Get pumped, I Heart Local Music’s “SXSW Bound” is coming to the Jackpot! The annual, two-day event draws hundreds of attendees every year and helps raise money for bands and press heading down to the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, TX. Many consider the Spring festival a rite of passage for bands, and we’d like to help them get there.

The two-day event features a host of Lawrence and Kansas City bands, contest, prizes, and more. This year’s event will take place Friday, February 27th, and Saturday, February 28th.

Here’s the lineup:



The Bad Ideas
Bruiser Queen
Cool Guy Nice (Psychic Heat side project)
Tyler Gregory & Nicholas Saint James




The Sluts
Tire Fire
Gnarly Davidson
Spencer Mackenzie Brown

Mark your calendars to come out and help support local music during the last weekend of February (and you can RSVP on Facebook here). See you there!



Fally Afani is an award-winning journalist with a career spanning more than 20 years in media. She has worked extensively in radio, television, newspapers, magazines, and more.

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