South By Southwest is STILL ON!
Despite some cancellations amid the concern of over the coronavirus, Austin’s famous South By Southwest Music Festival is still happening. Officials stay they are taking all steps to keep people safe and away from germs, last year, the attendance topped out around 420 thousand people. The festival starts March 13. By the way, if you punch in SXSW into your iheartradio app, you get an South by Southwest channel!
IndieWire notes the release from Festival officials, saying "The SXSW 2020 event is proceeding as planned. Safety is a top priority, and we work closely with local, state, and federal agencies year-round to plan for a safe event.Where travel has been impacted, especially in the case of China, we are seeing a handful of cancellations. However, we are on par with years past in regard to registrants who are unable to attend. We are increasing our efforts to prevent the spread of germs per Austin Public Health’s recommendations, and we will continue to monitor the situation closely and will provide updates as necessary."