM - Partnership Announcement

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM – Partnership Announcement:
The Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Tech Ranch will each take the stage to discuss their programming and how each is complimenting the other through this new partnership. Both programs are focused on small business and entrepreneur development and will present specific ways that the community can connect with each.

2:45 PM – 3:15 PM – Company Presentations:
Individuals from two local, hispanic, startup companies will be presenting their businesses to the group. These individuals will discuss how both Tech Ranch and the City of Austin have made their dreams a reality. Company information coming soon…

3:15 PM – 4:00 PM – Featured Speakers:
Two thought leaders who strongly support the Hispanic community as well as the small business community will be speaking. Speaker information coming soon…


Friday March 13, 2015 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Austin City Hall 301 W 2nd St

1:00pm

PetRelocation Yappy Hour - Day One

We're partnering with Austin Pets Alive! for two days of puppy and cat playtime and adoptions! Come talk to a pet specialist or just enjoy a free beer with your fellow SXSW pet lovers (and the cutest dogs and kitties around).

We had a great time last SXSW and look forward to seeing you all again!



Friday March 13, 2015 1:00pm - 6:00pm
PetRelocation 612 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701

2:00pm

Mapbox
Mapbox is hanging out at SXSW on Friday, March 13th at 2pm and we'd love to see you for some beers and BBQ. 


Friday March 13, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Searsucker 415 Colorado St, Austin, TX 78701

2:00pm

The Wellness Oasis (Classpass Launch Party)
Free w/ RSVP

Escape to the wellness oasis @KOR180 for fresh pressed juice, cocktails,organic food trucks, foot massages, make up touch- ups, music & more. 


Friday March 13, 2015 2:00pm - 6:00pm
KOR180 1611 W 5th St Suite 140, Austin, TX 78703

3:00pm

The "Show Up or Don't It's Still Happening" Happening

People Pattern, Social Distillery & WeeGolf bring you The "Show Up or Don't It's Still Happening" Happening, an unofficial party guaranteed to be an awesome time.

Join us for some good company, great drinks & a tour of the new digs. See y'all there.



Friday March 13, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
People Pattern 501A Pedernales St, Austin, TX 78702

3:00pm

The #wjchat + #socjourn + #techladymafia Drinkup

Meet members of Tech Lady Mafia, #wjchat & Social Journalism for beverages, networking and conversation. 

More info

Friday March 13, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
The Ginger Man 301 Lavaca St, Austin, TX

3:00pm

Hereby Launch Party
Free w/ RSVP

Join us for A Better Way to Network -  A Hereby Launch Party (During Interactive) where you get to learn about the people at the party before personally approaching them. 

A fun and fast way to meet people with the aspirations, interests, and skills you are looking for.

Free drinks & food from 3-5pm
Free samples of JuiceBox E-liquid
Live set from DJ Sky 



Friday March 13, 2015 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Rooftop on 6th 403 E 6th St, Austin, TX

3:00pm

3:00pm

JuiceBox.Rocks Launch Party

JuiceBox is a high quality E-Liquid of the month subscription service. To be launched on the date of the event. We provide 6 high quality 15ML bottles of the best quality and best tasting E-Liquid for your Vaporizers and E-Smoking Devices each month, for $24.99, free shipping. JuiceBox will be giving away free samples of it's E-Liquid, as well as free drinks and food. 

Live DJ Set by Sky


 


Friday March 13, 2015 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Rooftop on 6th 403 E 6th St, Austin, TX

4:00pm

Lincoln Labs Awards
Free w/ RSVP


Do you believe that technology has made our society more connected & transparent? Do you like open bars? Come join Lincoln Labs as we honor the heroic innovators who creatively advance the cause of liberty by supporting, investing in, covering and founding free market solutions to public problems. We're a liberty-oriented network that believes technology is a key piece to liberty and we'd love to meet you!

Friday March 13, 2015 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Chuggin' Monkey 219 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

4:00pm

Rock The Lot (Austin 360) - Day One
Rock the Lot for music, food and good times during SXSW weekend. Rocking out in the shadow of the Congress Avenue bridge during SXSW weekend, food trucks and tents will be on site, locally brewed beer for sale in our beverage tents plus iced cold sodas and water.

Featuring
5:00pm: Graham Wilkinson
6:00pm: The Peterson Brothers
7:00pm: Whiskey Shivers
8:15pm: The Crooks
9:30pm: Dirty River Boys
Gates open at 4:00pm

More Info


Friday March 13, 2015 4:00pm - 11:00pm
305 S Congress Ave 305 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

5:00pm

Internet Of Things Meetup

There will be a brief product demo and then the floor will be open for discussion. It’s a very casual event, and you don’t need a SX badge to attend.

There will be beer and Torchy’s Tacos. Hope to see you there!



5:00pm

.CO-er Happy Hour
Drinks + Food + Great COmpany 

The .CO team is in Austin and ready to get SXSW started with you! Join us and your fellow .CO-ers for happy hour on Friday. We're giving you some of your favorite .CO swag -- plus, you'll have a chance at scoring some pretty awesome giveaways! (Hint: these high-value giveaways will come in handy during your SXSW experience). Don't miss out, join us at 5pm as we toast to the startuplife and celebrate what you've built on your .CO!

Friday March 13, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
The Backspace 507 San Jacinto Boulevard Austin TX 78701

5:00pm

Creative Cities Alliance (The Oslo Lounge)

Becoming more attractive globally means working with international partners. The City of Oslo has made a "Creative cities alliance" with Hackney, London, and Austin, Texas. These places have a lot in common and we have identified a number of areas in which cooperation is fruitful for all.

Bringing startups and small businesses together, in particular within the culture and tech sectors, we have done events together in Hackney and Austin, and are working hard to keep and strengthen these partnerships. Last year letters of intent were signed at Hackney House during South by Southwest in Austin. This year the more formal working agreements are set to be signed at the Oslo Lounge during the same event in Austin.Welcome to the official signing of the Creative Cities Alliance agreement between the city of Austin and the city of Oslo.

Program

  • Welcome to The Oslo Lounge by Fredrik Winther (Oslo Business Region)
  • Welcome to Austin by Kevin Johns (City Economic Development Director, City of Austin)
  • Presentation by Hallstein Bjercke (Vice Mayor, City of Oslo)
  • Presentation by Anne Boysen - "Innovation and Strategic foresight"
  • Signing of the Creative Cities Alliance agreement between Austin and Oslo
  • Meet and greet
  • Refreshments

 

About The Oslo Lounge

The Oslo Lounge is a pop-up co-working and event space, where people from the most innovative companies in the world meet to discuss and highlight businesses from the Oslo region. This time at SXSW 2015, on 607 Trinity Street (Upstairs on Trinity and Vinyl), just a few blocks away from the SXSW buzz. Take a break from the busy conference, catch up on e-mails and facilitate b2b meetings. We have reserved tables for meetings and of course free WiFi. Curious about what’s stirring in the North? Every afternoon we welcome you to join us for The Oslo Lounge events. The Oslo Lounge is open to everyone and managed by Oslo Business Region, in collaboration with local and international partners. We combine international profiling, place positioning and information with startup support services, talent and investment recruiting and regional business development.


Friday March 13, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Upstairs on Trinity 607 Trinity Street, Austin, TX 78701

5:00pm

Wearable Tech Happy Hour
Come hang out with all the great wearable techies in Austin and enjoy free drinks! Courtesy of Wearables.com - your hub for all things wearable tech! Do you work in wearable tech? Are you in Austin for Interactive? Do you find wearable tech fascinating? Interested in meeting all the wearable tech innovators, brands, media, and enthusiasts at SXSW? Take an hour to come hang out with all the wearable techies at the Wearables.com office space and enjoy free drinks and great conversations! No speakers, presentations, or panels - just all the wearable tech movers and shakers in one great space with complimentary drinks and great conversations.

Find more free food on @southbyfreenoms


Friday March 13, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Owen's Garage 1408 E 13th St, austin, TX

5:00pm

Frank And Oak
We're bringing the best of Canada to the heart of Texas! Join us in kicking off SXSW on what will surely be the best Friday 13th you'll ever have.

Friday March 13, 2015 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Urbanspace Interiors 801 West 5th Street Austin, TX 78703

5:00pm

Luxury Lounge
Clear your calendar - It's going down! The Luxury Lounge at SXSW 2015 kicks off on March 13th, and you're invited to take part in the festivities. The Whitley (301 Brazos) is our meeting spot for a night of fun and excitement. Come one, come all, bring a guest, and hang loose. This is going to be epic!

Friday March 13, 2015 5:00pm - 8:00pm
The Whitley Lounge 301 Brazos, Austin, Texas 78701

5:00pm

The Oslo Lounge Creative Cities Alliance
The Oslo Lounge is a pop-up co-working and event space during South by Southwest, where people from the most innovative companies in the world meet to discuss and highlight businesses from the Oslo region. During day you can use the space as an office, facilitate meetings and relax, and in the afternoon there are exciting events.

Becoming more attractive globally means working with international partners. The City of Oslo has made a "Creative cities alliance" with Hackney, London, and Austin, Texas.

Friday March 13, 2015 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Upstairs on Trinity 607 Trinity Street, Austin, TX 78701

5:00pm

Best Of Austin - Day One
Free w/ RSVP

Featuring
Animals For Hands
Skyline ATX
Canvas Bride
The Vinyl Revival
The Soapboxers
+ More! 

Friday March 13, 2015 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Lucky Lounge 209 W 5th St

5:30pm

Politics And Government Happy Hour (Facebook)

Join the Facebook team to kick off the 2015 SXSW Interactive weekend
with food, drinks and conversations.


Friday March 13, 2015 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Container Bar 90 Rainey St

5:30pm

OneSpot Kickoff Happy Hour
Free w/ RSVP

Kickoff your 2015 SXSW with us! Come network with friends, old and new, and enjoy beverages and heavy appetizers.



Friday March 13, 2015 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Maggie Mae's 323 E 6th St

5:30pm

Tech Table Live
Mutual Mobile is hosting a thought leadership panel, “The Future of the Connected Home” at our home office in Austin, Texas during the start of SXSW. The panel will cover the current connected home landscape, perspective on partners, overall experiences and the future of building a more connected world. The panel includes user experience and product development experts from Belkin WEMO, CES Innovation Honoree Big Ass Fans and more. Panelists will share perspectives on the future of the connected home, information on their products and the importance of brand association to the success of companies playing in the connected home space.

Friday March 13, 2015 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Mutual Mobile Inc 206 E 9th St, Suite 1400, Austin, TX 78701

6:00pm

Tech Lover's Karaoke Night

Join Rocksauce Studios and Four Kitchens for a fun evening of karaoke, drinks, and tech fun!

Tech Lover's Karaoke Night, hosted at the historic Old School Bar & Grill at the heart of Dirty Sixth, will be an evening filled with music, drinks, great food, and tattoos! 

 Share in the fun! Tech Lover's Karaoke Night will feature:

  • Drinks
  • Refreshments
  • Karaoke by Diamond Karaoke
  • Photo booth
  • Friday the 13th tattoos


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Why Friday the 13th tattoos?
 Tattoo artists typically give $13 tattoos on Friday the 13th, and this party happens to fall on Friday the 13th. We put two and two together for your convenience.


Friday March 13, 2015 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Old School Bar & Grill 401 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

6:00pm

#BigGay Kickoff Party

Celebrate the start of SXSW 2015 with the biggest, gayest party in town. Whether you're in town for the conference or a local looking to take in all the excitement and festivities, the #BigGay Kickoff Party is the place to be. Produced jointly by the Austin Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and therepubliq in partnership with Frot Vodka and Oilcan Harry's, the #BigGay Kickoff is FREE and open to the public. 



Friday March 13, 2015 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Oilcan Harry's 211 West 4th Street, Austin, Texas 78701

6:00pm

8th Annual TechSet Party (PayPal + Mondelez)

Free w/ RSVP

As a beloved contributor to all things digital, you are invited to join leaders from Mondelez, PayPal, TechSet and an assemblage of hot startups to explore the future of digital commerce and payment innovation.

The evening will unfold at the Contemporary Austin Art Museum on Friday the 13th, beginning with networking at 6pm. This will be a rooftop affair with delectable nibbles, beer, wine, champagne, and music that will serve as the soundtrack to your night. At 6:30, Bonin Bough of Mondelez will host an engaging conversation with PayPal, Kite and other thought leaders to explore the ecosystem of digital and mobile payments and commerce. At 7:30 the celebration will ensue, drinks will flow and music will warm the evening until 10pm.



Friday March 13, 2015 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Austin Museum Of Art 823 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701

6:00pm

HavasWWSXSW- Day One
Clear your calendar - It's going down! HavasWWSXSW kicks off on March 13th, and you're invited to take part in the festivities. Easy Tiger (709 East 6th Street) is our meeting spot for a day of fun and excitement. Come one, come all, bring a guest, and hang loose. This is going to be epic! 

Friday March 13, 2015 6:00pm - Saturday March 14, 2015 1:00am
Easy Tiger 709 E 6th St Austin, TX 78701

6:00pm

INNA DI SESSION - Day One
Free with RSVP!

You are cordially invited to our 2nd Annual INNA DI SESSION! We are Austin's only Soundsystem showcase during SXSW! Dub, Reggae, HipHop, Dancehall.

Friday March 13, 2015 6:00pm - Saturday March 14, 2015 2:00am
Flamingo Cantina 515 E 6th St

6:00pm

6:30pm

Netwerking Party (Havas)

WE'RE KICKING OFF SXSW 2015 WITH A GOOD OL' FASHIONED "NETWERKING"PARTY!

COME JOIN US FOR FOOD, DRINKS & A WHOLE LOT OF BOOTY-SHAKING.


Friday March 13, 2015 6:30pm - 11:30pm
Easy Tiger 709 E 6th St Austin, TX 78701

7:00pm

Interactive Networking Party (Techmap)

Network with Austin Innovators! 
Clear your calendar - the Interactive Networking Party is on March 13th, and you don't want to miss it! Network with some of the hottest local startups and meet other entrepreneurs.  

This is an open event so feel free to share this page with friends and colleagues, and use the #thetechmap so we know who you are! 

Come out, bring a friend, and have a great time! 
This is a FREE event, so come and network. We will have a FREE shot provided by the Russian House and we will have some snacks. We are also giving away awesome prices. So bring your business cards. One of prices are a$799 worth of ticket to attend ModeUX in VA and other cools stuff


Friday March 13, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Russian House 307 E 5th St

7:00pm

Polifónic Showcase
Polifónic is hosting an unofficial showcase that will feature the work of our artists. More details soon!

More Info

8:00pm

Sixth and Congress (Capital One) - Day One
Free w/ RSVP

Capital One is at 6th and Congress throughout SXSW Interactive. Capital One will be hosting acoustic sets from some of the most exciting artists at this year’s festival. Limited quantity of special edition posters signed by New Orleans' own Lionel Milton & Dallas local Nick Quintero to the first 100 guests!

Featuring
8:00pm: DJ Fishr Pryce
9:00pm: Harvest Thieves
10:00pm: Sarah Jaffe
11:00pm:  Delta Spirit

Friday March 13, 2015 8:00pm - Saturday March 14, 2015 12:00am
6th & Congress 6th & Congress, Austin, TX

8:00pm

UMBELMANIA
Umbel is excited to kick off SXSW Interactive 2015 with our annual Umbelmania Party and Concert at ACL Live at The Moody Theater. Featuring Spoon LIVE in concert, DJ Chicken George, signature drinks, fun giveaways and… luchadors? Don’t miss out on the biggest party of SXSW Interactive! Join our annual celebration honoring our vision for making data beautiful and actionable so that you are empowered to improve your business, improve yourself and improve the world.

Admission's strictly on a first-come, first-serve basis and will require a prior RSVP. Umbelmania is open to the general public, with priority going to SXSW Interactive badge holders. Doors open at 8PM and early arrival is STRONGLY recommended.


Friday March 13, 2015 8:00pm - Saturday March 14, 2015 12:00am
ACL Live at the Moody Theater 310 W 2nd St

8:00pm

De Nolet (Ketel One)- Day One
Featuring:
Generationals
Penguin Prison
Wrestlers
DJ GetLive!


Friday March 13, 2015 8:00pm - Saturday March 14, 2015 1:00am
Fair Market 1100 E 5th St

8:00pm

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number Launch Party
Free, no badge required

Featuring
M|O|O|N
The Magic Sword
Scattlle
El Huervo
DJ Machine
+ Suprise Guests


Friday March 13, 2015 8:00pm - Saturday March 14, 2015 2:00am
Empire Control Room 606 E 7th St

8:00pm

No Play Music Party
Free

Featuring
The Sour Notes
Period Bomb
Ruby The Rabbitfoot
Sammy Slims
Snow Wite
+ More!

More Info


Friday March 13, 2015 8:00pm - Saturday March 14, 2015 2:00am
Blackheart 86 Rainey St

8:00pm

SXKO Party
Featuring
Chali 2NA & The Funk Hunters
Leopold & His Fiction
Flash Clash
The Lonely Wild 

More Info


Friday March 13, 2015 8:00pm - Saturday March 14, 2015 2:00am
The Rattle Inn 610 Nueces St, Austin, TX 78701

8:00pm

Friday the 13th Unofficial Kick-off Party
Featuring
Transcontinental Trip
Trouble in the Streets
Sucka Please
Coattails

More info



Friday March 13, 2015 8:00pm - Saturday March 14, 2015 3:00am
Dozen Street 1808 E 12th St, Austin, TX 78702

9:00pm

Austin Overload Festival - Day One
Presented by Spinners ATX and L Rock Entertainment

Featuring
9:00 PM Broadus

More info 


Friday March 13, 2015 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Spinners Live 14106 N IH 35 Austin, Texas 78728

9:00pm

The Boffin's Bag - Day One

WIRED Insider and Jaguar are taking over the Hangar Lounge in Austin and transforming it into The Boffin’s Lab for three days only. Experience new technology, be among the first to see the all-new Jaguar XE, and check out the customized Boffin Bags curated by tastemakers from the WIRED world.

Featuring
DJ Alex Mustonen

More info 



Friday March 13, 2015 9:00pm - 11:00pm
The Hangar Lounge 318 Colorado Street, Austin, Texas 78701

9:00pm

#openShabbat

#openShabbat is coming back to SX!

Enjoy the premiere experience for Jews in tech and digital media at SX Interactive!
Escape the chaos and find a taste of home at the ultimate un-networking event.
Meet new people and catch up with friends while enjoying kosher food, song and plenty of l’chaim! Everyone is welcome, bring your friends – no experience required!

FAQ
Do I have to be religious to come?
Nope! #openShabbat is open to anyone and everyone. No further knowledge or experience required.

What can/can’t I bring to the event?
Bring yourself, a friend, and be ready to have a good time!

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Nope!

If the event is free, why do I need to make a mandatory donation?
In order to make sure we order the right amount of food for everyone, we want to avoid people RSVPing with no plans to attend. If you’re not sure we get that, we just want to avoid people with no real interest whatsoever. A minimal donation helps us avoid this issue. We do suggest a donation of $36, to help cover additional costs for #openShabbat.



Friday March 13, 2015 9:00pm - Saturday March 14, 2015 12:00am
Hilton Austin 500 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78701

9:00pm

Karaoke Underground
The Karaoke Underground is for punk and indie rock fans who love to scream, yelp, croon, bark and sometimes even sing their favorites from artists like Bikini Kill, Black Flag, Modest Mouse, the Misfits, Cat Power, the Pixies, Dead Kennedys, Sleater-Kinney, Pavement, Joy Division, Fugazi, Guided By Voices and many more. It's video karaoke with onscreen lyrics, a stage, you -- and the chance to sing great songs you just can't find anywhere else. With an ever-expanding catalog of punk and indie classics, we've got your poison. From Wilco to Wire, from Belle & Sebastian to Big Black, you're sure to find something to put a microphone in your hand. Don't see your favorite? Request a song!

More Info


Friday March 13, 2015 9:00pm - Saturday March 14, 2015 12:00am
Sweetwater 730 W Stassney Ln, Suite 120, Austin, TX

9:00pm

5th Annual Nightcap (Edelman Digital)
Free w/ RSVP

Whether this year will be your 1st or your 5th time with us, we can't wait to see you at our annual Nightcap with Edelman Digital!

Come kick off the weekend at The Dogwood, with our hosts Kevin King and Natasha Avery. As always, you can expect the best and brightest in the business to come together to start their SxSW with us - and you're invited.



Friday March 13, 2015 9:00pm - Saturday March 14, 2015 1:00am
The Dogwood 715 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

9:30pm

Peachy Kickoff
Free w/ RSVP or $5 cover

Kickoff SXSW the right way with an all night dance party!

Featuring
10:00pm: Lambda
11:00pm: CAPYAC
12:00am: Pet White Tiger
1:00am: Night Drive

Friday March 13, 2015 9:30pm - Saturday March 14, 2015 2:00am
Swan Dive 615 Red River St

10:00pm

Youthnation Book Launch Party
Private event. Invite only.

More Info


Friday March 13, 2015 10:00pm - Saturday March 14, 2015 2:00am
MRY Manor 409 Colorado St, Austin, TX 78701
 
Saturday, March 14
 

TBA

Austin Overload Festival - Day Two
Presented by Spinners ATX and L Rock Entertainment 

Featuring
8:00 PM Ponder the Albatross
9:00 PM Caterwaulrus
and more TBA 

More info 


Saturday March 14, 2015 TBA
Spinners Live 14106 N IH 35 Austin, Texas 78728

TBA

Crawfish Boil
To celebrate David and Laura Pitman's first anniversary.

Please bring a side dish.

More info 

TBA

GeistSXSW - Day Two

Come one, come all, bring a guest, and hang loose. This is going to be epic!

More info


TBA

TBA

The Sailor Jerry House - Day Four
Live music TBD
Food trucks, tattoos, Bloody Mary Bar 

More info 


7:30am

Youth Hackathon (Paypal + Qeyno Labs)
Held on the campus of Huston-Tillotson University, our inaugural youth hackathon is the first ever youth and diversity-focused hackathon at SXSW! We are selecting 50 phenomenal high school and college students for this opportunity! The selected students will be paired with professional mentors to collaborate and build a web or mobile-based app hacking the Education, Health, or Justice sectors.

The JUSTICE TRACK seeks solutions related to balancing the scales of justice for marginalized people of color. This track will also focus on strategies empowering ex-offenders to make successful transitions to fully-contributing members of society. 

The HEALTH TRACK will focus on issues related to improving the experience and health care options available to people of color. Additionally, this track will focus on solutions for increasing diversity in the medical profession. 

The EDUCATION TRACK will address issues related to disrupting the school-to-prison pipeline system, college readiness, acceptance and completion and career guidance for minority students. 

Day One, Saturday, March 14, 2015
7:30AM - Doors Open, Registration Starts, and Breakfast
8:30AM - Hackathon Welcome and Our Event's Expectations
9:30AM - Youth Media Project provides insight into our Hackathon's three tracks (Education, Health, and Justice)
10:30AM - Making Ideas Stick workshop, presented by Shahid Kahn, PayPal
11:30AM - Hackathon teams meet and discuss Hack Idea
12:30PM - Lunch
1:00PM - Hackathon teams present Hack Idea
2:00PM - Hacking begins!
6:00PM - Dinner
11:00PM - Wrap Up

Day Two, Sunday, March 15, 2015
7:30AM - Doors Open, Hacking continues, Breakfast
9:00AM - Student Workshop on Social Capital and LinkedIn
10:00AM - Hacking continues
11:00AM - Lunch
5:00PM - Final Pitches
6:30PM - Judging, Awards, and Community Celebration of Hackathon Students and Mentors, and Youth Media Project Students and Mentors
8:00PM - Event Ends 


Saturday March 14, 2015 7:30am - Sunday March 15, 2015 8:00pm
Huston-Tillotson University 900 Chicon St, Austin, TX 78702

9:00am

Lettering & Lattes (Creative Market)

Free Coffee, Breakfast Tacos, and Hand Lettering tips!

Hang out with the Creative Market team and community at our #LetteringAndLattes event. Grab a free cup of coffee, chow down on some delicious breakfast tacos, and enjoy the company of letterers and lettering lovers alike. You’ll even get to hang out with master letterers and watch them work. We’ll be handing out free Creative Market camper mugs to the first 25 folks who walk through the door for the event.

Hang out with these talented letterers.
Angela Southern
Ryan Hamrick
Lin Zagorski
Becky Murphy
Paul Soupiset
Bushra Mahmood
Steve Wolf
Colore' Grace
Sean Wes McCabe
Zachary Horst
Corey Carbo
Monorail Studio (Sandrine & Daniella)
Brad Woodard
Simon Walker
Nathan Walker
Natalie Armendariz


Saturday March 14, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm
TOMS Austin 1402 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

9:00am

Visa's Everywhere Lounge - Day One
RSVP for craft coffees and microbrews at this chill lounge atmosphere.

Featuring an intimate set by John Legend. 

More info 

Saturday March 14, 2015 9:00am - 4:00pm
Visa's Everywhere Lounge 500 San Marcos St., Austin, Texas

9:00am

SocialChorus Survival Suite

The struggle is real. While we love all the great brands, amazing speakers, cool music and innovative tech — you need a place to refresh and recharge for the long weekend. SocialChorus is here to help! We’ll be camped out at our #SurvivalSuite across from the Convention Center. At the #SurvivalSuite, we’ll have meeting spaces, charging stations, opportunities to meet with social media experts, and even a panel of employee advocacy experts — you know, so you can tell your boss you learned something.

Join us and get your four R’s:

  • Re-engage: Drop by for our Surviving Social Media Panel and Networking Event, featuring top brands and social experts!

  • Reconnect: Lounge space and meeting tables, to network with peers and top social experts

  • Recharge: Device charging, water, snacks, and other survival essentials

  • Recover: Breakfast, coffee, appetizers



9:00am

The TripIt Lounge at SXSW - Day One

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Brunch 

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Open Lounge

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Meet & Greet with Lee Abbamonte, the youngest American to travel to every country in the world. 

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Happy Hour & Travel Tweet-Up

More info 



Saturday March 14, 2015 9:00am - 5:00pm
Four Elements 314 N Congress Ave #200, Austin, TX 78701

9:00am

Marketo's Engagement Lounge
Just because you’re at a conference, doesn’t mean you can’t be healthy! Join Marketo at our Engagement Lounge for a Healthy Themed Day. You’ll hear speakers from My Fitness Pal, The Economist, Cake Marketing, and some of our very own Marketo marketers, including CMO Sanjay Dholakia. Throughout the day, we’ll be providing healthy food options including: fruit & yogurt parfaits and a salad bar. 


Saturday March 14, 2015 9:00am - 5:30pm
The Vulcan Gas Company 418 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

9:00am

MVPIndex SXsports Lounge- Day Two

SATURDAY COFFEE MINGLE
March 14, 10:30AM - 12:30PM
Complimentary coffee & bagels

 SATURDAY HAPPY HOUR

March 14, 4:30PM - 6:30 PM
Complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres


Come network with other social media professionals, entrepreneurs, CMOs, and data geeks in the sports and fitness industry at one of our events, or just come hang in the lounge to relax and recharge.

Saturday March 14, 2015 9:00am - 6:00pm
Four Seasons 98 San Jacinto Blvd

9:00am

Spredfast Social Suite - Day Two

This is not a public event - you must have a Spredfast invitation to attend. 

Come take a break from SXSW to relax and recharge at the Social Suite hosted by Spredfast. By registering, you will have access to our wi-fi enabled lounge, food and drinks, shuttle service to the Convention Center, networking with other SXSW attendees and the Spredfast team, and product demos.

  • Shuttle Service: Skip the crowds. Get to the Austin Convention Center directly from Social Suite, 9a-6p daily.
  • Wi-Fi enabled lounge: Wi-Fi? Check. Chargers for every device imaginable? Check. Peace and quiet or atmosphere and excitement? Check and check.
  • Free food & drinks: Expect breakfast tacos, weekend brunch with a stacked bloody mary bar, and daily happy hours.
  • Swag Bags: Stock up on SXSW survival essentials.
  • VIP Access to the Party: This is your ticket in to The Social Stage, presented by Spredfast. We’re taking over the Moody Theatre on March 15 and we want you there with us.
  • Product Demos: See what’s next with personalized demos from Spredfast Product Experts.
  • Networking: Connect with other SXSW attendees & the Spredfast Team.


Saturday March 14, 2015 9:00am - 6:00pm
TBA

9:00am

Birds By Barbershop Fest
This year we are excited to announce nine days of fun, taking place during the annual South by Southwest interactive, film and music festival. Open daily, attendees can enjoy complimentary Shiner beer, play classic arcade games and enjoy works by artists Gerardo Arellano (Austin, TX) and Ellen Rutt (Detroit, MI). We will also be livestreaming performances from the Fader Fort during the music portion of the festival, so you won't miss out on any of the action. RSVPers will receive a $10 credit towards any haircut for the duration of the event. 

Saturday March 14, 2015 9:00am - 7:00pm
Birds Barbershop 1107 East 6th Street Austin, Texas 78702

10:00am

ATX Photowalk
Free w/ RSVP

Join us for the biggest photowalk during SXSW through downtown Austin led by local experts and top Instagrammers: Austin Convention Visitor’s Bureau, 365 Things To Do in Austin, A Taste of Koko, and Food Coma King.

All you need to do is bring yourself, a few friends and your camera or smartphone. It's a great opportunity to mingle with foodies, techies, instagrammers, photographers and capture some of downtown Austin's most iconic spots. Wear comfortable shoes!

Share your walk photos on Instagram and/or Twitter with #TrueAustin and #ATXfoodcrawl during the photowalk to enter to win prizes.

We’ll meet up on the corner of Congress Avenue and 2nd Street (right outside the new JW Marriott Austin Hotel). The walk route and more details will be released soon. Hope to see you there!



Saturday March 14, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
110 E 2nd St 110 E 2nd St, Austin, TX

10:00am

PetRelocation Yappy Hour - Day Two

We're partnering with Austin Pets Alive! for two days of puppy and cat playtime and adoptions! Come talk to a pet specialist or just enjoy a free beer with your fellow SXSW pet lovers (and the cutest dogs and kitties around).

We had a great time last SXSW and look forward to seeing you all again!



Saturday March 14, 2015 10:00am - 4:00pm
PetRelocation 612 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701

10:00am

ATX Food Crawl

Join us for the 3rd Annual ATX Food Crawl, the largest food crawl at SXSW. We've curated the ultimate list of the best bites in downtown Austin that we know you and your belly will love.

 The food crawl will be photo scavenger hunt style. RSVP to receive the secret food map and discover the best restaurants and food trucks to dine like the locals. Tag your Instagram/Twitter photos with the hashtag #ATXfoodcrawl and restaurants’ handle to qualify to enter prizes.

Prizes
→ Austin Food & Wine Festival (2 weekend passes)
→ 4 pints of Jeni’s Ice Cream
→ Top Golf gift cards
→ Gift cards from Chi'Lantro BBQ, Peached Tortilla, Coolhaus & more!

More Info



Saturday March 14, 2015 10:00am - 10:00pm
Downtown Austin, TX

10:30am

10:30am

The Path @ Samsung Blogger Lounge
The Path is a meditation practice.

We teach ancient meditation techniques in a modern way. Meditation methods fall into four categories, each with a powerful - but different - effect on your mind.At The Path you'll practice all four techniques, to begin building a well-rounded mind: energized, focused, creative and compassionate.  

This practice is designed both for new and advanced meditators.At The Path we believe in a consistent practice, supportive community and recognizing you as your best teacher.

Come sit with us!

More Info


Saturday March 14, 2015 10:30am - 12:30pm
Samsung Blogger Lounge 333 E 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701

10:30am

Game of Thrones: SXSWesteros - Day Two

Step inside the world of Westeros with an immersive Game of Thrones fan experience. 

More info

Saturday March 14, 2015 10:30am - 5:00pm
213 W. 5th Street 213 W. 5th Street, Austin, Texas

11:00am

(512) Brewery Tour [Costs $]

Come take a tour of (512) Brewing Company! Learn the step by step process of craft brewing from ingredients to equipment! Tour price includes a (512) logo pint glass and plenty of beer samples!

Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your tour time and have your driver's license available.

Please designate a driver. Designated drivers do not need a ticket and they'll receive a free logo pint glass or $5 off any merch!

Thank you for supporting local craft beer & (512) Brewing Company.


Saturday March 14, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
(512) Brewing Company 407 Radam Ln, F200, Austin, TX 78745

11:00am

Dropbox Insights Brunch

Dropbox Insights Brunch kicks off on March 14th, at Josephine House of Clarksville.  Come join our team to enjoy a delicious brunch and a lively discussion around research methodologies and tools. 


11:00am

Brunch with the Fat Jew
Presented by News Cred.

Featuring Instagram sensation the Fat Jew.

More info 


Saturday March 14, 2015 11:00am - 2:30pm
TBA

11:00am

11:00am

2nd Annual Ooo Ahh Fest
Featuring
DJ David Redish between acts

12:30 PM Willows Field
1:15 PM Anna Milk
2:00 PM SeeK the FreeK
3:00 PM Magia Negra
4:00 PM Stereocilia

More info


 

Saturday March 14, 2015 11:00am - 5:00pm
Ooo Ahh Studios 1005 E 15th St, Austin, TX

11:00am

Ooo Ahh Fest
Free w/ RSVP

It's that time of year again, when Austin becomes an over-crowded commercial that you love to hate and hate to love. As locals we must throw our own SXSW, a little off the beaten path, in support of all the local talent. DE-FINE-ART.COM proudly presents you the 2nd Annual Ooo Ahh Fest with free Tito's Handmade Vodka + Barbershop Haircut Giveaways.

Join us for Mural Painting, Artists, Vendors, Performers of various kinds, and custom built art installations and stage canopy!

Featuring
12:30pm: Willows Field
1:15pm: Anna Milk
2:00pm: SeeK the FreeK
3:00pm: Magia Negra
4:00pm: Stereocilia
+ DJ David Redish between acts


Saturday March 14, 2015 11:00am - 5:00pm
Ooo Ahh Studios 1005 E 15th St, Austin, TX 78702

11:00am

Steam3 Create Exhibitor - Day Two

SX Create, presented by Silicon Labs, will take place March 13-15th at the Long Center. Held during the first part of SXSW Interactive, the event is FREE and OPEN to the public each of those days, from 11am – 6pm. While visitors will require a Guest Pass, those will be available for free onsite.

SX Create is comprised of three parts: the Hands-On Pavilion, Session Tracks, and Meet Ups.

We are so pleased to be sharing the space with a wealth of amazing makers, creators, “thinkertinkers,” and community builders at this event, open to the good people of Austin, who are eager to experience the magic of SXSW Interactive. In addition to sponsor Silicon Labs, participants include SparkFun, Austin Mini Maker Faire, ATX Hackerspace (and numerous other makerspace groups from around the country), Girlstart, The Thinkery, HP, Raspberry Pi, Austin Energy, Dremel, The Edge of Imagination Station, and so many more.

STEAM3 was birthed and launched in Austin at UT in 2014 and will take place again this September 11th and 12th, 2015 in Atlanta, GA in collaboration with Georgia State University.

In addition to offering information about what STEAM3 - exploring the future of learning and education - is all about, we will also be bringing to the event a taste of the future through our mini interactive playground that will give visitors the opportunity to play with everything from a collection of award-winning serious games from MIT Game Lab, ADL's Imaginarium, building a future virtual classroom, to augmented reality for enhanced learning.



Saturday March 14, 2015 11:00am - 6:00pm
Long Center for the Performing Arts 701 W. Riverside Dr, Austin, TX

11:00am

Idea House- Day One
We’ll be at SXSW making connections to help Detroit accelerate its drive to a high-tech future. It’s all taking place at our Idea House, where we’ve planned a four-day series of events aimed at identifying the city’s biggest opportunities, brainstorming ideas to conquer its needs, and pitching innovations to Detroit-based investors and other funding sources, who’ve promised to back select ideas with as much as $100,000.


Saturday March 14, 2015 11:00am - 7:00pm
Idea House 1917 E. 10th St. Austin, Texas 78702

11:00am

Life Below Zero Escape the Cold Experience (National Geographic)- Day One
Think you’ve got what it takes to survive Life Below Zero? Join the National Geographic Channel to test your ingenuity and race against the clock in an effort to “Escape the Cold”. Inspired by the top-performing Nat Geo series, Life Below Zero, this event will offer (3) arctic tents that groups of players are challenged to step inside, connect clues, complete challenges and solve puzzles in an effort to escape the cold conditions you’ll experience inside.  In addition to participating in the chilly arctic tent games, the “Escape the Cold” experience at SXSW will feature a bar, serving complimentary cocktails, as well as a lounge area and DJ to keep up the frosty fun.  A photo experience will round out the event and let you take frigid pics to share with friends, family and the social stratosphere - directly from the National Geographic “Escape the Cold” experience at SXSW 2015.  A new season of Life Below Zero premieres April 9 at 9/8C .


Saturday March 14, 2015 11:00am - 7:00pm
National Geographic Tents 307 E 2nd St Austin, TX 78701

12:00pm

Mobile Future and Tech Startup Cocktail Lunch: The Wireless Meetup
Join Mobile Future and Tech Cocktail for a lunch meet-up for wireless startups, innovators, and leaders. Mentors will be on hand for one-on-one sessions.

More info


Saturday March 14, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Maggie Mae's 323 E 6th St

12:00pm

Drupal Drop In

Join the Acquia Team in the heart of Austin for the official Drupal event at SX! This event is open to anyone currently using or interested in Drupal and looking to transform their digital business. Whether you’re an executive, digital marketer or developer – or if you work at an enteprise company, development shop or digital agency, you’ll have the opportunity to network with some of the top innovators currently using Drupal today.

This event will feature live music, great food & drink and fantastic views of 6th street



Saturday March 14, 2015 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Maggie Mae's 323 E 6th St

12:00pm

Social Siesta 2015
Join us for this premiere event hosted in Austin, Tex., during South By South West (SXSW). Take a break, nurse your hangover, and kick back with a cocktail and light appetizers. Only waitlist available?  Don't despair because we're adding more tickets as we lead up to the event.


Saturday March 14, 2015 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Malverde 400A West 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701

12:00pm

Mashable House - Day Two
We're back at SXSW. Emoji obsessions, selfie sticks galore and much more will fill the Mashable House as we celebrate all things that broke the internet this past year.

More details soon!


Saturday March 14, 2015 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Mashable House 305 E 5th St, Austin, TX

12:00pm

Beers and Barks Yappy Hour

The pet tech world unites! DogVacayWhistle and iFetch are teaming up to put on the doggone happiest hour of all time at SXSW this year. Swing by Bar 96 on Rainey St (one block from the Convention Center) and recharge all your gadgets while you recharge yourself with beer, grub, and—most importantly—playtime with adoptable pups from local rescue group Austin Pets Alive!

Guest of Honor: Tuna Melts My Heart! Tuna will be in attendance from 1-4pm to meet his fans and help his fellow shelter pups find their fur-ever homes.



Saturday March 14, 2015 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Bar 96 96 Rainey St

12:00pm

The Boffin's Bag - Day Two

WIRED Insider and Jaguar are taking over the Hangar Lounge in Austin and transforming it into The Boffin’s Lab for three days only. Experience new technology, be among the first to see the all-new Jaguar XE, and check out the customized Boffin Bags curated by tastemakers from the WIRED world. 

More info


Saturday March 14, 2015 12:00pm - 7:00pm
The Hangar Lounge 318 Colorado Street, Austin, Texas 78701

12:00pm

Dailymotion Party - Day Two

Saturday (3/14) Events
12PM-2AM: Lawn Games (Cornhole and Life Size Jenga in our backyard)
12PM-2AM: Machinima Video Game Kiosks (Play “Evolve” by 2K)
12PM-2AM: Front Yard Lounge (Relax and watch Dailymotion videos)
12PM-10PM: Record “Spin Art” Booth (Customize your own SXSW record)
2PM-10PM: Dailymotion Prize Wheel (Spin it & win cool swag)
12PM-8PM: OutsideTV Interactive Photo Booth (Take “green screen” action pics)
4PM-6PM: HollyShorts Happy Hour (Free beer and well drinks)
6PM-8PM: Tasted Happy Hour (Free beer & craft cocktails)
9PM-12PM: CraveOnline Music Showcase (Bands TBD)



Saturday March 14, 2015 12:00pm - Sunday March 15, 2015 2:00am
Bungalow 92 Rainey St

12:00pm

Culture Exchange [Costs $]
General Admission $15

Featuring:
Bands
Anderson Charles
Indian Sun
Mr. Lewis and the Funeral 5
Isaiah The Mosaic
Henry + The Invisibles

DJs
Jonathan Francis
Nathan Swift 
Julio Medina
Leo Leal
YoKoo
 


Saturday March 14, 2015 12:00pm - Sunday March 15, 2015 4:00am
Speedshop 410 Warehouse 410 Pressler St. Austin, Tx 78703

12:30pm

9 Mistakes Every E-Commerce Company Makes (General Assembly)

Matt Iles and Katie Iles, Co-founder, Nine Lines

Search, social, email, mobile, content, photography, buying, merchandizing, fulfillment, customer service - there's a lot to consider when you run an ecommerce business. Tactics and techniques only get you so far; do you have a holistic strategy to successfully grow your company? With a healthy understanding of business analytics and customer experience, we'll show you how to develop effective strategies for your ecommerce business and how to measure what works. After all, if it doesn't make money, then it isn't worth doing.

Prereqs & Preparation:
None.

About the Instructor:
Matt and Katie Iles co-founded Nine Lines. Nine Lines is a lifestyle ecommerce agency based in Brooklyn. We develop creative, data-driven strategies to help clients grow their business and earn more online. Think of us as a mashup of business analytics, user experience, and digital strategy. Nine Lines is currently developing a data simplicity app that will bring ecommerce professionals closer to their business than ever before.



1:00pm

Roller Derby Exhibition Opening Party
Museum members only--UNLESS you come in uniform (sans skates)

Enjoy free admission to this event by attending in uniform (sans skates). 

See live demonstrations from professional league skaters
Snap your picture in a roller derby themed photo booth
Discover your alter ego with our "What's your derby name?" interactive kiosk
Enjoy light refreshments & music
Be among the first to see this exciting exhibition


1:00pm

Feed Your App, Fuel Your Growth (Localytics)

What does it take to fuel your app's growth? How do you stand out in the crowded app market and dominate the homescreen of your users' devices?

Join Localytics at SXSW for "Feed Your App. Fuel Your Growth" to learn about the insights and knowledge you need to feed your app and make it grow.



Saturday March 14, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Icenhauer's 83 Rainey St

1:00pm

GE's BBQ Research Center - Day One
Free w/ RSVP

Open House
1:00pm - 06:00pm
GE's Super Smoker
Brain on BBQ
BBQ Inspired Ice Cream by Spun Ice Cream

The Science of Better BBQ sauce by Josh Bousel of Serious Eats
BBQ Research Interactive Gallery

BBQ Workshop
3:00pm - 3:5pm: 
Dr. Jeff Savel, Professor of Meat Science Texas A&M University

The Science of BBQ Daily Conversations
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Super Materials and Cuisine - From Creation to Consumer
Kate Button, Chemical Biomolecular Engineer, Chef & Owner of Curate
Jim Vartuli,  General Electric Scientist 

Show, Tell and Eat
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Black's Barbecue


Saturday March 14, 2015 1:00pm - 6:00pm
96 Red River 96 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701

1:00pm

OVRLD Showcase
Featuring
Inside Stage
1:00 PM Pollen 
2:00 PM Basketball Shorts 
3:00 PM Holy Smokes 
4:00 PM SUPER THIEF 
5:00 PM Those Howlings 

 Outside Stage
1:30 PM TBA
2:30 PM Madd Comrades 
3:30 PM TBA
4:30 PM TBA
5:30 PM Ghostbunny

More info 

 


Saturday March 14, 2015 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Swan Dive 615 Red River St

1:00pm

2:00pm

Fullscreen: The Science of Movies
Free w/ RSVP

Discover how YouTuber, Oxford PhD Candidate and GE Creator-In-Residence, Sally Le Page is breaking down the science in some of today's biggest feature films with special guest panelists, GE's Katrina Craigwell and Fullscreen CEO George Strompolos.


Saturday March 14, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
The Fullscreen Space @ The Market 139 Colorado St, Austin TX

2:00pm

Penguin Random House Social
Professor Jon Rogers will be at the Iron Cactus on Saturday afternoon. Register here to express your interest and Dan and Jon will see you there!


Saturday March 14, 2015 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Iron Cactus 606 Trinity St. Austin, TX 7870

2:00pm

Workshop: Intro to Gear VR Development in Unity (Samsung)

NOTE: This hands-on developer workshop is limited to developers with experience creating applications and projects using Android and/or Unity.

The Samsung Gear VR is a powerful tool for communicating virtual reality experiences. In this workshop you will learn how to develop a Gear VR app using the Oculus SDK and Unity. (We will not cover NDK or Unreal development.) Using Unity, you will create the basic components required of a Gear VR app. You will also learn about Oculus recommendations and requirements, how to optimize your project to run on mobile and some best practices including how to design for user comfort. By the end of the workshop, you will have created a simple 360 degree image viewer that runs in the Gear VR.

Format: 3-hour hands-on workshop, limited number of seats available

Who should attend: Experienced Android app or game developers, no previous Gear VR experience required.

What you should bring: Bring your own laptop and your own Samsung Note 4 and/or Gear VR headset if you have one. We will provide a Note 4 and a Gear VR headset to borrow (to be returned at the end of the workshop). Borrowed devices will be shared in pairs. Your laptop should have an Android development environment set up (Android SDK, NDK, Java JDK, and the appropriate Android platform image). You should also have Unity Free version 4.6 installed and the latest Oculus SDK downloaded (integration of the Oculus SDK into Unity will be covered in the workshop). A detailed setup guide will be sent to all attendees.

 


Saturday March 14, 2015 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, #1601, Austin, TX 78701

2:00pm

Rock The Lot (Austin 360) - Day Two
Rock the Lot for music, food and good times during SXSW weekend. Rocking out in the shadow of the Congress Avenue bridge during SXSW weekend, food trucks and tents will be on site, locally brewed beer for sale in our beverage tents plus iced cold sodas and water.

Featuring
3:00pm: Bidi Bidi Banda
3:45pm: Bidi Bidi Banda Lookalike Dance Contest
4:30pm: Big Don
5:20pm: Gina Chavez Band
6:10pm: T Bird & The Breaks
7:00pm: East Cameron Folkcore
8:15pm: Quiet Company
9:30pm: Shinyribs
Gates open at 2:00pm

More Info

Saturday March 14, 2015 2:00pm - 11:00pm
305 S Congress Ave 305 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

3:00pm

CEA Meetup (Tech Cocktail)
Join us this year at SXSW with CEA members, partners and CES exhibitors for conversation and cocktails. CEA is passionate about innovation. That’s why we’ll be in Austin for the 2015 South by Southwest. We’ll be speaking, exhibiting and sharing how we promote the consumer technology industry and help grow startups.


Saturday March 14, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Maggie Mae's 323 E 6th St

3:00pm

Coinbase Developers Meetup
We’re hosting an informal meetup for folks at SXSW that want to chat about Bitcoin and learn about how the Coinbase API can be used to create applications that weren't possible before bitcoin (and also get some free food, drinks, and swag). Entrepreneurs and investors from Coinbase, Andreessen Horowitz, Boost.VC and many other leading firms in the space will be in attendance. We'll be open to all but have to cap attendance at around 70, so be sure to grab a ticket in advance.


3:00pm

We DC Start Up Showcase

Join us at the We DC house to meet the best tech start ups from Washington, DC and meet the Washington, DC business and city community.

If you are a DC-based technology company that is heading down to SXSW, join us for the opportunity to showcase your burgeoning tech company while in Austin! To be considered, please apply here!



Saturday March 14, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Crave 340 E 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701

3:00pm

Pebbjama Jam (Pebble + Kickstarter)
Free w/ RSVP


Join us in Austin to celebrate Pebble's past, present, and future with food, drinks, music, and fun at our first-ever Pebbjama Jam! Everything (even the pajamas) is on us. This is our big thank you to the Pebbler nation for all you've done to make us the most loved smartwatch in the world.

Please show proof of your Kickstarter pledge or Pebble/Pebble Steel during event check-in.


Saturday March 14, 2015 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Gypsy Lounge 1504 E 6th St

4:00pm

Percolate Saturday Session: SXSW Happy Hour
SXSW Interactive can be a busy weekend, but in Austin no one's too busy for gourmet tacos, a cold Shiner Bock and great conversation.

More info


Saturday March 14, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
508 Tequila Bar 508 E. 8th Street, Austin, Texas 78701

4:00pm

Dev Evangelist Happy Hour

Last year was great so we're doing it again! Join us for the 2nd Annual SXSW Dev Evangelist Happy Hour. Hosted by the Austin Developer Evangelists meetup.

Come hang out and drink beers/whiskey with other developer evangelists representing tech companies from around the world!

We'll tentatively host at Ten Oak again, but location is subject to change as we get nearer to the date. Don't worry, it'll be somewhere downtown with food and drink.

Note: This is not a sponsored event, but you're welcome to buy a round for your fellow evangelists. :-)


4:00pm

4:00pm

Spraaang Breaaaaaaak [Costs $]
$4 Entry

Day Show
4:30pm: Willing
5:00pm: Culture
5:45pm: The Rotten Mangos
6:30pm: Fab Soft
7:15pm: Baby Bleu
8:05pm: Comforter

Night Show
9:00pm: Muk
9:30pm: Ingrate
10:00pm: Schilling
10:45pm: Skeleton
11:30pm: Back Legs
12:15am: US Weekly
1:00am:  SUPER THIEF

More Info 


Saturday March 14, 2015 4:00pm - Sunday March 15, 2015 2:00am
Pearl Street Coop 2000 Pearl St, Austin, TX 78705

4:30pm

Fullscreen: JASH Happy Hour
Free w/ RSVP

Featuring
Reggie Watts
Kurt Braunohler
Wyatt Cenac 


Saturday March 14, 2015 4:30pm - 7:30pm
The Fullscreen Space @ The Market 139 Colorado St, Austin TX

5:00pm

The Oslo Lounge Norwegian Tech Companies
The Oslo Lounge is a pop-up co-working and event space, where people from the most innovative companies in the world meet to discuss and highlight businesses from the Oslo region. Take a break from the busy conference, catch up on e-mails and facilitate b2b meetings. We have reserved tables for meetings and of course free WiFi. Curious about what's stirring in the North? Every afternoon we welcome you to join us for The Oslo Lounge events. 

Saturday March 14, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Upstairs on Trinity 607 Trinity Street, Austin, TX 78701

5:00pm

The Top Emerging Tech Companies From Oslo (The Oslo Lounge)

We’ve put together a selection of the best technology companies and startups from the Oslo region and invited them to share their stories.

Ingrid Ødegaard, Appear.in
Jan Standal, Opera Software
Kjartan Slette and Thomas Walle, Unacast
Anders Eikenes, Kubicam (live from Oslo)
Åsmund Sollihøgda, Recho  

Program  

  • Short storie by emerging tech companies from Oslo
  • Welcome by Fredrik Winther, Oslo Business Region 
  • Meet and greet 
  • Refreshments 

     

About The Oslo Lounge 

The Oslo Lounge is a pop-up co-working and event space, where people from the most innovative companies in the world meet to discuss and highlight businesses from the Oslo region. This time at SXSW 2015, on 607 Trinity Street (Upstairs on Trinity and Vinyl), just a few blocks away from the SXSW buzz. Take a break from the busy conference, catch up on e-mails and facilitate b2b meetings. We have reserved tables for meetings and of course free WiFi. Curious about what’s stirring in the North? Every afternoon we welcome you to join us for The Oslo Lounge events. The Oslo Lounge is open to everyone and managed by Oslo Business Region, in collaboration with local and international partners. We combine international profiling, place positioning and information with startup support services, talent and investment recruiting and regional business development.


Saturday March 14, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Upstairs on Trinity 607 Trinity Street, Austin, TX 78701

5:00pm

Awesomest Journalism Party. Ever. V.
A Hacks/Hackers Production

More info
 


Saturday March 14, 2015 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Palm Door 401 Sabine Street, Austin, Texas

5:00pm

Innovation for America Happy Hour
Free w/ RSVP

Innovation for America is an open bar happy hour celebrating accomplishments and stories of leaders in innovation, civic tech, and social good. Share drinks with our national cohort of supporters from technology companies and organizations who change this world for the better every day.

Together, we are a group of socially minded individuals in tech, building a national community of advocates. Join us for drinks, a DJ, and live music!


Saturday March 14, 2015 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Shiner's Saloon 442 N Congress, Ave, Austin, TX 78701

5:00pm

Best Of Austin - Day Two
Free w/ RSVP

Featuring
TBA!

Saturday March 14, 2015 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Lucky Lounge 209 W 5th St

5:00pm

Metal Monsters of Texas Showcase
Free w/ RSVP, $10 Minor fee.

Featuring 10 of the heaviest hard working metal bands from the state of Texas. 6 hours of top notch metal performances and prize giveaways from the sponsors.

Featuring: Critical Assembly, Fire From the Gods, Dead Earth Politics, Course of Ruin, Carry the Storm, Casket of Cassandra, Green as Emerald, Myra Maybelle, Cerebral Desecration and Fear Control.


Saturday March 14, 2015 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Dirty Dog Bar 505 E 6th St

5:30pm

Employee Experience Party
Join us in Studio 2 at the W Austin for complimentary hors d'oeuvre and drinks during SXSW.

Saturday March 14, 2015 5:30pm - 8:30pm
W Hotel 200 Lavaca St, Austin, TX

5:30pm

Hockey Night in SX (Hootsuite)
Invite-only 

Connect with other customers, Ambassadors, and influencers in a fun environment while enjoying the good ol’ hockey game. 


Saturday March 14, 2015 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Brass House 115 San Jacinto St

6:00pm

First Annual Open Door Showcase
Featuring
3D Friends
Telephantom
Young Girls
SHMU
Strange Fiction
Laura Lee Bishop
DJ FREDster
and more

More info 


Saturday March 14, 2015 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Javelina 69 Rainey St

6:00pm

Shake That SaaS Party (Zendesk)
Free, Badges have priority

SXSW is almost here and Zendesk is hosting a party that you won't want to miss. Join us to chill out, drink up, and show us what you're working with.  Simply register and head over to the Container Bar to let loose after a full day of SXSW shenanigans. Feel free to bring along a friend or colleague, there will be plenty of drinks, food, and surprises to go around.


Saturday March 14, 2015 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Container Bar 90 Rainey St

6:00pm

Open Door Showcase
Free w/ RSVP

This year Urbane DesignThe Offices of Midtown Title, Ishmael Law Firm, PCand Lucid Routes are taking over Javelina. Come network and enjoy live music!

Featuring
3D Friends
Telephantom
Young Girls
SHMU
Strange Fiction
Laura Lee Bishop
DJ FREDster 

Saturday March 14, 2015 6:00pm - Sunday March 15, 2015 12:00am
Javelina 69 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701

6:00pm

HavasWWSXSW- Day Two
Clear your calendar - It's going down! HavasWWSXSW kicks off on March 13th, and you're invited to take part in the festivities. Easy Tiger (709 East 6th Street) is our meeting spot for a day of fun and excitement. Come one, come all, bring a guest, and hang loose. This is going to be epic! 

Saturday March 14, 2015 6:00pm - Sunday March 15, 2015 1:00am
Easy Tiger 709 E 6th St Austin, TX 78701

6:00pm

INNA DI SESSION - Day Two
Free with RSVP!

You are cordially invited to our 2nd Annual INNA DI SESSION! We are Austin's only Soundsystem showcase during SXSW! Dub, Reggae, HipHop, Dancehall.


Saturday March 14, 2015 6:00pm - Sunday March 15, 2015 2:00am
Flamingo Cantina 515 E 6th St

6:30pm

LaBREWTORY (Colab)

Join GE's Linda Boff and Sam Olstein along with Thrillist Media Group's Ben Lerer for an evening of BBQ, Beer, and Smoked Cocktails at the GE BBQ Research Center featuring the Thrillist LaBREWtory 

 

Saturday March 14, 2015 6:30pm - 8:00pm
General Electric Research Center 95 Red River St Austin, TX 78701

6:30pm

Smart Girls Party
Free, no badge required

Featuring
6:45pm: Sarah Ortiz - Performance from Seventeen year old Marimba Superstar
7:30pm: Sowle Sisters - Skateboarding sisters talk with Meredith Walker & show us some sweet moves
8:30pm: Charlie Belle - Performance by austin-based trio named one of NPR's "Musicians you'll tell your friends about in 2015."
10:00pm: Dance Party w/ DJ Lauren Larose 


Saturday March 14, 2015 6:30pm - Sunday March 15, 2015 2:00am
Banger's Sausage House and Beer Garden 79 Rainey Street, Austin, Texas 78701

7:00pm

ABSOLUT Startup Happy Hour

Energize your SXSW conference weekend with delightful craft cocktails and soulful beats with likeminded digital innovators, artists, startup founders and investors. Members of the Absolut Growth team will be present to listen and share their vision for bars of the future. Come as you are and dare to transform. 

Happy hour location will be disclosed to approved guests only. 
Incomplete profiles and personal emails will not be accepted.



Saturday March 14, 2015 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Top Secret Location Austin, TX

7:00pm

Bitly to the Future
Go back to the future with Bitly this SXSW! Join us for a night of drinks, dancing and throwback tunes at our rad spot on Rainey Street.


Saturday March 14, 2015 7:00pm - 10:00pm
TBA

7:00pm

Dinner At The Mill

Welcome to the third annual Dinner at the Mill. Those of you who have been before… you know know the drill: good people, great venue, phenomenal conversation. For everyone else we are so happy to host you this year.

Downtown Austin right now is like Time Square. Flashing lights, people trying to sell you pretzels / their latest app / disrupt something, or just disrupting your afternoon. We want to get back to basics, and we hope you'll join us. We've got a working lumbermill (no flannel necessary, and we won't make you saw anything, promise) all set to handle a great dinner with even greater people.

The group that put their heads together for this is our awesome host committee: Angie Banicki, Ashley Bekton, Matthew Brimer, Sophia Bush, Annie Kadavy, Adam Platzner, and Nick Jones.

Congratulations! You've made the cut (in this case, literally). We're serving food for various palettes, some veggies, some meats, some treats. Plus, swag for all involved. (and great tunes, but that's a given.)

RSVP only if you mean it.

For food reasons, seating reasons, consideration reasons.

We can't wait to see you!


Saturday March 14, 2015 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Delta Millworks 4701 East 5th Street Austin, TX 78702

7:00pm

Nerds Rock Party
Private, Invite-only event. You can enter on do512 to win VIP passes.

Featuring
The Knocks
Penguin Prison
The Bright Light Social Hour 


Saturday March 14, 2015 7:00pm - Sunday March 15, 2015 12:00am
uShip HQ 205 Brazos St, Austin, TX

8:00pm

Ignite

This event is open to non-badge holders.


Enlighten us, but make it quick. Ignite is a series of 5 minute presentations about geeky subjects delivered in a format of 20 slides (15 seconds per slide, auto advancing). 

Want to speak? Fill out this easy form.



Saturday March 14, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Old School Bar & Grill 401 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

8:00pm

Digital LA Party
Free w RSVP

Join us for our annual Digital LA party with the Dynamite Network! 


Saturday March 14, 2015 8:00pm - 11:00pm
The 512 on Sixth Street 408 E 6th St, Austin, TX

8:00pm

Party Til You're Undead (BuzzFeed + The CW)
Free w/ RSVP

Party Til You're Undead with BuzzFeed and The CW at Whisler's in Austin! Get zombified by makeup artist Tara Cooper from 8 - 9pm and don't miss the iZombie Brain Scandy, GIF Booth, food from Austin's Thai Kun, specialty drinks, custom brains for the first 300, and DJ Jasepi bringing the dance floor to life all night! 


Saturday March 14, 2015 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Whisler's 1816 E 6th St, Austin, TX

8:00pm

HUM
Free w/ RSVP

Featuring
HUM
Common Loon
The Dirty Feathers
Wicked Walls
DJ Belly 

More Info 


Saturday March 14, 2015 8:00pm - 11:30pm
Licha's Cantina 1306 E 6th St, Austin, TX

8:00pm

North of 41's 5th Annual Bash
Badges holders are encouraged, but not manditory for admittance, however special prizes and drink specials will be limited to badgeholders only.

We are hosting Austin's hottest get together of tech minded individuals from across North America.  It's hard to believe that this our 5th annual bash in Austin Texas.  Come out for some food, drinks and good times.


Saturday March 14, 2015 8:00pm - 11:30pm
The 512 on Sixth Street 408 E 6th St, Austin, TX

8:00pm

Sixth and Congress (Capital One) - Day Two
Free w/ RSVP

Capital One is at 6th and Congress throughout SXSW Interactive. Capital One will be hosting acoustic sets from some of the most exciting artists at this year’s festival. Limited quantity of special edition posters signed by New Orleans' own Lionel Milton & Dallas local Nick Quintero to the first 100 guests!

Featuring
8:00pm: DJ Fishr Pryce
9:00pm: Walker Lukens
10:00pm: Elle King
11:00pm:  Shakey Graves


Saturday March 14, 2015 8:00pm - Sunday March 15, 2015 12:00am
6th & Congress 6th & Congress, Austin, TX

8:00pm

De Nolet (Ketel One)- Day Two
Featuring:
The Knocks (DJ set)
ASTR
Son of Stan
Nancy Wang (of LCD Soundsystem)

Saturday March 14, 2015 8:00pm - Sunday March 15, 2015 1:00am
Fair Market 1100 E 5th St

8:00pm

Street Queens III
Its back again, the showcase that sparked an epidemic of all female showcases and ATX Hip-Hop Award nominated event Street Queens is back. The only all female music showcase to unofficially kick off SXSW 2014 featuring some of the hottest underground female talent carefully selected for their buzz, work ethic, and music quality is back again this year and hoping to be bigger and better than before. This year's line-up features artist from all over Texas and in many different genres.

Featuring
Tiko Texas
Chakeeta B.
Nina Marie
Serafia
Myz B.
Alesia Lani
Natalie Banks
Dear Ashton
Bobbi Jean
Tia Evette
Siinderella 

Saturday March 14, 2015 8:00pm - Sunday March 15, 2015 1:00am
Historic Victory Grill 1104 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702

8:00pm

Glitter Tribe Launch Party
Free w/ RSVP

Come celebrate the launch of Glitter Tribe, a music mgmt & event production company based in Austin, TX! Doors are at 8pm with sets from some of our favorite Austin bands 

Outside Stage
Sons of Santos
No Men
Runners High
modern medicine
Jam Therapy

Inside Stage
Calico Club
FLAVOR RAID
Artificial Earth Machine




Saturday March 14, 2015 8:00pm - Sunday March 15, 2015 2:00am
Gypsy Lounge 1504 E 6th St

8:00pm

Party Like It's The 80's (Distil Networks)

Throw on your leg warmers and neon tracksuits for a night of 80's fun with tribute bands, classic arcade games, live graffiti artists, and the newest interactive gaming systems featuring dueling BATTLE ROBOTS!

Challenge your friends and take down their robot at the hottest SXSW event!

Attire: 80's themed (optional)



Saturday March 14, 2015 8:00pm - Sunday March 15, 2015 2:00am
Empire Control Room 606 E 7th St

8:00pm

Polifónic House Party
$5 Cover, Secret Location TBA

Featuring
Volatile Colour
Somewhere in Between
Siegle
Daniel F/M

More Info


Saturday March 14, 2015 8:00pm - Sunday March 15, 2015 2:00am
TBA

8:00pm

The Connected Life Experience (The Network + Verizon)
Featuring Kid Cudi with special guest ISHI
Hosted by Billy The Kidd 


Saturday March 14, 2015 8:00pm - Sunday March 15, 2015 2:00am
Innovation Station 1409 W 3rd St, Austin, TX 78703

9:00pm

Fast Company Grill Nighttime
Free w/ RSVP

Performance By
Ludwig & Stiegler 


Saturday March 14, 2015 9:00pm - Sunday March 15, 2015 12:00am
The Cedar Door 201 Brazos St, Austin, TX

9:00pm

Film 4Ever Dance2 Nite (Vimeo)

Saturday March 14, 2015 9:00pm - Sunday March 15, 2015 1:00am
Ironwood Hall 505 E 7th St

9:00pm

#DIDSXSW Party (Pandora)
Free w/ RSVP

Clear your calendar - It's going down! The 3rd Annual DID SXSW Party hosted by Pandora kicks off on March 14th, and you're invited to take part in the festivities. You never know who might show up (we're looking at you Wayne Brady). This is going to be epic! 


Email sxsw@digitalundivided.com to request an invite


Saturday March 14, 2015 9:00pm - Sunday March 15, 2015 2:00am
Russian House 307 E 5th St

9:00pm

#DIDSXSW Third Annual Party
Join digitalundivided for their third annual party.

Email: SXSW@digitalundivided.com to request an invite.


Saturday March 14, 2015 9:00pm - Sunday March 15, 2015 2:00am
Russian House 307 E 5th St

9:00pm

Fullscreen: Rooster Teeth Bash
Free w/ RSVP

Rooster Teeth takes over the Fullscreen Space with RT personalities, celeb guests, video games and more.


Saturday March 14, 2015 9:00pm - Sunday March 15, 2015 2:00am
The Fullscreen Space @ The Market 139 Colorado St, Austin TX

9:00pm

Fyrebash Party
Livefyre's SXSW Fyrebash is back and bigger than ever. We're kicking things up a notch this year with live music from 2015's hottest artists, custom craft cocktails and a rooftop lounge with a view. So grab your crew and join us as we take over Austin's Speakeasy club. Trust us. You don't want to miss this party.

Featuring
9:00pm: DJ Eli Wilkie
9:30pm: Cathedrals
10:30pm: The Knocks
11:30pm: Robert DeLong

Saturday March 14, 2015 9:00pm - Sunday March 15, 2015 2:00am
Speakeasy 412 Congress Ave

9:00pm

Lunar Kaleidoscope (Splash + General Assembly)

Free w/ RSVP

Every year, it is our distinct honor to host you crazy tech-nerds and party enthusiasts at an event that can only be described as waaay outside the box. No agenda. Just a damn good time. You bring the energy, we'll bring the music and tequila. Can't wait to see you there!

Featuring
Jessie Andrews
Solidisco
Brendan Fallis 



Saturday March 14, 2015 9:00pm - Sunday March 15, 2015 2:00am
Textile 310 E 3rd St

10:00pm

The Illmore
More details soon!


Saturday March 14, 2015 10:00pm - Sunday March 15, 2015 12:00am
TBA

10:00pm

Oasis Startup Party (Up Global)
This year, we’re offering up one of our party slots to the community we love the most, startups! Most startups can’t afford prime time party slots during the festival. So we’re breaking it up - 10 startups on each floor - each get an awesome area to showcase what they've got. Send in your inquiry if you're interested in being a part of the best startups on 6th street - specialevents@up.co


Saturday March 14, 2015 10:00pm - Sunday March 15, 2015 2:00am
Old School Bar & Grill 401 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701
 
Sunday, March 15
 

TBA

Face the Music of Pakistan SXSW Day Party
Featuring
Mai Dhai
Poor Rich Boy
Haroon
Khumariyaan
Sain Tanveer Brothers
Mekaal Hasan Band
 
More info 


Sunday March 15, 2015 TBA
Victorian Room at The Driskill 604 Brazos St

TBA

ff Massive 2015

Clear your calendar - It's going down! ff Massive 2015 kicks off on March 15th, and you're invited to take part in the festivities. Empire Control Room & Garage (606 East 7th Street) is our meeting spot for a night of fun and excitement. Come one, come all, bring a guest, and hang loose. This is going to be epic!

More info

TBA

GeistSXSW - Day Three

Come one, come all, bring a guest, and hang loose. This is going to be epic!

More info


TBA

The Sailor Jerry House - Day Five
Live music TBD
Food trucks, tattoos, Bloody Mary Bar 

More info 


9:00am

Visa's Everywhere Lounge - Day Two
RSVP for craft coffees and microbrews in this chill lounge atmosphere.

More info 

Sunday March 15, 2015 9:00am - 4:00pm
Visa's Everywhere Lounge 500 San Marcos St., Austin, Texas

9:00am

The TripIt Lounge at SXSW - Day Two

9:00 AM  – 12:00 PM Brunch with Brian Kelly, The Points Guy.
 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Meet & Greet with Johnny Jet & Natalie DiScala

1:00 PM– 3:00 PM Open Lounge

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Happy Hour

More info 



Sunday March 15, 2015 9:00am - 5:00pm
Four Elements 314 N Congress Ave #200, Austin, TX 78701

9:00am

Marketo's Engagement Lounge
Think you’ll be feeling a little hungover Sunday morning? We’ve got the cure for that! Join Marketo at our Engagement Lounge for a delicious brunch that is guaranteed to turn your day around. Besides the stellar food lineup, our featured session of the day is a Future of Marketing Panel with executives from Visa, Phillips, Esurance, and Marketo.  Throughout the day, you’ll also hear speakers from Kaiser Permanente and Optimizely.


Sunday March 15, 2015 9:00am - 5:30pm
The Vulcan Gas Company 418 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

9:00am

MVPIndex SXsports Lounge- Day Three

SUNDAY COFFEE MINGLE
March 15, 10:30AM - 12:30PM

Complimentary coffee & bagels

Come network with other social media professionals, entrepreneurs, CMOs, and data geeks in the sports and fitness industry at one of our events, or just come hang in the lounge to relax and recharge.

Sunday March 15, 2015 9:00am - 6:00pm
Four Seasons 98 San Jacinto Blvd

9:00am

Spredfast Social Suite - Day Three

This is not a public event - you must have a Spredfast invitation to attend. 

Come take a break from SXSW to relax and recharge at the Social Suite hosted by Spredfast. By registering, you will have access to our wi-fi enabled lounge, food and drinks, shuttle service to the Convention Center, networking with other SXSW attendees and the Spredfast team, and product demos.

  • Shuttle Service: Skip the crowds. Get to the Austin Convention Center directly from Social Suite, 9a-6p daily.
  • Wi-Fi enabled lounge: Wi-Fi? Check. Chargers for every device imaginable? Check. Peace and quiet or atmosphere and excitement? Check and check.
  • Free food & drinks: Expect breakfast tacos, weekend brunch with a stacked bloody mary bar, and daily happy hours.
  • Swag Bags: Stock up on SXSW survival essentials.
  • VIP Access to the Party: This is your ticket in to The Social Stage, presented by Spredfast. We’re taking over the Moody Theatre on March 15 and we want you there with us.
  • Product Demos: See what’s next with personalized demos from Spredfast Product Experts.
  • Networking: Connect with other SXSW attendees & the Spredfast Team.


Sunday March 15, 2015 9:00am - 6:00pm
TBA

10:00am

The House of Bitcoin Event

The teams from The North American Bitcoin Conference and yBitcoin Magazine are coming together to create a unique event in the world of Bitcoin. We are taking over the building of “Max’s Wine Dive” in Austin, Texas in the middle of South by Southwest and transforming it into the “House of Bitcoin”.

The aim of the house is to showcase cryto-currency to the tech industry and public at large at one of the single biggest events of its kind in the US. South by Southwest (SXSW) is a set of film, interactive, and music festivals and conferences that take place early each year in mid-March in Austin, Texas, United States. It began in 1987, and has continued to grow in both scope and size every year.

In 2014, the conference lasted for 10 days with SXSW Interactive attracting 72,000 people.

We’ll be running a series of talks from premier industry speakers and exhibiting some of the biggest and brightest names in the industry.



10:00am

Birds By Barbershop Fest
This year we are excited to announce nine days of fun, taking place during the annual South by Southwest interactive, film and music festival. Open daily, attendees can enjoy complimentary Shiner beer, play classic arcade games and enjoy works by artists Gerardo Arellano (Austin, TX) and Ellen Rutt (Detroit, MI). We will also be livestreaming performances from the Fader Fort during the music portion of the festival, so you won't miss out on any of the action. RSVPers will receive a $10 credit towards any haircut for the duration of the event. 

Sunday March 15, 2015 10:00am - 6:00pm
Birds Barbershop 1107 East 6th Street Austin, Texas 78702

10:00am

ATX Food Crawl

Join us for the 3rd Annual ATX Food Crawl, the largest food crawl at SXSW. We've curated the ultimate list of the best bites in downtown Austin that we know you and your belly will love.

 The food crawl will be photo scavenger hunt style. RSVP to receive the secret food map and discover the best restaurants and food trucks to dine like the locals. Tag your Instagram/Twitter photos with the hashtag #ATXfoodcrawl and restaurants’ handle to qualify to enter prizes.

Prizes
→ Austin Food & Wine Festival (2 weekend passes)
→ 4 pints of Jeni’s Ice Cream
→ Top Golf gift cards
→ Gift cards from Chi'Lantro BBQ, Peached Tortilla, Coolhaus & more!

More Info



Sunday March 15, 2015 10:00am - 10:00pm
Downtown Austin, TX

10:30am

Game of Thrones: SXSWesteros - Day Three

Step inside the world of Westeros with an immersive Game of Thrones fan experience. 

More info

Sunday March 15, 2015 10:30am - 5:00pm
213 W. 5th Street 213 W. 5th Street, Austin, Texas

11:00am

Funny Or Die Hideout - Day One
Invite Only

Featuring
11:00am: Bloody Marys & Mariachi Las Coronelas
2:00pm: Tiny Tennis. Big Prizes.
4:00pm: Sundance Happy Hour
7:00pm: GET HARD World Premiere Party
8:00pm:  The Super Serious Show with James Adomian
Nick Kroll, Kurt Braunohler, Beth Stelling, John Early, Kyle Mizono & Red Bastard

Special Appearance by
Will Ferrell & Kevin Hart

Music by Tanlines & Nancy Whang DJ Set 


Sunday March 15, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
The Belmont 305 W 6th St

11:00am

#MobileRitas Meet Up
Join Mobile Future at SXSW for #MobileRitas, a meet-up with other mobile leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs.


Sunday March 15, 2015 11:00am - 1:00pm
Chupacabra Cantina 400 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

11:00am

The Link LAB

HP’s Link Advisory Board is getting together on March 15th, and you're invited to take part in the festivities by joining us for food, drink and ideas! Bill Green and Kevin Thompson of Noble Mouse along with Ben Kunz will share some new tech goodness. Add in some HP peeps and a few internet VIP-type folk, and it’s on! 

More info

Sunday March 15, 2015 11:00am - 1:00pm
Uncle Julio’s 301 Brazos St

11:00am

We DC Film Brunch

Want to learn more about DC’s approach to film making, production, and creation?

From the city that captures more issue-based films than any other city in the nation, join Washington, D.C.’s community of filmmakers during SXSW for the opportunity to learn more about how they are hoping to make an impact on the world through film.

Brunch will be served buffet style.

More info 




Sunday March 15, 2015 11:00am - 1:00pm
Crave Restaurant 340 E 2nd St

11:00am

FbStart Brunch

Join Facebook at SXSW for a casual brunch at our Austin office. We'll have the FbStart team in town to meet you and talk about how Facebook works with startups. Facebook partnerships and our Parse team will also be on hand so you can talk to our experts on how to make your mobile app better with Facebook, and how we can help you spend less time on backend infra and more time on your app's experience.


Enjoy drinks and food, and come with any and all questions about Facebook and Parse products for developers including Login, App Links, Sharing, Mobile App Ads, and the Facebook Audience Network


Who should attend
This event is open to anyone building a native mobile app. Each person must register separately.


We look forward to seeing you there!




Sunday March 15, 2015 11:00am - 2:00pm
Facebook Office 300 West 6th Street Austin,TX 78701

11:00am

11:00am

Hometown Hangover Cure (#SXRX)
Invite-only

Featuring: 
Houndmouth
Shivery Shakes 


Sunday March 15, 2015 11:00am - 4:00pm
Rattle Inn 610 Nueces St

11:00am

Tacos y Tequila

Alright you spreadsheet nerds.  Let's do this. 

Iron Cactus Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar (606 Trinity Street).  11:30am til the tequila runs our or you cry 'uncle'.

 And remember:

Sunday morning at SXSW is just like your friend's new baby-its a little early too say but you're pretty sure its going to turn ugly....  so fuck it.  let's just bite the bullet (or the lime wedge as the case may be) and trench in early.

Get Ready Hombres and Hombritas 'cause this is going to get so, so real.


Sunday March 15, 2015 11:00am - 4:00pm
Iron Cactus 606 Trinity St. Austin, TX 7870

11:00am

Steam3 Create Exhibitor - Day Three

SX Create, presented by Silicon Labs, will take place March 13-15th at the Long Center. Held during the first part of SXSW Interactive, the event is FREE and OPEN to the public each of those days, from 11am – 6pm. While visitors will require a Guest Pass, those will be available for free onsite.

SX Create is comprised of three parts: the Hands-On Pavilion, Session Tracks, and Meet Ups.

We are so pleased to be sharing the space with a wealth of amazing makers, creators, “thinkertinkers,” and community builders at this event, open to the good people of Austin, who are eager to experience the magic of SXSW Interactive. In addition to sponsor Silicon Labs, participants include SparkFun, Austin Mini Maker Faire, ATX Hackerspace (and numerous other makerspace groups from around the country), Girlstart, The Thinkery, HP, Raspberry Pi, Austin Energy, Dremel, The Edge of Imagination Station, and so many more.

STEAM3 was birthed and launched in Austin at UT in 2014 and will take place again this September 11th and 12th, 2015 in Atlanta, GA in collaboration with Georgia State University.

In addition to offering information about what STEAM3 - exploring the future of learning and education - is all about, we will also be bringing to the event a taste of the future through our mini interactive playground that will give visitors the opportunity to play with everything from a collection of award-winning serious games from MIT Game Lab, ADL's Imaginarium, building a future virtual classroom, to augmented reality for enhanced learning.



11:00am

Idea House- Day Two
We’ll be at SXSW making connections to help Detroit accelerate its drive to a high-tech future. It’s all taking place at our Idea House, where we’ve planned a four-day series of events aimed at identifying the city’s biggest opportunities, brainstorming ideas to conquer its needs, and pitching innovations to Detroit-based investors and other funding sources, who’ve promised to back select ideas with as much as $100,000.

Sunday March 15, 2015 11:00am - 7:00pm
Idea House 1917 E. 10th St. Austin, Texas 78702

11:00am

Life Below Zero Escape the Cold Experience (National Geographic)- Day Two
Think you’ve got what it takes to survive Life Below Zero? Join the National Geographic Channel to test your ingenuity and race against the clock in an effort to “Escape the Cold”. Inspired by the top-performing Nat Geo series, Life Below Zero, this event will offer (3) arctic tents that groups of players are challenged to step inside, connect clues, complete challenges and solve puzzles in an effort to escape the cold conditions you’ll experience inside.  In addition to participating in the chilly arctic tent games, the “Escape the Cold” experience at SXSW will feature a bar, serving complimentary cocktails, as well as a lounge area and DJ to keep up the frosty fun.  A photo experience will round out the event and let you take frigid pics to share with friends, family and the social stratosphere - directly from the National Geographic “Escape the Cold” experience at SXSW 2015.  A new season of Life Below Zero premieres April 9 at 9/8C .

Sunday March 15, 2015 11:00am - 7:00pm
National Geographic Tents 307 E 2nd St Austin, TX 78701

12:00pm

12:00pm

mitú DULCERIA Party
Free w/ RSVP

Get a taste of the sweetest Latino content that only mitú can offer and meet some of our top digital influencers including: Maiah Ocando (@MaiahOcando), JR Muñoz (@JRMun0z), Josh Santos (@TheNatural), Oscar Miranda (V:OscarMiranda3), Jay Mendoza (V:WTFMexicans), Daniel Aguilar (@Daniel_Jaguaru) and others! 


Sunday March 15, 2015 12:00pm - 4:00pm
El Naranjo 85 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701

12:00pm

Mashable House - Day Three
We're back at SXSW. Emoji obsessions, selfie sticks galore and much more will fill the Mashable House as we celebrate all things that broke the internet this past year.
Details are still super top secret, but we can tell you this; it will without a doubt be our biggest event yet. 


Sunday March 15, 2015 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Mashable House 305 E 5th St, Austin, TX

12:00pm

Buzzfeed #BFFClubhouse
Free w/ RSVP

Don't miss our BFF Illustrators doing caractures, the Foodstagram set helping you take the best food photos ever imaginable, Emoji fortune telling, a Vine booth, limited edition BFF totes for the first 200 people, free food from East Side King when you demo Apple Pay with Visa, custom swag when you sign up for Visa Checkout, DJ TJ Mizell, Dark Horse Wine, and Slurpees from 7-Eleven!  


Sunday March 15, 2015 12:00pm - 6:00pm
78-80 Rainey St 78-80 Rainey St, Austin, TX

12:00pm

12:00pm

The Boffin's Bag - Day Three

WIRED Insider and Jaguar are taking over the Hangar Lounge in Austin and transforming it into The Boffin’s Lab for three days only. Experience new technology, be among the first to see the all-new Jaguar XE, and check out the customized Boffin Bags curated by tastemakers from the WIRED world. 

More info


Sunday March 15, 2015 12:00pm - 7:00pm
The Hangar Lounge 318 Colorado Street, Austin, Texas 78701

12:00pm

SoftLayer Speakeasy - Day One

Going to SX? Softlayer has the place for you to relax, recharge (you and your devices), and maybe even get a little work done while you’re in Austin.

Be a guest at the SoftLayer Speakeasy, featuring the Catalyst Startup Lounge, located on the Live Music Capital’s legendary 6th Street.

Complimentary amenities include:
+ Coffee, tea, soft drinks, beer, and spirits
+ WiFi, printing, and fax
+ Live music starting at 7pm

At the Speakeasy you’ll cross paths with entrepreneurs, investors, developers, creative types and industry experts.

Find more free drinks on @southbyfreenoms



Sunday March 15, 2015 12:00pm - 10:00pm
501 E 6th St (Second Floor) 501 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

12:00pm

Dailymotion Party - Day Three

Sunday (3/15) Events
12PM-2AM: Lawn Games (Cornhole and Life Size Jenga in our backyard)
12PM-2AM: Machinima Video Game Kiosks (Play “Evolve” by 2K)
1PM-2PM: Formula Drift Autograph Session (Plus a race car display)
2PM-10PM: Dailymotion Prize Wheel (Spin it & win cool swag)
6PM-8PM: Tasted Happy Hour (Free beer & craft cocktails)
9PM-2AM: Boiler Room and PC Music Live (DJ showcase)



Sunday March 15, 2015 12:00pm - Monday March 16, 2015 2:00am
Bungalow 92 Rainey St

1:00pm

GE's BBQ Research Center - Day Two
Free w/ RSVP

Open House
1:00pm - 06:00pm
GE's Super Smoker
Brain on BBQ
BBQ Inspired Ice Cream by Spun Ice Cream

The Science of Better BBQ sauce by Josh Bousel of Serious Eats
BBQ Research Interactive Gallery

The Science of BBQ Daily Conversations
1:30pm - 2:00pm
Food Innovation: Smart Machines, Cooking Techniques, and Food Geeks
QuestLove, Culinary Entreprenuer

BBQ Workshop
3:00pm - 3:5pm: 
Dr. Jeff Savel, Professor of Meat Science Texas A&M University

Show, Tell and Eat
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Stiles Switch BBQ and Brew


Sunday March 15, 2015 1:00pm - 6:00pm
96 Red River 96 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701

1:45pm

The Spotify House - Day One
Featuring

1:45 PM James Davis
2:45 PM Marian Hill
4:00 PM Centavrvs
4:45 PM Conrad
6:15 PM Amason
8:00 PM Stromae 

More info 


Sunday March 15, 2015 1:45pm - 9:00pm
The Spotify House 901 E. 6th Street, Austin, Texas,78702

2:00pm

Austin Taco Takedown [Costs $]
Costs $20

Austin's home cooks get serious about their taco recipes...and we eat them! Vote on the finest taco recipes in town!

More Info


Sunday March 15, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Shangri-La 1016 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702

2:00pm

#BeatsDeliciousFest
Presented by Beats Delicious and Stonehouse Villa.

The showcase is a FREE event (suggested donation of $10 per persons) that features up and coming indie bands, food and drink delights, and local artists.  Come sip delicious beverages and enjoy tasty bites whilst having your hair styled or a whilst taking a photo in the photo booth.

Featuring
Angela Perley & The Howlin' Moons
Wild Adriatic
and more

More info 

 


Sunday March 15, 2015 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Stonehouse Villa 15110 FM 150 Driftwood, Texas

2:00pm

Contryfication 2.0 (Brooklyn Brewery)

Take a break from The Internet of Things, social entrepreneurship and augmented reality for a decidedly analog afternoon with your friends at the Brooklyn Brewery.

We’re turning the Grackle’s back yard into a good old-fashioned barn party during SXSW’s Interactive session for you to unplug and recharge. Tiny Tails to You will bring their adult petting zoo for all your adorable livestock needs. Bet on the turtle races to win Brooklyn Brewery swag, listen to the down home sounds of the Lost Pines String Band & Bob Appel and enjoy an hour of beers on us at 2 PM.

There will be plenty of food trucks and surprises throughout the afternoon to keep you on your feet and away from your phone.



Sunday March 15, 2015 2:00pm - 5:00pm
The Grackle 1700 E 6th st, Austin, TX 78702

2:00pm

Dribbble Meetup
Heading to Austin for SXSW15? Come out on Sunday, March 15th to hangout, rant and rave with your fellow designers, Dropboxers and Dribbblers. Together with Dropbox and Creative Market, we're bringing you the space, the snacks, the booze and the music ... you bring the inspiration and nerdery.


Sunday March 15, 2015 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop 400 Nueces St, Austin, TX

2:00pm

ProductTank Drinks

ProductTank is a meet up for product people, by product people that runs in 30 cities across the world. We're coming together for SXSWi to bring together all of the awesome product people, for free beers, Sunday afternoon sun, and great networking.

ProductTank provides an opportunity for Product Managers working in the mobile and web industries to exchange ideas and experiences about Product Management, Business Modelling, Metrics, Usability and all the other things that get us excited. ProductTank was started in London, UK, and often features talks from guest speakers on both technical and business related topics, networking opportunities, and good old-fashioned networking over a beer or two.

With SXSW hitting Austin this week, we'll be putting on an event to allow product managers from all over the world to network, mingle, and enjoy a few drinks.



Sunday March 15, 2015 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Little Woodrow's 520 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

2:00pm

K.I.S.S. The Day Party
Hosted by Sanya Richards Ross and Aaron Ross

Featuring
Sinbad
DJ Cut Creator
DJ Phife

More info 

Sunday March 15, 2015 2:00pm - 6:00pm
LUX 602 W 6th St, Austin, TX

2:00pm

Yeast by Sweet Beast (Day Two)
Featuring
2:15pm Korperschwache
3pm Smokey Emery
3:45pm Pilgrimess
4:30pm Ghost of Electricity
5:15pm Xathax
6pm Attic Ted
6:45pm Null Hypothesis
7:30pm Wilfred Brimley’s Secret Mission 
8:15pm Ouiness
9pm SEPHHEIM 
9:45pm Grandpa Lies Again
10:30pm ST 37
11:15pm Breakdancing Ronald Reagan
12am Moonsicles  
12:45am Suspirians 
1:30am Aunts Analog and Gary Barftits Duet

More info 

Sunday March 15, 2015 2:00pm - Monday March 16, 2015 2:00am
Chain Drive 84 East Ave, Austin, Texas 78701

2:30pm

TWS Aftershock [Costs $]
Zumba® master class. Many of you have seen his amazing videos on YouTube, and we all use his innovative and fresh choreography in our classes. William Villasenor's classes have great energy, his passion for dance and specially for latin music give him a unique style that makes people enjoy the experience!


2:30pm

French Tech Club Entrepreneurs Meetup Giant
Be part of this big gathering and meet the French and US entrepreneurship scenes


Sunday March 15, 2015 2:30pm - 5:00pm
French Legation 802 San Marcos St Austin , TX 78702

3:00pm

Get Lucky (Desk.com & Tech Cocktail)

Are you feeling lucky? Start your St. Patty’s Day festivities early with Desk.com and some of the hottest startups in tech at SX. There will be awesome food, drinks, music and even a lottery for a grand prize worth $500. Don’t leave it up to luck to get in – RSVP today!



Sunday March 15, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Maggie Mae's 323 E 6th St

3:00pm

Email Cocktail Hour

Kick off interactive with the best minds in email marketing! Join the PostUp, Return Path and UnsubCentral teams for great food and even better cocktails on Sunday, March 15th from 3 - 7pm. We may even have some swag to take home! Drop by anytime for a tasty drink, snack or to see a friendly face. Hope to see you there!


 


Sunday March 15, 2015 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Peche 208 West 4th Street Austin ,TX 78701

3:00pm

Flexter App Official Launch Party

Stop by our FREE Official Launch Party brought to you by the Flexter team and 7 Fit Studio!  We'll be located on the rooftop at RIO. Join us for giveaways, drinks on the house, and an awesome time! 

Featuring
DJ HYRO

More info 



Sunday March 15, 2015 3:00pm - 11:30pm
The Rooftop at RIO 601 Rio Grande Street, Austin, Texas

3:30pm

Films for the Forest
F3 will be held at Austin's historic Marchesa Theater featuring screenings of the winning films, immediately followed by a rainforest inspired reception celebrating the winners, judges, and all of you, our rainforest supporters.
Don’t miss this one-of-kind event all in support of Rainforest Partnership's mission to protect tropical rainforests by partnering with people at global and local levels to create lasting solutions to deforestation.


4:00pm

The Story Strikes Back

Come mingle with authors, book lovers, developers, and publishers who believe in the power of story at the digital publishing startup party at SXSW.

Enjoy fried green tomatoes,  BBQ sliders, and an amazing photo booth, SnapFiesta, imported from San Francisco.

More info

Sunday March 15, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Lamberts 401 W 2nd St

4:00pm

ERA Happy Hour
Curious about accelerators? Thinking about our Summer 2015 program? Please come join us for some free beers, conversation and networking. Hosted at the SoftLayer Speakeasy, featuring the Catalyst Startup Lounge, located on the Live Music Capital’s legendary 6th Street.

4:00pm

Sprinklr Customer Experience Management

Come join some of the best and brightest from enterprise brands on the top floor of the 13th tallest building in Austin, to network in the "cloud".

You will have the opportunity to:
  • Network with your peers from enterprise brands 
  • Enjoy music from Matchmaker (local Austin band) 
  • Check out the Sprinklr Command Center on the Voice of the Customer tours
  • Hors d'oeuvres  and appetizers will be provided to all guests
  • All guests will also be provided with access to complimentary wireless internet 
  • Experience 360 degree views of Austin at sunset 

Who can attend? Guests from enterprise brands are welcome to attend and must register and be able to show their ticket at checkin.  


Sunday March 15, 2015 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Sprinklr Austin Office 515 Congress Ave Austin, TX 78701

4:00pm

Drizly Showcase
Free w/ RSVP

Featuring
4:00pm: Woman Hollerin' Creek
5:00pm: Satalights
6:00pm: Wonderbitch
7:00pm: Sour Notes
8:00pm: Gobi
9:00pm: Sorne
10:00pm: Roem Baur
11:00pm: Boom Forest


Sunday March 15, 2015 4:00pm - Monday March 16, 2015 12:00am
Gypsy Lounge 1504 E 6th St

4:00pm

Connected Life Party (Vinli)
Clear your calendar - It's going down! Vinli Connected Life Party kicks off on March 15th, and you're invited to take part in the festivities. Yellow Jacket Social Club (1704 East 5th Street) is our meeting spot for a day of fun and excitement. Come one, come all, bring a guest, and hang loose. This is going to be epic!

Sunday March 15, 2015 4:00pm - Monday March 16, 2015 11:30pm
Yellow Jacket Social Club 1704 E 5th St, Austin, TX

5:00pm

Selection Sunday Watch Party (Tripcase)

Hey SXSW folks! It’s Hannah from TripCase. On behalf of all of us at TripCase we are so excited to be hosting a Selection Sunday watch party with NBA stars Christian Laettner and Rick Barry! We hope you will join us at Scholz’s Bier Garten. Even if you’re not a huge basketball fan, it will be a fun time to sit in the bier garten and enjoy an ice cold brewski.

Here’s what you need to know to attend:
1. Bring a friend
2. Show us TripCase on your phone
3. Grab a beer
4. Get your picture taken with Rick Barry and Christian Laettner
5. Watch Selection Sunday

We can’t wait to see you then!



5:00pm

The Latest SXSW Communication Trends (The Oslo Lounge)

SXSW Interactive is a cornucopia of inspiration and lessons to be learned within cutting-edge technologies and digital creativity. Welcome to an informal meetup where we will be discussing: what are the main communication trends that Norway will be talking about the next year? What will you bring back home? What will effect your work beyond just talking? Come to share your thoughts, and listen to what other Norwegian marketers, journalists, communications specialists and the like think.

The paneltalk will be in Norwegian. 

Program:
5:00pm - 5:30pm Refreshments & mingle
5:30pm - 6:30pm  Paneltalk
6:30pm - 7:00pm Refreshments & mingle

Moderator: Christian Kamhaug, Digital Manager, Gambit HK Strategies

Panel: Sesilie U. Halland (Netlife Research), Tormod Sandstø (Head of Press & Social Media, Scandinavian Airlines), 2 more panelists TBA

About The Oslo Lounge

The Oslo Lounge is a pop-up co-working and event space, where people from the most innovative companies in the world meet to discuss and highlight businesses from the Oslo region. This time at SXSW 2015, on 607 Trinity Street (Upstairs on Trinity and Vinyl), just a few blocks away from the SXSW buzz. Take a break from the busy conference, catch up on e-mails and facilitate b2b meetings. We have reserved tables for meetings and of course free WiFi. Curious about what’s stirring in the North? Every afternoon we welcome you to join us for The Oslo Lounge events. The Oslo Lounge is open to everyone and managed by Oslo Business Region, in collaboration with local and international partners. We combine international profiling, place positioning and information with startup support services, talent and investment recruiting and regional business development.


Sunday March 15, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Upstairs on Trinity 607 Trinity Street, Austin, TX 78701

5:00pm

Connected BBQ (Vinli)
Take a break from all the madness at SXSW Interactive and chill out with Vinli & friends. The Connected BBQ is an unique opportunity during SXSW Interactive to connect with entrepreneurs, engineers and thought leaders working in connected devices – home, car and wearables.  It will be a party for the ages, so join us to enjoy the finest Texas BBQ, kombucha cocktails, live music from Auroravore, and a special art installation. 

Sunday March 15, 2015 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Cenote 1010 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702

5:00pm

Designer Happy Hour (Foundation Capital)

To register contact Melissa Costello, mcostello@foundationcap.com


Designer Fund and Foundation Capital
 are bringing you all that is eclectic east Austin at this Happy Hour. The best of

hi-lo culture, food, drink, and art will be on hand as you network with Designer luminaries from the panel 'Artience: Art + Science in the World of Design' 

Featuring food from Chef Paul Qui - Top Chef Season 9 winner and Mezcal cocktails from Mezcal Vego (as seen in the Wall Street Journal)


Schedule
5:00pm: Come on over!
6:30pm: Backyard Q&A with Designer Fund and Artience Panelists
8:00pm: Time to say, well...goodbye.


More Info 


Sunday March 15, 2015 5:00pm - 8:00pm
1102 E 2nd St 1102 E 2nd St, Austin, TX

5:00pm

Best Of Austin - Day Three
Free w/ RSVP

Featuring
Roger Sellers
Verisimilitude
Wonderbitch
Shmu
Modal
+ More!

Sunday March 15, 2015 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Lucky Lounge 209 W 5th St

5:00pm

Texas Film Fiesta
Lupe Valdez of Anteros Films and LA based film producer, Mike Benavides with Oddly Nimble Films invite you to the 2nd Annual Texas Film Fiesta.

More info


Sunday March 15, 2015 5:00pm - 10:30pm
Buckshot 422 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

5:00pm

Tech Cocktail's Startup Celebration

Tech Cocktail is a celebration of startups, community, and technology, and nowhere is this party bigger than at SXSW. For the last five years, we’ve mixed together the nation’s brightest startups in a venue jam packed with technology enthusiasts, and served over cocktails.  Tech Cocktail’s 2015 Startup Celebration promises to be our best event yet.

Showcasing Startups – Join us as we showcase ~20 of the hottest startups across the world while enjoying a night of great conversation, giveaways, and of course cocktails.  Past showcased startups at our events have gotten great feedback, been funded on the spot, met new employees, investors, and some have even be acquired. Some of our SXSW showcased startup alumni include FitOrbit, Foodspotting, Khush, Mobile Roadie, Personal, Storify, Udemy, Tango, SaneBox, Sawbuck, Sifteo, Sonar, Sphero, Stitch Labs, Votizen, and many more.

Are you a Startup? Apply here!


Sunday March 15, 2015 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Maggie Mae's 323 E 6th St

5:00pm

Dress Code

Free, No RSVP

Outside Stage
5:30pm: Nullsleep
6:45pm: Octopus Project
8:00pm: Mobb Deep
9:30pm: Dan Deacon

Inside Stage
6:00pm: Steve Gunn
7:30pm: Fat Tony
9:00pm: Cymbals Eat Guitars
10:30pm: Iceage
12:00pm: Destruction Unit

More info 

 


Sunday March 15, 2015 5:00pm - Monday March 16, 2015 2:00am
The Mohawk 912 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701

6:00pm

Southern Dish Web Series Premiere

Join series creator, Meredith Riley Stewart, for a big ol' party to kick off our show. As our tagline says, we're "serving up a rye perspective on the gritty city" and you're invited!

 The event is not to be missed! Stand-up comics, sexy pole dance entertainment AND a screening of ALL FOUR EPISODES of Southern Dish!

Plus live music following the screening!



Sunday March 15, 2015 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Spider House Cafe Chapel 2906 Fruth St, Austin, TX 78705

6:00pm

Design & Tech Beer Tasting
Join your fellow designers and geeks at South By Southwest for an epic beer tasting. Hosted at Idean's beautiful studio in the heart of Austin, this event will bring together tech, design, and good taste. Grab a ticket and stop by - they are sure to go quickly.


Sunday March 15, 2015 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Idean Studio 713 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

6:00pm

FARxFAROUT
Free, No RSVP required

It’s that time of year again at Far Out for our yearly show! There will be beer, music and good times to be had by a slew of bands. 

Featuring
7:00pm: The Stacks
8:30pm: Mama K & The Shades
10:00pm: Continental Drift
11:30pm:  Holiday Mountain


Sunday March 15, 2015 6:00pm - Monday March 16, 2015 1:00am
Far Out Home Fittings 2301 S Congress Ave Unit 7, Austin, TX 78704

6:00pm

HavasWWSXSW- Day Three
Clear your calendar - It's going down! HavasWWSXSW kicks off on March 13th, and you're invited to take part in the festivities. Easy Tiger (709 East 6th Street) is our meeting spot for a day of fun and excitement. Come one, come all, bring a guest, and hang loose. This is going to be epic! 

Sunday March 15, 2015 6:00pm - Monday March 16, 2015 1:00am
Easy Tiger 709 E 6th St Austin, TX 78701

7:00pm

Netflix Rooftop Party

The SXSW party continues with the Netflix Design Team at the 
Lanai Rooftop Lounge. Join us for a great evening of food, drink, 
music and conversation.


Plus, a special guest from Orange Is the New Black!



Sunday March 15, 2015 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Lanai 422 Congress Ave, Ste C

7:00pm

Beats x Bourbon
Presented by Sharethrough

Featuring
7:30 PM Twin Shadow (DJ set)
9:45 PM Black Pistol Fire


Sunday March 15, 2015 7:00pm - Monday March 16, 2015 12:00am
Blackheart 86 Rainey St

7:00pm

Rdio Party
Featuring
Heartless Bastards
King Tuff
San Fermin
Bop English
Twilight Sad
Quiet Company 


Sunday March 15, 2015 7:00pm - Monday March 16, 2015 2:00am
Fair Market 1100 E 5th St

8:00pm

Fray Cafe 15
Free, No badge required

Five minutes. One live microphone. Your stories. Every year since 2000, attendees of SXSWi and the citizens of Austin have gathered to tell true stories. This year, the legendary evening of true personal storytelling returns on a (hopefully) warm, spring Sunday night downtown. 

The only ground rules: your story must be true, it must be about you, and it can’t be a plug for anything. We get to as many as we can before 10 PM. Past tales have included: Marriage proposals, admissions of guilt, crimes committed, faces fallen flat upon and great triumphs of will. The whole of human experience.

More Info


Sunday March 15, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Red Eyed Fly 715 Red River St

8:00pm

Hubble Space Telescope's 25th Anniversary (IMAX + NASA)
Join IMAX and NASA to celebrate the Hubble space telescope’s 25th anniversary at SXSW with a FREE screening of the IMAX documentary Hubble 3D followed by a panel Q&A featuring Astronaut John Grunsfeld and NASA astrophysicists.

Event is open to the public. Seating is first-come, first-served.

8:00pm

Austin Overload Festival - Day Three

Presented by Spinners ATX and L Rock Entertainment

Featuring
8:00 PM Mike McCarthy
9:00 PM Buggaboo
10:00 PM The Shift
11:00 PM Time & Energy

More info
 


Sunday March 15, 2015 8:00pm - Monday March 16, 2015 12:00am
Spinners Live 14106 N IH 35 Austin, Texas 78728

8:00pm

Sixth and Congress (Capital One) - Day Three
Free w/ RSVP

Capital One is at 6th and Congress throughout SXSW Interactive. Capital One will be hosting acoustic sets from some of the most exciting artists at this year’s festival. Limited quantity of special edition posters signed by New Orleans' own Lionel Milton & Dallas local Nick Quintero to the first 100 guests!

Featuring
8:00pm: DJ Manny
9:00pm: Ruby Jane
10:00pm: Ume
11:00pm: Charles Bradley And His Extraordinaries


Sunday March 15, 2015 8:00pm - Monday March 16, 2015 12:00am
6th & Congress 6th & Congress, Austin, TX

8:00pm

Hamburg Bavaria Mash-Up Party (Oktoberfest@Reeperbahn)
Badge-holders only

Germany’s North (Hamburg) and South (Bavaria) are teaming up for a mash-up party. Feat. Bavarian band “Kofelgschroa” and the FC St. Pauli vs. FC Bayern Munich Foosball tournament. It’s gonna be a (beer) blast! 


Sunday March 15, 2015 8:00pm - Monday March 16, 2015 2:00am
German Haus at Lucille 77 Rainey Street, Austin, TX

8:30pm

Crowdtap People Powered Party

Join us on Sunday, March 15 at V Nightclub in Austin for the first-ever People-Powered Party at SXSW, where YOU – our people – power the lighting, the music, the decor and more at Crowdtap’s fifth annual SXSW blowout.

What to expect:
- A private concert featuring MTV Artists to Watch MisterWives & acclaimed mashup duo The White Panda, with DJ Hesta Prynn & Chargaux
- Sound-activated wristbands, live polls, a GIF booth & more
- An even better time than last year


This event is invite online & invitations are non-transferable. If you received an invitation, please register via the "Invite Only" selection. If you did not receive an invitation, please register via the "Wait List" selection to request an invite - we will do our best to accommodate you. We will send out an email confirmation to all those on the final RSVP list by March 6th.



Sunday March 15, 2015 8:30pm - Monday March 16, 2015 2:00am
V Nightclub 409 Colorado St, Austin, TX 78701

9:00pm

Burger City Rock n Roll Kickoff
Featuring
The Bad Lovers
Bad Vibes (Oakland)
Pleasers
Big Tits (Oakland)
Loteria
Burger City DJs

Free pool; $1 High Life. 


9:00pm

Foosball Tournament (Oktoberfest@Reeperbahn)
Badge-holders only

Foosball = Fussball, so no question FC Bayern Munich (Bavaria) and FC St. Pauli (Hamburg) would host a foosball tournament at SXSW. Win awesome prizes!

More Info 

Sunday March 15, 2015 9:00pm - 11:00pm
German Haus at Lucille 77 Rainey Street, Austin, TX

9:00pm

Marketo's Engage the Rage Party

Do you know how you’re spending Sunday night during SXSW? At the Marketo Engage Rage Party, of course! Come join the fun and mingle with over 1,000 fellow marketers. There will be tasty treats, plenty of drinks, a photo booth, live music, and so much more. Make sure you’re on the list by RSVPing today! 



Sunday March 15, 2015 9:00pm - Monday March 16, 2015 1:00am
The Vulcan Gas Company 418 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

9:00pm

Mashable's MashBash
We're back at SXSW. Emoji obsessions, selfie sticks galore and much more will fill the Mashable House as we celebrate all things that broke the internet this past year.

More details soon!

Sunday March 15, 2015 9:00pm - Monday March 16, 2015 2:00am
The Rattle Inn 610 Nueces St, Austin, TX 78701

9:30pm

Set/Re-Set Improv Standup [Costs $]
Comedians do sets of jokes suited for a traditional comedy club. Then, with a little help from the audience and hosts, they'll re-tell their best jokes with an absurd twist.


Sunday March 15, 2015 9:30pm - 10:30pm
The New Movement Downtown 616 Lavaca, Austin, TX 78701

10:00pm

Fullscreen: Fox Spy Screening After Party
Free w/ RSVP

Fullscreen invites you to the SX-"Spy" experience as we
celebrate the premiere of Fox's new movie with top-secret celebrity guests, filmmakers 
and special guest DJ, Questlove.


Sunday March 15, 2015 10:00pm - Monday March 16, 2015 2:00am
The Fullscreen Space @ The Market 139 Colorado St, Austin TX

10:00pm

Off The Grid: A Party Without Phones

Free w/ RSVP

Remember life before everything came through a glowing screen? What if we weren't always feeling FOMO, weren't always taking selfies, weren't always distracted by some other thing in our feed?

What if instead we were just present, here and now? What if we checked our phones at the door, hung out with incredible people, listened to great music, danced our faces off, and had a wonderful time being actual humans together? Well... we're doing just that, and you're invited.

Join us Sunday night at the festival for one of the most unique experiences you will ever have. No distractions, no outside world, no digital interference. Get ready.

Featuring
Me2Me2
Great Cesar
& Hohme 



Sunday March 15, 2015 10:00pm - Monday March 16, 2015 2:00am
Old School Bar & Grill 401 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

10:00pm

Peligrosa Unofficial - Day One
LIneup TBD

More info 


Sunday March 15, 2015 10:00pm - Monday March 16, 2015 2:00am
Volstead Lounge 1500 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702

10:00pm

The House of Bitcoin Nighttime Party

The teams from The North American Bitcoin Conference and yBitcoin Magazine are coming together to create a unique event in the world of Bitcoin. We are taking over the building of “Max’s Wine Dive” in Austin, Texas in the middle of South by Southwest and transforming it into the “House of Bitcoin”.

The aim of the house is to showcase cryto-currency to the tech industry and public at large at one of the single biggest events of its kind in the US. South by Southwest (SXSW) is a set of film, interactive, and music festivals and conferences that take place early each year in mid-March in Austin, Texas, United States. It began in 1987, and has continued to grow in both scope and size every year.

In 2014, the conference lasted for 10 days with SXSW Interactive attracting 72,000 people.

We’ll be running a series of talks from premier industry speakers and exhibiting some of the biggest and brightest names in the industry.



Sunday March 15, 2015 10:00pm - Monday March 16, 2015 2:00am
MAX's Wine Dive Austin - The Underground 207 San Jacinto Boulevard, Austin, TX 78701
 
Monday, March 16
 

TBA

GeistSXSW - Day Four

Come one, come all, bring a guest, and hang loose. This is going to be epic!

More info


TBA

South by South Wonderful

Featuring
Action Bronson
Curre$y
Meyhem Lauren
Heems
Granda Puba
Canibal Oh
Charlie Red
Da$h & Retch
Chavis Chandler

More info

Monday March 16, 2015 TBA
Historic Scoot Inn 1308 E 4th St, Austin, TX

TBA

SXSwFuel

Join Rocket Fuel's SXSW concert party at an amazing new venue in the heart of downtown Austin. We'll have complimentary cocktails, Austin's finest food trucks, balcony views of the 6th street action, and more!

Featuring
The New Pornographers
Misterwives
Real Estate 

More info 


9:00am

Marketo's Engagement Lounge
Who says you can’t celebrate St. Patrick’s Day a day early? Join Marketo at our Engagement lounge for an Irish Brunch hosted with Mashable! While enjoying your brunch, hear from a panel of CMOs and ask them all of your marketing questions. In the afternoon, hear from Marketo’s Dayna Rothman on how to create the very best content for your company. 


Monday March 16, 2015 9:00am - 2:30pm
The Vulcan Gas Company 418 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

9:00am

Visa's Everywhere Lounge - Day Three
RSVP for craft coffees and microbrews in this chill lounge atmosphere.

More info 

Monday March 16, 2015 9:00am - 4:00pm
Visa's Everywhere Lounge 500 San Marcos St., Austin, Texas

9:00am

Spredfast Social Suite - Day Four

This is not a public event - you must have a Spredfast invitation to attend. 

Come take a break from SXSW to relax and recharge at the Social Suite hosted by Spredfast. By registering, you will have access to our wi-fi enabled lounge, food and drinks, shuttle service to the Convention Center, networking with other SXSW attendees and the Spredfast team, and product demos.

  • Shuttle Service: Skip the crowds. Get to the Austin Convention Center directly from Social Suite, 9a-6p daily.
  • Wi-Fi enabled lounge: Wi-Fi? Check. Chargers for every device imaginable? Check. Peace and quiet or atmosphere and excitement? Check and check.
  • Free food & drinks: Expect breakfast tacos, weekend brunch with a stacked bloody mary bar, and daily happy hours.
  • Swag Bags: Stock up on SXSW survival essentials.
  • VIP Access to the Party: This is your ticket in to The Social Stage, presented by Spredfast. We’re taking over the Moody Theatre on March 15 and we want you there with us.
  • Product Demos: See what’s next with personalized demos from Spredfast Product Experts.
  • Networking: Connect with other SXSW attendees & the Spredfast Team.


Monday March 16, 2015 9:00am - 6:00pm
TBA

9:00am

Birds By Barbershop Fest
This year we are excited to announce nine days of fun, taking place during the annual South by Southwest interactive, film and music festival. Open daily, attendees can enjoy complimentary Shiner beer, play classic arcade games and enjoy works by artists Gerardo Arellano (Austin, TX) and Ellen Rutt (Detroit, MI). We will also be livestreaming performances from the Fader Fort during the music portion of the festival, so you won't miss out on any of the action. RSVPers will receive a $10 credit towards any haircut for the duration of the event. 

Monday March 16, 2015 9:00am - 9:00pm
Birds Barbershop 1107 East 6th Street Austin, Texas 78702

9:30am

The Spotify House - Day Two
Featuring
9:30 AM Soul Cycle x Spotify ft. Ryan Hemsworth
12:00 PM MLKMN and El Dusty
1:00 PM Speedy Ortiz
2:15 PM Buraka Som Sistema
3:15 PM The Vaccines
5:00 PM Run the Jewels 

More info 


Monday March 16, 2015 9:30am - 6:00pm
The Spotify House 901 E. 6th Street, Austin, Texas,78702

10:00am

ATX Food Crawl

Join us for the 3rd Annual ATX Food Crawl, the largest food crawl at SXSW. We've curated the ultimate list of the best bites in downtown Austin that we know you and your belly will love.

 The food crawl will be photo scavenger hunt style. RSVP to receive the secret food map and discover the best restaurants and food trucks to dine like the locals. Tag your Instagram/Twitter photos with the hashtag #ATXfoodcrawl and restaurants’ handle to qualify to enter prizes.

Prizes
→ Austin Food & Wine Festival (2 weekend passes)
→ 4 pints of Jeni’s Ice Cream
→ Top Golf gift cards
→ Gift cards from Chi'Lantro BBQ, Peached Tortilla, Coolhaus & more!

More Info



Monday March 16, 2015 10:00am - 10:00pm
Downtown Austin, TX

10:00am

Victory For The Internet (Fight For The Future)
Kickoff your SXSW week on Monday March 16 by celebrating the recent victory for net neutrality w/ your wildest and weirdest best-friends-to-be from all over the US !

The Internet just rose up and kicked Comcast's butt in the name of free speech and expression. Let's party! Check out https://battleforthenet.com/to fight for that right.


Featuring
12:00pm: Booty & The Browns
12:30pm: Violent Squid
1:00pm: Smoking White
1:30pm: The Oblio's
2:00pm: Unicorn Domination
2:30pm: Lindy Vision
3:00pm: Thismachinekillszombies
3:30pm: Polyan & the Johnson Sisters
4:00pm: GYMSHORTS
4:30pm: Dream Panther
5:00pm: Guy Blakeslee
6:00pm: Wormhole Records Hour w/ Two Moons, Gus Camaraza, Belly Belt, Bonehead, Period BOMB, Rap Girl and Snow Wite
8:30pm: Pictureplane
9:30pm: Houndstoothends
10:00pm: Plastic Pinks (TBA After Party)

More Info 


11:00am

Funny Or Die Hideout - Day Two
Invite Only

Featuring
12:00pm: Hideout Hangout with music by DJ R-Rated
1:00pm: The Crabfest with Ryan Sickler & Jay Larson
3:30pm: Seven Minutes in Purgatory with Ian Abramson
5:00pm: Hideout Happy Hour
8:00pm: That Show with Tig Notaro & Hannibal Buress
10:00pm:  Funny Or Die After-Party with Run The Jewels


Monday March 16, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
The Belmont 305 W 6th St

11:00am

Dancing on the Ceiling! Women Leading and Mentoring in Media and Tech

Requires RSVP by invite or by request to lana@blastpr.com


Featuring: 
Dstillery, Chief Data Scientist, Claudia Perlich, GSD&M President Marianne Malina, Leslie Wingo, President/CEO, Sanders Wingo,  IBM  'Health Insights' VP Marketing, Gina Sandon, Taylor Barnett, University of Texas at Austin Computer Science senior, lead organizer of HackTX and part-time Full Stack Developer at RealMassive

Introductions: Peter Krainik, The CMO Club, Lana McGilvray, Blast Public Relations and Nancy Galanty, Women Advancing

Moderator:  Rebecca McInroy, Senior Producer, KUT.org 

Hear from five of the most inspirational women in media and technology. These women didn't just break through the ceiling, they are dancing on it! 



11:00am

11:00am

Idea House- Day Three
We’ll be at SXSW making connections to help Detroit accelerate its drive to a high-tech future. It’s all taking place at our Idea House, where we’ve planned a four-day series of events aimed at identifying the city’s biggest opportunities, brainstorming ideas to conquer its needs, and pitching innovations to Detroit-based investors and other funding sources, who’ve promised to back select ideas with as much as $100,000.

Monday March 16, 2015 11:00am - 7:00pm
Idea House 1917 E. 10th St. Austin, Texas 78702

11:00am

Life Below Zero Escape the Cold Experience (National Geographic)- Day Three
Think you’ve got what it takes to survive Life Below Zero? Join the National Geographic Channel to test your ingenuity and race against the clock in an effort to “Escape the Cold”. Inspired by the top-performing Nat Geo series, Life Below Zero, this event will offer (3) arctic tents that groups of players are challenged to step inside, connect clues, complete challenges and solve puzzles in an effort to escape the cold conditions you’ll experience inside.  In addition to participating in the chilly arctic tent games, the “Escape the Cold” experience at SXSW will feature a bar, serving complimentary cocktails, as well as a lounge area and DJ to keep up the frosty fun.  A photo experience will round out the event and let you take frigid pics to share with friends, family and the social stratosphere - directly from the National Geographic “Escape the Cold” experience at SXSW 2015.  A new season of Life Below Zero premieres April 9 at 9/8C .

Monday March 16, 2015 11:00am - 7:00pm
National Geographic Tents 307 E 2nd St Austin, TX 78701

12:00pm

Start-Up Weisswurst Breakfast
If you have a look at your bucket list, you’ll probably find a visit of the “Oktoberfest Munich”. In fact this busy funfair is far away from what we call “Münchener Gemütlichkeit” (Munich’s Comfort). To give you a deeper understanding of this magic source that powers people at our Start-Ups we are going to teach you five different ways how to eat Weisswurst in Bavaria, provide free Bavarian Weissbier and finest handcrafted Bavarian Music by Kofelgschroa and invited some innovative Bavarian Start-Ups presenting their products and services. To demonstrate your opportunities in Germany we’ve invited a New Yorker who moved to Munich after living in California for 6 years and have a presentation “Gateway to Europe - Entering Germany as a Technology Startup”.

Speakers:
- Florian Bergmann and Franz Glatz, WERK1
- Carsten Rudolph, BayStartUp
- Tim Schumann, TechFounders
- Hiram Bingham, Voycer AG


Monday March 16, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm
German Haus at Lucille 77 Rainey Street, Austin, TX

12:00pm

Alphabet Records Pizza Party
Featuring
Elijah Ford & The Bloom
Jonas Wilson
Money Chicha
Mrs. Class
AMA

Free Pizza! 


Monday March 16, 2015 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Stay Gold 1910 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702

12:00pm

The Uprising Creative
Free w/ RSVP

Come get weird with us at the Media Temple Open House 


Monday March 16, 2015 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Rattle Inn 610 Nueces St

12:00pm

SoftLayer Speakeasy - Day Two

Going to SX? Softlayer has the place for you to relax, recharge (you and your devices), and maybe even get a little work done while you’re in Austin.

Be a guest at the SoftLayer Speakeasy, featuring the Catalyst Startup Lounge, located on the Live Music Capital’s legendary 6th Street.

Complimentary amenities include:
+ Coffee, tea, soft drinks, beer, and spirits
+ WiFi, printing, and fax
+ Live music starting at 7pm

At the Speakeasy you’ll cross paths with entrepreneurs, investors, developers, creative types and industry experts.

Find more free drinks on @southbyfreenoms



Monday March 16, 2015 12:00pm - 10:00pm
501 E 6th St (Second Floor) 501 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

12:00pm

All The Friends Ball
Garage Stage 

12pm Mother Falcon
1pm Wild Adriatic
2pm  Magna Carda
3pm  Leopold and His Fiction
4pm  Gina Chavez 
5pm Walker Lukens Music
6pm SIP SIP
7pm  RIDERS AGAINST the STORM (RAS)
8pm  T Bird & the Breaks
9pm  East Cameron Folkcore
10pm Whiskey Shivers
11pm  MARMALAKES

Patio Stage

12:20pm- Lomelda
1:20pm- Big Bill
2:20pm- Les RAV
3:20pm- CAPYAC
4:20pm- Harm
5:20pm-  TAFT
6:20pm- Sain Tanveer Brothers / Khumariyaan
7:20pm- MAJOR MAJOR MAJOR
8:20pm- Boyfriend 
9:20pm- Alex Napping
10:20pm- SubKulture Patriots
11:20pm- MCG

Control Room Stage 

12:40pm-  Dacoit
1:40pm-  Vio/Mire
2:40pm-  Starlings, TN
3:40pm-  Cross Record
4:40pm- Sometimes a Legend
5:40pm- Mai Dhai
6:40pm-  Hello Wheels
7:40pm-  Scott Zuniga
8:40pm- Elizabeth McQueen
9:40pm-  The Family Crest
10:40pm- And The Kids
11:40pm- Mother Falcon
12:40am- Golden Dawn Arkestra


Monday March 16, 2015 12:00pm - Tuesday March 17, 2015 2:00am
Empire Control Room 606 E 7th St

1:00pm

GE's BBQ Research Center - Day Three
Free w/ RSVP

Open House
1:00pm - 06:00pm
GE's Super Smoker
Brain on BBQ
BBQ Inspired Ice Cream by Spun Ice Cream

The Science of Better BBQ sauce by Josh Bousel of Serious Eats
BBQ Research Interactive Gallery

The Science of BBQ Daily Conversations
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Can Science and Data Influence the Future Taste of BBQ?
Aaron Franklin, Franklin BBQ
Lynn DeRose, General Electric Scientist
Daniel Vaughn, BBQ Editor at Texas Monthly Magazine
Evan LeRoy, Freedmen's

Show, Tell and Eat
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Louie Mueller Barbecue


Monday March 16, 2015 1:00pm - 6:00pm
96 Red River 96 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701

2:00pm

Celebrate Spring
Come kick off your spring the right way with the ivivva team at Patricia's Table. We will be hosting a Dreams and Goals event in the garden and with a cooking class where you'll learn how to make delicious (and nutritious!) snacks. Come out, bring your bestie, and celebrate spring with us! Spaces are limited so RSVP today! (Best if participants are between ages 10-14)


Monday March 16, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Patricia's Table 1510 W 35TH STREET AUSTIN, TX 78731

2:00pm

GAN Accelerator & Startup Matchmaking
Are you a startup looking for the perfect accelerator program to join? Let the Global Accelerator Network match you up! Our member accelerator programs will be available to share more information about their programs and ready to meet any interested startups! Don't miss your opportunity to grow your business!


Monday March 16, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Speakeasy 412 Congress Ave

2:00pm

T For Texas
T For Texas is a free Interactive event that showcases Texas music and fashion. The event kicks off at 2pm with a classic country DJ set by Vinyl Ranch (with guest Cale Tyson), full pop-up shop featuring Vinyl Ranch apparel and complimentary beverages by Lone Star Beer and Deep Eddy Vodka.


2:00pm

Quinquennial Freaks Meet Folks Fest
Free w/ RSVP

Every five years the FREAKS MEET FOLKS PARTY celebrates impressive talent in experimental and folk driven music and genres. This year the 3 stages, all day & night party, is STACKED with talent to kick off our Spring Break, including special stand up comedy by ATX Comedy Hour and art installations by ISTHISART Collective! Don't miss this rare event. You will have to wait another five years to see FREAKS MEET FOLKS again!

Cafe Main Stage
2:05pm: NGHT HCKLRS 
2:55pm: Homeshake
3:45pm: Saint Clair 
4:35pm: Karla Manzur / Nightblooms
5:25pm: my education 
6:15pm: The Deer 
7:05pm: Sweet Spirit 
7:55pm: Zettajoule 
8:45pm: Gold Beach 
9:35pm: Tinnarose
10:25pm: Water Liars
11:15pm: Boyfrndz

Chapel Tent Stage
2:20pm: Monk Parker 
3:05pm: Violinda Lola 
3:55pm: Animals In Human Attire
4:45pm: Wildfires
5:35pm: Whit 
6:30pm: Captiva 
7:20pm: Juan Wauters 
8:15pm: The Gents 
9:05pm: Bring Your Ray Gun 
9:55pm: Shmu 
10:45pm: Hikes

Ballroom Stage
2:35pm: Tahoma
3:25pm: modern medicine
4:15pm: Meatbodies
5:05pm: Far Far Future
5:55pm: Cleanup
6:30pm: ATX Comedy Hour with Mac Blake, Brian Gaar, Avery Moore, and more! 
8:25pm: The Big Fist
9:15pm: We Are The Willows
10:05pm: Calliope Musicals 
10:55pm: GGOOLLDD
11:45pm: Corduroi
12:25pm: Holiday Mountain
1:15pm: BUHU


Monday March 16, 2015 2:00pm - Tuesday March 17, 2015 2:00am
Spider House Cafe 2980 Fruth St, Austin, TX 78705

2:00pm

3:00pm

Think Big. Invest Small.

3:00 PM: FREE Tacos and Kimchi Fries from Chi'Lantro and Hops & Grain lager, ale, porter, and IPA beer

3:30 PM: Think Big. Invest Small: The Future of Investing in Small Business w/Mike Maples, Jr. & Josh Hare

4:15 PM: Brewery Tour One

4:30 PM: Brewery Tour Two

More info


3:00pm

Try Swedish Party
Free w/ RSVP, Badges & Wristbands have priority.

Under the umbrella ‘Try Swedish @SXSW’ Swedish creatives, digitizers, geeks, musicians, start-ups, and what not, will gather at SXSW 2015 to inspire and be inspired. Our main objective is to create relationships, find friends and new business opportunities. Try Swedish @ SXSW will feature Swedish music, film, creativity, innovation, food, and lots of that nice Swedish hospitality throughout SXSW 2015.

Featuring
Beldina
Ninsun Poli
Amason
Roshambo
Sofia Talvik 
The Magnettes  


Monday March 16, 2015 3:00pm - 8:00pm
Threadgill's 301 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704

3:25pm

Sonic Vault Showcase
Free, no badge required

Join SONiC VAULT AUSTiN for our highly unofficial annual pre-party. Enjoy reasonably priced drinks and this premium selection of live music goodness.

Featuring
Tinnarose
Eric Tessmer Band
The Deer
Mayeux and Broussard 


Monday March 16, 2015 3:25pm - 8:00pm
Carousel Lounge 1110 E 52nd St, Austin, TX

3:30pm

Bruise Cruise Boat Party - Boat One [Costs $]
Featuring
Destruction Unit
OBN III’s
Bitchin Bajas

More Info 


Monday March 16, 2015 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Lady Bird Lake 208 Barton Springs Rd Austin, TX

3:30pm

Manic Monday (The Onion + AV Club)
Free w/ RSVP

Inside Stage
6:30pm: Son Lux
8:00pm: East India Youth
9:00pm: Wooden Wisdom: Elijah Wood & Zach Cowie

Outside Stage
4:00pm: The Inventors
5:00pm: Real Estate
6:15pm: Hippo Campus
7:15pm: Hamilton Leithauser
8:15pm: Cymbals Eat Guitars
10:00pm: METZ
11:15pm:  Courtney Barnett

Monday March 16, 2015 3:30pm - Tuesday March 17, 2015 12:00am
Red 7 611 E 7th St

4:00pm

Intro to Austin Accelerators (Capital Factory) [Costs $]

Are you an entrepreneur starting a new company? Recently moved your company to Austin? Come hear an overview from an experienced entrepreneur and angel investor and get a chance to introduce yourself and ask questions.

Agenda
4:00pm: Tour of Capital Factory
4:30pm: Presentation by Joshua Baer
5:15pm: Ask Me Anything
6:00pm: Wrapup

More info 



Monday March 16, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, #1601, Austin, TX 78701

4:00pm

Moeller Mondays Happy Hour Show
Free, No RSVP


Featuring
4:00pm: Hamilton Leithauser & Paul Maroon (The Walkmen)
5:00pm: Liza Anne
6:00pm: Mike & The Moonpies
+ Suprise Guests!

More Info 


Monday March 16, 2015 4:00pm - 7:00pm
The White Horse 500 Comal Street, Austin, Texas, 78702

4:00pm

The Brain Bar

Free w/ RSVP

The Brain Bar is an event exclusively for our industry to connect, hang out, and tap into the knowledge of some of the industry's most successful experts.

Come join us on the poolside terrace of the W hotel in Austin for cocktails, conversations and access to our industry’s most brilliant minds.


Note: The Brain Bar is for top industry professionals retail, fashion, luxury, beauty and technology.



Monday March 16, 2015 4:00pm - 8:00pm
W Hotel 200 Lavaca St, Austin, TX

4:00pm

Aether Live on Rainey
Free w/ RSVP

Featuring
Portugal
The Man
Son Lux
Alberta Cross
Cathedrals
Kaleo
Bully 


Monday March 16, 2015 4:00pm - Tuesday March 17, 2015 12:00am
Icenhauer's 83 Rainey St

4:00pm

Heavy Metal Cage Match (American Icon) [Costs $]
$12 Entry

Featuring
4:30pm: Green Beard
5:15pm: Edler
6:00pm: The Shrine
7:00pm: Duel
9:00pm: From Beyond
10:00pm: Clowns
11:00pm: White Mystery
12:00pm: Eagle Claw
1:00am:  American Sharks

More Info


Monday March 16, 2015 4:00pm - Tuesday March 17, 2015 2:00am
Beerland 711 1/2 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701

5:00pm

Nordic MashUP Pitching Contest (The Oslo Lounge)

MashUP Norway in collaboration with SCALit, Danish Sound, Lydens Hus, City of Copenhagen and Oslo Business Region invites you to a music tech pitching battle between the Nordic countries.

Music Tech Pitching contest: Pitch your idea in front of a jury and audience of potential partners, investors and experts. Registration opens up soon.

Panel talk: How to fail in the US? Learn from the very best on how to learn from your (or others) mistakes. Short stories from selected startups and companies who have made it, despite and because of a failure or two.

 

About The Oslo Lounge

The Oslo Lounge is a pop-up co-working and event space, where people from the most innovative companies in the world meet to discuss and highlight businesses from the Oslo region. This time at SXSW 2015, on 607 Trinity Street (Upstairs on Trinity and Vinyl), just a few blocks away from the SXSW buzz. Take a break from the busy conference, catch up on e-mails and facilitate b2b meetings. We have reserved tables for meetings and of course free WiFi. Curious about what’s stirring in the North? Every afternoon we welcome you to join us for The Oslo Lounge events. The Oslo Lounge is open to everyone and managed by Oslo Business Region, in collaboration with local and international partners. We combine international profiling, place positioning and information with startup support services, talent and investment recruiting and regional business development.


Monday March 16, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Upstairs on Trinity 607 Trinity Street, Austin, TX 78701

5:00pm

Podcasting Happy Hour (The Texas Tribune)
Free w/ RSVP

Join Knight Foundation, The Texas Tribune and Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting for drinks, hors d'oeuvres and a look at our latest podcasting collaboration. We'll announce a new investigative news partnership for public radio and podcasting.


Monday March 16, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
The North Door 502 Brushy St

5:00pm

Banger's Showcsae
Featuring
5:00 PM Carson McHone
6:30 PM TBD
8:00 PM Soul Supporters
 
More info 

5:00pm

Best Of Austin - Day Four
Free w/ RSVP

Featuring
Lonely Horse
Mobius and The Ironhide
Violinda
Travel By Stars
Hilary Kuhlmey
Sorne
+ More!

Monday March 16, 2015 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Lucky Lounge 209 W 5th St

5:00pm

Rock Out with Resolution
After a day of exciting sessions, panels and roundtables, join Resolution at our Happy Hour to kick back, meet other community members and enjoy the SXSW experience to the fullest.

More info


Monday March 16, 2015 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Cheers Shot Bar 416 E. 6th Street, Austin, Texas

5:00pm

Applauze Party
Free w/ RSVP

Featuring
The Vaccines
Family Of The Year
Marian Hill
Ex Cops
Lany
Magic Giant 


Monday March 16, 2015 5:00pm - Tuesday March 17, 2015 12:00am
Historic Scoot Inn 1308 E 4th St, Austin, TX

5:00pm

Yeast by Sweet Beast (Day Three)
Bands TBD

More info 


Monday March 16, 2015 5:00pm - Tuesday March 17, 2015 2:00am
Chain Drive 84 East Ave, Austin, Texas 78701

5:30pm

Austin Inno-troduction: Streetwise Media [Costs $]

Join the Streetwise Media team at Benji's Cantina for happy hour! We'll be taking over the rooftop bar and enjoying a margarita or two. Be there to mix, mingle and get a first look at what's next for Streetwise Media -- our newest publication in Austin. We're expanding our team and are looking to meet candidates interested in publishing, covering the tech community, and sales.

Want the inside scoop on Austin Inno? Get your ticket now and we'll see you on March 16th!

This event is strictly 21+. Attendees must show an Eventbrite ticket and a valid I.D. at the door.



Monday March 16, 2015 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Benji's Cantina 716 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

6:00pm

Bruise Cruise Boat Party - Boat Two [Costs $]
Featuring
Meatbodies
Michael Rault
The Mystery Lights

More Info 


Monday March 16, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Lady Bird Lake 208 Barton Springs Rd Austin, TX

6:00pm

Next Wave Google for Entrepreneurs Happy Hour

The team over at Google for Entrepreneurs recently announced the initiative NextWave, including programs to equip and inspire underrepresented communities to start or join technology companies.

They'll be bringing the conversation to SXSW. Come by their happy hour to meet leaders from amazing organizations that are working to change the face of tech around the country.

Capital Factory will also introduce its newest Code2040 Resident, an exciting founder who will be working to make Austin's tech community more inclusive and accessible. RSVP if you're looking to have a good time, meet great people and enjoy a cold beverage or two. See you there!

More info

Monday March 16, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, #1601, Austin, TX 78701

6:00pm

FinTech Cocktails (Financial Solutions Lab)
Join the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI) for cocktails at SXSW Interactive to meet financial technology innovators and learn about the newly launched Financial Solutions Lab.

The Financial Solutions Lab at CFSI with founding partner JPMorgan Chase & Co. is a program that seeks to identify, test and bring to scale promising technology innovations that help Americans increase savings, improve credit, and build assets. Lab participants share a relentless focus on building products that will improve the financial health of Americans. The Lab will provide capital ($250,000 in capital structured to advance the goals of each selected company), national partnership opportunities, industry expertise and mentorship, cutting edge consumer and design insights, and the exposure necessary to build the next generation of leading financial services companies.

Applications for the Lab's first Innovation Challenge are live now - find out how you can apply to help us power new solutions for a financially healthy America.

If you are a founder, entrepreneur, innovator, or interested in the FinTech space, this is an event you do not want to miss!



Monday March 16, 2015 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Malverde 400A West 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701

6:00pm

Party + Pitch: New Way to Startup

You’re invited to IBM’s New Way to Startup event, where you can enjoy Chef Watson inspired appetizers, desserts, spirits, and whiskey pairings. Watch 10 millennial-led startups pitch their innovative new businesses for an exclusive spot in IBM's one week accelerator workshop where they will get exclusive mentorship with industry heavyweights.

• Hosted by Chelsea Krost from #MillennialTalk with special guests

• Live band! Austin favorite Dawn and Hawkes

• Demos of Chef Watson, IBM Verse and Watson Analytics

• Chance to win a Chef Watson Cookbook 

SCHEDULE:
6:00 PM Chef Watson inspired food, spirits, + whiskey pairings
6:30 PM Doors close for LIVE 3-minute pitches
7:30 PM LIVE Band, drinks, mingle with startups + industry heavyweights where winners will be announced!

More info 



6:00pm

Hardware Happy Hour
Hooked on hardware? Join Misfit, Leeo, August, Ghost Drone, and more for Hardware Happy Hour, the must-attend event for hardware aficionados at SXSW.  Mix and mingle with hardware geeks and fanatics over refreshments and get your hands on the coolest hardware in Austin.  Grab a drink and watch a demo. Get there early for a special surprise.

Monday March 16, 2015 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Maggie Mae's 323 E 6th St

6:00pm

6:00pm

Celebrate by BeardBrand
This is the 2nd Annual CXBB down in Austin, TX. Come celebrate the bearded lifestyle with your fellow beardsmen. We will be buying the beers and bringing in the music!

Featuring
6:30pm: Rusty Razors
8:00pm: Panic Is Perfect
9:30pm: Wild Adriatic


Monday March 16, 2015 6:00pm - 11:00pm
The Rattle Inn 610 Nueces St, Austin, TX 78701

6:00pm

6:00pm

Take Back Your Internet Party
Free w/ RSVP

You're invited to the 3rd annual Take Back Your Internet Party. This year, we're kicking things off with an Expert Panel, followed by our party with awesome music, drinks and more. Join our annual celebration honoring the global fight for online privacy and an open and uncensored internet for all.

This panel will analyze and help make sense of the net neutrality and open Internet issues that have captivated and polarized the technology industry over the past year. The panelists, all with a deep understanding of the Internet, will examine what the recent proposals by the FCC and Congress mean for the future of the Internet. They will discuss the validity of Title II and Title X regulation, the privacy concerns of paid prioritization, and how to best align service provider and consumer priorities. In spite of what you may have heard. the Internet is not broken - at least not yet! Let's figure out how to keep it that way.

Schedule
6:00pm: Doors Open & Networking
7:00pm: Expert Panel Discussion
8:00pm: Music & Party


Monday March 16, 2015 6:00pm - Tuesday March 17, 2015 12:00am
Palm Door on Sixth 508 E 6th St

6:00pm

Wabi Sabi Opening Showcase

Featuring
Zacherle
Dj Boozwa
Eureka the Butcher
noiice
Bames
Different Sleep
Hydrabadd
and more TBA 

More info 



Monday March 16, 2015 6:00pm - Tuesday March 17, 2015 12:00am
21st Street Co-op Music Venue 707 W 21st St Austin, TX 78705 West Campus, University of Texas

6:00pm

HavasWWSXSW- Day Four
Clear your calendar - It's going down! HavasWWSXSW kicks off on March 13th, and you're invited to take part in the festivities. Easy Tiger (709 East 6th Street) is our meeting spot for a day of fun and excitement. Come one, come all, bring a guest, and hang loose. This is going to be epic! 

Monday March 16, 2015 6:00pm - Tuesday March 17, 2015 1:00am
Easy Tiger 709 E 6th St Austin, TX 78701

6:00pm

Music Monger (113 Main Booking)
Free w/ RSVP

Featuring
Wild Adriatic
Delta Riggs
Spirit Animal
Hooka Hey
Goodbyemotel
AJ Vincent
Baby Baby
Leland
The Continuums
Piqued Jacks 


Monday March 16, 2015 6:00pm - Tuesday March 17, 2015 2:00am
Gypsy Lounge 1504 E 6th St

6:00pm

Tumblr Fuck Yeah
Sponsored by "Entourage"

Featuring
Outside Stage
Spoon
RAC
Young Lean + Sad Boys
TWO-9 

Inside Stage
11:00 PM BADBADNOTGOOD

(all other set times TBD)
Twin Peaks
ASTR
Kali Uchis
Holy Child
Tei Shi

 More info

Monday March 16, 2015 6:00pm - Tuesday March 17, 2015 2:00am
Mohawk 912 Red River St

6:30pm

ATX Music Tech Fest
INSIDE STAGE

6:30PM - Drew Davis
7:30PM - Les RAV
9:30PM - LEV
10:30PM - Wonderbitch
11:30PM - Flavor Raid
12:30PM - Ft. Hood
1:15AM - Resonant Frequency 

 

OUTSIDE STAGE

9:00PM - Chipper Jones
10:00PM - Zeale Rapz
11:00PM - The Octopus Project
12:30AM - Capyac




Monday March 16, 2015 6:30pm - Tuesday March 17, 2015 2:00am
Swan Dive 615 Red River St

7:00pm

CTK Apricot Software Premier
Community TechKnowledge invites Nonprofit friends, old and new, to a smashing spectacle of a night! This interactive show will thrill, while celebrating Austin's own Community Techknowledge and the GLOBAL PREMIER OF APRICOT Software for nonprofits!

New beats by the oh so talented Stefon BIONIK Taylor with motion sensor laser technology, tricked out hip hop dance and choreography courtesy of the J-SUN, Nicole Cullinan and Wealthy Phoneseya

Savory bites sure to please your appetite & sultry sweeties

Signature Cocktail “The Apricot Smash” to toast CTK APRICOT Software for Nonprofits

Surplus of prizes (like SXSW 2016 Interactive Passes)



Monday March 16, 2015 7:00pm - 10:30pm
The Jones Center 700 N Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701

7:00pm

GAN Party
We're bringing together all accelerators, partners, sponsors, and startups (past, present, and future). Don't miss the opportunity to rub elbows with everyone in the accelerator industry!

More info


Monday March 16, 2015 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Speakeasy 412 Congress Ave

7:00pm

Chaos In Tejas + The Center Spot + Holodeck Party [Costs $]
$10 entry

Featuring
Steve Gunn
Weyes Blood
Marie Davidson
Silent Land Time Machine
Alien 2
+ After Party w/ Jock Club 

More Info


Monday March 16, 2015 7:00pm - Tuesday March 17, 2015 12:00am
The Center Spot 213 W North Loop Blvd, Austin, TX 78751

7:00pm

GSD&M Party
Invite Only

Featuring
Houndmouth
Kate Tempest
Coyotes
+ Super Secret Headliner

 


Monday March 16, 2015 7:00pm - Tuesday March 17, 2015 12:00am
GSD&M 828 W 6th St Austin, TX 78703

7:00pm

Synth by Southwest 6 [Costs $]
$8 for 18- to 20-year-olds/$5 for 21+

Featuring
8:00 PM ARTIFICIAL EARTH MACHINE
9:00 PM  iill
10:00 PM Dawn of the Phoenix
11:00 PM Mr.Kitty
12:00 AM Ed-Mage

DJ SETS BY AJ Osborne

More info 

 


Monday March 16, 2015 7:00pm - Tuesday March 17, 2015 1:00am
Red Eyed Fly 715 Red River St

8:00pm

Sixth and Congress (Capital One) - Day Four
Free w/ RSVP

Capital One is at 6th and Congress throughout SXSW Interactive. Capital One will be hosting acoustic sets from some of the most exciting artists at this year’s festival. Limited quantity of special edition posters signed by New Orleans' own Lionel Milton & Dallas local Nick Quintero to the first 100 guests!

Featuring
8:00pm: DJ Manny
9:00pm: The TonTons
10:00pm: San Fermin
11:00pm: Plain White T's


Monday March 16, 2015 8:00pm - Tuesday March 17, 2015 12:00am
6th & Congress 6th & Congress, Austin, TX

9:00pm

7th Annual Downtown NOLA Party
Had your fill of SXSW parties with long lines, guest lists and hipsters standing around trying to look cool? Get your funk on at the NOLA party, where the geeks actually get down and dance. 
You don't want to miss it.  Our party's got soul!

Music by Big Sam's Funky Nation.
Two free drinks for first 100! 


Monday March 16, 2015 9:00pm - Tuesday March 17, 2015 3:00am
Stay Gold 1910 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702

10:00pm

Monday Night Raaaw DnB Showcase
Free, No RSVP required

Featuring
Reid Speed
Valerie Molano
Ram-Z
Jasmine Rose
Jahvis
+ More! 

More Info 


Monday March 16, 2015 10:00pm - Tuesday March 17, 2015 3:00am
Plush 617 Red River
 
Tuesday, March 17
 

TBA

GeistSXSW - Day Five

Come one, come all, bring a guest, and hang loose. This is going to be epic!

More info


TBA

Hot Burrito St. Patrick's Day Kickoff Party
Featuring
The Oh Sees
Iceage
Destruction Unit
The Gooch Palms
and more

More info


Tuesday March 17, 2015 TBA
Hotel Vegas 1502 E 6th St

TBA

Music Tech Mashup (Heard + Paypal)
Winners will be selected from the RSVP list and contacted via email to receive complimentary VIP access to the event.

Featuring 
Gary Clark Jr.
Shakey Graves
Tuxedo (Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One)
Wild Child
+ More!


TBA

StarTalk with Neil DeGrasse Tyson
National Geographic Channel will go deep into the galaxy with an exclusive first-look screening of StarTalk With Neil deGrasse Tyson, the network’s first-ever late-night talk series. Doors at 4 p.m. Based on Tyson’s incredibly popular podcast of the same name, the new series, premiering in April, will bridge the intersection between pop culture and science as it brings together celebrities, comedians and scientists to discuss the latest developments in our vast universe. Tyson will make special guest Skype appearance and Q&A, when he will also announce the show’s NGC premiere date. 

And finally, later that evening at 8 p.m., also at North Door, National Geographic Channel and Nerd Nite Austin have teamed up for the second year to present a special SXSW edition of the monthly gathering of nerds. NGC and Nerd Nite have lined up three impressive speakers to celebrate the network’s upcoming programs StarTalk With Neil deGrasse Tyson, America Genius and The Big Picture: Joel Green, a project scientist at the Space Telescope Institute; Joe Hanson, a Ph.D. science writer and biologist; and Lillian Pierson, author of Data Science for Dummies.

Ticket info coming soon.

More info 


Tuesday March 17, 2015 TBA
The North Door 502 Brushy St

TBA

The 3rd Annual Scandinavian Kick Off Party
Feauring
Wink Keziah and the Whole Famn Damily
The John Gaar Band
Rick Broussard's Two Hoots and a Holler
The South Austin Moonlighters

More info


7:00am

Austin Music Week North (Sun Radio)- Day One
Featuring:
7:00am- TBA
8:00am- Dawn & Hawkes
9:00am- Ray Benson 


9:00am

Austin Open Coffee Club [Costs $]

Join us for Austin's best entrepreneursbreakfast tacos, and espresso, all under one roof at Austin's entrepeneurial center of gravity, Capital Factory.

Austin Open Coffee Club meets twice a month to cultivate relationships in the Austin tech scene.  We'd like to welcome entrepreneurs and investors from around the world to join us during SXSW.



Tuesday March 17, 2015 9:00am - 11:00am
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, #1601, Austin, TX 78701

9:00am

Innovation Policy Day (CEA)

Join us for Innovation Policy Day 2015 at SXSW. A daylong summit to connect and hear from policymakers, leaders in the New Economy, entrepreneurs, and advocates on the policies that impact the technologies that are changing the way we live and work.

Visit us on the web at www.ipd2015.com.


What’s on Tap:
9:00 - 9:25 AM: Registration, Breakfast
9:30 - 10:30 AM: Panel 1 - The Future of the Internet - How Open is Open?
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Panel 2 - Our Bytes, Our Digital Selves: What Privacy Means Now

12:00 - 12:30 PM: Lunch

12:30 - 1:30 PM: Panel 3 - Battles at Home: Protecting and Promoting the Sharing Economy
2:00 - 3:00 PM: Panel 4 - Patent Reform: It’s Time to Finish the Job
3:30 - 4:30 PM: Panel 5 - Skilled Labor, Green Cards, and H-1B Visas, Oh My!



Tuesday March 17, 2015 9:00am - 4:30pm
Parkside 301 E 6th St, Austin, TX

9:00am

Spredfast Social Suite - Day Five

This is not a public event - you must have a Spredfast invitation to attend. 

Come take a break from SXSW to relax and recharge at the Social Suite hosted by Spredfast. By registering, you will have access to our wi-fi enabled lounge, food and drinks, shuttle service to the Convention Center, networking with other SXSW attendees and the Spredfast team, and product demos.

  • Shuttle Service: Skip the crowds. Get to the Austin Convention Center directly from Social Suite, 9a-6p daily.
  • Wi-Fi enabled lounge: Wi-Fi? Check. Chargers for every device imaginable? Check. Peace and quiet or atmosphere and excitement? Check and check.
  • Free food & drinks: Expect breakfast tacos, weekend brunch with a stacked bloody mary bar, and daily happy hours.
  • Swag Bags: Stock up on SXSW survival essentials.
  • VIP Access to the Party: This is your ticket in to The Social Stage, presented by Spredfast. We’re taking over the Moody Theatre on March 15 and we want you there with us.
  • Product Demos: See what’s next with personalized demos from Spredfast Product Experts.
  • Networking: Connect with other SXSW attendees & the Spredfast Team.


Tuesday March 17, 2015 9:00am - 6:00pm
TBA

9:00am

Birds By Barbershop Fest
This year we are excited to announce nine days of fun, taking place during the annual South by Southwest interactive, film and music festival. Open daily, attendees can enjoy complimentary Shiner beer, play classic arcade games and enjoy works by artists Gerardo Arellano (Austin, TX) and Ellen Rutt (Detroit, MI). We will also be livestreaming performances from the Fader Fort during the music portion of the festival, so you won't miss out on any of the action. RSVPers will receive a $10 credit towards any haircut for the duration of the event. 

Tuesday March 17, 2015 9:00am - 9:00pm
Birds Barbershop 1107 East 6th Street Austin, Texas 78702

9:30am

The Spotify House - Day Three
Featuring
9:30 AM Soul Cycle x Spotify ft. Gorgon City
12:00 PM Verite
1:00 PM Borns
2:30 PM Ryn Weaver
3:30 PM Gorgon City
5:00 PM Odesza

More info 


Tuesday March 17, 2015 9:30am - 6:00pm
The Spotify House 901 E. 6th Street, Austin, Texas,78702

10:00am

Uberpong vs Toms Ping Pong Extravaganza
Clear your calendar - It's time for some St. Patrick's Day, March Madness, and SXSW fun! Uberpong and TOMS Austin are hosting an all day ping pong extravaganza with awesome giveaways.

It gets better! Order your FREE single side design custom Uberpong paddle using promo code UBERPONGTOMS before March 2nd and we will have it ready for you to pick up at the event! To create your paddle, go to Uberpong.com


Tuesday March 17, 2015 10:00am - 7:00pm
TOMS Austin 1402 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

10:00am

ATX Food Crawl

Join us for the 3rd Annual ATX Food Crawl, the largest food crawl at SXSW. We've curated the ultimate list of the best bites in downtown Austin that we know you and your belly will love.

 The food crawl will be photo scavenger hunt style. RSVP to receive the secret food map and discover the best restaurants and food trucks to dine like the locals. Tag your Instagram/Twitter photos with the hashtag #ATXfoodcrawl and restaurants’ handle to qualify to enter prizes.

Prizes
→ Austin Food & Wine Festival (2 weekend passes)
→ 4 pints of Jeni’s Ice Cream
→ Top Golf gift cards
→ Gift cards from Chi'Lantro BBQ, Peached Tortilla, Coolhaus & more!

More Info



Tuesday March 17, 2015 10:00am - 10:00pm
Downtown Austin, TX

11:00am

11:00am

Balanced Breakfast Showcase
Join us for breakfast and networking at 11am and Bay Area songwriters, bands, and complimentary beer from 12pm-6pm. The Jackalope has limited capacity. It will be first come first serve the day of the event. An RSVP does not assure entrance.

Featuring
Beautiful Machines
Survival Guide
Friends W/O Benefits
The Damn Fanatics
D. Edward
Abbot Kinney
Kendra McKinley
Travis Hayes


Tuesday March 17, 2015 11:00am - 6:00pm
The Jackalope 404 E 6th St, Austin, TX

11:00am

The Future Prospects Showcase
Free w/ RSVP

Featuring
Dark Time Sunshine
Luck & Lana
Task1ne
GM
Def Letter
ZMan
+ More! 


Tuesday March 17, 2015 11:00am - 6:00pm
Lucky Lounge 209 W 5th St

11:00am

Idea House- Day Four
We’ll be at SXSW making connections to help Detroit accelerate its drive to a high-tech future. It’s all taking place at our Idea House, where we’ve planned a four-day series of events aimed at identifying the city’s biggest opportunities, brainstorming ideas to conquer its needs, and pitching innovations to Detroit-based investors and other funding sources, who’ve promised to back select ideas with as much as $100,000.

Tuesday March 17, 2015 11:00am - 7:00pm
Idea House 1917 E. 10th St. Austin, Texas 78702

11:00am

No Play Music Showcase
Free, no badge required

Outside Stage
11:30am: Anousheh
12:30pm: Cheerleader
1:30pm: Dear Boy
2:30pm: Calliope Musicals
3:30pm: Left & Right
4:30pm: Residual Kid
5:30pm: Grape St.
7:30pm: Bitter Birds (Official)
8:20pm: Sweet Spirit (Official)
9:10pm: In The Whale (Official)
10:00pm: Dead Leaf Echo (Official)
11:00pm: The Sour Notes (Official)
12:00am: Pop Unknown (Official)
1:00am: New York City Queens (Official)

Inside Stage
12:00pm: Rolland Hazzard
1:00pm: Susan
2:00pm: Catl
3:00pm: Missions
4:00pm: Sealion
5:00pm: Man Hands

More Info 


Tuesday March 17, 2015 11:00am - Wednesday March 18, 2015 2:00am
Cheer Up Charlie's 900 Red River St

12:00pm

12:00pm

Badlands Saint Patricks Day Throwdown
Free, No RSVP

Featuring
Before The Devil Knows You're Dead
Black Irish Texas
Rock Bottom String Band
Gary Lindsey & The Pleasure Tide
Soda Gardoki
Jimmy Swope
+ Many more! 


Tuesday March 17, 2015 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Badlands 1203 Chicon St, Austin, TX 78702

12:00pm

Austin Music Week South (Sun Radio)- Day One
Featuring:
12:00pm- Band of Heathens
1:00pm- Jonathan Tyler
2:00pm- Banditos 
2:45pm- Jorma Kaukonen
3:00pm- Gil Landry
4:00pm- Jimmy LaFlave
5:00pm- T Bird & the Breaks 


Tuesday March 17, 2015 12:00pm - 6:00pm
El Mercado 1302 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704

12:00pm

HFA Showcase
Free w/ RSVP

Featuring
1:00pm: Low Cut Connie
2:00pm: Ex-Cops
3:00pm: Futurebirds
4:00pm: Talk in Tongues
5:00pm: Surprise Guest 

Tuesday March 17, 2015 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Sidebar 602 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701

12:00pm

The Octopus Project and Friends
Free, No badges/wristbands

Cafe Stage
12:00pm: Charm Bracelet
1:00pm: Shmu
2:00pm: Treasure Mammal
3:00pm: Hidden Ritual
4:00pm: Wray
5:00pM: Stardeath and White Dwarfs
6:00pm: The Octopus Project

Tent Stage
12:30pm: Polio Club
1:30pm: Woozyhelmet
2:30pm: Tele Novella
3:30pm: Experimental Aircraft
4:30pm: Paper Lions
5:30pm: Peelander-Z


More Info


Tuesday March 17, 2015 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Spider House Cafe 2980 Fruth St, Austin, TX 78705

12:00pm

SoftLayer Speakeasy - Day Three

Going to SX? Softlayer has the place for you to relax, recharge (you and your devices), and maybe even get a little work done while you’re in Austin.

Be a guest at the SoftLayer Speakeasy, featuring the Catalyst Startup Lounge, located on the Live Music Capital’s legendary 6th Street.

Complimentary amenities include:
+ Coffee, tea, soft drinks, beer, and spirits
+ WiFi, printing, and fax
+ Live music starting at 7pm

At the Speakeasy you’ll cross paths with entrepreneurs, investors, developers, creative types and industry experts.

Find more free drinks on @southbyfreenoms



Tuesday March 17, 2015 12:00pm - 10:00pm
501 E 6th St (Second Floor) 501 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

12:00pm

The Reveal Showcase - Day One
Free w/ RSVP, More details soon!


Tuesday March 17, 2015 12:00pm - 10:00pm
Geisha Room 422 Congress Ave, Austin, TX

12:00pm

Bandit Town Texas Bound - Day One [Costs $]
Rock n Roll + Country Bands
Food n Beer, Camping, and Vendors

Featuring
American Aquarium
Sam Morrow
Cale Tyson
Joe Fletcher
Birdcloud
Jesus Sons
Country Lips
+ More!

More Info


Tuesday March 17, 2015 12:00pm - Wednesday March 18, 2015 12:00am
J. Lorraine, TX Ghost Town Austin 14219 Littig Road, Austin, TX

12:00pm

Southern Hospitality Showcase
Curated by Gideon Ibemere, Jr and Jordan Flores of Houston, TX. Join us during the day from 12:00p-6:00p for complementary alcohol from the Music Pouch, dj sets, rappers, and a few pop-up shops. Then, come out to our music showcase from 8:00p-2:00a. The Loft has limited capacity. The daytime event will be rolling entrance, but at night it will be first come first serve. An RSVP does not guarantee, but there will be some secret entry competitions to follow.

Pop-Up Shops
Plusnone
ESC
FLAIR
Dinosaurs & Handguns

Lineup
Zeus Trappin
SVNSET WAVES
Marcellus Juvann
Myke Bogan
Cheldon McQueen
Jody Tha Libra
Stewart Villain
Rauru x lil yuri
+ More!



Tuesday March 17, 2015 12:00pm - Wednesday March 18, 2015 2:00am
Monstrosity Loft 2514 Wilson St, Austin, TX 75090

1:00pm

Sonar DnB Party
Free, No RSVP required

Plush and Everyday Junglist Atx present our annual Sonar DnB Day Party to kick off SxSW Music 2015. We've got a solid lineup of Sonar residents as well as some very special guests. Come get some daytime vibes in with us!

Featuring
1:00pm: DJ R.O.C.K.M.A.N.
2:00pm: Andrei Matei & MC Rasta Sol
3:00pm: Marco Luna
4:00pm: Duhrdy
5:00pm: Natural Outcome
6:00pm: TankTop NYC

More Info 


Tuesday March 17, 2015 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Plush 617 Red River

1:00pm

Preserving The Culture: Beat Battle
Free, All ages. Minors are required to wear wristbands.

It's that time again here in Austin Texas. SXSW!! Streets full of crowds and artist from all over.  HYBRIDZ™, Big rob "the champ", and Syren Ent ® have put together one hell of a show! 

Meet and greet with some of Austin and California's finest . Food/snacks, dancing, beats, lyrics, and just overall goodvibez, good music. Hear some true hip hop styles from classic & new to just unique! Followed by a Beat Battle' to remember TEXAS x CALIFORNIA 
"who's got beats ?"

Featuring
KB the Boo BonicAcid Reign
Myk Mansun
APEK
James Skrypture Tremble
Robert TheChamp Gonzalez
Luckyiam of Living Legends
D Booth Sanford
DrBobby Banner Mpc
Auxillaree
Poetik Prophets
Legion D. Wise 
Alex AmOneski Salib
La Rza 
Milli The Mac
Lana Shea
Jackson Dj-mellow J Thompson
+TBA


Tuesday March 17, 2015 1:00pm - Wednesday March 18, 2015 12:00am
The Sahara Lounge 1413 Webberville Rd, Austin, TX

2:00pm

The Take Off Tour - Day One
Free w/ RSVP.

The Take Off Tour is back!!! For the fifth consecutive year, showcasing live music, zero waste and interactive, award-winning innovations from Minneapolis, Minn.

Live music by New Reb - Fresh off their new album release which recently charted #2 on the iTunes Reggae charts for several weeks. Supporting artists include stellar performances by guitarist and producer, Mike Daum (of Night Phoenix / Roster McCabe), and tall MC dude, John Dungey​. Live mashups, mixing of dance music, scratch and FX by Nimo The Hooligan​ & DJ Elsewhere!

The interactive jamstik guitar booth, will give fans a chance to play the world’s first smart guitar, the Jamstik​. Heralded as a PopSci Top 10 invention of the year, CES Innovation Award Honoree, Best in Show at Summer NAMM.


Tuesday March 17, 2015 2:00pm - 5:00pm
The Thirsty Nickle 325 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

2:00pm

8th Annual Texas Takeover (Big Picture Media) - Day One
Free, No badge required

Big Picture Media will return to Texas for the 8th year in a row, putting on two FREE showcases! Both showcases are sponsored by FoxTales, who will be providing an interactive photo booth for fans to use during the performances!

Featuring
2:00pm: Fatherson
2:30pm: Xu Xu Fang
3:00pm: AyOH
3:35pm: Great Caesar
4:10pm: Holiday Mountain
4:45pm: Down and Outlaws
5:20pm: Cancer Bats

More Info


Tuesday March 17, 2015 2:00pm - 6:00pm
The Blind Pig Pub 317 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

2:00pm

Sixth and Congress (Capital One) - Day Five
Free w/ RSVP

Capital One is at 6th and Congress throughout SXSW Interactive. Capital One will be hosting acoustic sets from some of the most exciting artists at this year’s festival. Limited quantity of special edition posters signed by New Orleans' own Lionel Milton & Dallas local Nick Quintero to the first 100 guests!

Featuring
2:00pm: DJ Manny
3:00pm: Speak
4:00pm: Hurray For The Riff Raff
5:00pm:  Best Coast


Tuesday March 17, 2015 2:00pm - 6:00pm
6th & Congress 6th & Congress, Austin, TX

2:00pm

Culture Collide + Stub Hub Music Experience - Day One
Rock out with your favorite bands at the Culture Collide on Rainey Street then get the StubHub-exclusive scoop on what the artists themselves can't miss at SXSW. In this series of groundbreaking conversations with StubHub, your favorite artists will reveal what SXSW artists they're lining up to see and, of course, what Austin bars and restaurants are on their can't-miss list. This is the #StubHubMusic Experience. Be there.

Featuring
Irontom
The Lonely Wild
The Delta Riggs
Cathedrals
Surfer Blood
The Mowgli's
Charles Bradley
Future Islands
Portugal. The Man


Tuesday March 17, 2015 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Clive Bar 609 Davis St

2:00pm

More Cowbell! St. Patrick's Day Celebration
Free, No badge/wristband required

It's that time of year again folks.  We're bringing together the madness of SXSW and St. Patty's for an epic, EPIC party!  Join us for a day party on the rooftop of The Market in Austin with lots of green beer, dancing, and More Cowbell. 

Tuesday March 17, 2015 2:00pm - 7:00pm
The Market 319 Colorado St

2:00pm

Do512 Family Picnic
Featuring
The Tontons
The Suffers
Boss Street Brass Band
School of Rock Austin
Groundwork Music Orchestra

All ages, kid-friendly (face painting, balloon animals, magic show)

More info
 


2:00pm

Amigos de los Guero's
Featuring

2:45 PM Nooooooooooooo
3:30 PM Skunk Riot
4:15 PM Phantom Shakers
5:00 PM Moving Castles
5:45 PM Löwin
6:30 PM Dead Leaf Echo
7:15 PM Casual Strangers
8:15 PM Cautiontape

More info

 


Tuesday March 17, 2015 2:00pm - 9:00pm
Guero's Taco Bar 1412 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

2:00pm

St. Patrick's Day Rattle Inn Showcase
Free w/ RSVP

Ray's Backstage Stage
4:00pm: Switchblade Saturdays
5:15pm: Dead Letter
6:30pm: The Valley Forge
7:45pm: Typesetter
9:00pm: Swimming With Bears
10:15pm: Edison's Chair
11:30pm: The Naked Maja
12:45am: Willy Collins Band 

Upstairs Deck Stage
2:00pm: Hoboswitch
3:15pm: 4orms
4:30pm: Tombstone Glen
5:45pm: Davis Coen
7:00pm:  Two Girls



Tuesday March 17, 2015 2:00pm - Wednesday March 18, 2015 1:15am
The Rattle Inn 610 Nueces St, Austin, TX 78701

2:00pm

Aumfest
Featuring
Alex Rook
Altek
Andrew Parsons
Barbuto 
BeatChaser 
Chris Garcia
Chris Nelson 
Daniel Allen 
Darnell Beck
Deuce 
DJ Data
Jamon 
Jason Jenkins
John Reyes
Knos
Mark Denim 
Mikel Douglas 
Rex B
Remmington Steele 
Ricardo Sandoval 
Toddy 
Will Konitzer

More info


Tuesday March 17, 2015 2:00pm - Wednesday March 18, 2015 2:00am
Lanai Rooftop 422 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701

2:30pm

Surefire Sound and Dub Academy Boat Party [Costs $]
Featuring
Kode9
Untold
MikeQ
Avalon Emerson
UNiiQU3

Eary bird tickets $35, presale tickets $40

Complimentary cocktails

More info


 


Tuesday March 17, 2015 2:30pm - 6:00pm
Capital Cruises 208 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704

3:00pm

The Brixton Locals Party
Featuring
3pm- The Fledglings
4pm- The Stargazers
5pm- The Schisms 
7pm- Dead Strangers
8pm- BLXPLTN
9pm- WOODGRAIN
10pm- DJ Scotty Upton 

Tuesday March 17, 2015 3:00pm - Wednesday March 18, 2015 2:00am
The Brixton 1412 E 6th St, Austin, Texas 78702

3:00pm

Colorado Innovation Network Kickoff (Colorado Music Party)

Free w/ RSVP during the day. There will be a cover charge for entry most nights.

High altitude. Zero attitude. Come discover Colorado, in the center of it all in Austin! Bands and fans meet music industry movers and shakers on Sixth Street at The 512 for a five-day/five-night party presented by SpokesBUZZ, Colorado Creative Industries and the Colorado Tourism Office. 

Upstairs Stage
3:00pm: Professor Fox's One Man Band
3:55pm: Sarah Slaton (of Edison)
4:40pm: Matt Mahern
5:35pm: The LoLos
6:30pm: Lisa Bell Band
7:25pm: Sarah & The Meanies
8:20pm: Ben Marshal
9:15pm: Facing West
10:10pm: Cōvergeist
11:05pm: Von Stomper
12:00am: Bud Bronson & The Good Timers
12:55am: Robby Wicks Band (Acoustic Duo)

Downstairs Stage
3:00pm: Maxwell Hughes (formerly of The Lumineers)
4:00pm: Carson Block
4:30pm: David Michael Boyd
5:00pm: Sarah Summers
5:55pm: Jack + Jill
6:50pm: Brett Jarnagin
7:45pm: Write Minded
8:40pm: Eldren
9:35pm: Dirty Few
10:30pm: Stella Luce
11:25pm: RipRats
12:20am: Rootbeer & Mermentau
1:15am:  Indigenous Robot



Tuesday March 17, 2015 3:00pm - Wednesday March 18, 2015 2:00pm
The 512 on Sixth Street 408 E 6th St, Austin, TX

4:00pm

Emerson College Party
What better way to welcome Emersonians to Austin for SXSW than with the traditional Tex Mex happy hour on St. Patrick's Day? Yes, there are a lot of themes going on here. But we wanted to get some Emersonians together to connect, hang out and have some drinks and snacks.

Tuesday March 17, 2015 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Serrano's 1111 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701

4:00pm

StarTalk With Neil deGrasse Tyson
Tickets on sale soon.

National Geographic Channel will go deep into the galaxy with an exclusive first-look screening of StarTalk With Neil deGrasse Tyson, the network’s first-ever late-night talk series (North Door, 502 Brushy Street; doors open at 4 p.m.). Based on Tyson’s incredibly popular podcast of the same name, the new series, premiering in April, will bridge the intersection between pop culture and science as it brings together celebrities, comedians and scientists to discuss the latest developments in our vast universe. Tyson will make special guest Skype appearance and Q&A, when he will also announce the show’s NGC premiere date.


Tuesday March 17, 2015 4:00pm - 7:00pm
The North Door 502 Brushy St

4:00pm

Make Fuzzy Tracks
Featuring
5:00 PM O Conqueror
6:15 PM New Madrid 
7:30 PM Rainbow Jackson
8:45 PM Walker Lukens Music 
10:00 PM River Whyless 

More info
 


Tuesday March 17, 2015 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Key Bar 617 W 6th St, Austin, United States

4:00pm

Atlanta Meets Austin

Featuring
Jae Jax
Sean Human
Nats
Demi
Hades
Mikulak
Marcelandrie
Ruler Why
B. Russ
Civil Whites
Micxsic
Clay James
Phene
Hannibal
The Beat Animal
Marcotiks
Reggie Rock
Higgy

More info 



Tuesday March 17, 2015 4:00pm - Wednesday March 18, 2015 12:00am
The Spider House Ballroom 3906 Fruth St, Austin, TX 78705

5:00pm

Norwegian Music Industry Mixer (The Oslo Lounge)

For many years South by Southwest has been the go-to place for the music industry. Considering the large number of Norwegians in Austin we, Oslo Business Region in collaboration with Music Norway, welcome everyone to an informal meet and greet at the Oslo Lounge.

Join us for a beer and food after the conference, before you head off to the next party. And of course, bring your non-Norwegian partners and friends too. 

Program

  • Welcome to the Oslo Lounge by Fredrik Winther (Oslo Business Region)
  • Short intro on Music Norway by Kathrine Synnes Finnskog (Music Norway)
  • 2 minute pitches from five selected Norwegian music industry persons (TBA)
  • And yes, first and foremost: Meet ‘n greet
  • ...and beer and food

Program will be in English and is subject to change. 

About The Oslo Lounge

The Oslo Lounge is a pop-up co-working and event space, where people from the most innovative companies in the world meet to discuss and highlight businesses from the Oslo region. This time at SXSW 2015, on 607 Trinity Street (Upstairs on Trinity and Vinyl), just a few blocks away from the SXSW buzz. Take a break from the busy conference, catch up on e-mails and facilitate b2b meetings. We have reserved tables for meetings and of course free WiFi. Curious about what’s stirring in the North? Every afternoon we welcome you to join us for The Oslo Lounge events. The Oslo Lounge is open to everyone and managed by Oslo Business Region, in collaboration with local and international partners. We combine international profiling, place positioning and information with startup support services, talent and investment recruiting and regional business development.


Tuesday March 17, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Upstairs on Trinity 607 Trinity Street, Austin, TX 78701

5:00pm

The Oslo Lounge Norwegian Music Industry Mixer
For many years South by Southwest has been the go-to place for the music industry. Considering the large number of Norwegians in Austin we, Oslo Business Region in collaboration with Music Norway, welcome everyone to an informal meet and greet. Join us for a beer and food after the conference, before you head off to the next party. And of course, bring your non-Norwegian partners and friends too. 

Tuesday March 17, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Upstairs on Trinity 607 Trinity Street, Austin, TX 78701

5:00pm

Crushkill Recordings Showcase
Free, No badge required

Featuring
Carnage the Executioner
Slop Musket
ECID
Seez Mics
Sammy Warm Hands

More Info


Tuesday March 17, 2015 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Nook Amphitheater 309 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

5:00pm

6:00pm

15th Annual Howdy Texas BBQ
Presented by BMI and DTS

Featuring
Anderson East
Kristen Diable
Cody Brooks 

More info  

RSVP at link below - Password: STUBBS 



Tuesday March 17, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Stubb's 801 Red River St

6:00pm

Open Jam ATX (Belief & Hustle Records)
Free, no badge required

Enjoy live music from a variety of artists from around the country
Chat with musicians and fans in town for the week
Check out merch and the show bulletin board
Indulge in some of Austin's finest food and drink

More Info 


Tuesday March 17, 2015 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Kebabalicious 1311 E 7th St, Austin, TX

6:00pm

Second Play Stage - Day One
Free

Liberty Tavern will again host SXSW’s Second Play Stage, featuring a diverse lineup of up and coming bands

Featuring
Mandolin Orange
Colin Gilmore
William Harries Graham

More Info

Tuesday March 17, 2015 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Liberty Tavern 500 E 4th St, Austin, TX

6:00pm

HavasWWSXSW- Day Five
Clear your calendar - It's going down! HavasWWSXSW kicks off on March 13th, and you're invited to take part in the festivities. Easy Tiger (709 East 6th Street) is our meeting spot for a day of fun and excitement. Come one, come all, bring a guest, and hang loose. This is going to be epic! 

Tuesday March 17, 2015 6:00pm - Wednesday March 18, 2015 1:00am
Easy Tiger 709 E 6th St Austin, TX 78701

6:00pm

No Stinking Badges Party

Featuring
6:00 PM Grace London
7:00 PM Sam Pace
8:00 PM III Bones
9:00 PM WIldcat Apollo
10:00 PM Diamond Kings
11:00 PM Capyac
12:00 AM GGOOLLDD
1:00 AM Prom Date

More info 



Tuesday March 17, 2015 6:00pm - Wednesday March 18, 2015 11:30pm
Swan Dive 615 Red River St

6:30pm

A Girl Walks Home At (Vice)
Featuring
9:00pm- Federale
10:00pm- Elijah Wood DJ Set 


Tuesday March 17, 2015 6:30pm - 11:30pm
The Highball 1120 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

7:00pm

Austin Overload Festival - Day Four
Presented by Spinners ATX and L Rock Entertainment

Featuring
7:00 PM Chief Scout
8:00 PM Far Away Stables
9:00 PM SkyAcre
10:00 PM Sleeze
11:00 PM Torque Order

More info
 


Tuesday March 17, 2015 7:00pm - Wednesday March 18, 2015 12:00am
Spinners Live 14106 N IH 35 Austin, Texas 78728

7:00pm

CVRRENTS Dark Electronic Ritual Party [Costs $]
$5 Cover

Featuring
SoundMass
Alter Der Ruine
Mr. Kitty
Gost
Grave Robba
Lov3rs
Millennial Grave
No Eyes
Static Lines
City Of Hungry Ghosts
Strange Powers
Scorpio
Mike Textbeak

More Info 


Tuesday March 17, 2015 7:00pm - Wednesday March 18, 2015 2:00am
Chain Drive 84 East Ave, Austin, Texas 78701

7:00pm

Dance Party Unite
Featuring:
7:00 pm: Toro Canyon
8:00 pm: The Human Circuit
9:00 pm: Jam Therapy
10:00 pm: Wonderbitch
11:00 pm: Kev Bev Collins and the Woodland Creatures
12:00 am: Rivers Want
12:30 am: Sune
1:00 am: signs
1:30 am: Calico Club

Tuesday March 17, 2015 7:00pm - Wednesday March 18, 2015 2:00am
Dozen Street 1808 E 12th St, Austin, TX 78702