Two Portland Party Kickoff Shows Are Helping Bands Get To SXSW

This year, there will be an especially strong showing of Portland bands playing under the hot sun at Austin's acclaimed SXSW Music Festival. In celebration, Mississippi Studios will be hosting two Portland SXSW Kickoff Parties this week on March 11 and March 12.

These two nights will feature some amazing local bands like: Grandparents, Melville, Natasha Kmeto and Swahili. And since most free shows at SXSW don't pay the artists, these shows will raise funds and send these bands on their way with a little extra cash in hand.

Come out and show some home town love.