South by Southwest is one of the most celebrated events in all of Texas. It certainly takes hold of Austin TX. If you’re planning to attend the 2011 SXSW, consider lodging in an Austin TX Bed and Breakfast.
Austin has long been known for its eclectic music scene. As a university town and the capital of Texas, it draws people from all over the world and all walks of life, and together they make great music. Yet in the mid 1980s, not everyone had cause to go to Austin.
The South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival was created in 1987 to help encourage the rest of the world to visit Austin and experience its creativity. And come they did. The first SXSW Festival drew thousands of people from both coasts; they came to hear the “cosmic cowboy, blues, punk, and other” music they had long heard was in Austin. The following year drew an international crowd, and the fate of SXSW was sealed.
Today, the SXSW Music Conference has become a Music and Film Interactive in recognition of the way technology, film and music impact each other. To quote the SXSW website, “The South by Southwest Conferences & Festivals offer the unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW is the premier destination for discovery.”
South by Southwest takes place March 11 – 20, 2011. March 11 – 15 focuses on Interactive Technologies, March 11 – 19 focuses on Film, and March 15 – 20 focuses on music.
Whether you are attending SXSW for business or for pleasure, you’ll find comfortable lodging in Austin TX Bed and Breakfasts.
For more information about the festival, please see the South by Southwest website.