What is the SXSW Guest Pass?


The SXSW Guest Pass is your ticket to free events, shows, and giveaways throughout SXSW 2018. The SXSW Guest Pass gets you into stellar SXSW free events including: Flatstock 65, Job Market, SXSW Wellness Expo, SXSW Marketplace, Outdoor Stage at Lady Bird Lake, Outdoor Film Screening, and more!

2018 Guest Pass registration is now open. Click the “GET YOUR GUEST PASS NOW” button to register. Your Guest Pass will be emailed straight to you.


Guest Pass Events

Wellness ExpoNew for 2018! | March 10 & 11 from 11am-6pm

Job Market | March 10 & 11 from 10am-5pm

SXSW + General Assembly | March 10 & 11 from 11am-4:30pm

Outdoor Film Screening: Cartoon Network on the Green | March 12 from 6:30pm-9pm

For the third year in a row, Cartoon Network presents a fun-filled family event open to all fans. The party begins at 6:30pm with games and activities prior to the screening. The screening is from 8pm-9pm.

Flatstock 65 | March 15 from 12pm-6pm, March 16 & 17 from 11am-6pm

SXSW Marketplace | March 15 from 12pm-6pm, March 16 & 17 from 11am-6pm

Outdoor Stage at Lady Bird Lake Presented by MGM Resorts | March 15 – 17 from 4pm-10pm (View Entry Conditions and Rules)

Thursday, March 15 | Dream Out Loud presented by Voto Latino
5:15 PM – Centavrvs
6:15 PM – El Freaky Colectivo & Friends
7:15 PM – Los Super Seven featuring Flaco Jimenez, Rick Treviño, Cesar Rosas, Steve Berlin, Max Baca & Special Guests
8:30 PM – Los Lobos

Friday, March 16
6:00 PM – Caamp
6:45 PM – Albert Hammond Jr.
7:40 PM – Shakey Graves
8:45 PM – Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

Saturday, March 17
5:00 PM – Bidi Bidi Banda
6:00 PM – Night Drive
7:00 PM – A Giant Dog
8:00 PM – Shinyribs
9:00 PM – Roky Erickson

+ More

Explore sxsw.com/free for a full list of SXSW 2018 free events.

Stay tuned as more Guest Pass events are added through March.

Two Ways to Win With Your Guest Pass


#1 Download the SXSW GO App

After signing up for your Guest Pass, download SXSW GO, the official SXSW mobile app, for iOS or Android. Then log in to SXSW GO using the same account created for Guest Pass to instantly become eligible to win one of two pairs of 2018 SXSW Badges, to be given away on March 9 and March 13.

SXSW GO allows you to create a custom schedule, see maps and get directions, discover new events, and stay up-to-date on all things SX®.

2018 SXSW GO Music Giveaway Rules

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#2 Check Daily Guest Pass Emails During SXSWeek®

Daily Guest Pass emails identify access to new events, provide updates, and let you in on our daily prize giveaway! Answer a fun poll or quiz question for your chance to win a pair of Music, Film, or Gaming Wristbands.

2018 SXSW Guest Pass Daily Giveaway Rules

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