SXSW 2011 Concert Series (FREE)





SXSW 2011 Concert Series (FREE)
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Austin, TX
at Auditorium Shores Stage

From Mar 17 - 5:59 pm to Mar 19 - 4:59 pm

Hosted by South By Southwest (SXSW)

Don’t miss it - three nights of FREE concerts at the SXSW Auditorium Shores Stage on Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin. The stage will have a variety of food and beverages, arts and craft vendors and free music with Austin’s magnificent skyline as the backdrop. Is there a better way to spend a beautiful March evening? 

Accessibility for the Deaf

LotuSIGN’s performance interpreters will be there during three nights of FREE concerts at the SXSW Auditorium Shores Stage on Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin. 

Deaf attendees may register to hold their seats and to keep updated on news - click on the tab “registration” above.

THE LINE UP: Who’s Playing?

Click the agenda tab for full details.  A couple highlights:


Blue OctoberBright Eyes & The Strokes


Shuttle service between the Austin Convention Center at 2nd and Trinity and Auditorium Shores will run Thursday and Friday from 6pm-10pm and Saturday from 3pm-11pm. The Auditorium Shores Shuttle is free forbadge holders.

Handicap parking is available at the Long Center and Handicap Seating is available at front of house.

Auditorium Shores Stage is Sponsored By



Official Radio Partners



Official Television Media Sponsor



All information is subject to change.

SXSW 2010 Auditorium Shores Showcasing Act Justin Townes Earle, Photo by Arnold Wells


Absolutely no food*, drink*, coolers, pets*, glass, beach umbrellas, tents or weapons allowed on premises of Auditorium Shores. Personal umbrellas are allowed. *Exceptions: food and beverage items made only for consumption by children under 5 years of age is permitted. Guide animals and wheelchairs are permitted.


At Auditorium Shores, SXSW Music and Platinum badge holders can show their credentials for admission to the private Registrant Hospitality Area. Bleacher seating and complimentary beverages will be available to registrants in the Registrant Hospitality Area.


Auditorium Shores is accessible by foot, bicycle, public transportation and vehicle. Click here for details on getting to Auditorium Shores.


The concert schedule is still under development. Check back here or on regularly for new updates.

Register today and receive updates on the schedule - click the registration tab.

Thursday, March 17
6:00pm Luke Rahtborne
7:00pm Twin Shadow

Levi's Presents: 8:00pm The Strokes

Friday, March 18
6:00pm Suzanna Choffel
7:00pm World Party
8:00pm Blue October

Saturday, March 19
Acts for the whole family:

11:00am Gates Open
12:40pm The Groundwork Music Orchestra
1:30pm Ozokidz
2:30pm MarchFourth Marching Band

Ground Control Presents:
3:30pm Kurt Vile And The Violators
4:30pm Man Man
5:20pm Middle Brother
6:15pm The Felice Brothers
7:30pm Bright Eyes


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