The 2018 South By Southwest Closing Barbecue and Softball Tournament

Softball handshake

credit: Photo by Kara Mosher

The 2018 South By Southwest Closing Barbecue and Softball Tournament is free to all SXSW Music and Platinum Badges and also open to the general public (food and soft drink tickets available for sale).

Enjoy an authentic Texas barbecue spread with all the trimmings (vegetarian options as well). Registrants MUST bring their badge and photo ID (everyone gets carded) to claim one free meal per Music and Platinum Badge. Film Badges, Interactive Badges and general public guests can purchase a $15 food plate. Note: For insurance reasons, we cannot sell beer to non-registrants; however, you’re welcome to bring your own (no glass containers, please).

BBQ service begins 12:30 pm. The first round of games begins at 1:00 pm and the Championship game is at 4:00 pm. Grab a spot in the bleachers for three rounds of softball and the chance to catch up with other registrants in a relaxed setting to make plans for Sunday night’s closing showcases.

Showcasing Artists: If you chose the Registration Packet, your Artist Packet envelope gets you one free barbecue meal.

[Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.]

Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge
Secondary Entry: Artist Wristband, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Event Type: Special Event