Champaign-Urbana is coming to SXSW! We invite University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign alumni who are attending SXSW Interactive – or live in the Austin metro — to attend our VIP Reception for the #CUatSXSW event. If you are otherwise affiliated with the University of Illinois or the Champaign-Urbana community, we welcome you as well.
When: Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 4-7pm.
Where: Licha’s Cantina, 1306 E 6th St, Austin, TX.
The Pygmalion Festival, in partnership with ELLNORA: The Guitar Festival presented by Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois Research Park, and others will be taking their show to Austin, TX and staging a party with one of Champaign-Urbana’s most popular and influential exports: HUM.
HUM, who have remained culturally relevant and loved almost 25 years into their existence, will be headlining the showcase featuring a lineup comprised of current bands residing in and touring from Champaign-Urbana, IL. They include Common Loon, The Dirty Feathers, Wicked Walls, and DJ Belly.
Event partners include The Pygmalion Festival, ELLNORA: The Guitar Festival presented by Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Research Park at UIUC, Champaign County Economic Development Corporation, Grainger, Polyvinyl Records, Barham Benefit Group, and Singleton Law Firm.
The party officially kick-offs the “You’re Welcome” campaign which has been created to reveal to the world what residents and alumni of the small Midwestern cities already know: Champaign-Urbana and the University of Illinois holds a truly unique influence on the world. From air conditioning to the LED to the web browser, this community has a history of innovation and has become a burgeoning tech hub.
(If you want to attend the 8 p.m. PUBLIC concert as well, RSVP at