Announcing the Twangfest Day Parties at SXSW 2013

The Broken Spoke in Austin

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88.1 KDHX is proud to announce that the annual SXSW tradition of the Twangfest day parties lives on — in a bigger, better and twangier venue.

Mark your calendar and warm up your honky-tonk engines: The KDHX and Twangfest SXSW parties will be held March 14 and 16, 2013 at the legendary Broken Spoke in Austin, Texas. Parties run noon-5 p.m. each day.

Known as one of the great country music dance halls in the world, the Broken Spoke has hosted everyone from George Strait to Asleep at the Wheel, Bruce Robison to Dale Watson, Willie Nelson to the Derailers. It’s a big (600 person capacity), warm, historic and absolutely dance-friendly hall, with great home cooking and some of the coldest beer in town.

The Broken Spoke is located at 3201 S. Lamar Blvd. Austin, TX 78704.

Take an awesome virtual tour of the Spoke!

As always, the Twangfest SXSW parties are free and open to the public, with RSVP required. Just become a fan of Twangfest on Facebook and RSVP for one or both of the events, and you’re set. You may also RSVP by email, if you prefer. Each RSVP may bring up to three guests.

RSVP for the parties on Facebook!

NOTE: RSVP does not guarantee admission. Venue capacity is 600, so if you want to be sure to get in to the parties, arrive early!

And who is playing the parties, you might ask?

Confirmed schedule for the Twangfest Day Parties at SXSW 2013

Thursday, March 14 – Main Stage

Noon – Chuck Mead & His Grassy Knoll Boys
1 p.m. – The Lone Bellow
2 p.m. – Kelly Hogan
3 p.m. – Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis
4 p.m. – Dale Watson

Thursday, March 14 – Lobby Stage

12:30 p.m. – Pretty Little Empire
1:30 p.m. – The Carper Family
2:30 p.m. – Whitehorse
3:30 p.m. – Ron Sexsmith

Saturday, March 16 – Main Stage

Noon – Deano and the Purvs
1 p.m. – Waco Brothers
2 p.m. – JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound
3 p.m. – Laura Cantrell
4 p.m. – Pokey LaFarge

Saturday, March 16 – Lobby Stage

12:30 p.m. – David Wax Museum
1:30 p.m. – Mount Moriah
2:30 p.m. – Murder By Death (acoustic)
3:30 p.m. – Caitlin Rose
4:30 p.m. – Cree Rider Family Band

RSVP for the Thursday, March 14 party!

RSVP for the Saturday, March 16 party!

Follow Twangfest on Twitter or Facebook to get all the late-breaking news about our legendary SXSW parties, now in their 14th year.

You may also RSVP by email: sxsw at twangfest dot com.

See you in Austin!

NOTE: Parking at the Broken Spoke is limited. Plenty of free and legal parking available on streets just to the northwest of the venue: Westland, Westrock, Westoak and Westforest Drives.