March 10, 2011

SXSW: 24 Years and Going Strong

Every March, thousands gather in Austin, Texas for the annual South by Southwest Music + Film + Interactive Festival (SXSW). It started in 1987 as a music event featuring hundreds of bands along Sixth Street playing showcases and it has grown into a world renowned event. It draws music fans along with media professional and major consumer brands to the lone star state’s capital for ten days of shows, panels, speakers and new product demonstrations.

This year, there are over 2,000 artists playing more than 90 venues, thousands of media pros and the who's who of the digital world. The entire event begins tomorrow and runs until March 20th. Work has kept me away again this year but I vow to make it to the 25th anniversary. If you are there or are going, have a blast, If it's your first visit, planning your time will be critical.

Some helpful links below.
Music + Film + Interactive + Business + Schedule

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