Showcase Applications

SXSW Showcasing Artists benefit from career-changing exposure and publicity provided by the amazing mix of influential participants who attend SXSW every year.

Early Deadline: August 26, 2021

Regular Deadline: October 7, 2021

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Megan Thee Stallion – SXSW 2019 – Photo by Lisa Walker

Megan Thee Stallion – SXSW 2019 – Photo by Lisa Walker

About Showcasing at SXSW


Showcasing at SXSW means performing in one of Austin’s famous live music venues for 30,000 industry reps, 3,000 media members, and thousands of fans and fellow musicians from all over the world.

Apply to Showcase

Apply for the opportunity to perform at the 2022 SXSW Music Festival from March 14-20.

Early Deadline August 26, 2021
Regular Deadline October 7, 2021

Music Showcase applications are open to:

  • All genres
  • Solo acts and/or full bands
  • Artists from any part of the world

Important details:

  • One official SXSW showcase performance is guaranteed per invited act.
  • Showcase slots run an average of 40 minutes (some exceptions may apply).
  • Showcases will take place between March 14-20, 2022.
  • SXSW does not provide artist backline or cover travel and accommodation expenses.

Joe Talbot, IDLES

"SXSW was for us and is a vibrant ignited a resurgence in our understanding and faith in the music industry. The breadth of open and like-minded people was a beautiful thing that gave us the platform to do what we love and further build a career that we couldn't have comprehended without SXSW and for that we will always be grateful."

IDLES performs onstage at the Desert Daze Showcase at SXSW 2018. Photo by Amanda Cain.

IDLES - SXSW 2018. Photo by Amanda Cain.

Wiz Khalifa

"There's no other feeling like performing at SXSW. Whether it was the beginning of my career playing my first couple showcases or when I came back to play some major stages I always had fun and the crowds showed me that same energy right back."

Wiz Khalifa – SXSW 2017 – Photo by Justin Hospie

Wiz Khalifa – SXSW 2017 – Photo by Justin Hospie

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