SXSW music festival kicks off

SXSW music festival kicks off

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The crowds are in Austin as the music portion of South by Southwest kicks off. Around 2,200 bands will play on various stages through the weekend.

Some of the big names coming to town include Green Day, Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Snoop Lion, formerly known as Snoop Dogg.

Of course there are the shows that will pop up from the stars who show up. Artists rumored to possibly take the stage this year include Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars and Prince.

If you don't have a badge or wristband you can still see live music and do it for a good cause.

Starting Wednesday morning, KGSR will broadcast live from The W Austin Hotel. The line-up includes Bob Schneider, Iron and Wine, Nakia, Fitz and the Tantrums and many more. There's a suggest donation of $5 which will benefit the Make a Wish Foundation.

www.kgsr.com

Down the street at the Four Seasons music lovers will find more live artists early in the morning. Admission is $10 which includes breakfast and coffee. Some of the artists include Josh Ritter, The Wheeler Brothers and Little Green Cars. All of the proceeds benefit Seton Shivers Cancer Center. Last year music in the mornings raised $35,660 for the cancer center.

www.kutx.org

Plus, don't miss out on the free shows at Auditorium Shores. See who is playing when

www.sxsw.com/music/shows/auditorium-shores

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