In the past, SXSW has hosted free, outdoor concerts at Auditorium Shores. Since that location is now under construction, the Outdoor Stage at Butler Park will be the new temporary home. Thursday, Mar. 13 – Saturday, Mar. 15, get to Butler Park and see some major acts, all for free!

The SXSW Outdoor Stage at Butler Park is open to the public with free Guest Pass wristbands, available in advance or on-site at the event. See the Guest Pass site for more information on how to get your Guest Pass wristbands. Badge and Wristband holders do not need a Guest Pass to attend.


Thursday, Mar. 13

  • 3 pm -> Gates Open
  • 6 pm -> Los Lonely Boys
  • 7 pm -> Vintage Trouble
  • 8 pm -> U.S. Postal Service Limited Edition Jimi Hendrix Stamp Unveiling
  • 8:15 pm -> A Jimi Hendrix Celebration presented by the U.S. Postal Service and curated by Wayne Kramer featuring Slash, Rusty Anderson, Dave and Phil Alvin, Robby Krieger, Perry and Etty Farrell, Mary Bridget Davies and Jesse Malin

Friday, Mar. 14

Saturday, Mar. 15

  • 12 pm -> Gates open
  • 1:30 pm -> DJ Jester the Filipino Fist
  • 2:30 pm -> Take Me to the River featuring Hi-Rhythm (with Ben Cauley and the Royal Horns of Memphis) and special guests Booker T, Otis Clay, Syl Johnson, North Mississippi Allstars, Charlie Musselwhite, Al Kaphone, Bobby Rush, William Bell, Fayser Boy (Three 6 Mafia), P-nut, Big Baby, Jerry Harrison, Snoop Dogg and Al Bell (MC)
  • 5:55 pm – Lion Babe
  • 6:30 pm – The Cool Kids
  • 8 pm -> Childish Gambino

Here are some important notes from the event site worth mentioning:

DO NOT BRING  food, drink, coolers, pets, glass, beach umbrellas, chairs, tents or weapons on premises of Butler Park at Lady Bird Lake. Personal umbrellas, under 17″ in diameter, are allowed. Exceptions: (2) Sealed bottles of drinking water per person. Food and beverage items made only for consumption by children under 5 years of age is permitted. Guide animals and wheelchairs are permitted.

Park and Ride and Shuttle services are available and recommended. You can find more information here.

Have fun, you crazy kids!