The South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference & Festivals celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW® is the premier destination for discovery.
The best thing about attending SXSW is that you never have to worry about finding free food. It’s almost everywhere and the best part about that is that it’s almost always accompanied by live music. I spent every afternoon in one house or another, taking in live music and enjoying delicious bites.
I found myself learning about tiny houses, jamming out, and enjoying free drinks at the Door Dash Lounge! I sat down by myself and my table quickly became the black table. Met my fellow Afro-Latina sister, Janel, and had a great chat about our intersectionality journey!
The only things you might have to be prepared for are long long and some events do require you to RSVP in advance. There is a great site that list all the SXSW events that require you to RSVP, “SXSW 2020 RSVP Showcases And Parties List“. You can either pay a small fee and have them automatically RSVP to all the events for you or you can just got through the list and RSVP yourself. The list is being constantly updated so you have to keep checking it.
So no worries at all if you are trying to do the festival on a budget or maybe you don’t have a badge, you can still eat and see great live acts for free. If you’d like more info about other aspects of the festival, read my full SXSW 2019 review “Living My Best Life at SXSW 2019“ for more information about this fabulous event.