March 14-20, 2022 is the date of this year’s SXSW Music Festival. The festival brings together artists from around the world to make connections and celebrate live music at its finest. This event includes performances by legendary performers as well as up-and-coming talent that you don’t want to miss out on.
Join us for the most exhilarating music festival in Texas. The 2022 SXSW Music Festival will take place March 14-20th.
Showcases help artists further their careers by reaching new audiences and fans. Showcasing Artists are curated by South By Southwest® in collaboration with record labels, booking agencies, management firms, export offices, publishers media outlets lifestyle brands festivals, and more.
You are a creative person with something to share. Are you the next musician, painter, or poet? If so apply now! All Showcase Artist applications for 2022 will be open until October 7th of this year. Apply today and save your spot on our stage. Whether it’s one night or two weeks we want all types of artists at our event.
Our next showcase is going to be amazing. Apply now for the Early Deadline on August 26, 2021, and save. The Final Deadline is October 7, 2021.
Join the 2022 movement by exploring alumni artists, diving into official playlists of previous years’ performers, and watching 2020’s Online showcases.
SXSW is hopeful that once people feel it’s safe enough to return to what will be the new normal of life, there will be a real enthusiasm for getting back and being around other humans. They stated in their release following the conclusion of this week’s online festival “We can’t wait to bring people together again.”
SXSW 2022 will be the biggest festival yet as it spans an incredible 28 days. The SXSW team is working closely with Austin Public Health to make sure that post-vaccine safety protocols are met for all attendees and guests of this year’s theme, “Innovating Human: Where Do We Go From Here?”
SXSW has grown into such a large event in recent years largely because they have always been innovative when crafting their events. For example, one change made was ensuring there were enough restrooms on-site since last year’s crowd surpassed 1 million people. This new approach proved so successful that organizers had no choice but to set up additional urinals and stalls throughout the park just weeks before opening day last October.
We’ve partnered with @HP for the Path Summit! Join us on August 10 for a virtual summit convening community leaders working to advance digital equity and implementing solutions that address the problems impacting access to education, healthcare, and economic opportunity. pic.twitter.com/4YNjVTs1gT— SXSW (@sxsw) August 6, 2021
Austin has not been the same since March; that is when it was hit with a devastating flood. The city looks different, feels different – life as we knew it before this event simply does not exist anymore. In an interview made by NPR just two weeks ago, Dr. Escott shared his thoughts on SXSW next year and I find them to be both honest and hopeful: “I’m very confident that SXSW will look normal or near-normal next year.”
SXSW is an interesting and unique festival that hosts politicians, musicians, filmmakers, artists from all over the world. The 2021 event featured speeches by Stacey Abrams and Pete Buttigieg alongside appearances of big-name stars like Willie Nelson or Demi Lovato who premiered her new show there at SXSW’s Film Festival.
Join Us for SXSW 2022
Registration opens in late summer – stay tuned for more information. Subscribe to SXSW Event Updates and the Music Community Newsletter so that you can be up-to-date with all of our latest announcements.
For some musicians, showcasing at South By Southwest® is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Friends and family who know the musician well may be lucky enough to see them perform live for only one time!
For many artists, playing SXSW means making lifelong memories that will last through their career as an artist. For others, it’s just getting noticed by industry reps or media members which can lead to increased success after the festival ends on March 20th, 2021
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How much does it cost to attend SXSW?
It costs just $325 and will be on sale soon! You’ll get a pass for the entire festival with this one purchase. Don’t miss out, though; as they sell more passes, their price increases to an even higher cost of $399.
Is SXSW free to attend?
Does SXSW have any badges left? You can purchase an official badge on their website, but if you’re looking for a place to stay (or just want some free time in Austin), there are plenty of unofficial showcases where you don’t need one.