The Beths - Photo by Mason Fairey

The Beths - Photo by Mason Fairey

Music Festival

March 11–17, 2019

The SXSW Music Festival invites artists, industry professionals, and fans from all over the world to Austin, Texas for a week every March to attend performances by iconic artists, make professional connections, elevate their musical careers, and discover the next wave of musical talent.

About Music Festival


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.


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