Ticketfly, our go-to site for concert tickets year round, is coming to Austin to make the best week of the year even better. They’re sponsoring some of the best free parties that we’re most excited to check out – we can’t wait to thank them over a cold Lone Star and a breakfast taco!
Here’s the scoop on the events they’re sponsoring. RSVP where necessary and add them to your schedule, you won’t want to miss a single one:
Wednesday at 11am start your day off at Shangri La for the SXSW Showdown with more awesome bands than you can shake a stick at! Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Gauntel Hair, Nick Waterhouse, Blouse and a whole lot more awesome bands promise to make this a party to remember. Bring all your friends, this one’s open to the public!
After that, head over to The Mohawk for Austin or Bust! Ticketfly and other generous sponsors have teamed up to bring us this sweet gift from the part Gods. Starts at 6pm Wednesday. Don’t forget to RSVP!
Friday the 16th head on back to The Mohawk for The Windish Agency’s Annual Austin Day Party with Bass Drum Death, Bleeding Knees Club, Dan Deacon, Japanadroids and more for a fun filled day brought to us by Ticketfly and two of our favorite bevs: Honest Tea and Tito’s! RSVP here.
Vaya con Tacos party is happening at Peckerheads on Friday from 11-8 featuring Bass Drum of Death, Free Energy, Father John Misty, Great Lake Swimmers, Hot Fox & many more. I don’t speak Spanish, but i think it’s safe to assume there will be tacos involved, yes? RSVP here and don’t forget to bring your appetite… for fun.
Now is when we really have to start thanking Ticketfly. Mess With Texas is one of our favorite parties of the week, making it to the top of the list of best free things to do during South By. Built to Spill, Cuts, Turquoise Jeep… I could keep going with the list of bands we’re pumped for, or you could just take a look at the poster above. MWTX Party is happening for three straight days at 1100 E 5th St, Thursday – Saturday from 12-6pm each day. RSVP here or live to regret it.