Get a free SXSW Music badge for volunteering…

This in from HoustonSoReal:

Anyone still interested in volunteering for SXSW needs to log on to and fill out the online application.

What I am looking for is people to work stage crew and anyone wanting to work stage crew can contact me ( If they want to volunteer but are interested in other volunteer positions besides stage crew they can email for available crews.

Stage crew volunteers are assigned to one of the SXSW Music Festival venues, and will work in the same venue each night. The stage crew assists performers in loading equipment on and off the stage during set changes; communicates pertinent information to artists, stage managers and staff; and surveys the venue for problems.

This position requires no specific knowledge – just patience and the willingness to work hard and have fun. A team-oriented attitude and the ability to work well with all types of people are essential. At minimum, two meetings will be required of each crew member prior to the festival. One meeting will be a walk-through of the assigned venue.


There you have it.

  • Fritzel

    Do it!!! Do it!!!! I volunteered last year and it was so much fun. I met so many bands/celebrities and got a platinum badge which means i could go anywhere.

  • To all of those who may be interested in volunteering for SXSW Stage Crews. What I mistakingly left out when I sent that message to Matt at HoustonSoReal was that we only accept volunteers to work stage crew if they live in Austin or the surrounding area.

    Out of Town volunteers can work on one of our conference crews if there is space available. Please look at for information about our crews.

    If you live in the Austin or surrounding area and are interested in volunteering for stage crew, please fill out the online application and contact me

    James Shinault
    Music Production Volunteer Coordinator
    SXSW Conferences + Festivals