Closing BBQ and Softball Tournament

The 2019 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 at 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 to be back in Austin next March.

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

Any SXSW Platinum or Music registrant can sign up to play in the SXSW Softball Tournament. Performing artists with performing artist wristbands can sign up and play as well; one player per band, please. There are three rounds of games: quarterfinals, semifinals, and a final that starts at 4:00pm, with live announcers and a rendition of “Take Me Out To The Ball Game.”

We recommend you bring your own glove, if you have one, but we have a lot of loaners as well, which you can sign out with proper ID.

IMPORTANT: TO REGISTER FOR A TEAM IN ADVANCE, YOU MUST EMAIL BY MONDAY, MARCH 4. AFTER THAT DATE, YOU MUST REGISTER IN PERSON AT THE CONVENTION CENTER ON THURSDAY, MARCH 14, OR FRIDAY, MARCH 15.

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



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

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