SXSW Outdoor Stage at Lady Bird Lake

March 17-19, 2022

The SXSW Outdoor Stage at Lady Bird Lake features a three-day series of charity beneficiary concert events, which are free and open to the public.

2022 Lineup

SXSW Outdoor Stage 2019 - Photo by Jordan Hefler

SXSW Outdoor Stage 2019 - Photo by Jordan Hefler

About the SXSW Outdoor Stage


The SXSW Outdoor Stage at Lady Bird Lake is our largest stage at SXSW and is free and open to the public. Located at 800 W Riverside Dr., the Austin skyline serves as the perfect background to special live music showcases.

Past performers at the Outdoor Stage include The Strokes, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Patti Smith, The Flaming Lips, Childish Gambino, Bright Eyes, Garth Brooks, The Shins, Spoon, Explosions in the Sky, Ice Cube, Beach House, Norah Jones, Cheap Trick, Echo & The Bunnymen, Public Enemy, Ozomatli, Charles Bradley, Iggy Pop, Jim James, Erykah Badu, The Cult, Cold War Kids, Deftones, and more.

For SXSW 2022, the three-day series from March 17-19 will feature charity beneficiary concert events with performance by Golden Dawn Arkestra, Sammy Hagar and the Circle, Mt Joy, and more. Explore the full 2022 Lineup below.

Be sure to read through Entry Rules & Conditions and Getting There tips before you go!

2022 Lineup

Supporting Sponsors for the SXSW Outdoor Stage at Lady Bird Lake:

2022 Lineup


Thursday, March 17

Presented by Spaceflight Records

4:00 pm GATES OPEN
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm | Croy and the Boys
5:50 pm – 6:20 pm | Kalu and the Electric Joint
6:40 pm – 7:25 pm | …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
7:45 pm – 8:30 pm | Heartless Bastards
8:50 pm – 9:40 pm | Golden Dawn Arkestra

Spaceflight Records – The first 501(c)(3) Non-Profit record label of its kind. The Spaceflight Mission is to develop, promote and advance the careers of musicians and recording artists who have been marginalized by the industry.

Friday, March 18

Presented by Give A Note + Artist For Artist

4:00 pm GATES OPEN
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm | Jane N’ The Jungle
6:00 pm – 6:30 pm | The Dumes
7:00 pm – 7:30 pm | The Warning
8:00 pm – 9:30 pm | Sammy Hagar and the Circle

GIVE A NOTE Foundation – This 501(c)(3) provides support to nurture, grow and strengthen equitable opportunities in music education through tech and innovation. #MusicEdMatters

Saturday, March 19

Presented by JoyRx Music

4:00 pm GATES OPEN
5:00 PM | Emily Wolfe
6:00 PM | Susannah Joffe
7:00 PM | Houndmouth
8:00 PM | Mt Joy

JoyRx Music – Since 1995, Children’s Cancer Association has worked to improve the pediatric healthcare experience by delivering JoyRx® programs that positively impact the health, emotional well-being and resiliency of young patients facing cancer and serious illness.

Lineup is subject to change.

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Before You Go

Read our Entry Rules & Conditions for a SXSW Covid-19 guidelines, bag policy, prohibited items, and more.

Review the Getting There tips for helpful transportation options and getting around Austin guides!

Entry Conditions & Site Rules


This page may be updated. Please check back regularly – contents are subject to change.


The SXSW Outdoor Stage at Lady Bird Lake event is free and open to the public.


All SXSW participants over the age of 5, including guests to the Outdoor Stage, must adhere to the SXSW Covid-19 guidelines which require proof of a completed primary vaccination series against Covid-19 or a recent, negative Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours for entry. For expedited entry, download and present your CLEAR app with SXSW Health Pass for proof of vaccination. For more information, visit

Attendees who are unable to use the CLEAR app as proof of vaccination, or using a test result, will have their documentation checked prior to entry. A physical or digital copy of a vaccination card in the attendees name is accepted. Verified antigen or PCR tests in the attendee’s name are accepted. Please do not bring your test stick as proof of a negative result.

Free COVID-19 testing will be available near the entrance of the SXSW Outdoor Stage at Lady Bird Lake.

Please be informed that preventative health measures (e.g. proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of entry) are required for this show. Details of any additional, necessary measures will be communicated as early as possible and will be shared on the event/venue website and/or social media channels.

COVID-19 Warning
We have taken enhanced health and safety measures for you, our artists and staff. You must follow all posted instructions while attending SXSW events. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public space where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, older adults, people with weakened immune systems or underlying medical conditions, children under 5 who are unable to be vaccinated, and those not up to date with the COVID-19 vaccination, are especially vulnerable.

By attending any SXSW event, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

Personal Safety

There will be private security personnel and Austin Police Department officers present at the event. A first aid tent staffed by medical personnel is located near the main entrance. If you or someone you are with feels unwell, or uncomfortable please make contact with a member of staff or head to the first aid tent. For further general safety advice while at SXSW, please visit


SXSW provides sign language interpreters for the concerts at the Outdoor Stage.

Search Policy

All attendees must consent to wanding and/or bag searches as a condition of entry (including re-entry). Entry will be expedited for patrons without bags or with clear bags.

No bags larger than 18 x 13 x 8.5 inches (46 x 33 x 21 cm) will be allowed into the Outdoor Stage site. Leave valuables at home, or secured in your hotel.

Prohibited Items

  • Food
  • Drink (Empty water bottles are allowed, and can be refilled at filling stations)
  • Coolers
  • Pets
  • Glass
  • Umbrellas
  • Chairs
  • Tents
  • Drones/UAVs
  • Professional audio or video recording equipment (unless pre-approved for this show)
  • Video cameras or streaming equipment
  • Sound systems
  • Illegal substances and associated paraphernalia
  • Materials for staging protests
  • Any and all weapons

Exceptions to Prohibited Items

  • Service animals (as defined by the Department of Justice)
  • Medications in original packaging
  • Food and drink items for consumption by children under 5 years of age
  • Small bottles of hand sanitizer or similar person hygiene products

SXSW reserves the right to ask any person(s) to leave or have them removed if they:

  • Are found to be in possession of any prohibited item and refuse to surrender such item to security for disposal.
  • Fail to abide by the SXSW Code of Conduct.
  • Engage in any behavior determined by a City of Austin Police Officer or SXSW Event Organizers to be illegal, immoral or disruptive.
  • Appear to be too intoxicated.

Other Considerations

  • A valid, government-issued ID will be required to purchase and/or consume alcohol, or to access areas that are designated 21 and over.
  • Smoking, vaping or using electronic cigarettes is prohibited throughout the Outdoor Stage event site (per City of Austin ordinance).
  • SXSW may take photographs and/or audio/video recordings at the Outdoor Stage. By attending the Outdoor Stage event, you consent to SXSW’s use of your image, name, voice and/or likeness for any purpose, including in SXSW marketing materials, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised.

Getting There


Transportation Resources

Check out these helpful resource links and learn more information about getting to the Outdoor Stage below.

Walking or Biking

Take the Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail and the Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge to the main entrance at Riverside Drive and South 1st Street. Bicycle parking is available at the corner of Riverside Drive and South 1st Street. See the City of Austin Bike Map for other options.

Dockless Scooters

A dockless scooter parking area is available next to the bike parking at Riverside Drive and South 1st Street. Please do not leave dockless bikes or scooters outside of the designated area.

Public Transportation

The SXSW Outdoor Stage is serviced by the following CapMetro bus routes within a short walking distance:

  • Route 10
  • Route 801
  • Route 20
  • Route 7
  • Route 803

Find out more and plan your trip at the CapMetro website.

SXSW Festival Shuttles

A free circulating shuttle service runs from Downtown and points south. Let the friendly SXSW Shuttle staff know that you are heading to the Outdoor Stage.


Some area public parking garages are available including the Palmer Garage and 505 Barton Springs. When possible, avoid driving. ADA parking is available at the Palmer Garage.

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