If y’all haven’t been to the capital city of Texas during the epic South by Southwest Music/Tech/Film/Everything festival, go. Book your plane and buy your festival pass now. Because the schedule is simply overwhelming, we’ve picked out the best things you can do in Austin March 8-17, from free concerts to anticipated talks and panels. -Natalie Brown
1. All The Free Music at Auditorium Shores
It’s right on the gorgeous Lady Bird Lake, and you can experience everything you’re supposed to experience in Austin: the dry, temperate Texas air; the loud, indie rock vibrations; and the persistent, unavoidable smell of weed and beer. This year’s artists include The Flaming Lips, Los Lonely Boys, and Jovanotti. See the full list here.