SXSW Announces Free Shows at Lady Bird Lake

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As in years past, SXSW will give locals the opportunity to see FREE music over the course of three days at their outdoor stage on Lady Bird Lake.


Past performers include Austin artists like Spoon and Explosions in the Sky, as well as big name acts like Ice Cube, Cheap Trick, The Cult, and Garth Brooks.

The City of Austin has temporarily banned public gatherings. Please stay home. The Free Fun in Austin calendar is only for live digital events at this time.

This year, the lineup includes more Austin artists, a country favorite, and a tribute to the late Tejano queen Selena.

Here’s the full lineup:

Thursday, March 19

5:35 p.m. through 6:15 p.m. – Max Frost
6:35 p.m. through 7:15 p.m. – Overcoats
7:35 p.m. through 8:15 p.m. – JP Saxe
8:40 p.m. through 9:40 p.m. – Milky Chance

Friday, March 20

5:45 p.m. through 6:15 p.m. – Whitney Rose
6:35 p.m. through 7:15 p.m. – The Band of Heathens
7:35 p.m. through 8:15 p.m. – Soccer Mommy
8:40 p.m. through 9:40 p.m. – Margo Price

Saturday, March 21

Selena For Sanctuary Presented by Voto Latino & Steve Madden
6:00 p.m. through 6:40 p.m. – Superfónicos
7:00 p.m. through 7:15 p.m. – Principe Q
7:30 p.m. through 7:50 p.m. – Chris Perez Project
8:10 p.m. through 9:40 p.m. –  Selena for Sanctuary featuring Carla Morrison, Victoria La Mala, Goyo, Sofia Reyes, Nina Diaz, Chris Perez, San Cha, Lehman High School Band & Wil-Dog (Ozomatli) Musical Direction and house band.

Gates open each day at 4 p.m. The SXSW Outdoor Stage at Lady Bird Lake is free and open to the public.

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