Hey Austin! We’re hooked and couldn’t bear to be away any longer. Beginning March 6 at 5pm, Uber is returning to ATX until March 16 so residents and visitors alike can get safe and convenient rides during SXSW, one of the busiest times of the year in Bat City.

This year, we’re bringing UberBLACK and Pedicabs with us, but that’s not all. We’ve partnered with the some of the hottest movies, parties and musicians at SXSW to bring you #UberALLACCESS!

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Uber will help some lucky riders get closer to the action in Austin than ever before with exclusive opportunities available through the app.

How It Works
  • A special “ALL ACCESS” button will appear in the app whenever something awesome is up for grabs. This could include tickets or passes for 2 to a party, movie premiere, music showcase or even a surprise pick-up from one of the many talented entertainers in Austin.
  • The first people to successfully request one of the “ALL ACCESS” cars will be whisked away to the experience with their +1.
  • The best place to stay up to date on #UberALLACCESS opportunities will be following us over at @Uber_ATX or staying glued to the app.

Here’s a sampling of what we have planned:


Jon Favreau’s CHEF – March 7-8

In honor of his new film Chef, Jon Favreau is hosting a number of delectable events that are sure to satisfy your taste buds. Uber riders will have the chance to win VIP tickets to private events on Friday at Mohawk and Saturday at Qui.

CreativeLIVE Video Series – March 8-9

Uber and CreativeLIVE will bring top influencers and innovators from SXSW to a global audience through live newsmaker interviews in a unique Uber SUV backseat studio. The #UberLive video series, hosted by noted photographer and director Chase Jarvis, will incorporate questions from Uber users who are along for the ride, as part of a spontaneous and interactive interview format.

Harmontown – March 8

Harmontown is a documentary featuring Dan Harmon as he takes his popular podcast of the same name on tour. We’ve got tickets to the premiere and exclusive VIP afterparty with Dan and the cast.

Veronica Mars – March 8

The cult-classic TV show turned feature film is no stranger to making a splash and we’ve got tickets to the world premiere for some lucky Uber riders.

Applauze – March 8-15

Applauze is hosting a week of events in Austin and Uber will be giving away VIP access to all of them.

Space Station 76 – March 8, 14, and 15

A character-driven, domestic dramedy, which takes place in a 1970′s version of the future, where personalities and asteroids collide starring Liv Tyler, Patrick Wilson, and Matt Bomer debuting at SXSW. We’ve got passes to the official afterparty and not one, but two screenings of the film.

Joe Movie Premiere – March 9

A gripping mix of friendship, violence and redemption erupts in the contemporary South in this adaptation of Larry Brown’s novel starring Nicholas Cage making its US debut at SXSW. We’ve got passes to the premiere, Nicholas Cage screaming not included.

WordPress House – March 10 and 12.

Former Top Chef Texas contestant Chris Crary will be cooking up good eats at the WordPress House powered by Gigit and we’ll be giving away passes for both days.

Pitchfork Party – March 12-13

We’re giving away VIP passes to one of the Austin mainstays, the Pitchfork Day party. You don’t want to miss this event!

Cash Cash Cab with Uber – March 13

Let  Cash Cash take you home or wherever you want to go in Austin. The DJ/Production trio will pepper you with random trivia questions and riders will have the chance to win VIP tickets to Cash Cash’s set at the Absolute / TIGI SXSW Party Thursday night @ Textile, along with other great prizes from TIGI.

Rap Genius Ranch – March 13-15

The lyrical decipherers over at Rap Genius are having daily events with artists at the Rap Genius Ranch. We’ll have a pair of VIP tickets to give away each day.

The Air Up There – March 14

31 artists. 2 stages. 12 hours of music. VIP access. Need we say more?

NYLON’s The Loft at Malverde – March 14-15

Another can’t miss all-day music event and we’ve got the VIP passes to make entrance a breeze.

Asher Roth – March 15

Get closer to the music than ever before. Request to ride for 15 minutes with Asher Roth while he debuts new songs from his upcoming album. He’ll also be hooking fans up with VIP tickets to his party that night.

AM Only BBQ – March 15

20 Uber users will have access to the AM Only BBQ to mingle with the best in electronic music. Bonus access: Your favorite DJ may be riding along as you Uber to the event!

On-Airstreaming Live – March 12-15

Get up close and personal with artists during On-Airstreaming Live!

UberBLACK

Sometimes a little luxury is worth a little extra. We’ll be giving everyone in Austin the chance to ride around town in ultimate style and comfort with UberBLACK, the original Uber that connects you to your own private driver in a black sedan.

  • UberBLACK will require a $55 minimum fare due to city regulations.
    • Fares will include a $38 base fare.
    • Rates will be charged at $4/mile and $1/minute.

After a long night enjoying the festivities, morning comes early. That’s why we’ve partnered with Blowfish to equip Uber cars in Austin with water bottles and packets of their magic little hangover remedy.

PEDICABS

Austin is such a beautiful city and there’s no better way to soak in the sites than from the back of a pedicab. Pedicabs are back for the fourth straight year and will be powered by our friends at Mophie beginning on March 7th.

  • Pedicabs fares will include a $10 base fare.
  • Rates will be charged at $10/mile and $1.50/minute.
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