If you want to enjoy SX but skip the downtown scene, I’d recommend South By San Jose. Hotel San Jose is one of my favorite spots in town—they make a mean Michelada and the courtyard lounge has the perfect Austin vibe.
During the festival they transform their parking lot into a live music venue with local vendors and what they’re calling “good times.” It becomes one of the most happening spots on South Congress.
Here is a look at this year’s killer line-up.
When: Today, March 16-March 18th
Admission: Free & Open to the public
Hotel San Jose
1316 South Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78704
Photo Credit: South By San Jose Facebook Page