Berklee College of Music, the only college to host an official party at the SXSW Music and Media Conference, presents its annual SXSW Party on Friday, March 15, noon – 6:00 p.m. at Brush Square Park (East Tent), located at 409 East 5th St. (Neches and 5th), Austin, TX. Berklee’s eighth SXSW party is the college’s first at an outdoor all-ages venue. Also for the first time, the lineup is curated by The Red Room @Cafe 939, Berklee’s all-ages nightclub that hosts national and local acts year-round.
The party features up-and-coming Berklee, Berkleemusic.com, and Heavy Rotation Records (HRR) alumni and students performing rock, pop, electronic, Americana and folk, including acclaimed singer-songwriter Melissa Ferrick, David Stewart Jr., Air Traffic Controller, Chloë Sunshine, Red Oblivion (HRR), Bear Language (HRR), Rebecca Loebe, The Lights Out, Holiday Mountain, and The Field Effect. In addition to performing with her band, Ferrick is co-hosting the event with alumna Sarah Sharp.
Berklee's SXSW Day Party is all-ages and open to SXSW badge holders. The public can email firstname.lastname@example.org; to attend free of charge. Free copies of student-run HRR's Dorm Sessions 8, featuring Red Oblivion and Bear Language, will be given away. Listen at HeavyRotationRecords.bandcamp.com. Free oyster bar provided by Island Creek Oysters.
Check out Berklee’s SXSW Party Sampler with streaming and free downloads at BerkleeCollegeofMusic.bandcamp.com.