Wet Leg at Half Step – SXSW 2022 – Photo by Skyler Moore


Ready to Showcase at the SXSW 2023 Music Festival?

Apply now for the opportunity to perform March 13-18

By Julia Pinto





Calling all musicians, near and far! Tune up your guitars, get your band together, and apply now for the opportunity to perform at the SXSW Music Festival, taking place from March 13-18, 2023 in Austin, TX.

Playing at one of Austin's famous music venues with industry professionals, international media members, new fans and fellow artists in the crowd is an experience like no other.

We encourage new, developing, and established artists to apply to showcase – every genre, signed or unsigned. Not only is it an opportunity to get your music in front of a global audience, it is also a chance to learn and connect.

Apply for an Official Showcase

Don't miss your chance to take the 2023 SXSW stage – apply before the final deadline of October 7, 2022 at 11:59pm PT.

Learn more about the application process on the Showcasing Artist Applications page and read through the Music Showcase FAQ.

Get Inspired by SX Alumni

Turn up your application soundtrack. Listen to our Apple Music and Spotify playlists, and surf our YouTube Music Video playlist while you get your application together.

Apply Now


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