Closing BBQ and Softball Tournament
The 2023 South By Southwest Closing BBQ 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 $20 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 1:00 pm. The first round of games begins at 1:30 pm and the Championship game is at 3:30 pm.
Grab a spot in the bleachers for two 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. There are two rounds of games: semifinals and a final that starts at 3:30pm, 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: IF YOU DID NOT SIGN UP FOR A TEAM IN ADVANCE, YOU MAY SIGN UP NOW ONLINE. LINK AND MORE INFO AT https://www.sxsw.com/bbq-softball-tournament/.
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