Since 1987, Austin, Texas, has hosted one of the premier music festivals in the nation. The South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival (SXSW) aims to help develop the careers of creative people and companies by bringing together folks from all over the world. It acts as both a meeting ground and sharing venue, and Austin has proven to be an ideal location for this kind of music-based interaction. As a city well-known for its creative music sensibilities as well as its hunger for live music, Austin is a natural setting for the SXSW.
This year, X8 Drums is joining the party. Visitors will be able to find X8 Drums at the SXSW Music Gear Expo, providing opportunities to experience live the exquisite drums and stellar customer service X8 is known for. This is the fourth annual SXSW Music Gear Expo and it is an event for manufacturers to connect with anyone looking to try out cutting-edge gear. The Gear Expo hosts a variety of companies, ranging from the well-known to the independently owned. It is free and open to the public.
X8 Drums has chosen to participate in this spectacular event as a way of having direct contact with both our customer base and influencers. It didn’t take long for the SXSW to become an international phenomenon because Austin has always been known as the place to go for a good party. With X8 Drums located just a hop, skip, and jump away, it makes perfect sense to bring our good vibes to Austin and participate in this spectacular festival.
The SXSW will run from March 8 through March 17 this year and has blossomed into a fantastic union of independent films and emerging technologies, in addition to music. With a reputation for being “the biggest and most anticipated convergence of all things music,” the SXSW is committed to bringing the best musical acts in the world to Austin, Texas, both day and night. Showcasing a range of music from Latin rock to avant/experimental and folk to metal, visitors will not leave the SXSW disappointed. To get the most from your visit, please note that SXSW Film runs from March 8-16, SXSW Interactive runs from March 8-12, and SXSW Music runs from March 12-17.
While enjoying yourself at the SXSW, remember to stop by Hall 5 and check out X8 Drums at the SXSW Music Gear Expo! There is even a Music Gear Expo Lounge where you can unwind, relax, and use the free wi-fi. You can also relish in the complimentary Happy Hour every day of the Lounge. So come experience some of the finest instruments and people of X8 Drums while enjoying one of the country’s premier musical events. Visit us in the Austin Convention Center and put your hands on one!