A list of 160 permit applications in March on the city of Austin’s website sheds some light on what’s in store for South by Southwest day parties this year, including the return of Fader Fort, an installation for the Fox TV show “Bob’s Burgers” and a Facebook event on Rainey Street.
THE LIST: “2018 Spring Festival Events” on the austintexas.gov website
The Fader Fort site is at 1501 E. Seventh St., the former site of French restaurant LaV. Last year, Fader moved from its longtime Pine Street Station spot to a smaller East Sixth Street location at Volcom Garden.
The Volcom site is on the list for a March 10-12 event listed as simply as “Roseanne,” indicating a tie-in to the upcoming revival of the 1990s sitcom set to premiere March 27 on ABC. The event tied to Fox’s “Bob’s Burgers” is listed for 503 E. Cesar Chavez St., a property across the street from the Austin Convention Center.
Other entries on the list of note include the Rachael Ray Feedback House at 1102 E. Cesar Chavez St., the return of Brooklyn Country Cantina to Licha’s Cantina at 1306 E. Sixth St., and the Instagram House at 2415 E. Fifth St. And GSD&M, the ad agency on West Sixth Street that has hosted Ray Benson’s birthday bash the past few years, is on the list for parties March 12-15.
Auditorium Shores is listed for events Thursday through Saturday, billed at the SXSW Outdoor Stage Concert Series. This is consistent with the past couple of years since Auditorium Shores reopened; last year, that included a major all-day event on Saturday with headliner Garth Brooks.
Events scheduled for the full March 9-18 run of SXSW include a Warner Bros. TV & DC Comics Pop-up Shop at 717 Red River St. (a parking lot next to Sidewinder nightclub) and a YouTube activation at the Coppertank, 504 Trinity St., where the company has set up shop during SXSW before.