SXSW started in 1987 and became famous as a music and film festival that highlights undiscovered acts. As it grew the artists on stage became more notable, but the event still keeps to its roots. Last year the movies that premiered inlcuded Furious 7, Get Hard and Spy. But when you hear South by Southwest, it’s important to remember that this festival offers a little bit of everything. They’ve got music, movies, and politics. It’s also famous for it’s food trucks that line the streets of Austin during the week-long event.
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— Chickenbone (@chickenbonewatt) March 12, 2016
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— mīa (@MiaPinchoff) March 12, 2016
This year at SXSW, a lot of attention was given to President Obama‘s appearance. He spoke to an audience of about 2,000 people about the importance of technology-savvy individuals working in government. Michelle Obama is speaking at the festival on Wednesday. No word on what acts the president will be attending.
"Unemployment's now below 5%.
We avoided a Great Depression.
—@POTUS #SXSW2016 https://t.co/6hbhrakMsc
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) March 11, 2016
And of course there’s music. So much music from great artists that you might have heard from and even more music from groups that you’ve never experienced. The wonderful thing about SXSW is that the bands play several times throughout the week, so a lot of people have stories that involve hanging out with their favorite musicians on the streets of Austin. Unlike most other music festivals, the venue for SXSW is basically the entire city of Austin, the band you like might play at a brewery at noon then down the street later that night. SXSW has a full preview guide for all of the acts playing.
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— BLEACHED (@HelloBleached) March 10, 2016
The @floodmagazine @sxsw schedule is out. See you on Wednesday, March 16th, 5pm.. pic.twitter.com/42raTdFzFT
— HÆLOS (@haelos) March 9, 2016
FREE Artwalk show at 1904 with SWIMM, Speaking Cursive, Someday River, Honey Chamber, Community Center, and… https://t.co/ww5ZhujRhz
— 1904MusicHall (@1904MusicHall) March 2, 2016
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