Because of the buzz and amazing variety of musical acts it draws in each and every year! From independent musicians to home-grown bands to world-renowned pop-stars and rappers, if there’s one thing that South By Southwest isn’t, it’s boring. You can’t run out of music here!
Since it began in 1987, the legendary South By Southwest musical festival, also known as SXSW, has been an annual institution in media and music. This year the Music festival, which is hosted in Austin, Texas, is scheduled to take place from March 17 - March 22 and is slated to draw over 72,000 people!
Known as the world’s leading music industry event, South By Southwest offers attendees endless opportunities to explore and engage with the world of music. With daytime forums and talk panels, lectures, a Trade Show, a Music Gear Expo, and even more conference activities, you can find it hard to leave the Austin Convention Center!
And once the sun sets, let the music begin when over 2,200 musical acts big and small take the stage for your entertainment. No matter what genre your musical tastes lean towards, there is surely something at South By Southwest for all of us! You can enjoy the large crowds of fellow music-lovers and the quality sounds and rhythms that the South By Southwest music festival is so famous for when you travel to Austin Texas for the memorable music experience of a lifetime!
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