It’s the happening multimedia event of the year—Austin’s South By Southwest, scheduled for March 10-19, 2017, brings together the best in music, film, interactive media and comedy to the Texas capitol. The festival featured more than 2,000 musical acts in 2014, with artists from just about every conceivable genre. The film festival runs the entire nine days and includes showing of hundreds of feature and short films. There’s also SXSW Interactive, which highlights emerging technology, with a trade show and even a startup accelerator.
The music events alone anticipate more than 50,000 registrants. You don’t want to fight all that traffic, have to keep you head buried in a map or try to find a place to park. There’s a better way to thoroughly enjoy all that SXSW has to offer—in the comfort, luxury and convenience of a charter bus from BusRental.com. Now you can do more than see the stars—you can be one, too.
Preparing for SXSW—Some Tips
SXSW is a huge event with virtually non-stop opportunities for music, film, comedy and other entertainment. Here are some ways that you can make your trip a great experience that you’ll treasure for years.
- Book your hotel early!! –If you don’t have a room for the 2017, you can expect to stay a long way from the action, as most hotel rooms in Austin are sold out by November or December. The SXSW website has a page that can help you find lodging. Go there as soon as you know you plan to attend.
- Expect to be away from your hotel most of the day—Even if your hotel is a 10 minute drive from the convention center, where most of the events take place, you’ll find it a challenge to get back and forth. With a charter bus, though, you can arrange to have the driver meet you at agreed-upon times during the day
- Bring a phone charger with you—You’ll be surprised how much time you’ll spend on your phone. There are places throughout the convention center and surrounding area where you can recharge.
- Understand that you won’t be able to attend everything—Take some time in advance or once you get there to look at all the offerings and pick a couple things to do every night, as well as during the day. Otherwise, you’ll spend more time on your way to an event than actually enjoying it.
Breaking News from SXSW
Festival organizers are adding new acts just about every day, but here are some of the highlights this far:
- SXSW Comedy—There will be a lot of well-known comedians, from Wanda Sykes and Janeane Garofalo to John Hodgman, Wyatt Cenac and Bob Odenkirk.
- SXSW Music—Though SXSW focuses much of its attention on new artists, you’ll also have the opportunity to catch legendary acts this year, with Sammy Hagar, Mick Fleetwood, B-52’s vocalist Cindy Wilson and Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic performing.
- SXSW Film—This year’s opening night film, Song to Song, features Natalie Portman, Ryan Gosling and Michael Fassbender in a picture set in Austin and directed by Terrence Malick
See SXSW Like a Pro—On a Charter Bus
A trip to SXSW can be the event of a lifetime, but it can also be a real challenge if you have to fight traffic, constantly check the map or look for a place to park. Why not kick back and enjoy SXSW with your friend (old and new) while we take care of all the details. With a charter bus from BusRental.com, you get a lot of benefits:
- You and your personal items will be safe and secure—Our drivers undergo rigorous training and know how to handle any traffic situation. In addition, because there’s only one way on and off our coaches, you won’t have any unexpected visitors and you and your possessions will always be safe and secure.
- You’ll always be where you want to be when you want to be there—There’s virtually no such thing as a cancellation or delay with a charter bus. You’ll never miss an event, as we’ll get you where you want to go when you want to be there.
- You can adjust your trip to your needs—If things change while you’re at SXSW, no problem. Our drivers are there to meet your needs, and we will work with you to ensure that you have the best experience possible.
- It’s the most affordable way to travel—You’re going to want to bring back some merch! With the money you save traveling by charter bus, you’ll be able to bring back plenty.
- We have a coach to fit your group—Whether it’s a few of your closest friends or a large group, we can accommodate your group.
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