The MyPark App Launches New Location at Barton Creek Square Beginning This Holiday Season

During the holiday season finding a decent parking spot at major malls or parking garages can be difficult. MyPark is an IoT solution that gives users the most convenient way to park with its user-friendly parking reservation and payment app. The Miami-based parking solutions provider that partners with malls, private and public garages and property management companies just announced the launch of its service, Express Parking by MyPark at Barton Creek Square. The service will be made available to Austin shoppers starting on Thursday, November 7, 2019.

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beam Launches New Pop-Up CBD Shop in Downtown Austin

Today, beam, a Massachusetts-based wellness company specializing in pharmaceutical-grade CBD products, opened its doors in downtown, Austin, Texas. Founded by former professional athletes Matt Lombardi (NHL) and Kevin Moran (MLB), beam offers a line of organic, pharmaceutical-grade CBD products with 100% of THC content removed by proprietary extraction process.

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SXSW 2020: New Keynote Speakers, Badge Information and Deadlines Announced

The much anticipated SXSW (South By Southwest) Conference and Festival that happens in Austin, Texas from March 13th through the March 22nd has some new announcements and updates recently posted. As part of the local SXSW community and Austin guru, we have compiled the latest speakers announced, badge information and important conference deadlines to help plan your SXSW experience.   

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SXSW 2020 Film Festival Updates

The South By Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival, located in Austin, Texas runs from March 13th through the 21st, 2020. As part of the SXSW local community, we wanted to inform you all of the newest reminders and updates for the SXSW 2020 Film Festival. Please see the latest and greatest news for SXSW 2020 Film Festival below.

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SXSW 2020 Submission Dates and Deadlines

SXSW 2020 planning season is in full swing even though the festival doesn’t start till March 13th! SXSW Festival happens annual in Austin, Texas and consists of Film, Music, Interactive, Gaming, Art, and SXSW EDU. This year SXSW will take place from March 13th through March 22nd with SXSW EDU running from March 9th through the 12th.

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The 2020 SXSW EDU Season Kicks Off With PanelPicker on July 1st

The 2020 SXSW Conference will be held March 13-22, 2020, in beautiful downtown Austin, Texas. The 2020 SXSW EDU will also return March 9-12, 2020 for the 10th annual Conference & Festival. The SXSW EDU® Conference & Festival fosters innovation in learning by hosting a community of optimistic, forward-thinking, purpose-driven stakeholders with a shared goal of impacting the future of teaching and learning. Since inception, SXSW EDU has been largely driven by the greater community. This includes everything from programming tracks to session speakers. On Monday, July 1 SXSW will begin accepting session entries for SXSW EDU 2020 via PanelPicker.

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Austin City Limits Festival Day Passes are NOW Available to Purchase & Day-by-Day Line-up Posts Today

The Austin City Limits (ACL) Festival just announced today that 1-day tickets for the festival are NOW on sale and the one & weekend two music lineup by day in now available on their site. ACL takes place annually in Austin, Texas at Zilker Park and this year’s festival dates are October 4th through the 6th for weekend 1 and October 11th through 13th for weekend 2. The lineup for ACL this year features Guns N’ Roses, Mumford & Sons, Childish Gambino, The Cure, Cardi B, Billie Eilish, Tame Impala, Robyn, and more than 125 performances across 8 different stages in Zilker Park. The day by day ACL 2019 lineup can be found here: https://www.aclfestival.com/lineup/.

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The 12th Annual Classic Game Fest Comes to in Austin in July 2019

The biggest retro gaming event of Texas, the Classic Game Fest returns to Austin, Texas. The 12th annual Classic Game Fest is on July 27-28, 2019 at the Palmer Events Center located at 900 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX 78704. Attendees get to experience 70,000 square feet of retro video games, tournaments, live entertainment and much more retro gaming fun in the heart of Austin!

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Moontower Comedy Festival Returns to Austin Featuring David Spade and More!

Each year the Paramount Theatre produces the Moontower Comedy Festival in downtown Austin, Texas and this year it will begin April 24th through the 27th. For 4 days the Moontower Comedy Festival will have over 100 performances, several podcast and parties throughout Austin. This year the big comedic names headlining the epic comedy festival will include Nick Offerman, David Spade, Nate Bargatze, Sal Vulcano and Jenny Slate, just to name a few. Below is the list of the current headliners announced for the Moontower Comedy Festival including date and time.

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Ride|Austin Launches “Female Driver Mode” Feature Just in Time For SXSW 2019

While you are in Austin and attending SX besides Uber or Lyft why not try an Austin local ride sharing company that gives back to Austin non-profits? Ride|Austin just announced their new “Female Driver Mode” feature that is designed for female riders who feel more comfortable with a female driver. One may not understand why this feature is needed but I certainly do!

While at South By Southwest 2019 I had a male Uber driver verbally accost me and wouldn’t let me out of the car once stating I didn’t feel safe. The Uber app wasn’t working to end my ride since I was downtown near the convention center and service is always slow during SXSW. As an Austin local, I regret my decision to not book Ride|Austin instead.

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