IFC Brings SXSW Fans a Full Festival Experience, On-Site, On-Air and Online

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March 7th, 2012

via press release:

NEW YORK, NY – IFC is back on the ground at SXSW for the third consecutive year bringing both fans attending the festival and those at home the full SXSW experience. Located inside the historic VICE Bar in the heart of downtown Austin on 6th Street and San Jacinto, the IFC Crossroads House will showcase live comedy events, exclusive music showcases and live sneak peeks of the network’s new comedy series, Comedy Bang! Bang! and Bunk, premiering in June 2012. The House will also feature live DJ sets, happy hours and lounge spaces for festival attendees to relax and escape the heat throughout the week of March 12-16.

In addition, IFC.com will be premiering exclusive content throughout the run of the festival including musical performances, interviews with celebrity guests and red carpet coverage of all the action in Austin. Check out IFC.com/SXSW for the latest coverage.

Noted IFC’s Senior Vice President of Marketing, Blake Callaway: “SXSW is a perfect fit for IFC. The festival is at the intersection of all things Indie – film, music, interactive, and this year we’ve added some great comedy showcases for attendees to enjoy inside the House. IFC and IFC.com continue to be the source for fans who want to experience the festival, wherever they may be.”

THE IFC CROSSROADS HOUSE SCHEDULE

*Located inside VICE Bar at 302 E. 6th Street

Day Events: Take a break at the popcorn bar and candy bank to win free prizes sponsored by freecreditscore.com and experience the best of tech and gaming in the Time Warner Cable “Enjoy Better” lounge. In addition, Time Warner Cable will be providing free wi-fi in the IFC Crossroads House during all house hours. There will also be a chance to enter to win a free Ernie Ball Music Man Sterling bass guitar.

Monday, March 12- House Open 3-10pm

Special Events:

3-5pm- IFC Happy Hour

Grab a free beer and listen to a DJ spin your favorite indie tunes. Free iced coffee will also be available.

8-10pm- IFC presents Comedy Bang! Bang!

Host Scott Aukerman, band leader Reggie Watts and special celebrity guests give fans a live sneak peek at their new scripted talk show Comedy Bang! Bang! premiering June 2012 on IFC.

Tuesday, March 13- House Open 3-10pm

Special Events:

3-5pm- IFC Happy Hour

Grab a free beer and listen to a DJ spin your favorite indie tunes. Free iced coffee will also be available.

8-10pm- IFC presents Bunk

Comedian Kurt Braunohler hosts a sneak peek at a live version of IFC’s new improv comedy game show, Bunk, premiering June 2012. Celebrity contestants will participate in a variety of inane challenges each competing for a non-charitable cause of their choice.

Wednesday, March 14- House Open 5pm-1am

Special Events:

5pm- 7pm: IFC Happy Hour

Grab a free beer and listen to a DJ spin your favorite indie tunes. Free iced coffee will also be available.

7pm-1am: SXSW Showcase

Headliner: Built to Spill. Other performances by Youth Lagoon, Brett Netson Band, Finn Riggins, Le Fleur and Hillfolk Noir.

Thursday, March 15- House Open 5pm-1am

Special Events:

5pm- 7pm: IFC Happy Hour

Grab a free beer and listen to a DJ spin your favorite indie tunes. Free iced coffee will also be available courtesy of Joe Escalante from The Vandals, who will be on site to give away a free Ernie Ball Music Man Sterling bass guitar and talk shop about the music & film biz.

7pm-1am: SXSW Showcase

Headliner: Delta Spirit. Other performances by Reptar, The Punch Brothers, Polica, Heartless Bastards and Walk the Moon.

Friday, March 16- House Open 5pm-1am

Special Events:

5pm- 7pm: IFC Happy Hour

Grab a free beer and listen to a DJ spin your favorite indie tunes.

7pm-1am: freecreditscore.com Music Showcase

Featuring Citizen Cope and The American Secrets. Other bands to come. Join us for great music, free popcorn and free beer.

 
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