Ah how I long for the days of heading out for SXSW with no agenda. Just the goal to check out some new bands, drink beer and get free swag. Actually, I AM looking forward to SXSW this year but for very different reasons. My son is about to turn 2 and I can see that his interest in music is growing.  Our days are filled with silly made up songs, jamming out to the radio in the car or putting on our favorite records and dancing around the living room.

If you too want to share your love of music with your littles, check out these kid-friendly SXSW (mostly music) events:

– The Thinkery’s Unofficial SXSW Event: Kids Music Showcase. March 10th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event includes hands-on science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) music-related activities, plus live music for kids BY kids. Free with general admission. For more information and line up,  click here.

– Do512 Family Picnic. March 13th from 11:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Midway Food Park. Acts include Red Yarn, Cirkus Funk, High Waisted and Magic! $5 suggested donation. For more information and to RSVP,  click here.

– 6th Annual Kids Fest at The Little Yoga House (free) March 13th and 14th at 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.  This event features live music, interactive tech, art, and film activities. For more information and to RSVP,  click here.

– Spare The Rock Spoil The Child Kid Concerts. March 14th-16th in the lobby lounge of the Four Seasons downtown. Cost is $5 per person (adult or child). Please note there is limited self-parking available in the hotel garage on a first-come, first-serve basis at a discounted rate of $5 per car until 1 p.m. For more information and line up,  click here.

– 2018 Lucy’s Fried Chicken Revival (free). March 15th-18th from 12 p.m. to 6:45 on the patio of their South Congress Location. For more information and line up, click here.

– Rock + Read Festival (free). March 17th from 3:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Domain (Amy Donovan Plaza). This free book and music festival is Presented by Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child. For more information,  click here.




  1. Hi ~ Will you be creating a “Kid-Friendly Guide to SXSW 2019” page like this one soon?!!? This working mama wants to know when to take the day off work! TIA


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