KUTX @ SXSW 2020

Due to concerns about the COVID-19 virus, the City of Austin has cancelled SXSW. Stay tuned for changes to our SXSW events. 


Here’s What SXSW’s Cancellation Means To Members Of The Austin Community And Beyond

These Austin Businesses Are Trying To Keep The Music Going After SXSW’s Cancellation

Ways to Help Those Affected by SXSW’s Cancellation


Austin Community Foundation’s Stand with Austin Fund – supporting the individuals and small businesses affected by SXSW’s cancellation

Red River Cultural District’s Banding Together fundraiser to provide financial relief to artists, venues and events within the Red River Cultural district

Southern Smoke’s Emergency Relief Fund for workers in Austin’s Food & Beverage Industry


KUTX Live at The Fairmont (cancelled)

Friday, March 13 / 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. @ The Fairmont


Join KUTX on the 7th floor of the Fairmont Hotel on Friday, March 13, 2020, from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. for a free live broadcast featuring some of Austin’s best SXSW performers and previous KUTX Artists of the Month. Parking is available at the Sabine entrance of the Fairmont Hotel garage on a first-come, first-served basis for $15 up to 3 hours and $25 for 3-6 hours.

*Though KUTX won’t be hosting a live broadcast at the Four Seasons during SXSW Music this year, stay tuned for news about collaborations later in 2020


SXSW Pop Up Sessions (cancelled)

Wednesday, March 18 – Friday, March 20 on KUTX.org

KUTX will be filming impromptu, stripped-down artist performances – both in a unique East Austin location and backstage at Willie Nelson’s annual Luck Reunion – and we’ll be sharing them on KUTX.org throughout SXSW.





SXSBreaks (cancelled)

Thursday, March 19 / Doors at 8 p.m. @ Edwin’s


Confucius and Fresh, hosts of KUTX’s hip-hop show The Breaks, have curated an official SXSW showcase featuring nothing but Austin hip-hop, soul and R&B acts.

Featuring: TEDDYTHELEGACY, Robot Jones, Shirt Off Fe, Tribe Mafia, Ladi Earth, Chief Cleopatra, Ghostboy Jay$ee, Mike Melinoe, Tone Royal, CP Loony, INFRAR3D




SXSW Radio Day Stage (cancelled)

Friday, March 20 / 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. @ Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D


KUTX, KXT, Radio Milwaukee and WFUV will present a special showcase and live radio broadcast from the SXSW Radio Day Stage at the Austin Convention Center. Tune in for the live broadcast from 2 to 6 p.m.

  • 2 p.m. – Caroline Rose
  • 3 p.m. – M. Ward
  • 4 p.m. – Margo Price
  • 5 p.m. – Devon Gilfillian



“This Song” Podcast Taping With Thao Nguyen (cancelled)

Friday, March 20 / 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Hilton Austin room #406 (500 E 4th St.).


On KUTX’s This Song podcast, artists talk about the songs that formed their ideas about music and transformed the way they saw the world. The podcast is hosted by Elizabeth McQueen, who spent a decade of her life as a touring musician. During that time, she traveled the country and the world with her own band, as well as with the legendary Western Swing band Asleep at the Wheel. Her favorite moments were always before or after gigs when musicians would sit around and play each other the music they loved, and talk about why that loved it. Details here.


From The Hills With Love (awaiting update)

Saturday, March 21 @ Plum Creek Sound in Dripping Springs, TX


KUTX is pleased to support the return of Israel Nash’s curated, intimate mini-festival during SXSW, From the Hills with Love. The lineup features Nash, The Texas Gentlemen, Matthew Logan Vasquez, The Bright Light Social Hour, David Ramirez and many more. Details here.




Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child – I Love Schoolhouse Rocks So Much (postponed)

Friday, March 20 / 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. @ Scottish Rite Theatre


KUTX’s Sunday-evening kids show, Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child, in conjunction with Live Mom, presents a kid-friendly music festival paying homage to Schoolhouse Rock, with a special tribute to Daniel Johnston. Come-and-go or stay-all-day for music from SaulPaul, Barton Hills Choir, Adam & the Bullshark, Red Yarn, John Langford and many more. Details here.



Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child – Rock + Read (postponed)

Saturday, March 21 / 3 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. @ The Domain


KUTX’s Sunday-evening kids show, Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child, in conjunction with Live Mom, presents Rock and Read – a free, family-friendly event featuring live music from The Que Pastas, Adam & the Bull Shark, El Tule, SaulPaul and more, plus readings from local authors.





SXSW Wrap-Up Show (cancelled)

Sunday, March 22 / 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

It’s become an annual SXSW tradition – the Sunday after the conference, KUTX’s Jody Denberg and music journalist and Rolling Stone contributor David Fricke host our “SXSW Wrap Up Show.” At noon, the pair will be joined by Patty Griffin, who will play an hour of some of her favorite tunes.




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