Hosted in Downtown Austin, Texas each spring, the South by Southwest festival, abbreviated SXSW, is one of the largest music festivals in the U.S. and combines music and film. When it began in 1987, SXSW was opened as just music festival with hundreds of performers performing at multiple different venues. By 1994, the festival also added film and interactive conferences, which helped grow SXSW into one of the premiere festivals in the world.
The festival takes place in March, and has grown in it’s over twenty years in existence. In 1987, SXSW saw a respectable 700 registrants for just the music event, but now there are annually 12,000. The events attracts thousands of fans to the Austin area, which has made SXSW an important events for the area’s economy.
Summary by TicketNews: Larry Martin, vice president of sales for Scorebig.com will co-lead a panel discussion on ticket marketing channels entitled, “Going Wide With Ticket Distribution.” The discussion kicks off at 2pm CDT on Thursday, March 14 at the Austin Convention Center in Room 11AB. Read the full announcement... Read more
The popular South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival in Austin, TX, logged another successful outing this March 2012, featuring some memorable moments as well as some unexpected ones. Running from March 9 to March 18, the festival is actually three separate events in one: the well-known music event... Read more
PRESS RELEASE: “StubHub to Present an Official SXSW Show With Stone Temple Pilots” SAN FRANCISCO,CA (BUSINESS WIRE) February 25, 2010 – StubHub, the world’s largest ticket marketplace, will present an official SXSW show with Stone Temple Pilots, it was announced today. On Thursday, March 18th, the iconic rock group... Read more
Ticket sales for a number of special concert events, festivals and tours will close during the week ending March 23, as compiled by TicketNews. The three-week Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo is winding down this week, along with ticket sales for its final concert events at Reliant Stadium in... Read more
Russian alternative rock and pop band Mumiy Troll has cancelled its American concerts after lead singer Ilya Lagutenko fell ill in the early morning hours of March 1, following a three hour concert at the Ice Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia. After several hours of surgery, doctors successfully removed... Read more