SXSWorld March 2016 – Film & Interactive


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3 2 S X S W o r l d | F I L M / I A M A R C H 2 0 1 6 | S X S W. C O M A Little Bit Country SXSW Music is seeing an influx of fresh country acts in 2016, especially on Wednesday. Hotel Vegas will host hip Austin country outfits such as Croy and The Boys, Leo Rondeau and JD Clark, topped off with Nashville duo Birdcloud. Meanwhile, The Majestic will fea- ture Nashville's newest crop including Ryan Beaver, Liza Anne and Aubrie Sellers, sharing the night with Ireland's Ciaran Lavery and Austin's Paul Cauthen … all playing with Cody Chesnutt! Also, check out the new incarna- tion of Antone's for a night of country and rock headlined by Ron Pope, Jonathan Tyler and none other than Leon Russell! SXSW Outdoor Stage At Lady Bird Lake Free and open to the public showcases return to the SXSW Outdoor Stage at Lady Bird Lake (formerly Auditorium Shores). The shows will take place Thursday, March 17– Saturday, March 19, and this year's lineups Ray LaMontagne, Coheed and Cambria, Wolfmother, and Tejano legends Intocable. Gates open at 2pm on Thursday and Friday, and at 12pm on Saturday. Visit for the most up-to-date details. Networking Meet Ups / Convergence People from all over the world are here in Austin; are you ready to make some amazing new connections? Meet Ups will be open to all badgeholders as part of SXSW Convergence, allowing Music attendees to mix and mingle not only with the music community, but with film and tech industry professionals as well. Mix and mingle at 100+ Meet Ups at the JW Marriott and the Austin Suite in the Austin Convention Center. Check your online schedule or SXSW GO app, for the full listing of Networking Meet Ups. SXgood Hub The two-day SXgood Hub, presented by United Nations Foundation, will be held at the Palm Door on Sixth, tomorrow (Monday) and Tuesday. This creative content venue is designed to unite attendees of SXSW Music, Film and Interactive who are advancing social innova- tion. Hear thought-leaders speaking about the U.N.'s Sustainable Development Goals, and explore a variety of topics and content with SXgood Stories and Lab sessions. Remembering Viola Beach As SXSW Music welcomes all the showcasing artists who have come to Austin this year, we also remember one that we wish could be here. Warrington, U.K. band Viola Beach was slated to make its U.S. debut at SXSW this week, but tragically on February 13, the four band members and their manager were killed in a car accident while touring in Sweden. On Wednesday at 8pm, during what would have been the band's slot on the BBC Introducing showcase at the British Music Embassy at Latitude 30 (512 San Jacinto Blvd), people are invited to come and pay their respects. Renee Zellweger to Present SIMS Set At Austin Music Awards 2016 The Austin Chronicle and SXSW proudly present the 34th annual Austin Music Awards on Wednesday in the Grand Ballroom at the Hilton Austin Downtown, benefitting the SIMS Foundation. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the SIMS Foundation provides access and financial support for mental health and addic- tion recovery to Austin musicians, music industry professionals, and their family members. Longtime supporter and UT-Austin alumnus Renee Zellweger will kick off the event with a special presentation. Check for the most up-to-date times and lineup Re n e e Zel lwe g e r a n d Si m s El l i s o n in Au s t in, e a rly ' 9 0 s J o n a t h a n Tyle r L I N D S AY L O H D E N T O D D V. W O L F S O N

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