Get a jump on SXSW before all the tech/movie/music touristas descend upon our fair city at the 2ND Street Soundcheck on Saturday, Mar. 1 from 1 – 8 pm in the 2nd Street District. The FREE day of music, shopping, food, fun and philanthropy is a joint venture presented by the 2ND Street District, Austin Monthly, BMW of Austin and the Darrell K Royal Research Fund for Alzheimer’s Disease.
With a lineup featuring seven local and national bands, emceed by singer-songwriter and Austin native Ginger Leigh and culminating in a performance by Bob Schneider, it’s sure to be jam-packed fun. Plus, you’ll get a chance to say “I saw them when…” after seeing and hearing some of the emerging talent, including:
- L.A. based Broken Anchor
- The Digital Wild, a trip hop group from Austin that’s quickly gaining fans as word spreads of their amazing live shows
- Nashville’s Leagues, featuring two-time Grammy winner Tyler Burkum on guitar
- Black Milk, a hip hop producer/performer and emcee from Detroit
- 1 pm –> East Cameron Folkcore
- 3 pm –> Broken Anchor
- 5 pm –> Leagues
- 7 pm –> Bob Schneider
- 2 pm –> Zeale
- 4 pm –> The Digital Wild
- 6 pm –> Black Milk
During the festival, sample local cuisine, have a cold one at Shiner’s Beer Garden, and enjoy souvenirs and food from more than 20 food vendors, restaurants and brands – all raising awareness and funds for Darrell K Royal Research Fund for Alzheimer’s Disease. For event details, a list of sponsors and parking information, click here.
Claudia Weber is a transplanted Austin mom, local realtor who loves to share the best of Austin with families like hers – whether they’re moving to town or just looking to embrace the best Austin has to offer. Find out more at www.claudiasellsaustin.com.