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: September 13
Final Deadline: October 25

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IDLES - Photo by Renee Dominguez

IDLES - Photo by Renee Dominguez

About 2019 SXSW Showcase Applications


Showcasing at the 2019 SXSW Music Festival 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.

Applications for the 2019 SXSW Music Festival are now open. Learn more about how to submit a Showcase Application below.

2019 Application Fees and Deadlines

  • Early Deadline: Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 11:59PM PT ($35 fee)
  • Final Deadline: Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 11:59PM PT ($55 fee)

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2019 Application Info


How to Submit a Showcase Application

  • Go to
  • Click “Sign In” at the top right of the page, then either log in or create an account. You MUST have a SXSW authorized account to fill out an application.
  • When you are logged in, click “Apply Now” to open the application.
  • Fill out all relevant information. Required fields are indicated with an asterisk.
  • Click “Submit Application”
  • On the next page, click “Checkout Now” to lead to the payment page.
  • Enter your payment information, read and agree to the terms and conditions, and click “Confirm Purchase”
  • On the next page, you must click “Complete Your Purchase” to finish the transaction.
  • A confirmation email will be sent to the person listed as primary contact.

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If you have questions, visit the Showcase FAQ. If you haven’t found your answer there, send an email to

Housing Information for Music Participants

Should you or your band be accepted as a Showcasing Artist for SXSW 2019, you will have access to a protected block of rooms through SXSW Housing & Travel. While we hold a large number of rooms in Downtown Austin for our artists, they do sell out every year and are first come first served among artists. Once you’re given access to your Artist Information page, you are able to make your hotel reservations there. In the meantime, check out SXSW Housing & Travel for more information about our hotels, pricing, reservation policies, and travel information.


2019 Showcase Applications

SXSW Artist Applications are now open for submissions. Showcasing at SXSW means performing in one of Austin’s live music venues for the chance to capture career enhancing attention from our audience of international key industry professionals, members of the media, fellow musicians, and fans alike.

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