Automatic - Photo by Logan White

Automatic - Photo by Logan White

Music Festival

March 16–22, 2020



Hosting performances from legendary artists and showcasing the next wave of musical talent, the SXSW Music Festival draws artists, industry professionals and music lovers from all around the world to make professional and personal connections, elevate their careers and celebrate the magic of live music.


About Music Festival

 

Each year in Austin, Texas, the SXSW Music Festival brings artists, fans and music professionals together with film and tech industry creatives for a unique celebration, discussion and exploration of music — discovering new talent, making personal and business connections and enjoying a week of great live performances. This year’s festival will take place March 16-22.

Not limited by genre or regional focus, everyone from fellow musicians to industry professionals and creatives from every field can enjoy a variety of musical styles at SXSW. New, developing, and established Showcasing Artists from 60+ countries are represented each year amongst the 2,000 official performers looking to enhance their careers by reaching new audiences.

Showcases are curated by SXSW in collaboration with record labels, booking agencies, management and PR firms, export offices, publishers, media outlets, lifestyle brands, festivals, and more. Performances take place in bars, clubs, parks, churches, and hotels around downtown Austin.

Discover SXSW Music Festival Showcasing Artists — stream our Apple Music and Spotify Playlists, surf our YouTube Music Video playlist, and listen to SXSWfm mixes on Mixcloud.

Explore the first and second rounds of 2020 Showcasing Artists and then add favorites to your own SXSW Schedule. Stay tuned for more Music Fest announcements throughout the season.

Applications are closed for the 2020 season.

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