Listen to Austin 360 Radio

Free Pan Americana Festival brings cutting edge Latin grooves to SXSW

Deborah Sengupta

Editor’s note: This article was originally published February 27, 2014

For the third year in a row the Pan Americana festival is set to return to the Mexican American Cultural Center. Idyllically set on the MACC’s beautiful grounds on the banks of Ladybird Lake, this party is one of the festival’s undersung gems. This year the event is an official South by Southwest event but it remains free, family-friendly and open to the public.

Venezuelan funk band Los Amigos will headline the event on Saturday night on a lineup that also includes Mexican Institute of Sound. Friday night’s lineup features excellent Tijuana electronic act Bostich and Fussible from Nortec Collective and 3BallMty. More info.