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Sponsored: The Wild Now and Julian Acosta rocked the TicketCity afterparty

Serena Hicks

 As we do every spring break season in March, Austin went a bit bananas with the usual SXSW festivities. Never one to be left out, our Studio Sessions team, presented by Bud Light and TicketCity, got in on the action with not one but two live Sessions. 

The Wild Now kicked off the 12th episode of Studio Sessions from Chateau Bellevue’s open aired courtyard, immediately following TicketCity’s official SXSW Panel, “Power To The People”. Props to The Wild Now headliners, Taylor Baker and Drew Walker, for kicking off a rocking party. Props also to TicketCity for hosting a party as rad as you would expect from a company that is all about special event experiences that bring people together. My favorite part was when the crowd begged nicely and The Wild Now agreed to give us two more songs. Also, fun fact: Taylor and Drew met at SXSW three years ago. Talk about going full circle.

After the Wild Now, guests and Studio Session livestream viewers enjoyed a long leisurely set from Julian Acosta. I dare to say that Julian is Austin’s tall and talented take on what John Mayer might have been if he wasn’t sooo… John Mayer. Looks aside, Julian’s vocals, and the stories behind the songs he sang, kept the party going until it was time for everyone to leave.

If you missed the party, there’s always next year. In the meantime, you can catch episode #12, The Wild Now, and episode #13, Julian Acosta on our website at or on our @Austin360 Facebook page --> Videos --> Studio Sessions playlist.

The Austin360 Studio Sessions are presented by Bud Light and TicketCity.