AUSTIN, Texas — Don't have a badge for SXSW? Don't worry. The annual film, media and music festival just announced its lineup of free shows by the scenic Lady Bird Lake where everyone is invited to enjoy a night of funk, rock & roll or kid-friendly tunes.

The free concert will take place at Auditorium Shores on the last weekend of the festival from Thursday, March 14 to Saturday, March 16. Shows are from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. each day, and doors open at 2 p.m.

Attendees can bring a picnic blanket and their own food or order from on-site food trucks. Drinks will also be available at The Beer Garden.

Thursday, March 14

Kicking off the weekend is a lineup of Austin-based artists like Bob Schneider, Joe "King" Carrasco and Vallejo, many of whom started their music careers in the Live Music Capital of the World. The night of local acts is in honor of Steamboat 1874, a legendary music venue on 6th Street that's famously where Stevie Ray Vaughn's "In The Beginning" album was recorded, and where Carrasco, Schneider and Vallejo played before it closed in the late '90s.

In partnership with the San Antonio Spurs, there will also be a raffle to raise money for PlayATX and the Austin Parks Foundation, along with games, photo-ops and free swag.

  • 3 p.m. — Joe “King” Carrasco
  • 3:45 p.m. — Patrice Pike & Friends
  • 4:30 p.m. — Ian Moore
  • 5:25 p.m. — Vallejo
  • 6:30 p.m. — Bob Schneider

Friday, March 15

This is "Funk Not Fight" night, featuring three legendary funk artists.

  • Bootsy Collins
  • ZAPP!
  • Riders Against The Storm

Saturday, March 16

The last day of the series, KUTX's "Rock the Shores," will feature kid-friendly shows in partnership with the local radio station. Featured artists include The Dinosaur's Skin, a duo from Taiwan that performs wearing dinosaur heads, and alt-country band Waco Brothers.

  • 3 p.m. — The Dinosaur’s Skin
  • 3:30 p.m. — Sabrina Ellis & Andrew Cashen from A Giant Dog
  • 4 p.m. — Storey Littleton
  • 4:30 p.m. — Superhero Peppermint Patti Collins
  • 5 p.m. — SaulPaul
  • 5:30 p.m. — Sugar Free Allstars
  • 6 p.m. — Parker Woodland
  • 6:30 p.m. — Waco Brothers