'Stand With Austin': Mayor Adler, officials urge support of local businesses in wake of SXSW cancellation

Mayor Adler, Sen. Watson, Judge Eckhardt
Photo credit Twitter / @MayorAdler

AUSTIN (Talk1370.com) -- Despite the cancellation of South By Southwest and fears about the coronavirus, local officials are urging the community to get out and support local businesses.

Austin Mayor Steve Adler, joined by State Sen. Kirk Watson and Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt, took to Twitter to urge the community to "Stand With Austin."

"Now is the time that we should be going to restaurants, going to clubs, buying musicians' merchandise, helping one another," Adler said in the video.

The Austin Community Foundation has also set up a fund to assist those who are most impacted by the cancellation of SXSW. You can donate to that fund online at https://www.austincf.org/Stand-with-Austin.