810 Guadalupe St, Austin, 78701
Austin, Texas 78701

5X5Y Fest is a chance for Austinites to get a taste of the excitement and energy generated by the SXSW conference, which starts the following week. 5X5Y Fest begins with a panel discussion between Roland Swenson and Louis Black, two of the founders of SXSW, and moderated by noted author and journalist Joe Nick Patoski.
At 6:00 p.m. a free concert begins on the north steps of the Austin History Center. Closure of 9th street will allow festival-goers to enjoy the music from the street as well as Wooldridge Park. The opening act of 5X5Y Fest represents the future of local music while the second act hearkens back to the roots of SXSW. SCHMILLION will open the set, followed by WHY NOT SATELLITE.
All the members of WHY NOT SATELLITE played in the first SXSW Music Festival or played at the New Music Seminar in New York City, the event that inspired SXSW. The members are Larry Seaman (Standing Waves, Optimystics, Violet & Ultraviolet Crown), Terri Lord (Jitters, Sincola), Randy Franklin (Standing Waves, Wild Seeds), and Cindy Toth (Reivers/Right or Happy, Flying Saucers, Violet & Ultraviolet Crown).

SCHMILLION won Best Under 18 Band in Austin in the Austin Chronicle's 2010 Music Poll. They just released a new music video. The band members are Sienna Blaw, Zoe Graham, Natalie Shea, Ceci Blackwood Cross, and Frankie Blue.
After dark, watch a free double feature movie presentation in the park, courtesy of the Downtown Austin Alliance and Alamo Drafthouse. The first film will be a short preview of Outside Industry: The Story of SXSW, an upcoming documentary on the 25 years of SXSW. The second feature film will be the premiere screening of the recently restored Austin: The Friendly City, a 1943 Chamber of Commerce film in the Austin History Center's film collection. Throughout the event, there will be food cart vendors stationed along 9th street. For more information please call 512-974-7480 or visit www.cityofaustin.org/library/ahc/5x5y.htm

Added by kanya lyons 2393 on March 3, 2011