SXSW returns with three days of music in the park at The SXSW Outdoor Stage Presented by MGM Resorts. These three shows on SXSW’s largest stage will be open to all SXSW Badges, Wristbands, and free and open to the public, but require a free SXSW Guest Pass.
We’re kicking things off on Thursday, March 15 with Dream Out Loud presented by Voto Latino. Artists performing include Grammy-winning Latin-infused East LA supergroup Los Lobos, Latin Grammy-nominated electronic funk act Centavrvs, Colombian reggaeton DJ collective El Freaky, and more TBA.
On Friday, March 16 we present a lineup connecting all the dots between folk and rock, including soulful roots band Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Austin native psych-folk performer Shakey Graves, Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr., and up-and-coming bluegrass-inflected folk duo Caamp.
Join us on Saturday, March 17 (St. Patrick’s Day) for a show presented by the Austin Music Awards, featuring a special performance from past-award winner, 13th Floor Elevators vocalist and psychedelic cult hero Roky Erickson, joined by some of the talent who took home awards at this year’s event: country-soul, swamp-funk Band of the Year and Album of the Year honorees Shinyribs, electrifying garage-rockers and Best Rock Band winners A Giant Dog, ethereal synth-pop act and Best Electronic Band winner Night Drive, and Best Cover Band, the Selena-revering Bidi Bidi Banda.
The Outdoor Stage Presented by MGM Resorts is open to the public with the free SXSW Guest Pass. SXSW Badge and Wristband holders do not need a SXSW Guest Pass to attend. If you haven’t registered for SXSW yet, time is drawing to a close.
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.
South by Southwest’s 2018 Super Sponsors are Capital One, smart, Bud Light and Austin Chronicle.
Photo credits, clockwise from top left:
Roky Erickson – Photo courtesy of the Artist
Los Lobos – Photo courtesy of the Artist
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – Photo courtesy of the Artist