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SXSW, Here We Come…

Every March, music aficionados and fans alike head to Austin, Texas for the renowned SXSW festival and it’s only a natural fit for Pandora to be there too. We are excited that, for the first time ever, we will have an official presence at the festival.

Because Pandora enriches the lives of music fans by helping them discover and rediscover music they love, we are bringing that concept to life with the Pandora Discovery Den. The Pandora Discovery Den will be hosted at the legendary Austin venue Antone’s from Tuesday, March 13 through Friday, March 16.

We will treat attendees to a variety of live musical performances, spanning from Rock to Hip Hop to Americana, including Theophilus London, WALK THE MOON, Gary Clark Jr and Bahamas. Attendees will also have the chance to win daily raffles with limited-edition items, participate in hands-on technology demos and much more!

Our founder, Tim Westergren, will kick-off the Discovery Den on March 13th at 5 p.m. with a happy hour DJ event, followed by performances by We Are Augustines and Band of Skulls at 8 p.m. Daytime programming will begin daily at 12:30 p.m.

Additionally, Tim will be giving a couple presentations at the Austin Convention Center that SXSW attendees can’t miss! On March 13th (3:30 – 4:30 p.m.), he will be discussing “The Evolving Role of Radio” and Pandora’s role in that transition. Then, on Tuesday, March 14th (5 – 6 p.m.), for the first time publicly, he will conduct a live music DNA Analysis and showcase how the Music Genome Project works.

And, of course, don’t forget to check out our live Twitter feed from SXSW (@Pandora_radio) and to watch for the latest updates by following hashtag: #PandoraATX.

Admission to the Pandora Discovery Den is free with an advance RSVP (visit for complete line-ups); SXSW badges will also be honored at the door. If you’re headed to Austin, we hope to see you there!

– The Pandora Team