We love to support the music community, and have some awesome plans for SXSW this year. I’m particularly excited about our involvement with the SxSeattle group, which helps Seattle artists get an audience down in Austin.
Playing at SXSW can be instrumental in an artists’ career – being in front of the right audience can lead to record deals, agent relationships, and perhaps the best part, new fans! It’s great exposure.
Each year, SxSeattle throws a party in Austin to showcase some of the best bands from our hometown. Before the conference, there’s also a local event to kick-off the fun and help raise funds for the trip to Austin. Brown Paper Tickets is proud to be a co-sponsor of all the fun down in Texas, and I’m a member of the planning committee for SxSeattle. Here’s more about what we have planned:
Thursday March 3rd
SXSEATTLE KICKOFF PARTY!
Presented by SxSeattle & The Stranger
Wild Orchid Children
State of the Artist
2200 2nd Avenue Seattle, WA 98121
$8 advance, 21 and over, 8pm doors
All profits go directly to the artists to help with travel costs
Before the evening show, there’s a free, all ages artist bazaar! Bands will not only be selling CDs and tees, but also whatever bizarre items they have for this flea-market style bazaar. Items so far include:
– Hand painted light switch covers or baked goodies from The Young Evils
– Clothing and one-of-a-kind finds like books, drum lessons and a 19th century map from Black Whales
– Beer cozies and merit badges from the Tea Cozies
– Autographed CDs & posters from D.Black and Fatal Lucciauno
– Caricature stand and kissing booth from Campfire OK (tongue costs extra!)
SxSeattle Austin showcase:
Friday March 18th
12:00 to 5:30pm
Music starts right at noon
Copa Bar & Grill
217 Congress (between 2nd and 3rd), Austin, TX
Free with RSVP
My Oh My – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Girls With Accents – Fences
Get Over It – The Young Evils
Gasoline Rainbows – Wild Orchid Children
Stay Awake – The Globes
The Diamond Divide – Black Whales
Dreidel, Dreidel – Campfire OK
Sponsored by: Experience Music Project, Brown Paper Tickets, Seattle Theatre Group, Caffe Vita, Sarathan Records, Sarathan Online Services, Seattle Office of Film & Music, KEXP, Tractor Tavern, The Stranger, City Arts Magazine, Bear Creek Studios and Sportn’ Life Records.
Learn more about all of the artists and RSVP for the Austin event at www.SxSeattle.com
Hope to see some of you at these parties!