Fri, Sept 22: Can Tech Save Austin Music?
Although much of Austin continues to boom, the live music industry that sparked so much of the city’s creativity has struggled to keep up. When our musicians and venues are struggling to survive, this in turn puts stress on all of the companies in the music sector that provide products and services to them. As prices rise and Austin becomes a less affordable community, our creative soul is placed at risk.
Can our thriving tech industry come up with a solution to the financial challenges of the music industry? This question is the basis for a special Friday evening edition of the Austin Forum on September 22 at the Spider House Ballroom at 2908 Fruth Street.
Speakers for this discussion include Chad Swiatecki (Austin Monitor), Dave Blue (Spotcaller), Charlie Faye (Artist), Bianca Flores (Sound on Sound Fest), Clark Nowlin (ALL ATX), Stephen Sternschein (Empire Control Room & Garage), and Bak Zoumanigui (The FeedBak).
Doors for the Friday, September 22 event open at 5:45 pm and the program starts at 6:15 pm. Admission is free, but RSVP here to reserve your spot at the event. Following the discussion, the Spider House Ballroom will feature live Austin music from the Reputations, MCG, and Charlie Faye & the Fayettes. Cost for this show is only $5 for Austin Forum attendees.
Other events for the week of September 18
September 18: Austin Startup Meet Up
September 18: Austin Blockchain for Business Meet Up
September 18: PyLadies ATX Meet Up
September 19: Introduction to User Experience Design
September 19: Music Tech Meet Up
September 19: Web Development: Let’s Break it Down
September 19: Web Development Immersive Info Session
September 19: Front-End Web Development Session
September 19: Netsquared Nonprofit Tech Club Austin Meet Up
September 19: Austin Crypto Investment Meet Up
September 19: Intro to the Austin Startup Scene
September 20: Tech and Agriculture
September 20: LCAD Game Development Meet Up
September 20: Design Your First Ecommerce Website
September 20: Female Founders Meet Up
September 21: Capital Factory $100k Info Session
September 21: Artificial Intelligence in VR with IBM Watson
September 21: Creating Your Own GIFs
September 21–22: Austin Game Conference
September 21–28: Fantastic Fest
September 22: Cody Friesen Lecture
September 22: Austin Forum
September 22–24: Texas Tribune Festival
September 23: Intermediate SQL Bootcamp
September 24: Austin Tech Executives Meet Up
More upcoming events:
October 4: 50 on Fire
October 6–8: ACL Fest, Weekend #1
October 9–13: Austin Startup Week
October 10: Face 2 Face with Jag Bath of Favor
October 12–12: Star Wars: A New Hope
October 13–15: ACL Fest, Weekend #2
October 10: SXSW Featured Speaker announcement
October 16: SXSW 2018 content announcement
October 20: SXSW Music Showcase application deadline
October 20: SXSW Film submission deadline
October 21: ContentATX
November 6–10: Austin Design Week
November 10: SXSW Accelerator deadline
November 10: SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards deadline
November 10–12: Sound on Sound Fest
March 9–18: SXSW 2018
Stay tuned to this space as we review more creativity-focused events for the coming weeks. If you have an event that you would like considered for listing in this space, contact me at hugh at sxsw dot com.
Hugh Forrest serves as Chief Programming Officer at SXSW, the world’s most unique gathering of creative professionals. He also tries to write at least four paragraphs per day on Medium. These posts often cover tech-related trends; other times they focus on books, pop culture, sports and other current events.
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