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SMASH Recommends at SXSW 2023

Updated: Mar 9

Thanks to our friends at Alaska Air, The Murdock Trust, and SXSW, our staff is headed to Austin March 10th - 19th for the SXSW conference and festival! SMASH flies Alaska Airlines because they fly to over 115 destinations across the United States, Mexico, Canada, and Costa Rica were ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Carriers in North America" in the J.D. Power North America Airline Satisfaction Study for 12 consecutive years! We love you, Alaska Airlines, and we can't wait to learn more about healthcare innovation and meet more of our music community during SXSW!


Below are some showcases and events we plan to catch in Austin, TX, at SXSW 2023. Are you playing or hosting an event at SXSW 2023? Email us at SMASH@SMASHSeattle.org to be added to our SXSW 2023 recommendations!



SPACE-TIME ADVENTURE TOURS SUN MARCH 12

Come join immersive agency Fair Worlds (Seattle/Austin) for a special event during one of the most exciting weeks in Austin. Experience a one of a kind, enhanced Space-Time Adventure Tour™ that will take you on a journey throughout the spacetime continuum using Augmented and Virtual Reality, AI enhanced historical footage, and immersive installations. Please RSVP for a timeslot for this special enhanced tour with live immersive theater-style experiences. Immersive demos, partner exhibitions, food, drinks and fun!


DICKS DRIVE-IN LIVE STAGE MARCH 12 - 15

The Dick’s Live Stage returns to Austin, Texas, March 12-15 featuring the talented Ayron Jones & Travis Thompson.


FAIR PAY AT SXSW: UNION OF MUSICIANS & ALLIED WORKERS MAR 14





LOOSE GROOVE RECORDS AT SXSW THURS, MARCH 16

Loosegroove Records is a Seattle-based record label formed by Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard and Brad drummer Regan Hagar.


RAY BENSON'S BIRTHDAY BASH MARCH 14

Ray Benson’s Annual Birthday Bash has been a long-standing Austin tradition, unofficially kicking off the annual SXSW Music Festival. Supporters are invited to enjoy live music from Ray Benson and Asleep At the Wheel (with other special guests) while enjoying complimentary cocktails. Previous musical guests include George Strait, Willie Nelson, the Avett Brothers, Delbert McClinton, Chris Schiflett, Randy Rogers, Wade Bowen and many others.


Tickets to this bash are highly coveted and limited. Only two ways to guarantee your invitation to this intimate night with Ray Benson and his legendary musical friends: Become a table sponsor OR join HAAM's Pearl Society. Interested in securing your invitation by becoming a Pearl Society member or Ray Benson Birthday Bash table sponsor? Contact Rikki Hardy for more information.




ENUMCLAW AT CHEER UP CHARLIES MARCH 17

Don't miss Seattle Band Enumclaw (Band) at Cheer Up Charlies on March 17th.




SMARTPUNK SHOWCASE MARCH 17 & 18


Check out this showcase featuring Seattle band La Fonda!



SOCO STOMP! MARCH 15 - 19


The Co-founder of SMASH, Ian Moore, is playing Soco Stomp! on March 18th. Be sure to stop in and say hi!



Are you playing SXSW 2023? Email us at SMASH@SMASHSeattle.org to be added to our SXSW 2023 recommendations!

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