The world’s largest music festival kicks off next week! Every March the global music community arrives at the South by Southwest® Music Festival (SXSW®) in Austin, Texas for seven days and nights of music discovery, networking and the opportunity to share ideas. The team at SXSW just released the full list of 2,011 artists scheduled to perform at the 31st edition of the SXSW Music Festival taking place Monday, March 13 – Sunday, March 19, 2017.
Now comes the most challenging part of every music festival, selecting which artists to see and making the painful decisions of which artists to miss. The Music Conference lineup is stacked with many, many amazing names including: Nile Rodgers; Garth Brooks; Snoop Dogg, Weldon Angelos; T.I.; Darryl McDaniels (Run-DMC); Residente; Cindy Wilson, Boyfriend; A$AP Ferg; Sammy Hagar; Mike Posner; Krist Novoselic; Nicole Atkins; Warren G; Mannie Fresh; Britt Daniel, Chris Stamey, Matthew Caws, Mac McCaughan; Matoma; PVRIS; Andre Symone & Dez Dickerson (of The Revolution); Casey Chambers; Walshy Fire (Major Lazer), Kabaka Pyramid, Jah9; Rachel Yamagata; Melvin Gibbs (jazz bassist, Rollins Band); Mike G (Odd Future), DJ Hollygrove, DJ Candlestick, DJ Slim K, DJ Ryan Wolf; Sadie Dupuis (SAD13, Speedy Ortiz), Jade Payne; Kiran Gandhi; Ryan Leslie; OgRonC, Mike “5000” Watts; SassyBlack (TheeSatisfaction); Jody Stephens; Aziz Ibrahim (Stone Roses); Ron Pope; Mo Sabri; Nash Overstreet (Hot Chelle Rae); Chase “Chacha” Malone; Martin Atkins (PiL, Pigface); Hank Shocklee; Robert Cray; Ari Herstand; Nardwuar The Human Serviette; Honey Dijon, Louisahhh; Damien Horne; Jacob Collier (won two Grammys for jazz this year), Christian Scott; Elvis Perkins, Peter Lewis (Moby Grape), Richard Barone, Jesse Colin Young (Youngbloods); Jesse Elliott (These United States/Ark Life); Malcolm London; and Eric Pulido (Midlake).
Click here for the full list of artists scheduled to perform.
Check in next week and the weeks to follow for news about my experience at the festival.