South by Southwest
Sixth Street, a host of South by Southwest © Larry D. Moore CC BY-SA 3.0
The largest of the many live music events in Austin, the annual South by Southwest festival takes place at more than 50 venues around the city and draws performers from around the world. The festival programme includes 1,000 performances spread over a six-day period. In recent years, SXSW has expanded to encompass film and multimedia, both of which now form separate extravaganzas to make South by Southwest a massive celebration of entertainment and media. Over the years, the festival has led to the discovery of many musicians, such as John Mayer, The White Stripes and Bon Iver.
Venue: Various venues, see website for details.
Date: TBC 2021