SXSW 2019 Music Festival Announces Opening Party, the Outdoor Stage at Lady Bird Lake Line-Up and More Showcasing Artist From Around the World

SXSW Outdoor Stage presented by MGM Resorts in 2018 at Ladybird Lake

SXSW 2019 Music Festival kicks off March 11-17 with performances at several venues throughout downtown Austin, the Outdoor Stage at Lady Bird Lake and ACL Live at Moody Theatre. Recently there have been several new artist showcasing updates, shows and events posted from the Music Opening Party to the SXSW Outdoor Stage at Lady Bird Lake line-up. The 2019 SXSW Music Festival also announced the 180 new showcasing artist and SXSW World Music Showcase artists from 64 countries around the world. Below are the latest updates for the music festival.

SXSW Music Opening Party sponsored by

A great way to kick off the music portion of SXSW is the SXSW Music Opening Party. The SXSW Music Opening Party sponsored by will take place on Tuesday, March 12 at The Main & The Main II from 6-9pm. The SXSW Music Festival Opening Party will have musical talent on two stages and complimentary beverages.

The lineup includes DC “sugar trap” act Rico Nasty, Damnably’s Japanese punks Otoboke Beaver, Congolese afro-techno group KOKOKO!, German robot maestro Moritz Simon Geist, and sunny electro pop duo Reyna Tropical. The SXSW Music Opening Party is open to Music and Platinum Badges as well as Artist Wristbands.

SXSW Outdoor Stage at Lady Bird Lake Line Up

Returning back to the Outdoor Stage at Lady Bird Lake, SXSW will have three nights of music on the lawn overlooking the lake and downtown Austin from March 14th through the 16th. These performances take place on SXSW’s largest stage and are open to all SXSW Badges, Wristbands, and is free to the public with the free SXSW Guest Pass.

On Thursday, March 14 SXSW kicks things off with anthemic alt-rock trio X Ambassadors, with support from soulful British singer-songwriter Jamie N Commons, Aussie R&B-inflected pop singer Odette, and LA pop-rock duo VOILÀ.

Atlanta hip hop/R&B/soul supergroup Dungeon Family featuring iconic rapper Big Boi, Organized Noize singer/producer Sleepy Brown, and hip-hop collective Goodie Mob headline the park on Friday, March 15, with support from Austin-based indie MC Abhi The Nomad and more TBA.

Saturday, March 16 features a performance from legendary Austin singer-songwriter Patty Griffin, with support from soft pop multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird, Arizona-based folk singer Courtney Marie Andrews, and Americana guitar ace William Tyler.

For the most updated lineup please continue to check back on the SXSW site located here: The SXSW Outdoor Stage at Lady Bird Lake is one of the few biggest music events during SXSW that is open to the public with the free SXSW Guest Pass.

SXSW Badge and Wristband holders do not need a SXSW Guest Pass to attend. You can find more information, including item and carry-on bag restrictions, transportation, shuttles, parking information and more here. For more information about the SXSW Outdoor Stage at Lady Bird Lake please visit:

SXSW Showcasing Artist Update

Last week SXSW added 180+ Showcasing Artists including R&B and gospel legend Mavis Staples, Californian multi-instrumentalist Cuco, Philadelphia rapper and audiovisual artist Tierra Whack, Mexican DJ collective 3BallMTY, DC “sugar trap” performer Rico Nasty, Brooklyn indie-rockers Charly Bliss, iconic hip-hop group De La Soul, Ghanaian afropop act Stonebwoy, Salt-N-Pepa member DJ Spinderella, Houston rapper Megan Thee Stallion, Mexican actress and pop singer Ximena Sarinana, Dan Auerbach-produced soul singer Yola, and indie-rocker Har Mar Superstar. For the latest updates please visit: For the full SXSW artist list please visit:

World Music Showcase from Africa, Brasil, Colombia and More

The World Music Showcase will feature music from around the world with genres like reggae, afropop, cumbia, reggaeton, Norteño, international pop, experimental music and many more. To view the line up and add it to your SXSW schedule please visit:

Austin City Limits Live at the Moody

KOREA SPOTLIGHT w/ iKON, CHUNG HA, Hitchhiker, Jambinai, XXX & KIRARA (2019 Official Showcase Presenter)

KOCCA (Korea Creative Content Agency) is back for their 7th annual SXSW Music Festival showcase. To celebrate lucky number 7, Korea Spotlight presents another stellar lineup including iKON, CHUNG HA, Hitchhiker, Jambinai, XXX, and KIRARA.

The showcase will take place at Austin City Limits Live at the Moody on Wednesday, March 13. SXSW Platinum and Music Badges receive primary access to the event. Music and Platinum badgeholders receive primary access to official music showcases. Film and Interactive badgeholders, SXSW Showcasing Artist wristbands, and Music Festival wristbands have secondary access. All admissions subject to capacity. For more information or to add it to your SXSW 2019 schedule please visit:

México Spotlight Voz de Mando, 3BallMTY, Agrupación Cariño, Comisario Pantera & Vanessa Zamora

The México Spotlight showcase features a lineup of Mexican artists currently topping Billboard charts, receiving MTV Awards, and garnering Latin Grammy nominations. The lineup includes Latin Grammy nominated Norteño band Voz de Mando, tribal electro-cumbia collective 3ball MTY, Mexico City-based cumbia group Agrupación Cariño, indie rock band Comisario Pantera, and pop act Vanessa Zamora.

The showcase will take place at Austin City Limits Live at the Moody on Thursday, March 14. SXSW Platinum and Music Badges receive primary access to the event. Interactive Badges, Film Badges, and Music Festival Wristbands receive secondary access. This showcase will be open to all ages. For ticket please visit:

The Music Preview Guide

This year SXSW curated a “Music Preview Guide” which highlights different artist performing during SXSW 2019. The preview is located here:

Discover SXSW Showcasing Artists

  • SXSWfm’s specialty show highlighting artists from today’s Weekly Round-up
  • Get more familiar with 100+ up-and-coming Showcasing Artists featured in our Music Preview Guide to SXSW 2019 which includes write-ups from trusted authorities on the next generation of musical talent.
  • Follow the official SXSW 2019 Music Festival playlists on Apple Music and Spotify
  • View SXSW 2019 Showcasing Artists Music Videos playlist on YouTube
  • Learn more about the Showcasing Artist lineup on the SXSW Schedule, where you can find everything going on in March and favorite the artists you are most interested in seeing at SXSW 2019.

To learn more about SXSW 2019 Music Festival or to purchase tickets please visit: SXSW events schedule is located here: Updates will continue throughout the SXSW 2019 Festival happening from March 8th through the 17th in Austin, Texas.

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