SXSW Outdoor Stage Presented by MGM Resorts

March 15 – 17, 2018

The SXSW Outdoor Stage Presented by MGM Resorts features a three-day series of charity beneficiary concert events, which are free and open to the public with a SXSW Guest Pass. It is SXSW’s largest stage with more than 50,000 attendees over three days.


Dez Dickerson of The Revolution performs onstage at the Prince Tribute Concert at The Outdoor Stage at Lady Bird Lake. Photo by Hutton Supancic

Dez Dickerson of The Revolution performs onstage at the Prince Tribute Concert at The Outdoor Stage at Lady Bird Lake. Photo by Hutton Supancic

About the SXSW Outdoor Stage Presented by MGM Resorts

 

The SXSW Outdoor Stage Presented by MGM Resorts is our largest stage with more than 50,000 attendees over three days annually. The venue is located at 800 W Riverside Dr.

The Outdoor Stage Presented by MGM Resorts is free and open to the public with a SXSW Guest Pass. Visit guestpass.sxsw.com for more information. SXSW Badge and Wristband holders do not need a Guest Pass to attend.

SXSW Outdoor Stage Presented by MGM Resorts Lineup

 

Entry Conditions & Site Rules

 

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

Credentials

The SXSW Outdoor Stage is a free and open to the public event. Download the SXSW GO mobile app and sign up for the SXSW Guest Pass to receive daily emails that identify access to new events, provide updates, and provide daily prize giveaway information.

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

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 to 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.

Bud Light Dive Bar Lineup

 

Bud Light is making it easy for friends to enjoy the familiar comforts of their local watering hole at SXSW this year. A mobile, agile, spiritual home for friends, our dive bar pays tribute to the gritty, the weathered and the iconic ones we love but with Bud Light Flavor. Grab your friends and a cold Bud Light and stay for the Dive Bar Sessions, our new acoustic music series. See you there!

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Friday, March 16

5:30-6 PM – Arlie
6:25-6:45 PM – Harry Hudson
7:20-7:40 PM – Cloves
8:25-8:45 PM – SUR

Saturday, March 17

6:40-7:00 PM – Molly Burch
7:40-8:00 PM – Adam Torres

Sponsors

 

The SXSW Outdoor Stage is presented by MGM Resorts, the world’s leading hospitality and entertainment company. Supporting sponsors include Cirrus Logic, Sparkling Ice and Tito’s Vodka.

A special thank you to SXSW’s long time media partner of the Outdoor Stage, ABC affiliate KVUE, who will provide up-to-date weather reports for the duration of the concert series.

The Outdoor Stage is a charity event benefiting LUPE Arte, a multimedia nonprofit arts education organization encouraging Latino arts and culture within the Austin, Texas, community.

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