Early birds really do get the worm, at least when it comes to South-by-Southwest and the hottest ticket in town.
For more than a decade, locals have gotten their festival fix – for a fraction of the cost – at early-morning broadcasts hosted by Four Seasons Hotel Austin and KUTX 98.9, The Austin Music Experience.
The annual four-day event, which is held in an intimate ballroom-turned-lounge setting, features 20 to 25-minute sets and interviews with 16 of the festival’s most anticipated performers. This year’s broadcasts take place Wednesday, March 14 through Saturday, March 17 with live music from 7:00 am to 10:30 am daily (8:00 am to 11:30 am on Saturday).
In addition to the regular shows, KUTX and Four Seasons will once again offer family-friendly “Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child” showcases at 9:30 and 10:30 am daily.
Admission to the main show is $15 per adult ($5 for children 12 and under) and includes a complimentary breakfast taco, KIND bar and bottomless coffee. New this year, those interested in attending the children’s shows only may purchase a wristband for $5 per person; benefits still include a complimentary breakfast taco, KIND bar and coffee, however this wristband does not allow entry to the main stage.
All event proceeds will be donated to the Trail Foundation to help fund several 2018 enhancements to Austin’s beloved Hike and Bike trail.
Please note, this year’s KUTX Live at the Four Seasons lineup is still being finalized but will be posted here and at fourseasons.com/austin as soon as all acts are confirmed.More posts from January 2018