Elon Musk at SXSW 2018. Photo by: SXSW / YouTube
Elon Musk at SXSW 2018. Photo by: SXSW / YouTube

Bernie Sanders Provides Insight on How to Be Politically Engaged at SXSW 2018

The 32nd annual SXSW has officially kicked off in downtown Austin, Texas. This event will highlight film, music, and the latest technology from March 9-18.

Film and Interactive programs are currently taking center stage at South by Southwest. Music events will kick into high gear on Monday, March 12.


SXSW Live is streaming a Q & A with Elon Musk at 1:00 p.m. EST / 12:00 p.m. CST on Sunday, March 11.

Bernie Sanders at South by Southwest 2018

Jack Tapper and Bernie Sanders conducted a thoughtful interview live on stage at the Austin Convention Center on Friday, March 9.

Sanders is currently the Senator of Vermont, and is helping build awareness to voting and political engagement.

“During my campaign, when I said to the people of this country, stand up, fight back, and if you feel it is appropriate, Run for office.” – Bernie Sanders

In addition to political figures taking the annual spotlight, the latest round of technology and film has also been on display in the heart of Austin.

SXSW Music Showcase YouTube Playlist

New West Records and Sacks & Co. have the following showcases scheduled for 2018.

Sacks & Co. at SXSW

New West Records at SXSW

New West Records Showcase
Friday, March 16 at Antone’s

1:00am – The Texas Gentlemen
12:00am – Ron Gallo
11:00pm – Aaron Lee Tasjan
10:00pm – Lilly Hiatt
9:00pm – Caroline Rose
8:00pm – The Nude Party

Ron Gallo

Thursday, March 15
12:30pm – Paradigm @ Mohawk
8:50 – Levitation @ Hotel Vegas

Friday, March 16
5:00pm – Dr. Martens @ Container Bar
12:00am – New West Official Showcase @ Antone’s

Saturday, March 17
11:30am – Rachael Ray Day Party @ Stubb’s
2:00pm – Do512 @ Barracuda
5:00pm – M&Ms @ Lustre Pearl

The Texas Gentlemen

Tuesday, March 13
Fort Worth House @ Fair Market (Time: TBA)

Wednesday, March 14
2:00pm – KDRP Hula Hut @ Mozart’s Coffee
4:00pm – Texas Music Party @ Scottish Rite Temple Theatre
7:30pm – Where is the Hideout? @ Sam’s Town Point (with Tony Jo White)

Thursday, March 15
Luck Reunion @ Willie Nelson’s Luck Ranch (Time: TBA)

Friday, March 16
4:00pm – Relix Party @ Scoot Inn
9:00pm – Blaze Movie Premiere After Party @ Paramount Theater
1:00am – New West Official Showcase @ Antone’s

Caroline Rose

Wednesday, March 14
4:00pm – Austin Festival Express Day Party @ Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co
9:00pm – StubHub’s Next Stage @ Banger’s Sausage House and Beer Garden

Thursday, March 15
4:00pm – Waterloo Records Performance & Signing
11:00pm – Vinyl Me, Please: Rising @ Empire Control Room & Garage

Friday, March 16
2:00pm – South x San Jose @ San Jose Hotel
4:00pm – New West + YETI Day Party @ YETI Flagship
9:00pm – New West Official Showcase @ Antone’s

Saturday, March 17
12:30pm – Rachael Ray Day Party @ Stubb’s
4:00pm – Brooklyn Country Cantina @ Licha’s Cantina

TuneIn live stream from SXSW 2018


The Dawn Wall is one of the most thrilling films being screened for the film festival. Find out more with the trailer below.

SXSW Interactive and Tech Trends