Tens of thousands of people came together over the past five days and nights to celebrate the art and the power of music at SXSW. The final full day of SXSW Music on Saturday illustrated this more than any other night of the festival.
Some bands played two shows, others played entire albums. More music industry luminaries shared their insights on the business at the conference during the day. Check out our specific highlights below - and don’t miss our free closing party tonight at Palm Door on Sixth, featuring Jonathan Toubin’s Soul Clap and dance-off.
CeeLo Green discussed what his music career means to him and reminisced about his part in late-1990s hip hop collective Goodie Mob over breakfast tacos and bloody marys.
Stuart Murdoch, lead singer of Belle & Sebastian, also sat down for an interview, discussing his upcoming film God Help The Girl, based on his 2009 LP of the same name.
Memphis soul legends, including Booker T, Hi Rhythm, William Bell and more, came together with rappers Frayser Boy and Snoop Dogg (who undoubtedly stole the show), to celebrate the Take Me To The River documentary. The film documents the influence of the musical influence of Memphis and made its world premiere at SXSW Film 2014.
Childish Gambino aka Donald Glover performed before thousands of ecstatic fans at the filled-up Butler Park, closing out our programming on the SXSW 2014 Outdoor Stage with a bang.
Veteran Texas band Toadies played their debut album, Rubberneck, in its entirety for the first time ever at Stubb’s, while Gary Numan, Washed Out and Mobb Deep were all slated to perform twice last night.
Of course, we can't leave out our favorite (fake) acts Contact Dermatitis, DJ Heavy Flow, Tonya & The Hardings and more.
This doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface of all the great musical performances from last night. We had a blast, y’all! We hope to see everyone at the softball tournament today and SXSW Official Closing Party tonight.
Stuart Murdoch photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images