The 7th Annual South By So What?! Music Festival is scheduled to take place at QuikTrip Ballpark in Grand Prairie, TX, just minutes from downtown Dallas, starting on March 14th! This year’s festival is a 3-Day event boasting over 100 bands from different genres including major artists THE USED, TAKING BACK SUNDAY, BRING ME THE HORIZON, OF MICE & MEN, ASKING ALEXANDRIA, THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, THE STORY SO FAR, BETWEEN THE BURIED & ME, AUGUST BURNS RED, MOTIONLESS IN WHITE, WE CAME AS ROMANS, and MINDLESS SELF INDULGENCE.
Festival founder, Mike Ziemer, and his company, Third String Productions, are celebrating their 10th anniversary as a production company with a bang this year! “When I first started promoting I was still in high school,” Ziemer explains, “I was putting on shows with 500-600 people while still being front row for bands like Taking Back Sunday and The Used. For me, booking them on this event was the perfect ‘full circle’ moment where it finally hit me how big these festivals are getting!”
With thousands of tickets already sold, this year’s festival is poised to be the largest edition of the festival to date. “It’s incredible,” Ziemer adds, “I’ve been talking to people from literally all over the world, Scotland, Canada, Brazil, Europe, Mexico, Australia… the list goes on. They keep telling me there is nothing like this for them anywhere and it’s worth the trip to America.” On top of selling tickets outside the US, the festival always seems to sell at least one ticket in all 48 continental United States.
“This year’s festival is kind of like the perfect storm, and no one that loves the music in this scene wants to miss it,” Ziemer explains, “With the new Of Mice & Men album coming out of the gates at 55K albums sold, Bring Me The Horizon’s headlining tour selling out dates across the country, The Used & Taking Back Sunday doing a co-headliner and releasing new albums, and the hot up and coming bands like Issues, The Story So Far, Neck Deep, Crown The Empire, and more on the bill, it’s literally a dream come true for so many of the people that support our events.”
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