Who are you excited about seeing this SXSW during music week? Is it the free Foster the People show, or maybe you haven't quite figured it out yet?SXSW music With South By Southwest Music Festival just around the corner you probably want to start mapping out your complete guide to all of the greatest shows and parties. Thankfully, the Austin Music Office is here to assist in the planning process. To build your schedule you'll want to find all of the most up to date outlets that provide listings of SXSW shows and parties. Check out some of our favorite resources:

  • Make sure to follow @MusicAustin to find out where your favorite Austin bands are playing. And don't forget to share your photos with #MusicATX!

  • The SXSW Oh My Rockness website provides a full listing of shows and parties and an entire schedule devoted specifically to FREE shows!

  • Our friends over at Do512 have an entire site built for SXSW showcases and parties.

  • Check out the Unofficial SXSW Guide on Facebook, which provides several links to different venues show listings such as Waterloo Records Day Parties and The FADER Fort.

  • Sign up with RSVPster to get RSVP'd to hundreds of free parties during the festival.

  • Follow SXSWhoa for constant updates with SXSW news, freebies and information on the shortest lines!

  • If all else fails, make sure to get on the list for a SXSW guest pass to receive invitations to many different shows, parties and events.

With SXSW growing every year its essential to keep up to date with all of the endless shows and parties, so go make your schedule now!

Contributed by Rebecca Kouser, ACVB Music Intern.