The SXSW Free Show Roster 2019

South by Southwest has the potential to be one of the best weeks, even without a badge.

Story by Mandie Meier

SXSW seems stressful on the outside. However, the week can be a lot simpler than the chaos lets one believe. Attending shows early, RSVP-ing and being prepared is key to making a badge-less South by Southwest worthwhile. ORANGE Magazine has accumulated a list of the top free, cheap and open music events happening in Austin this week.

DOWNTOWN:

Buzzfeed and Good Omens presents: Hell YAAAAS

When: Sunday, March 10

Where: 604 Driskill Street

Requirements: RSVP

Photo courtesy of RSVP page

Photo courtesy of RSVP page

KVRX x SXSW

When: Monday, March 11

Where: Beerland, Texas (Red River Street)

Requirements: 18+, RSVP

Photo courtesy of Beerland

Photo courtesy of Beerland

Sterogum Presents: Range Life

When: March 12 & 13

Where: Cheer Up Charlie’s

Requirements: RSVP

Photo courtesy of Stereogum

Photo courtesy of Stereogum

Sound ExChange Sound + Vision

When: Wednesday, March 13

Where: The Mohawk

Requirements: RSVP

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Photo courtesy of RSVP page

Howdy Gals x Yondr

When: Wednesday, March 13

Where: Barracuda

Requirements: RSVP

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Photo courtesy of RSVP page

Waterloo Records Day Parties - 6th and Lamar

When: March 13, 14 & 15

Where: 6th and Lamar

Requirements: None

Photo courtesy of @waterloorecords

Photo courtesy of @waterloorecords

REVOLT House

Who: DMX, Flipp Dinero, YFN Lucci, and more

When: Thursday, March 14

Where: Vulcan Gas Company

Requirements: 21+, RSVP

Photo courtesy of RSVP page

Photo courtesy of RSVP page

Mad Decent x Fki 1st present: Good Gas

When: Thursday, March 14

Where: Buffalo Billiards

Requirements: RSVP

Photo courtesy of @maddecent

Photo courtesy of @maddecent

New Future Volcom

When: March 15 & 16

Where: The Volcom Garden, 1209 E. 6th Street

Requirements: RSVP

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Photo courtesy of event page

SXSW Takeover Royal Rumble

When: Friday, March 15

Where: Stubb’s

Requirements: RSVP

Photo courtesy of @sxswtakeover

Photo courtesy of @sxswtakeover

SXSW Takeover Closing Party

When: Saturday, March 16

Where: Stubb’s

Requirements: RSVP

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Photo courtesy of @sxswtakeover

WEST CAMPUS:

Weird SXSW

When: Saturday, March 9

Where: Eden House Co-Op

Requirements: $3 Suggested Donation

Photo courtesy of Do512

Photo courtesy of Do512

PorchFire Fest

When: Sunday, March 10

Where: 1105 W 22 ½ Street

Requirements: $5 Cover

Photo courtesy of Do512

Photo courtesy of Do512

Community Records Unofficial Showcase

When: Friday, March 15

Where: Hole In The Wall

Requirements: None

Photo courtesy of Facebook page

Photo courtesy of Facebook page

RAINEY:

Doc Martens Pop-Up Store

When: March 13, 14 & 15

Where: Container Bar

Requirements: 21+, RSVP

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Photo courtesy of Doc Martens

Photo courtesy of Doc Martens

SOUTHEAST AUSTIN:

South By Hikes Fest

Who: Treaders, Wander, Florals, and more

When: Tuesday, March 12

Where: Whip In

Requirements: RSVP

Photo courtesy of RSVP page

Photo courtesy of RSVP page

UNKNOWN:

No Badges with The Nu Wave & Open Source (LINE UP TBA)

When: Saturday, March 16

Where: Unknown; instructions for access e-mailed the day of.

Requirements: 18+ to dance, 21+ to drink, RSVP

Photo courtesy of @thenuwavesound

Photo courtesy of @thenuwavesound