SXSW Thanks You

Written by Stacey Wilhelm | August 21, 2012

Brent Grulke 1961-2012

We at SXSW would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for such a tremendous outpouring of support and well wishes. Our friends the world over have been very comforting to us as we learn to adjust to the loss of our beloved Brent Grulke, Creative Director of SXSW Music. His sudden passing has left such a vast void but we are able to face each new day with increasing strength and that is largely in part to all of the friends, family and fans who have come forward to console us and those dear to Brent.

Throughout his life Brent made lasting impressions on so many people, not forgetting to count the thousands upon thousands who have been affected solely through his achievements here at SXSW. You have been coming forward in droves to extend your condolences, your memories, and your friendship during this difficult time and we would like to acknowledge just how much it means to Brent's family at home and his family at SXSW. Thank you for giving us the encouragement to look forward and manage Brent's legacy while we do all that we can to program SXSW Music just as he would. Bigger and better than ever.

For those interested in contributing, an education fund has been set up for Brent's 6 year old son, Graham Grulke. Details can be found here.