Apply to Perform at 2019 SXSW Music Festival

Apply now for the opportunity to perform at the 2019 SXSW Music Festival, March 11-17, and gain access to an audience of industry professionals, international media and new fans.

The fee for applications completed by Sept. 13 is $35. After Sept. 13, the application fee increases to $55. The final deadline to apply is October 25. You will be charged the rate listed at the time of final submission. All applicants will be notified of their status on or before Jan. 18, 2019. SXSW is not able to issue any refunds.

Music Showcase Applications are open to:

  • All genres
  • Solo acts and/or full bands
  • Artists from any part of the world

Invited Artists are guaranteed at least one showcase slot:

  • Showcase slots run an average of 40 minutes (some exceptions may apply)
  • Slots will be scheduled March 11-17, 2019 generally between 7pm-2am (exceptions do apply)
  • Venue, time and date assignment will vary
  • SXSW does not provide artist backline nor cover travel and accommodation expenses

Within 48 hours of submitting you will receive a confirmation email from SXSW. If you do not receive notification within 48 hours, please follow up by email to ensure your showcase application has been submitted properly and is under consideration.

Apply at cart.sxsw.com/products/bandapp