5 things to know about SXSW on Saturday


Sunday is the official last day of South by Southwest 2017, but Saturday is the last packed day. Here are five things to know:

1. Garth Brooks: Free tickets — aimed at Austin residents — to his just-announced Saturday show at Auditorium Shores were gone in five minutes. Some SXSW badgeholders will still be able to get in, space permitting, and gates open at 11 a.m. with music all day, including Sunny Sweeney, Nicole Atkins, Holly Macve, Shannon McNally, Cale Tyson and Colter Wall.

2. Rachael Ray’s Feedback: It’s year 10 for the popular day party thrown by cook, TV personality and music lover Ray. This year’s music includes Weezer, Action Bronson, De La Soul, Benjamin Booker, Margo Price, Bob Schneider and the Cringe. Ray says the 2017 s menu is all about queso. Free, open to the public (21 and older), 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Stubb’s.

3. Saturday showcases: Showcases include Gucci Mane, the Octopus Project, Har Har Superstar, Lil Yachty and La Vida Boheme, among many more. Open to credential holders; see the complete listings at schedule.sxsw.com.

4. Get your game face on: Austin will be the center of the video gaming world Saturday night, as South by Southwest presents its 2017 SXSW Gaming Awards at 8 p.m. at the Hilton Austin downtown. SXSW says that since the awards show’s debut in 2014, it has “become a must-see stop for thousands of attendees during the SXSW Conference and Festivals.”

5. Farewell to film: The SXSW Film Festival closes with the world premiere of “Life,” starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds and Rebecca Ferguson. The sci-fi thriller is about a group of astronauts aboard a space station who encounter an alien life-form. As is often the case in movies like this, things don’t go well (8 p.m. at Zach Theatre).



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