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Tag Archives: SXSW 2014

Commission studies hidden costs of SXSW

One day after the news that the 2014 South by Southwest Music, Film and Interactive Festival generated $315 million for the city, Public Safety Commissioners heard about the financial and staffing impacts that special events place on City of Austin…

SXSW after-action report promises changes

Big changes could be coming to the city’s South by Southwest Music, Film and Interactive Festival, according to a report released by the city Thursday. The report, compiled at the behest of City Council members in the wake of the…

SXSW reps, CoA staff working with consultant

Representatives from the South by Southwest festival and the City of Austin participated in a two-day workshop this week with a major architectural design and event firm brought in to discuss the SXSW event. Officials from both organizations confirmed they had…

Despite tragedy, the beat goes on at SXSW

After an early morning tragedy that left two people dead and sent 23 others to local hospitals, stunned city officials spent most of Thursday working through the grief and trying to keep the South by Southwest Music festival on track.…

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