Tucked under the street at the far east end of all the bars on East 6th in Austin, Texas, you'll find a quiet little trail called Waller Creek Trail. It's definitely worth the time to step off the city street and experience a bit of nature.
Thanks to HGTV for sponsoring my VIP Press Pass into The Stage on Sixth for SXSW. HGTV and PASTE are presenting a lineup of 44 bands. Click HERE for more information on that. They'll still be there today and tomorrow, so get down there and enjoy!
The music venue at The Stage on Sixth, located at 508 E. 6th. St.
This is the long line I didn't have to stand in, thanks to HGTV.
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The outdoor stage AKA the calm before the storm.
Von Grey opened the inside stage on Thursday.
Von Grey is a group of four sisters from Georgia.
They have a great sound that I really enjoyed.
I wonder if they fight like my three sisters and I did.
Mount Moriah opened the outside stage on Thursday.
Don't miss the HGTV recharging station if your phone battery starts dying!
The outdoor patio at The Stage on Sixth had free beers and free tea.
The range of music styles to hear at SXSW is amazing.
These talented artists all hope to make it big here in Austin.
Don't forget to dress comfortably!
Music venues all over downtown Austin are hosting hundreds of bands and singers.
You can find out more at sxsw.com.
Even though SXSW is mostly about the music, any festival in Austin tends to incorporate just about anything to make it more interesting. Here are some alternate activities you can do if you're downtown and need a break from the music.
You can visit the Driskill Hotel, which is said to be haunted.
The lobby is open if you hate to use port-a-potties.
There are lots of great historic landmarks to see in Austin.
You can take lots of photos, like I did!
You can have Hermee make you a balloon animal.
You can even get advice for a penny!
You can play games on your phone.
You can walk your dog. Be sure to pick up after them!
You can get free drinks from the back of trucks.
You can bewilder your children with the sights and sounds.
You can walk around with an umbrella, making tourists think it might rain.
You can buy a book from a religious bald guy.
And if you're really bored, you can attempt to throw your boots over a phone wire.
There are still several days left of SXSW, so come visit us!