Each year the SXSW Music Festival hosts a curated mix of artists performing in bars, clubs, parks, churches, hotels, and more in Austin, Texas. This year’s festival will take place March 11-17.
Not limited in genre or regional focus, audiences can enjoy a variety of musical styles at SXSW. At the 2018 edition, new, developing, and established Showcasing Artists from 65 countries were represented amongst the 2,000-plus official performers. To discover the 2,000+ acts that performed at SXSW 2018, stream our Spotify Playlists, read our Music Bloggers Guide to SXSW 2018, surf our YouTube Music Video playlist, and tune into SXSWfm.
Showcases are curated by record labels, booking agencies, management and PR firms, export offices, publishers, media outlets, lifestyle brands, festivals, and more, drawing on a pool of artists looking to enhance their careers by reaching new audiences.
2019 SXSW Showcasing Artist Applications have closed. We will start accepting applications for SXSW 2020 in June 2019.