For those wanting to be part of SXSW Music, but are discouraged because of a lack of a badge or wristband, don't worry. There are lots of free ways to enjoy the festival. Music can be heard pouring out from every venue. All you have to do is stop and listen. In addition, there are opportunities for free swag and other goodies as well as the copious amounts of free day parties. One only needs to RSVP and get there early to enjoy those. Here is a short list of free or almost free things to do while downtown for the fest. Stay tuned to examiner.com for more coverage of SXSW Music 2014.