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SXSW Music 2013: Weekend Guide For 3/15-3/17

With the South By Southwest Music Festival in its home stretch, we’ve pulled together some events to see before the weekend is over. We tried to include a variety of events, highlighting a little something for everyone.

Friday, March 15, 2013

(Photo Credit: Music for Ants)

(Photo Credit: Music for Ants)

2013 Radio Day Stage Showcase (Day Three)

Presented by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), the Radio Day Stage is the place for badge and wristband holders to relax and listen to artists they may have missed during the concert-hopping nights. ASCAP is the only U.S. performing arts organization created and controlled by composers, songwriters, and music publishers.

Schedule for Friday:
Noon - Divine Fits
12:45 p.m. - Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
1:10 p.m. - Iron & Wine
2 p.m. - Charles Bradley
3 p.m. - Pickwick
4 p.m. - Dawes
5 p.m. - Vampire Weekend

WHEN: Noon to 5 p.m.

WHERE:

Radio Day Stage: Austin Convention Center
Floor 4 – Ballroom D
500 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78701

TICKETS:  Wristbands and badges

Auditorium Shores Stage

Auditorium Shores is back with its free concerts on Lady Bird Lake. Some of the artists performing during the two days are Divine Fits, The Flaming Lips, Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers, and James Hunter. Also, the Market at Auditorium Shores will be open. It is a fashion vendor fair featuring items from Cavortress, Shira Melody Jewelry, and the South Austin Gallery, just to name a few.

WHEN: Friday: 6 to 8 p.m.
Saturday: 12:30 to 8 p.m.

WHERE:
Auditorium Shores
800 W Riverside Dr
Austin, TX 78704

TICKETS: Free

Saturday, March 16, 2013

KGSR Live Music Showcase (Day Four)

(Photo Credit: NPR.com)

(Photo Credit: NPR.com)

Though this is an early showcase, there are some big names waking up early to play just for you. At the wonderful W Hotel’s ACL Live Moody Theatre. These live music showcases are a great way to discover new artists. Last year, The Lumnieers and  Ed Sheeran were among the artists who performed.  Be sure to show up early, because entry is not guaranteed.

THE LINE-UP:

8 a.m.- Jamie N Commons
8:30 a.m.- Serena Ryder
9 a.m.- Saints Of Valory
10 a.m.- Matt Nathanson
10:30 a.m.- Dawes
11 a.m.- Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
11:30 a.m.- Ozomatli

WHEN: 8 a.m. – noon.

WHERE:
W Hotel
200 Lavaca St
Austin, TX 78701

TICKETS: $5 donation

(Photo Credit: Ground Guitar)

(Photo Credit: Ground Guitar)

Sunday, March 17, 2013 (Happy St. Patrick’s Day!)

Eric Clapton With The Wallflowers

Rock ‘n roll legend Eric Clapton will headline this concert on Sunday, with special guest the Wallflowers. Clapton has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame three times, won multiple Grammy’s, and he was on Rolling Stone’s list of 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” last year. This is his third performance at the Erwin Center.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. 

WHERE:

Frank Erwin Center
1701 Red River St
Austin, TX 78701 

TICKETS: Start at $50.50. Please click here to purchase your tickets.

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