Grammy winner, tech talks, music on tap today at SXSW
South by Southwest continues, with the Music Festival in full swing. Here are five things to know for Wednesday:
The Grammy-winning composer, producer and musician will deliver a music keynote at 11 a.m. at the Austin Convention Center. The word “legend” is often overused but entirely appropriate for Rodgers, who’s worked with David Bowie, Madonna, Diana Ross and Duran Duran, among many others. Open to SXSW credentials.
A big night for the North Carolina band. Documentary “May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers” — directed by Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio — premieres at 7 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre. The band is expected on the red carpet and is scheduled to play a SXSW show at 11 p.m. at ACL Live.
NPR’s annual showcase at Stubb’s includes Sylvan Esso, the New Pornographers and Lizzo, one of our picks for fest breakout act. Other sets today: Valerie June, Danny Brown, Tinashe, Solange and Jimmy Eat World.
The popular and free day shows in the parking lot start at noon. Day one lineup: Hurray for the Riff Raff, Beach Slang, Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift, Modern English, Gabriel Garzon Montano, JoJo and Nick Grant.
The SXSW Conference has two days of programming devoted to the new administration and how its policies might affect industries. Panel titles include “The State of the Open Internet in the Age of Trump,” “Trump, China, and Trade Wars: Tech in the Trenches?” and “How Will Trump Steer Car and Transportation Tech?”
Brett Mason of Austin crowd surfs during a set by Thee Oh Sees at the Independence and Lagunitas Bug Out party at the Scoot Inn during South by Southwest on Tuesday. Popular and free day shows in the Waterloo parking lot start at noon Wednesday.